Paediatricians have seen a huge rise in cases of anorexia nervosa and other food restriction disorders in this age group, with some reporting a doubling, tripling or even quadrupling of cases compared with the same period last year.
For more information, please go to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) website by clicking here.
Help and support
BEAT eating disorders charity has a lot of useful information on their website and their helpline is open over the festive period.
The RCPCH has a range of Special Interest (SPIN) modules. The deadline for applications is December 1st 2020
SPIN in training for level 3 trainees This is additional training and experience in a clinical area, which you complete in 12 to 18 months of clinical time. If you do a SPIN module and complete your training, you can apply for posts as a General Paediatrician with a special expertise.
Post completion SPIN for paediatricians on the GMC specialist register This is additional training or experience, which you complete usually over a 12 month to five year period.
“The vision of CYPMHC is for all infants, children and young people to grow up in a society that prioritises, invests in, listens and attends to their mental health and wellbeing. We are working towards building a nation where positive mental health is promoted and early intervention practices are in place to secure mentally healthier futures for our children and young people.
We see mental health as everyone’s business. When one of us is in distress, there are implications for everyone: lost potential, unemployment and crime are just some of the consequences.
We want the Government to hear what we have to say and to put our ideas into practice. We would like ministers, commissioners and everyone who makes decisions relating to children and young people to note that promoting positive mental health, preventing mental ill health, and intervening early when problems arise requires cross-government action.
We do not represent any one organisation, approach, or professional group but rather we engage with our members and come together to provide a strong unified voice speaking out about children and young people’s mental health.”
Please click on the link below for more information
Did you know that you can now see a lots of ACAMH events from wherever you might be at the moment?
With the global spread of the coronavirus, many organisations across the world are changing working practices to ensure everyone’s safety. One such organisation is the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), which will not be staging physical events for the rest of 2020, but instead is bringing events online as live webinars, many of which will be free.
There are also a number of recorded webinars already available for view, including:
The Anna Freud Learning Network is a free national network for professionals, both individuals and organisations, which shares the latest research, resources, and learning opportunities to those working to transform the mental health of children and young people.
To find out more and to join the network, please click on the link below
The virtual edition of the 24th World Congress of IACAPAP will be held from 2 – 4 December 2020. Themed “Starting from the Beginning – Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Mental Health”, this 3-day virtual congress will cover issues that are close to our hearts, as well as emerging trends and topics of interests to the adolescent and child psychiatry community.
Reasons to attend:
Join the programme designed to cater to delegates from different time zones, and engage live with speakers and presenters
Get access to session recordings on demand, even after the congress
Experience comprehensive programme featuring cutting-edge research and trends in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Gain international networking opportunities with potential collaborative partners, sponsors and exhibitors
Garner invaluable insights and experiences from renowned industry and academic experts
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