Interesting article on research that supports the clinical distinction between early and late onset conduct disorder
Very succinct review pointing out the ongoing difficulties with accessing CAMHS
This article challenges assertions about the effectiveness of head space, a youth mental health service in Australia. As such, it makes the implicit point that new, promising models need proper evaluation before being rolled out
This is a bit of a find. Not just free, but handily packaged into chapter pdfs.
I don’t know many of the authors, but those I do are very good. So worth a look.
CAPSS wants to know what involvement we have.
Come on, we’re always moaning about being forgotten by mental health!!
As far as we know, this is the first MSc course for paediatricians to offer a Mental Health module in its second year. Interested trainees please do apply!
There are plenty of commissions and consultations about CAMHS, but this one is from the RCPSYCH, and really might be influential.
This is a good, thoughtful blog about attachment problems, but it’s unclear what work the category of ‘attachment problems’ is doing here, as parenting seems to have the same impact on this group as on other children.
As the review asks: do we need to develop interventions that specifically address attachment problems, or are the established interventions enough?
The RCPCH response to the shape of training review is here. It is a sensible and balanced response, but the key thing for the PMHA is the specific and repeated references to improving mental health training for paediatricians.
We’ll keep you posted on developments…
I’m really pleased to have been appointed as the RCPCH officer for mental health (the precise job title is different, but that’s basically it).
I have lots of ideas about what I’d like to do, but really see the role as representing a constituency of interested paediatricians and other professionals. So this is an appeal to let me know what the priorities ought to be.
What should we change about paediatric training and practice?
What should we be asking from the rest of the mental health world?
What would make your interaction with the mental health aspects of your job easier, or at least more productive?
Let me know by email to email@example.com or in the comments below.