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

... Mental Health report finds provision failing to meet needs of children and 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...


Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation

...Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, Children in Scotland’s...

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Comment: We need to embed early interventions and Mental Health support in all schools across Scotland

...become mentally healthy places to be Posted 11 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education Mental Health First launched in 2015, Children’s Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental...

Education Mental Health

Young people’s worsening Mental Health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

... Young people’s worsening Mental Health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


Call 3: All children and young people should have access to Mental Health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination

... Call 3: All children and young people should have access to Mental Health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination By Changing our World, Children in Scotland's young people's advisory group,...


Child and adolescent Mental Health in the digital age

... Child and adolescent Mental Health in the digital age When 29/05/2018 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event Today’s children and young people are growing up online. The modern media landscape is...


Positive Mental Health in children and young people

...Positive Mental Health in children and young people When 29/01/2018 09:30 Where Children in Scotland offices, Edinburgh Type Training Category Health and Wellbeing About this event Just as first aid can help prevent physical injury from...


Positive Mental Health in children and young people

... Positive Mental Health in children and young people When 02/05/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Health and Wellbeing About this event Just as first aid can help prevent physical injury from becoming worse,...


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

... Transforming Mental Health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis 18 Mar 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, which focuses on ensuring young people get access to Mental Health...


Positive Mental Health in children and young people

... Positive Mental Health in children and young people When 04/03/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Please note this event is now fully booked, to join the waiting list please...


First Minister challenged by young people on Mental Health support and Brexit aftermath

... First Minister challenged by young people on Mental Health and aftermath of Brexit The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been questioned by young people from across Scotland about her government’s commitments on access for young people...

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Challenges of Mental Health and lockdown explored in Perth Living Museums exhibition

... Challenges of Mental Health and lockdown explored in new Perth Living Museums exhibition 6 September 2021 A new exhibition from young people involved in our Living Museums participation project has opened at Perth Museum. Members of the Perth...

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News: Fresh warnings over child Mental Health pandemic

... Magazine / News: Fresh 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...

CAMHS Mental Health

News: Campaign makes tackling Mental Health stigma an issue for everyone

... Magazine / News: Campaign makes tackling Mental Health stigma an issue for everyone  Posted 20 October 2021, by Nina Joynson health and wellbeing Mental Health See Me has launched a new campaign, See Us, to...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in Mental Health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in Mental Health support for all

... Gaps in Mental Health provision for children highlight the chasm in Mental Health support for all 25 Apr 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, Michelle Lloyd, who has responsibility for Cyrenians’ Families and People...


Live Music & Mental Health Workshop, Emerging Minds (2021)

... Live Music and Mental Health (2021 - ) In 2021, Children in Scotland led a unique, multi-partner research project that examined the impact of live music experiences on the Mental Health and wellbeing of children and young people. The Special...


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

... Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform Mental Health outcomes for children 3 Oct 2019 Robust data on the Mental Health of young people with care experience could lead to action to radically improve their transition...


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

... "We're not doing well enough on Mental Health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has told an audience of young people about ‘horrific’ comments on her social media channels, why...

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25 Calls response: Young people understand how being physically active can improve Mental Health. Let's learn from them

...Young people understand that being physically active can improve Mental Health. Let's learn from what they've told us 9 Jan 2020 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign and drawing on learning from their own work, Scottish Sports...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s Mental Health

... New Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s Mental Health and wellbeing Media Release 5 February 2021 A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music...

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

...Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP-RU) at the University of Stirling has focused on Mental Health and suicide research for more than 20 years. Dr Lynne Gilmour, Research Fellow in the NMAHP-RU, is co-Principal Investigator on the...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

Member directory: full

...| aberlour.org.uk Achieve More Scotland Programmes to improve young people’s physical and Mental Health and well-being | aandm.org.uk Action For Children Scotland Practical and emotional care and support for children and young people |...


News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland

...proves that reading for pleasure is central in helping to support wellbeing and Mental Health, positively impacting learners' attainment across the curriculum, sparking critical thinking,...

