We focus on bridging the gap between rigorous research and best practice relating to children's mental health. We hold a body of knowledge and act as information hub for sharing best practice to benefit all of those who work with children. Visit our website (https://www.acamh.org/) for a host of free evidence-based mental health resources.
‘Transforming the lives of young people with autism with inclusive research’ Prof. Liz Pellicano
In this podcast we talk to Developmental Cognitive Scientist Professor Liz Pellicano (https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/liz-pellicano) , Professor in the Macquarie School of Education at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Liz raises concerns that too much research done in the name of society fails to be of direct use to society. She talks about her committed to transforming autism science to more accurately reflect autistic people’s day to day lives, and how this in turn might transform the lives of young people with autism. Liz looks at the opportunities is there are for autistic people to play an active role in research, and why this is it so important that autistic people are partners are involved in the research process.
'Creative approaches to developing skills for future CAMHS professionals' with Dr. Carlos Hoyos
In this podcast we talk to Dr. Carlos Hoyos, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, undergraduate lead for psychiatry at the University of Southampton and ACAMH's 2020 winner of the David Cottrill Education of CAMH Professionals Award.
He explains his innovative and creative approaches to enhance and develop skills for current and future child and adolescent mental health professionals, and how it can help students, and CAMHS professionals to get that more experiential, real life experience.
We talk to Carlos about his inclusive approach, such as the involvement, engagement with parents, and and also its benefits this reaps. Carlos also discusses the challenges faced as a CAMHS educator, and ponders on the future for CAMHS more generally in the short, medium and long term.
'Hearing voices, and unusual sensory experiences' In Conversation with Dr. Sarah Parry
In this podcast, Dr. Sarah Parry, Clinical Psychologist, researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, discusses what the term hearing voices means, its prevalence, and its manifestations in childhood and adolescence.
This fascinating topic has a dearth of research, and Sarah talks about two of her recent papers, one of which will be discussed in detailed at our FREE virtual journal club 'CAMHS around the Campfire' in January, do take a look at what's on offer at http://bit.ly/2Lfop5U (https://www.acamh.org/event/voice%e2%80%90hearing-in-adolescence-camhs-around-the-campfire/)
Sarah explains how the condition can be exacerbated by anxiety, the stigmatisation, and explains this relational aspect to voice related distress. There are also a number of excellent suggestions for further information and some valuable insights.
‘Sluggish cognitive tempo, ADHD and motivation’ In Conversation with Zoe Smith
In this podcast, Zoe Smith, recent ACAMH awards 2020 Winner (Research) Trainee of the Year, talks about sluggish cognitive tempo, ADHD and academic motivation. Zoe tells us how she educates families about the failure cycle, and how they can find solutions for their children with ADHD.
Zoe also talks about school-based ADHD interventions, and the importance of culturally responsive interventions for youth with ADHD.
'Data sets, mental well-being and school-based interventions' In Conversation with Dr. Praveetha Patalay
In this podcast, Dr. Praveetha Patalay, Associate Professor for Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London, discusses data sets, the difference between mental health and mental health well-being and school-based interventions.
Praveetha also talks about her recent JCPP paper on ‘Prescribing measures: unintended negative consequences of mandating standardized mental health measurement’.
'CAMH professionals multi-dimensional role as clinician scientists' In Conversation with Dr. Aisha Sanober Chachar
In this podcast, Dr. Aisha Sanober Chachar, recent ACAMH Awards 2020 (https://www.acamh.org/blog/results-of-the-acamh-awards-2020/) Winner (Clinical) Trainee of the Year, talks about the many different roles a CAMH professional has, be it researcher, clinician, carer, and even storyteller.
Aisha talks about the global dearth in CAMH specialists and the impact for mental well-being of young people, and how to enhance cross-cultural learning to foster a more global approach to child and adolescent mental health.
We also learn about Aisha journey as a clinician in Pakistan, Nigeria, and the UK, as well as her thoughts on health disparity, and the disadvantages faced by those populations who have been neglected.