Mental health

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    My Voice Matters – The Importance of Lived Experience and Expression to Create Positive Change

    Celebrating its 10th year, Children’s Mental Health Week (5 – 11 February 2024) has chosen the theme ‘My Voice Matters’ to encourage the empowerment of children and young people to express themselves and subsequently drive positive change with regards to their mental health and wellbeing and reducing the stigmas associated with this.

    In light of this, do explore the learning opportunities available on our website, and do share with your networks and colleagues. We have gathered a range of FREE learning resources from leading academics, clinicians, and researchers to raise awareness of child and adolescent mental health issues.

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  • Sarah Johnson

    Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) and Alternative Provision in Education

    In this In Conversation podcast, we are joined by the President of PRUsAP, Sarah Johnson. Sarah also advises the Department for Education for Alternative Provision and is the Director of Pheonix Education Consultancy. This episode will explore Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) and Alternative Provision in education.

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  • Parental Mental Health

    Parental Mental Health: Childhood Outcomes and Importance of Creating Positive Relationships

    Starting a family can be a considered a big milestone for some, however the transition to parenthood can be difficult for both men and women, with the exacerbation or onset of mental health problems following parenthood. Now it its third year, UK Parent Mental Health Day (27 January) aims to challenge the stigmas surrounding parents’ and carers’ mental health.

    This UK Parent Mental Health Day, we encourage you to explore the learning opportunities available on our website, and to share with your networks.

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  • Geertjan Overbeek

    Editorial: Prevention is the best cure – or is it? A cautionary tale

    Free Access paper from the JCPP – ‘If knowledge is power, we can say that with great knowledge comes great power—and with great power comes great responsibility. Part of that responsibility is to not ‘over diagnose and overtreat’ our young people, and to not lose sight of the fact that preventive youth care should be primarily about strengthening resilience—not about detecting and quickly solving problems.’ Geertjan Overbeek (pic) et al.

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  • Alice Phillips

    The Provision of Mental Health Support for Young People in Care

    In this Papers Podcast, Alice Phillips discusses her JCPP Advances paper ‘Secondary data analysis of social care records to examine the provision of mental health support for young people in care’. Alice is the first author of the paper.

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  • Dr. Meinou Simmons

    Mental Health of Children and Young People – recording

    Delegates only. Dr. Meinou Simmons clinical knowledge is backed up by recent research evidence, with practical tips and advice for parents, teachers, and caregivers. The session will give supportive adults confidence in understanding the basics of children and young people’s mental health, including important factors which influence it, as well as giving an overview of common mental health difficulties and disorders with several case examples.

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    A systematic review of the association between parent-child communication and adolescent mental health

    Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – ‘This systematic review addresses how adolescent-rated parent-child communication (PCC) quality is related to adolescent mental health.’ Holger Zapf et al.

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  • Malaika Okundi

    Colouring the Mind: Racism and Mental Health – The Concept

    ‘Colouring the Mind: Racism and Mental Health’ is a new mini In Conversations series that will explore how racism affects mental health, with a particular focus on racism in the mental health system and racism in the mental health concept.

    In this episode, Malaika Okundi and Jessica O’Logbon focus on the concept of racism in mental health and discuss definitions of race, racism, and mental health as concepts.

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  • Andreas Bauer

    Pathways from maternal depression to child resilience: Socioeconomic, family, and individual factors in the 2004 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort

    Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – ‘These findings suggest that cognitive stimulation in early childhood may represent a modifiable protective factor for children exposed to maternal depression and a promising intervention target to promote child resilience in the context of maternal depression exposure.’ Jessica Mayumi Maruyama and Andreas Bauer (pic) et al.

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