Early years Education Families reading

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers

...young carers Posted 22 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL Children's rights Mental Health Ahead of our webinar on the topic, Jennifer Lewis (pictured) talks us through some of the myths about caregiving roles and...

ASL Children's rights Mental Health

News: Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’

... Magazine / News: Scots encouraged to 'Keep the heid and read' for Mental Health Week Posted 10 May 2022, by Nina Joynson literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing Readers of all ages and abilities are being...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

News: Report highlights success of family support programme

...the significant and complex challenges faced by parents who enter the programme, with neglect, Mental Health issues, homelessness and poverty found to be more prevalent in the FNP group than in the general population. Despite these...

Health parenting

News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding

...to three projects, with a focus on helping those who are care experienced and those experiencing Mental Health issues. The Young Person's Guarantee was launched in November 2020 to support economic recovery from Covid-19. It acts as the...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

News: Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda

...a third of pupils across Scotland have additional support needs, including autism, dyslexia and Mental Health problems. Postcode lottery funding The Coalition analysed figures for spending on ASN pupils since 2012/13, revealing average spend per...

additional support for learning ASN Education

Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment

...8 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Education Mental Health Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented the legislative agenda and funding priorities of her government to the...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

News: Call for specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people

...people Posted 10 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish Government calls for residential rehabilitation facilities for young people and improved access to...

children and young people Health Mental Health

The picture of health

...are more likely to experience deprivation and poverty with an increased risk of emotional and Mental Health problems Preterm birth and low birthweight are crucial risk factors for premature death during infancy and are risk factors which...


School support staff shortage 'must be tackled'
Inequalities Mental Health News Staff Support

News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year

...Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'Anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by Oxford University Press (OUP). More than...

Mental Health Wellbeing

News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

...experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the backdrop of stark statistics from Public Health Scotland on significant waiting lists for treatment from specialist...

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News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity

...March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The Carers Trust has highlighted how a lack of support, coupled with a dramatic rise in time spent caring, is...

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News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet

...change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First Minister and her Cabinet in the sixth annual Cabinet Meeting...

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Comment: 'Young carers must remain a priority and at the forefront of policy development’

...16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers On Young Carers Action Day 2022, Paul Traynor (pictured) highlights why increased support for young carers...

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25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

Mental fitness for children, young people and staff

...now fully booked, to join the waiting list email events@childreninscotland.org.uk About this event Mental Health is a key ingredient in helping children to become successful learners, confident individuals, and effective contributors to society....


New project empowers young researchers to tackle health inequalities

Mental Fitness for children, young people and staff

...– you can contact the team using this email: events@childreninscotland.org.uk. About this event Mental Health is a key ingredient in helping children to become successful learners, confident individuals, and effective contributors to society....


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

'Get into Summer' to make young people's health a priority

... ‘Get into Summer’ to make young people’s Mental Health and wellbeing a priority 21 June 2021 Children in Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s £20million ’Get into Summer’ funding package aimed at creating opportunities for...


Community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

...will focus on the determinants of health inequalities, and drive forward our efforts to improve Mental Health and wellbeing”. From the WHO to The Lancet, commentators have been highlighting the need for community development as an essential...


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”
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25 Calls response: Want to ensure healthy lives on and offline? Act now to protect young people from gambling and gaming harms

...longer ignore the increasing body of literature showing the links between gambling-related harms, Mental Health and ACEs. Within a society that has normalised gambling, and with new forms of gambling and gambling-like games becoming available...


25 Calls response: It's time for a new way to measure the health of our planet and young people

DRIVERS - a European project aimed at combating health inequalities (2012-2015)

Connecting listening with health and wellbeing

Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, healthy lives

...and social development as a result of both the negative impact on parental Mental Health and the ability adequate income provides to invest in a child’s development. One in four children in Scotland are currently living...


