London and Southeast ACAMH Branch

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Here at the London and Southeast ACAMH Branch we’d like to extend a welcome to everyone with an interest in children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Whether you are a psychiatrist, psychologist, educational professional, social worker, nurse or someone who supports children in a professional capacity, or whether your expertise comes from caring for a young person with mental health issues, we believe ACAMH has something valuable to offer. Through our CPD credited webinars, workshops and conferences we aim to provide you with the latest research findings and information on interventions developed on evidence based principles.

Our committee is active in building relationships and developing links with local organisations and groups. By being an integral part of the wider community involved with children’s mental health issues, we can extend ACAMH’s contribution to the understanding and management of child mental health issues to a diverse range of professionals and others. Through sharing information and best practice we aim to enable you to provide children and young people in the area with the most up-to-date and effective support around mental health issues.

  • We want you

    We are looking for new people to join our committee. We are friendly and committed group so do please get in touch. For more information email


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  • Type 1 Diabetes and Disordered Eating (T1DE): Recognition and Risk Management – recording

    This talk, and Q & A, on ‘Type 1 Diabetes and Disordered Eating (T1DE): Recognition and Risk Management’ considered the impact of diabetes on peoples lives, clinical presentations, and an approach to safe management of the significant associated physical and mental health risks.

    Organised by the London and South East ACAMH Branch Dr. Helen Partridge and Dr. Carla Figueiredo gave a one-hour talk, followed by a 30 minute Q & A session.

    Dr. Helen Partridge slides

    Dr. Carla Figueiredo slides

    ACAMH Members can receive a CPD certificate, simply email and let us know the date and time that you watched the recording.

    Key learning points

    “This talk is aimed at increasing awareness of people living with Type 1 Diabetes and an Eating Disorder. We will consider the impact of diabetes on peoples lives, clinical presentations and an approach to safe management of the significant associated physical and mental health risks. Our main takeaways are;

    1. Create awareness of T1DE as a serious and dangerous mental and physical health condition
    2. To understand the approach to managing risk in people with T1DE
    3. To recognise the importance of collaborative working between Physical and Mental Health Services to best support people with T1DE.”

    About the speakers

    Dr. Helen Partridge trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical school, London. After completion of specialist training in Wessex she completed a clinical fellowship in Advanced diabetes technologies and therapeutics at University of Toronto, Canada. She was appointed as a Consultant in Diabetes at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital in 2013 and is also a visiting fellow at Bournemouth University. Dr. Partridge is lead for the insulin pump service, renal diabetes service and young persons’ diabetes service. She is also lead for the Bertie structured education course and led on the development of the award winning, QISMET accredited Bertieonline. She has an active interest in research and innovation in type 1 diabetes and is clinical lead in the ComPASSION project working with colleagues in the eating disorders service to support people with type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder.

    Dr. Carla Figueiredo, Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders, Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust. Dr. Figueiredo trained at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa before completing her specialist training in Wessex. She was appointed Consultant Psychiatrist working with the Dorset Healthcare All Age Eating Disorders Service in 2010. Over the last 3 years she has been working closely with her Diabetes colleagues on the Wessex ComPASSION Pilot, looking into how best to support people living with Type 1 Diabetes and an Eating Disorders.