• Innocent,Girl,In,Bedroom,Having,Sleeplessness,Night

    Catching some zzz’s – Sleep, Sleep Hygiene, and Wellbeing

    This World Sleep Day (15 March) we encourage you to explore the learning opportunities available on our website and learn more about the importance of sleep health in children and young people. Help us to raise awareness of sleep health through sharing with your networks and colleagues.

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  • Dr. Emma Francis

    Let’s Talk About the Need to Invest in Women Researchers and Leaders

    Every International Women’s Day, there is a call to retain talented women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, with strategies and proposals often given by influential organisations such as the United Nations. These proposals aim to steer improvement in workplace cultures and environments, and champion equity in the opportunities available to women across fields. The theme of this year’s United Nations International Women’s Day is “Invest in women: Accelerate progress.” This blog discusses the leaky STEM pipeline with a focus on why we need to invest in women researchers, and sharing my own experiences as a woman pursing mental health research.

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  • Assistant Professor Rosanna Breaux

    #InspireInclusion: Addressing the Undue Service Burden Placed on Women Faculty in Psychology

    Psychology is often highlighted as a STEM field that has “overcome” the gender gap present in academia; while it is true that significant progress has been made in our field over the last 20 years, gender gaps still remain with regard to service responsibilities. This burden is one contributor to the well-established differences in publication and grant rates and the under-representation of women at the full professor level. This blog highlights literature on this topic and some strategies for overcoming this undue service burden.

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  • Young,Beautiful,Hispanic,Woman,Standing,With,Serious,Expression,At,Street

    An Increasing Concern: Improving Self-Harm and Self-Injury Awareness

    If you or a person you know is struggling with their mental health, please seek support by accessing the helplines and resources provided by the NHS website. For those outside the UK please use an internet search to find an organisation that can offer direct support.

    1 March is globally recognised as Self-Harm and Self-Injury Awareness Day and serves as an opportunity to raise awareness, encourage an understanding, and promote more conversations around the topic of self-harm and self-injury. We encourage you to explore the learning opportunities available on our website and do please share with your networks and colleagues.

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  • William Lan

    Exploring the Role of Nature in Childhood Development and Mental Health

    The importance of nature in children’s development and mental health is a topic that is increasingly gaining attention in contemporary research. From improving cognitive functions to reducing symptoms of stress – studies suggest that regular nature experiences not only enhance the well-being of children but are also essential for their holistic development. In this blog post, we dive into the world of child and adolescent psychiatry and explore how experiences in nature can serve as a catalyst for healthy growth.

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  • teen friends smiling urban environment

    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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  • Dr. Luis Farhat

    International Mentoring Day

    On Wednesday 17 January, we celebrate the International Mentoring Day. In this blog, Dr. Luis Farhat comments on the importance of mentoring and shares his experience of being part of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP)’s Affiliate Editor (AE) program to support, through mentorship, young professionals in child and adolescent mental health.

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