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Child and adolescent Mental Health in the digital age

Start date: 29/05/2018 09:30

... Child and adolescent Mental Health in the digital age When 29/05/2018 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Training Category About this event Today’s children and young people are growing up online. The modern media landscape is...


Positive Mental Health in children and young people

Start date: 29/01/2018 09:30

...Positive Mental Health in children and young people When 29/01/2018 09:30 Where Children in Scotland offices, Edinburgh Type Training Category Health and Wellbeing About this event Just as first aid can help prevent physical injury from...


Positive Mental Health in children and young people

Start date: 02/05/2018 09:30

... Positive Mental Health in children and young people When 02/05/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Health and Wellbeing About this event Just as first aid can help prevent physical injury from becoming worse,...


Positive Mental Health in children and young people

Start date: 04/03/2019 09:30

... Positive Mental Health in children and young people When 04/03/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Please note this event is now fully booked, to join the waiting list please...


Mental fitness for children, young people and staff

Start date: 03/02/2020 09:30

...now fully booked, to join the waiting list email events@childreninscotland.org.uk About this event Mental Health is a key ingredient in helping children to become successful learners, confident individuals, and effective contributors to society....


Mental Fitness for children, young people and staff

Start date: 29/09/2020 09:30

...– you can contact the team using this email: events@childreninscotland.org.uk. About this event Mental Health is a key ingredient in helping children to become successful learners, confident individuals, and effective contributors to society....


Connecting listening with health and wellbeing

Start date: 04/12/2017 09:30



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

... Mental Health report finds provision failing to meet needs of children and 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...


Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation

...Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, Children in Scotland’s...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

Young people’s worsening Mental Health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

... Young people’s worsening Mental Health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


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

... Transforming Mental Health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis 18 Mar 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, which focuses on ensuring young people get access to Mental Health...


First Minister challenged by young people on Mental Health support and Brexit aftermath

... First Minister challenged by young people on Mental Health and aftermath of Brexit The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been questioned by young people from across Scotland about her government’s commitments on access for young people...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

Challenges of Mental Health and lockdown explored in Perth Living Museums exhibition

... Challenges of Mental Health and lockdown explored in new Perth Living Museums exhibition 6 September 2021 A new exhibition from young people involved in our Living Museums participation project has opened at Perth Museum. Members of the Perth...

accessibility heritage living museums lockdown Mental Health museums pandemic Participation

25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in Mental Health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in Mental Health support for all

... Gaps in Mental Health provision for children highlight the chasm in Mental Health support for all 25 Apr 2019 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign, Michelle Lloyd, who has responsibility for Cyrenians’ Families and People...


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

... Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform Mental Health outcomes for children 3 Oct 2019 Robust data on the Mental Health of young people with care experience could lead to action to radically improve their transition...


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

... "We're not doing well enough on Mental Health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has told an audience of young people about ‘horrific’ comments on her social media channels, why...

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

25 Calls response: Young people understand how being physically active can improve Mental Health. Let's learn from them

...Young people understand that being physically active can improve Mental Health. Let's learn from what they've told us 9 Jan 2020 Responding to Call 3 of our 25 Calls campaign and drawing on learning from their own work, Scottish Sports...


New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s Mental Health

... New Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s Mental Health and wellbeing Media Release 5 February 2021 A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

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

...Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP-RU) at the University of Stirling has focused on Mental Health and suicide research for more than 20 years. Dr Lynne Gilmour, Research Fellow in the NMAHP-RU, is co-Principal Investigator on the...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

School support staff shortage 'must be tackled'
Inequalities Mental Health News Staff Support

25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

New project empowers young researchers to tackle health inequalities

Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

'Get into Summer' to make young people's health a priority

... ‘Get into Summer’ to make young people’s Mental Health and wellbeing a priority 21 June 2021 Children in Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s £20million ’Get into Summer’ funding package aimed at creating opportunities for...


Community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

...will focus on the determinants of health inequalities, and drive forward our efforts to improve Mental Health and wellbeing”. From the WHO to The Lancet, commentators have been highlighting the need for community development as an essential...


