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We need to build 'stronger' children
It wasn't until my second year as a nursing student that the sister at Saxondale Hospital suggested I might enjoy working in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Perhaps she was frustrated that my shyness ...
Nothing to fear with mental health
A while ago I was involved in setting up a dedicated liaison team to work across child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and our local children’s ward, which received all the young people who had self-harmed ...
Young people need our support
The distressing rise in the number of young people attending emergency departments for self-harm or attempted suicide over the past few years is evident to anyone who has worked in or around the area, but it has also made ...
Process and outcomes of the CAMHS ministerial taskforce-report and reflections on the ways in which clinicians can be involved in developing evidence-based policy.
Aims This session will describe the process by which the CAMHS Ministerial Taskforce was set up and the process of its work, with a recap of the outcomes/recommendations coming from that process. The presentation will also ...
The use of routine outcome measures in two child and adolescent mental health services: A completed audit cycle
Background: Routine outcome measurement (ROM) is important for assessing the clinical effectiveness of health services and for monitoring patient outcomes. Within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the ...