Investigation Into The Transition From Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services To Adult Mental Health Services

Healthcare Safety Investigation Bureau, July 2018

Reviews the transition from children and adolescent mental health services to understand how variations in the transition impacts the safe and effective care of young people. It makes a number of recommendations to national NHS organisations to make the transition smoother and safer for young people.

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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry – June 2018

The June edition of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has been published.  This issue includes articles on adolescent substance use, a comparison of the characteristics and outcomes of parent‐ and teacher‐reported oppositional defiant disorder, and developmental stability of general and specific factors of psychopathology from early childhood to adolescence.

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Transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, January 2018

This bulletin relates to an investigation into the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services. A combined community and mental health Trust reported the case of an 18-year-old man who died by suicide shortly after transitioning from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to the Adult Mental Health Service (AMHS). Identifies that some young adults may not be ready to transition to AMHS at 18 and benefit from additional short term support which may negate the need for AMHS. For those requiring longer term involvement with mental health services, the experience of AMHS can be very different from CAMHS leaving patients vulnerable to a deterioration in their mental health or withdrawing from the services available to them.

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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and other Allied Disciplines – November 2017

The November issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and other Allied Disciplines has been published.  This issue includes a research review on psychopathic traits in children and a multi-centre RCT  comparing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, cognitive behavioral writing therapy, and wait-list in pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder following single-incident trauma.

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Children’s Voices: Children’s mental health care in England

Children’s Commissioner, October 2017

This report sets out the views and experiences of children with mental health needs and provides accounts of children in England aged 17 and under who have experienced mental health illnesses. The report makes recommendations to improve provision and access to children’s services. An accompanying evidence review uses qualitative research to explore the limited awareness of mental health issues in young people, focusing on their perception of mental health.

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