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New mainstreaming guidance welcome – but gap between policy and young people’s lived experience must be resolved

...system intensify yearly due to unceasing budget cuts, decreasing numbers of support staff, scarce CAMHS and Educational Psychology services, and limited professional learning for teachers.’ We need to be upfront and honest about this core...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

...would invest more money in mental health support services. Despite being through the system of CAMHS, she was not diagnosed until aged 18 by adult services. She told the First Minister that the current system had failed her. The First Minister...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

Hidden dynamics: the emotional experience of working with children and adolescents

...a sessional trainer with Human Development Scotland, facilitator of reflective practice groups at CAMHS and supervisor to a number of play therapists.  She was previously Team Leader of Edinburgh Connect, a specialist CAMHS team for looked after...


25 Calls response: Transforming mental health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis

...of working with young people trying to access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) [1]. They told us one of the key reasons for young people being rejected from specialist services is symptoms not being severe enough. They...


Sea change or same old?

...problems amongst children and young people are also alarming, particularly when matched by a CAMHS system under strain and dealing with problems far too late.  In response, this year we have seen an obesity strategy published and a raft of...


News

...and young people A major report on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) warns that the current system is still geared towards specialist care and responding to crisis, rather than early intervention and...


‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’

...and their children. This is likely to contribute to an increasing level of pressure on the NHS, CAMHS and a wide array of other services, and contribute to increased costs for the government and local authorities.” Last year, the UK...

Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

Mental health report finds provision is failing to meet the needs of children and young people

...young people A major report published today on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) warns that the current system is still geared towards specialist care and responding to crisis, rather than early intervention and...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...services to support children young people and families. An extra £4 million will be invested in CAMHS in response to the initial recommendations of the Taskforce. “Despite this investment, we are concerned that mental health provision for...


25 Calls response: How one boy’s journey illustrates the message we must give all children: it’s ok to talk

...it was difficult not to think this was some kind of mental health issue. "He was referred to CAMHS and in the long waiting time, to his GP, who prescribed an anti-depressant. No-one talked to him." There seemed to be no obvious cause....


News: Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic

...warnings over child mental health pandemic Posted 8 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond CAMHS Mental Health New figures published this week show the number of children and young people waiting for treatment from specialist...

CAMHS Mental Health

A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...an input at the 2020 (online) annual conference where I spoke about my own experience of accessing CAMHS. It is vital that young people with lived experiences are sharing their views with organisations that often only give a platform to...


Comment: We need to embed early interventions and mental health support in all schools across Scotland

...a 14 year high in the number of self-harm cases seen in A&E last year. The waiting list for CAMHS in some areas is up to 18 months long, despite access to mental health support for children and young people being a human right. Children...

Education Mental Health

Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment

...of £120m in mental health services in the year ahead, including funding to deliver CAMHS and reduce waiting lists Investment of £1bn over the course of the parliament to continue work to close the poverty-related attainment...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Participation through the Pandemic

...work with they have moved to an outdoor field and changed the services and support they offer. CAMHS Participation Project delivered NHS Dumfries and Galloway NHS Dumfries and Galloway have worked with SAMH to provide a creative art project to...


25 Calls response: Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental health outcomes for children

...with the recommendation of the Youth Commission on Mental Health Services that ‘young adult’ CAMHS services should be available between 16 and 25, and adult services from 21. We also welcome the Scottish Government’s provision of more...


Suffering in silence

...delays in referrals (and then appointments) with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). This shortage of provision has been well-documented and is being addressed. However, an increase in counselling services for children and...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...structural determinants of poorer mental health. “We also would query the necessity of a further CAMHS recovery plan in response to COVID-19 given the breadth of work over the recent years that has shown the changes needed to mental health...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...completed a PhD exploring the experiences and journeys of care for children who are referred to CAMHS for reasons of suicidality. As part of this work, she led an international scoping review of suicide prevention policies. The 2019 study found...

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Hidden dynamics: the emotional experience of working with children and adolescents

Start date: 14/11/2019 09:30

...a sessional trainer with Human Development Scotland, facilitator of reflective practice groups at CAMHS and supervisor to a number of play therapists.  She was previously Team Leader of Edinburgh Connect, a specialist CAMHS team for looked after...



New mainstreaming guidance welcome – but gap between policy and young people’s lived experience must be resolved

...system intensify yearly due to unceasing budget cuts, decreasing numbers of support staff, scarce CAMHS and Educational Psychology services, and limited professional learning for teachers.’ We need to be upfront and honest about this core...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

...would invest more money in mental health support services. Despite being through the system of CAMHS, she was not diagnosed until aged 18 by adult services. She told the First Minister that the current system had failed her. The First Minister...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

25 Calls response: Transforming mental health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis

...of working with young people trying to access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) [1]. They told us one of the key reasons for young people being rejected from specialist services is symptoms not being severe enough. They...


‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’

...and their children. This is likely to contribute to an increasing level of pressure on the NHS, CAMHS and a wide array of other services, and contribute to increased costs for the government and local authorities.” Last year, the UK...

Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

Mental health report finds provision is failing to meet the needs of children and young people

...young people A major report published today on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) warns that the current system is still geared towards specialist care and responding to crisis, rather than early intervention and...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...services to support children young people and families. An extra £4 million will be invested in CAMHS in response to the initial recommendations of the Taskforce. “Despite this investment, we are concerned that mental health provision for...


25 Calls response: How one boy’s journey illustrates the message we must give all children: it’s ok to talk

...it was difficult not to think this was some kind of mental health issue. "He was referred to CAMHS and in the long waiting time, to his GP, who prescribed an anti-depressant. No-one talked to him." There seemed to be no obvious cause....


A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...an input at the 2020 (online) annual conference where I spoke about my own experience of accessing CAMHS. It is vital that young people with lived experiences are sharing their views with organisations that often only give a platform to...


25 Calls response: Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental health outcomes for children

...with the recommendation of the Youth Commission on Mental Health Services that ‘young adult’ CAMHS services should be available between 16 and 25, and adult services from 21. We also welcome the Scottish Government’s provision of more...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...structural determinants of poorer mental health. “We also would query the necessity of a further CAMHS recovery plan in response to COVID-19 given the breadth of work over the recent years that has shown the changes needed to mental health...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...completed a PhD exploring the experiences and journeys of care for children who are referred to CAMHS for reasons of suicidality. As part of this work, she led an international scoping review of suicide prevention policies. The 2019 study found...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government


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...and young people A major report on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) warns that the current system is still geared towards specialist care and responding to crisis, rather than early intervention and...



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Sea change or same old?
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...problems amongst children and young people are also alarming, particularly when matched by a CAMHS system under strain and dealing with problems far too late.  In response, this year we have seen an obesity strategy published and a raft of...


News: Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic
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...warnings over child mental health pandemic Posted 8 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond CAMHS Mental Health New figures published this week show the number of children and young people waiting for treatment from specialist...

CAMHS Mental Health

Comment: We need to embed early interventions and mental health support in all schools across Scotland
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...a 14 year high in the number of self-harm cases seen in A&E last year. The waiting list for CAMHS in some areas is up to 18 months long, despite access to mental health support for children and young people being a human right. Children...

Education Mental Health

Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment
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...of £120m in mental health services in the year ahead, including funding to deliver CAMHS and reduce waiting lists Investment of £1bn over the course of the parliament to continue work to close the poverty-related attainment...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Suffering in silence
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...delays in referrals (and then appointments) with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). This shortage of provision has been well-documented and is being addressed. However, an increase in counselling services for children and...