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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

About the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty

About us 

The Faculty exists to promote, through the work of its members, the mental wellbeing of young people and their families. By contributing to and using an established knowledge base to inform practice:

 

  • By promoting the training of medical students, doctors in training, and substantively employed psychiatrists.
  • By acting as a forum for the exchange of experience and research.
  • By promoting the developmental perspective, and the importance of family functioning in mental health within the wider College functions.
  • By influencing public policies in appropriate directions.
  • By promoting mental health awareness through working with the media and offering information directly to the public.
  • By organising regular national conferences and local meetings to promote professional development, clinical education and peer networking opportunities.

 

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Values Based CAMHS Commission

 

What really matters in children and young people’s mental health

The Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission was set up by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, YoungMinds and the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition to give a fresh perspective on children’s mental health.

 

The Commission’s report, ‘What really matters in children and young people’s mental health’ puts the role of schools at the heart of improving mental health services for children and young people.  

 

The report led by Baroness Claire Tyler of Enfield calls for fundamental changes to be made to how child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are delivered. Significantly, the report recommends that schools should be able to teach children and young people about mental health in the same way they teach them about literacy or numeracy.

 

The report makes a total of ten recommendations, including calling on governments to formally recognise schools as a crucial component of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health System in the following ways :

 

-       Schools should be able to teach children and young people about mental health in the same way they teach them about literacy or numeracy

-       Undertake mental health impact assessments to ensure that both schools/education policy and wider government policy and legislation are not detrimental to children and young people’s mental health

-       Ensure that schools are able to identify mental health issues and can easily signpost pupils to relevant support, either within the school or their local community, and have the accountability to do this. 

 

Report of the commission

Summary document

 

MindEd e-portal

MindEd provides free, completely open access, online education, available on tablets, phones or computers – bite sized chunks of 'e-learning' - to help adults to support wellbeing and identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues. In addition MindEd also provides a state of the art evidence based review of e-therapies.

 

Visit MindEd

 

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Newsletters 2010 - 2016

 

 


Newsletters archive

Should you require a copy of any previous newsletters not currently available on the website, please contact Francis Maunze – the College Archivist.

 

 

 

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Latest news

Notice of election

Vacancies will arise in 2017 for the positions of Chair, Financial Officer and Executive Member (4 vacancies) on the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty Executive Committee.

notice of election

nomination form

Nominations should be received at the College by 11 January 2017.

 

Faculty Conference

2017 Child & Adolescent Faculty conference, 13 & 14 September 2017 in Nottingham.  Details to follow.

 

Reports:

Values Based CAMHS: What really matters to children & young people

 

Report of the Values Based CAMHS Commission

 

Summary document

 

Draft position statement: Defining a health based place of safety for young people under age 18 years

 

FR CAP 02: Physical health of children and adolescents: what specialist child and adolescent psychiatrists need to know and do

 

FR CAP 01: Survey of in-patient admissions for children and young people with mental health problems

 

CR195 When to see a child and adolescent psychiatrist

 

CR198 Guidance for the use of audio-visual recording in child psychiatric practice

 

RCPSYCH & Tribunals Judiciary A Guide to Mental Health Tribunals for Young People

 

 

Faculty Newsletter:

Autumn 2016

 

World Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Association Journal

June 2016

 

Events

European Society for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

17th International Congress of ESCAP 2017

9-11 July 2017, Geneva


The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network

The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network is an international group of child and adolescent psychiatrists who work with paediatric staff. We discuss clinical and non-clinical issues, particularly policy and the promotion of mental health in paediatric practice. We meet in conferences in various UK locations twice a year.  If you are interested in joining, contact the group c/o Stella Galea, committee manager.

 

The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS) Based within the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI), CAPSS assists clinicians and researchers in ascertaining nationally cases of rare childhood mental health conditions. 

 

 

Child in Mind Podcast

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families launches a series of expert podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems. One episode per month will be released, and each episode will be hosted on both the Anna Freud National Centre's iTunes podcast channel (click subscribe to listen) and Soundcloud account.

 

 

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