CAMHS around the Campfire – ‘Self‐reported sleep patterns and quality amongst adolescents: cross‐sectional and prospective associations with anxiety and depression’ Faith Orchard et al (2020)

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Event type Informal Journal Club

Online, via Zoom

ACAMH’s vision is to be ‘Sharing best evidence, improving practice’, to this end we are very excited to be launching ‘CAMHS around the Campfire’, a free live online journal club, run in conjunction with André Tomlin the @Mental_Elf. The first meeting launches in December 2020 and then will continue as a regular series throughout 2021.

Each 1-hour meeting will feature a new piece of research, which we’ll discuss in an informal journal club session. The focus will be on critical appraisal of the research and implications for practice. Primarily targeted at CAMHS practitioners, and researchers, ‘CAMHS around the Campfire’ will be publicly accessible, free to attend, and relevant to a wider audience.

For our first event will we look at this Open Access JCPP paper by Dr. Faith Orchard and colleagues; Orchard, F., Gregory, A.M., Gradisar, M. & Reynolds, S. (2020), Self‐reported sleep patterns and quality amongst adolescents: cross‐sectional and prospective associations with anxiety and depression. J. Child Psychol. Psychiatr. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13288

Faith has also kindly summarised the paper in this 5 minute video abstract, discussed it in more detail in this 10 minute podcast, plus we have a research digest. Added to this we will soon be releasing a blog from Professor Colin Espie a sleep expert who was not involved in this research.

A panel, comprising Dr. Faith Orchard, Professor Colin Espie, and a young person, will discuss the research and its implications. This discussion will be facilitated by Andre Tomlin (@Mental_Elf) who will also be posing the questions you post live online.

All you need to do to sign up to this free event is click on the Book Now button at the top of the screen and complete the form that follows. You’ll then receive an email confirmation and a link to the webinar, plus we’ll send you a calendar reminder nearer the time. Plus those ACAMH Members attending will be eligible for a CPD certificate.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

About the panel

Dr. Faith Orchard
Dr. Faith Orchard

Faith Orchard has recently moved to the University of Sussex following a position based at the Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Clinic at the University of Reading. Faith’s research interests span the causal and maintaining mechanisms in child and adolescent mental health, and subsequent implications for intervention. As part of this work, Faith is interested in the role of sleep disturbance in the development of depression, and is conducting research examining the effectiveness of brief CBT-I on symptoms of sleep, mood, and anxiety in community and clinical samples of young people.

Professor Colin Espie
Professor Colin Espie

I am Professor of Sleep Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN), University of Oxford where I founded the Experimental & Clinical Sleep Medicine research programme in the Sleep & Circadian Research Institute (SCNi) and I am Clinical Director of the Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine. I am a Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow in the University Department of Psychiatry.

My expertise is in the clinical and laboratory assessment and treatment of sleep disorders, particularly using Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutics (CBTx), and in studies of the aetiology and maintenance of insomnia disorder. I am interested in the relationships between sleep and mental health and sleep and metabolic health. I have published over 300 scientific papers and written or edited numerous books. I co-founded Big Health/ Sleepio to make evidence based digital CBT scalable. I am actively involved with the Digital Therapeutics Alliance and I serve as co-chair of the DTA’s Clinical Guidelines group.

I serve on the European Sleep Research Society Sleep Medicine and Sleep Education committees, and co-chair the ESRS CBT Academy. I am Deputy Editor for the Journal of Sleep Research; and serve on the Editorial Board of Sleep Medicine Reviews. I was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the BABCP in 2015, and was awarded the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award by the Sleep Research Society in 2017.

Bio and image via Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford.

André Tomlin

André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He’s worked in the NHS, for Oxford University and since 2002 as Managing Director of Minervation Ltd, a consultancy company who do clever digital stuff for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently André has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service. *The Mental Elf is a blogging platform that presents expert summaries of the latest reliable research and disseminates this evidence across social media. They have published thousands of blogs over the last 10 years, written by experts and discussed by patients, practitioners and researchers. This innovative digital platform helps professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. André is a Trustee at the Centre for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London Division of Psychiatry. He lives in Bristol, surrounded by dogs, elflings and lots of woodland!

Bio via The Mental Elf