• Place children and young people at the heart of the strategy – A recent call by a joint UK Select Committee

    In their recent 1st joint Select Committee report, May 2018, the Education, Health and Social Care Committees call upon the government to take a stronger stance on child and adolescent mental health and to join up the appropriate services in a way that places children and young people at the heart of its strategy.

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  • Suicide risk in the young: what, how and who to study

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children and adolescents and occurs at a higher rate in this population than in any other age group.

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  • The family environment mediates risk of self-harming

    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) constitutes any deliberate physical injury to oneself that is not life-threatening. It is a behaviour that commonly starts during adolescence. Childhood family adversity (CFA) is associated with NSSI, but the risk pathways between CFA and NSSI are unclear.

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  • Clinical characteristics of adolescents referred for treatment of depressive disorders

    Low mood and depression often emerge during adolescence and are associated with long-term difficulties including increased risk of developing other mental health disorders, educational underachievement, low income/unemployment, and risk of suicidal behaviour.

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  • Self-Harm & Suicide Issue – Foreword from the Editor

    As a clinician, it certainly does feel that more and more young people are being referred, following self harm or with suicidal ideas, to the CAMHS service I work in. This nationwide increase in numbers is acknowledged in recent government reports, which are summarised in this edition.

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  • I have one of the best jobs in the world

    “For me words just can’t do justice to the pride and importance I attach to working for ACAMH, I think I’ve got one of the best jobs in the world working with a team of professionals who are really evidently passionate about their work and how it impacts on the wellbeing of children and adolescents.”

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  • JCPP Editorial - What is depression?

    JCPP Editorial: Volume 59, Issue 06, June 2018

    “Can omega‐3 fatty acids improve executive functioning? Will this reduce ADHD and depression?” by Bekir B. Artukoglu and Michael H. Bloch

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  • Gender Identity Development – An Introduction

    This all-day conference is equivalent to 5 CPD learning hours and is aimed at professionals working in mental health or pastoral roles/teams who are supporting gender diverse young people. The day will provide attendees with an overview of the presentation of gender identity issues in adolescents along with possible treatment pathways. It will also give […]

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    Day Conference
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  • Depression

    Depression is common in children and young people, particularly in adolescence and among girls. On average, an episode of depression lasts for about eight months and often occurs alongside non-depressive conditions such as ADHD.

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  • Affirmative care may elicit the best mental health outcomes in transgender youths

    In their recent review published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Jack Turban and Diane Ehrensaft highlight that high rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal intentions in children with gender concerns may be reduced by following affirmative treatment protocols.

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