The Bridge

The Bridge is our free online publication presenting the most clinically-relevant research from our two peer reviewed journals: Child and Adolescent Mental Health and The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, as well as interesting and important studies from the wider literature.

You can download a pdf of each issue of The Bridge from the home page of that particular month. You can also read each individual article in our Research Digests section, each of which also have a downloadable pdf.

The main purpose of The Bridge, and our Research Digests, is knowledge dissemination. They will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, trainees, early career researchers, and those in clinical practice.
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  • February 2021 – The Bridge

    This issue of The Bridge includes several articles which focus on child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This therapy aims to help young people, their families, or their support networks to better understand each young person’s emotions, behaviour, and relationships.

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  • January 2021 – The Bridge

    This issue of The Bridge features summaries of recent child and adolescent mental health research. I hope you enjoy reading about this excellent work which improves our understanding of a wide range of conditions and informs mental health care for young people.

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  • December 2020 – The Bridge

    Welcome to the December 2020 issue of The Bridge. This year has been extremely challenging for our field, as we’ve needed to understand and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on young people’s mental health.

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  • November 2020 – The Bridge

    The research featured in this issue covers a wide range of topics relevant to our work with young people, including neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioural disorders, their comorbidity, and their links with functioning and quality of life.

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  • October 2020 – The Bridge

    Welcome to the October 2020 issue of The Bridge. Here in the UK, October is Black History Month, a time for celebration of the achievements and contributions of Black people to British society, as well as continued learning about Black history.

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  • September 2020 – The Bridge

    The month of September is a challenging time for young people, as they start a new school year. September 2020 will be particularly difficult for many, as they must also deal with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, as well as the effects of increasing financial pressures on families.

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  • August 2020 – The Bridge

    This month there has been a renewed focus on the impact of institutional care on children’s development and mental health, following publication of the Lancet Group Commission on this subject.

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  • July 2020 – The Bridge

    In this issue, we summarise recent studies on a wide range of topics – including sleep, sensory symptoms, emotional symptoms, disinhibition, alcohol misuse, complex PTSD symptoms, and self-harm – which reveal new insights helping us to better understand and address psychopathology in young people.

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  • June 2020 – The Bridge

    Includes ‘Are social networking sites contributing to depression and anxiety symptoms in young people?’

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  • May 2020 – The Bridge

    Includes general ‘Mental Health in Deaf Children’ and ‘Accessing good communication – Deaf children in a mental health assessment’

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