Call for abstracts for the PMHA session of the RCPCH Annual Conference 2020

The involvement of the Paediatric Mental Health Association is vital in helping to attract a wide range of high-quality abstracts for presentation at the 2020 RCPCH Conference and exhibition.

All accepted abstracts will be considered for either oral or poster presentation and will also feature online, in the main conference programme and on the conference app.

The deadline to submit your abstract is Monday 21 October 2019.

Please click on the link below for further information https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/rcpch-conference-exhibition/abstracts

Researching, practising, and debating mental health care

The Lancet recently published a commentary discussing mental health care. The introduction to the article reads:

“Mental health is a complex issue: one in which we all have a stake. Much has been learned over the past few decades regarding the causes and best treatments in this area, but there is still a great deal more that can and should be done. Research into prevention and management is much needed to develop the evidence base for what works.

The field of mental health has generated contested ideas and beliefs as well as polarisation, bitterness, and intransigence. That is why the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society have come together to affirm a common set of ideals and principles for how we, as professionals, discuss these topics.”

To read the full article, click here.

Help identify priorities for preventing suicide amongst autistic people 

On average, autistic people are nine times more likely to die by suicide than non-autistic people. Leading researchers and charities are looking for health professionals, policy makers and service providers to join autistic people and their families in helping shape future prevention plans.

Please consider completing this online survey about priorities for research and policy:

Complete the Survey

The project is led by Dr Sarah Cassidy at Nottingham University with support from Newcastle and Coventry Universities, the UK’s autism research charity Autistica, the NIHR’s James Lind Alliance and international autism research organisation INSAR.