School-based interventions

  • Designing services with patients calls for curiosity and empathy

    “I took my knowledge from the NHS about involving patients and combined that with design tools from commercial software development,”

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  • mHealth ineffective for depression prevention

    A universal cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based mobile messaging programme (MEMO CBT) designed to prevent teenage onset depression provides no clinical benefit, according to results of a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

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  • Changing perceptions on technological therapy

    Educating parents in computer-based therapies for youths with mental health disorders may improve uptake of this therapeutic modality by affected families.

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  • Headlines about children’s mental health can make dispiriting reading for school leaders

    The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was set up in 1997 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Steve Rippin

    Autumn was glorious

    ‘Make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools’ was the focus of a welcome and topical debate in the House of Commons on the 6 November.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • “The chance to really support children” – life as a volunteer

    About 15 million people in the UK volunteer frequently, giving around 2 billion hours of their time every year. We hear from two volunteers from Place2Be.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent article and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Music therapy: helping children and young people to access their education

    Music therapy is a psychological therapy that uses the medium of music to achieve non-musical aims, such as encouraging self-expression where verbal skills are limited due to a physical or learning disability, or when clients find verbal therapy too direct or challenging.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Prabha Chouina

    Looking back on 2017 to go forward in 2018

    At the journals’ editorial office, we have been reflecting on 2017. Have we continued to improve our service offering to our authors and reviewers? Have we improved our systems and workflows to make the editors’ work at least a tiny bit easier? Have we engaged actively with the editorial and advisory board members and the wider research community?

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  • Front cover of The Bridge

    The Bridge Returns

    Welcome back to ‘The Bridge’. The full set of articles will be published in December for ACAMH Members.

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  • Anti Social Behaviour

    Multiagency professionals trying to deter children from developing antisocial or criminal behaviour should focus on enhancing children’s emotional awareness or affective empathy, according to a recent study of vulnerable children in Amsterdam.

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