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!
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?
Here is a fantastic paper from the March 2016 edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry, which describes the experience (particularly the needs and fears) of young people presenting to Accident and Emergency Departments, following episodes of Self Harm.
The personal accounts therein are very sobering, highlighting the degree of stigma this vulnerable patient group experience.
I consider it essential reading for all health professionals working in emergency/paediatric/mental health fields
Sue Bailey, chair of the CYP Mental Health Coalition, responds to the government’s mental health taskforce.
So many taskforces and commissions…. but what is changing?
More here soon
As a paediatric trainee do you find it challenging to deal with medically unexplained symptoms, to manage the behavioural aspect of paediatrics or to form working relationships with CAMHS?
As a CAMHS trainee do you find the medical aspects of paediatrics challenging, do you want to develop a better relationship with your paediatric colleagues?
This is an invitation to all trainees from paediatrics and psychiatry and all Consultants across CAMHS, Community Paediatrics and General Paediatircs to attend a launch evening for an exciting collaboration between paediatrics and psychiatry.
The plan is to match a paediatric trainee with a CAMHS trainee for a variety of shared learning opportunities, including visiting each other’s clinics.
The project aims to:
Facilitate achieving mental health and paediatric competencies, respectively.
Encourage paediatric-CAMHS liaison.
Provide a greater understanding of what our colleagues do and how they manage cases.
We strongly encourage trainees who are interested in the scheme to bring along a champion Consultant in their organisation who will be keen to support this venture.
Details of the launch:
Monday 14th March
6-8pm, Stewart House
Drinks and nibbles provided!
We hope to gather a cohort of enthusiastic trainees to launch this exciting project – ideally paediatric registrars in level 2/3 training who are currently in a community placement and psychiatry registrars, undertaking their higher level CAMHS training. However for this pilot our aim is to match enthusiastic trainees, so if you are in general paediatrics you are definitely welcome to be involved.
The launch and being involved in the programme is totally free but places for the launch will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please confirm your attendance promptly to the following email address:
If you can’t attend but are still interested in being involved in the matching scheme please email with your name, role, stage of training and email address to the above address.
We’re really excited about this venture – please come and be a part of it.
Jo Cryer and Rory Conn
On behalf of The Paediatric-Psychiatry Collaboration Working Group