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

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 Child and adolescent mental health services


  • One in Four
    Site covering the topics of rape and abuse. Not specifically aimed at young people but may be suitable for older adolescents and parents.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)




Autism and Asperger's Syndrome



    Deals with all types of bereavement and has local branches that can provide bereavement counselling, including for children and yound people.
  • The Compassionate Friends(Shadow of Suicide)
    Aimed at parents and siblings who have lost a child.
    Developed by parents and committed to the prevention of youth suicide.
  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
    A support organisations for those beareaved through suicide.
  • Winston's Wish
    Supports bereaved children and families. Has a booklet designed for children bereaved by suicide (Beyond the Rough Rock).






Developmental Disorders





  • Talk to Frank
    Site on drugs designed for young people and parents.



  • Childline
    Magazine-style zone for children.
  • Mental Health Foundation
    General mental health information for young people
  • Stories From the Web
    Stories written by children for children. Non-specific site but fun and interactive.   nFor young people, parents and professionals. Includes information about services, online strengths and difficulties questionnaire (young person, parents and teacher versions) and analysis. Also contains book reviews and links.
  • YoungMinds
    The voice for young people's mental health and wellbeing


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Self-harm and Suicide

  • Mind
    Looks at self-harm and suicide in young people. Gives readers a greater understanding and knowledge of the condition and of what they can do to help overcome it.


Severe Mental Illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

  • Rethink mental illness
    General information on mental health and stress. Includes information on severe mental illness.


Transitions in mental health services for young people


  • Best Treatments
    Site on treatments for all types of problems, including mental health.


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Values Based CAMHS commission

The Values Based CAMHS commission is a unique initiative to find out what really matters to everybody involved in the child and adolescent mental health system. 

Contribute by responding to the call for evidence



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




Winter 2015 2016




18-22 September 2016

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Improving Mental Health Services for Young Adults

21 June 2016, London

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. 

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