The September 2020 issue is out now – It is well worth a look!
Click on the image below to see the issue:
Click on the image below to see the issue:
This new report from Best Beginnings, Home Start UK, and the Parent-Infant Foundation reveals the impact of Covid-19 and subsequent measures on those pregnant, giving birth, or at home with a baby or toddler.
To read the report click on the link below:
This article was published in the journal ‘Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry’ (June 2020) and may be of interest:
Lee D Hudson and Simon Chapman
No other diagnoses epitomise the need for dual consideration of mental and physical health more than eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) for example has the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder, and half of deaths are thought to be due to physical complications (Sullivan, 1995). For this reason it is crucial for acute paediatrics and eating disorder teams to work closely over the assessment and management of these disorders, particularly in the early stages when physical risks are often highest.
This is not as easy as it sounds: mental health and physical health teams are often geographical distant from each other, have different ways of working, and may even view and speak of risk in different ways. Despite this, as for many countries, in the United Kingdom (UK), the journey to provide better paediatric care for children and young people (CYP) with eating disorders has been a gradual one, albeit with a number of recent victories. As two paediatricians working with CYP with eating disorders and eating disorder teams in the UK, we summarise the important developments of the past 10 years in the UK, and look to future steps…
To read the full article, click on the link below:
Our Time helps young people dealing with parental mental illness. We make sure they get the support they need and have their voices heard.
This website has a lot of resources for Parents, Young People, Schools and Professionals
To find out more, click on the link below:
CCCU BSc Child Nursing alumna Kim Cunningham discusses the unique mental health care needs of children, and her experience as a hospital lead for the ‘We Can Talk’ initiative.
I studied paediatric nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and during my time as a student nurse I came across lots of children and young people with mental illness admitted onto the paediatric ward. Quite often they were just there for a short time, whilst assessed and discharged back to the community. However, sometimes those with more complex mental health needs, their admission stays were for a few days and sometimes weeks, whilst awaiting an inpatient bed.
The project has:
These offer brilliant, free, online e-learning that teaches hospital staff how to talk to young people who come in with a mental health crisis.
They are perfect for any doctor or health professional who struggles to know what to say and do with CAMHS patients in ED and the ward.
Take a look, you won’t regret it. It even gives you a Certificate and / or CPD points….
A while back, The Guardian published this interesting article discussing learning at home through play in the context of the Coronavirus crisis…
“Learning at home does not have to look like school and probably shouldn’t, says Britain’s first play professor. With coronavirus closures offering opportunities for home learning, and many parents more on hand during the lockdown, play can come into its own, says Paul Ramchandani, Lego professor of play at the University of Cambridge…
The Internet is playing a growing role in most of our lives, including the lives of children. Especially during the current Coronavirus situation, many children are making use of the Internet to connect with their schools, as well as for home learning and entertainment.
Whilst the Internet offers many great educational and fun things for children, it also presents some risks.
The NSPCC has published a range of useful resources to help parents and carers ensure their children use the Internet safely, including:
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition website has some more good resources to help children and young people, as well as parents and carers, cope during this period.
To look at the resources available, click here: https://cypmhc.org.uk/resources-for-children-and-you-people-to-help-during-isolation/
We’ve put together a range of resources to help children and young people, as well as their parents and carers during the current situation.
Do you know of any more resources we should include here?
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