Upcoming Event: Enhancing young people’s mental wellbeing through digital technology

Delivered via Zoom
On the 6th November, from 09.30am – 12.30pm
From £30pp, includes CPD certificate.
 

Next month, the Oxford and Reading ACAMH Branch are offering an online event titled ‘Enhancing young people’s mental wellbeing through digital technology’.

“Now more than ever we need to be considering the impact of digital media on the mental health of young people, both positive and negative, and how we can support them. We will discuss the key challenges faced in relation to child and adolescent mental health in the fast-paced digital environment.

Dr. Amy Orben, Dr. Ann Oszivadjian, Professor Pete Etchells, and Mary Jane Stroud look at how digital tech affects well-being, an autism app, gaming, and the impact of digital media on the mental health of young people, both positive and negative, and how we can support them.

Click below to read more or to book a place:
Full details.

Ourtime: resources for professionals talking to children about parental mental illness

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:

https://ourtime.org.uk/suitability-resources/professionals/

PAEDIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH: A NURSE’S PERSPECTIVE

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.

https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/nursing-midwifery-social-work/child-nursing/paediatric-mental-health-nurse-perspective.aspx

Interesting article by Lee Hudson ( Consultant Paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London)

Reopen the schools or a generation will bear the mental health scars

Click below to read the full article:

https://www.theguardian.com/global/commentisfree/2020/may/17/reopen-the-schools-or-a-generation-will-bear-the-mental-health-scars

A debate about the complex issues involved in these decisions could be useful in forming future policies. Comments please!

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who submitted abstracts for Posters for the Annual Meeting of the PMHA at Highgate House on January 23rd/24th 2020. There was a really impressive response.

We will contact you with the outcome of your submission by 11th December

Improvements made but more work to be done, says Britain’s largest evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services

11 July 2019

RCPCH President responds to latest National Maternity and Perinatal Audit and says whilst the expansion of perinatal mental health support is particularly welcome, support services are under immense pressure. He urges an immediate moratorium on any further cuts so “pregnant women and their children can access the treatment and support they deserve”.

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is a large evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services in Britain.
https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/news/improvements-but-more-to-be-done-evaluation-maternity-and-neonatal

RCPCH Annual Meeting: 14th May 2019 14:30 – 17:45

The Paediatric Mental Health Association and the Children’s Ethics & Law Special Interests Group have joined together to host a terrific session, with presentations and posters covering ethical and mental health issues from preterm infants to adolescents, and as an unmissable highlight, a review on the latest on Deprivation of Liberty in Childhood by Mr Robert Wheeler, Director of Clinical Law and Paediatric Surgeon in Southampton. Regardless of your specialty, if you want a challenging, reflective, thought provoking session, this is the one to come to!

Programme

CHAIR:    Dr Sheila Peters, Convenor, Paediatric Mental Health Association

1430-1440    Prevalence and patterns of mental health-related paediatric hospital admissions – Miss Rebecca Bates, G240

1440-1450    Parenting Interventions for Improving and Protecting Infant Mental Health: A Systematic Review, TBC G241

1450-1500    A survey exploring attitudes, skills and willingness of paediatric trainees to manage children and young people with acute mental health presentations in secondary care, Dr Eva Wooding, G242 

1500-1510    Using the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to increase mental health expertise in a GP setting, Dr Talia Banks, G243 

1510-1520    The first year of an integrated Children’s Emergency Psychiatric Service – an impact assessment – Dr David Henderson, G244 

1520-1545    Invited Speaker – Deprivation of liberty in childhood, Mr Robert Wheeler, Director of the Department of Clinical Law and Paediatric Surgeon, University of Southampton

1545-1615     Refreshment break, exhibition and poster viewing

CHAIR:    Dr Joe Brierley

1615-1630     Should we be resuscitating 22 weekers? A Neonatal Network Experience, Dr Shree Rasiah, G245 

1630-1645    Parents’ experience of the decision to withdraw treatment from their critically ill baby, Miss Nicola Smither, G246 

1645-1700    Role of the Deprivation of Liberty process in specialist paediatric neurorehabilitation practice, Dr A Murgan, G247 

1700-1715    The phenomenon of society’s hidden young carers, Miss Naheeda Rahman, G248 

1715-1730    Healthcare crowdfunding in the UK and Australia: benefits and ethical concerns, Dr Sarah Aylett, G249 

1730-1745    Close and future collaboration

Posters

  • Moving On: – From Pond to Sea Provision of transition services for Young People with Neuro-developmental Conditions, Dr Sarubah Patwardhan, G250(P) 
  • Quality Improvement in Training: Establishing a Paediatric-CAMHS Collaborative Learning Programme, Dr Cassie Coleman, G251(P) 
  • Improving our care of paediatric mental health patients”, Dr Ann-Marie Buckley, G252(P) 
  • An Audit of ADHD patients attending a Scottish NHS Community Child Health Clinics, Dr Michael Ogundele, G253(P) 
  • Can eating disorders in children and young people permanently affect growth and pubertal development? Dr Josephine Neale, G254(P) 
  • When can we say enough is enough? Dr D Desai, G255(P) 
  • What are the preferences for receiving additional and carrier status findings in genomics testing amongst families affected by rare conditions? Findings from the rare disease arm of the 100,000 Genomes Project, Ms Maria Kokocinska, G256(P) 
  • The Ethics of Therapy Pets on Paediatric Wards: A Rabbit Case Study, Dr Joseph Machta, G257(P) 
  • Resolution of Family-Physician Disputes In End-of-Life Care Decisions, Miss Stephanie Beresford, G258(P) 

Places available

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/news-events/events/paediatric-mental-health-association-childrens-ethics-law-special-interests