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”
climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls response: Want to ensure healthy lives on and offline? Act now to protect young people from gambling and gaming harms

...longer ignore the increasing body of literature showing the links between gambling-related harms, Mental Health and ACEs. Within a society that has normalised gambling, and with new forms of gambling and gambling-like games becoming available...


25 Calls response: It's time for a new way to measure the health of our planet and young people


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The picture of health

...are more likely to experience deprivation and poverty with an increased risk of emotional and Mental Health problems Preterm birth and low birthweight are crucial risk factors for premature death during infancy and are risk factors which...



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Comment: We need to embed early interventions and Mental Health support in all schools across Scotland
post

...become mentally healthy places to be Posted 11 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education Mental Health First launched in 2015, Children’s Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental...

Education Mental Health

Call 3: All children and young people should have access to Mental Health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination
post

... Call 3: All children and young people should have access to Mental Health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination By Changing our World, Children in Scotland's young people's advisory group,...


News: Fresh warnings over child Mental Health pandemic
post

... Magazine / News: Fresh 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...

CAMHS Mental Health

News: Campaign makes tackling Mental Health stigma an issue for everyone
post

... Magazine / News: Campaign makes tackling Mental Health stigma an issue for everyone  Posted 20 October 2021, by Nina Joynson health and wellbeing Mental Health See Me has launched a new campaign, See Us, to...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

Member directory: full
post

...| aberlour.org.uk Achieve More Scotland Programmes to improve young people’s physical and Mental Health and well-being | aandm.org.uk Action For Children Scotland Practical and emotional care and support for children and young people |...


News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland
post

...proves that reading for pleasure is central in helping to support wellbeing and Mental Health, positively impacting learners' attainment across the curriculum, sparking critical thinking,...

Early years Education Families reading

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
post

...young carers Posted 22 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL Children's rights Mental Health Ahead of our webinar on the topic, Jennifer Lewis (pictured) talks us through some of the myths about caregiving roles and...

ASL Children's rights Mental Health

News: Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’
post

... Magazine / News: Scots encouraged to 'Keep the heid and read' for Mental Health Week Posted 10 May 2022, by Nina Joynson literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing Readers of all ages and abilities are being...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

News: Report highlights success of family support programme
post

...the significant and complex challenges faced by parents who enter the programme, with neglect, Mental Health issues, homelessness and poverty found to be more prevalent in the FNP group than in the general population. Despite these...

Health parenting

News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding
post

...to three projects, with a focus on helping those who are care experienced and those experiencing Mental Health issues. The Young Person's Guarantee was launched in November 2020 to support economic recovery from Covid-19. It acts as the...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

News: Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda
post

...a third of pupils across Scotland have additional support needs, including autism, dyslexia and Mental Health problems. Postcode lottery funding The Coalition analysed figures for spending on ASN pupils since 2012/13, revealing average spend per...

additional support for learning ASN Education

Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment
post

...8 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Education Mental Health Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented the legislative agenda and funding priorities of her government to the...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

News: Call for specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people
post

...people Posted 10 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish Government calls for residential rehabilitation facilities for young people and improved access to...

children and young people Health Mental Health

News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year
post

...Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'Anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by Oxford University Press (OUP). More than...

Mental Health Wellbeing

News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
post

...experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the backdrop of stark statistics from Public Health Scotland on significant waiting lists for treatment from specialist...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity
post

...March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The Carers Trust has highlighted how a lack of support, coupled with a dramatic rise in time spent caring, is...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet
post

...change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First Minister and her Cabinet in the sixth annual Cabinet Meeting...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Comment: 'Young carers must remain a priority and at the forefront of policy development’
post

...16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers On Young Carers Action Day 2022, Paul Traynor (pictured) highlights why increased support for young carers...

health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, healthy lives
post

...and social development as a result of both the negative impact on parental Mental Health and the ability adequate income provides to invest in a child’s development. One in four children in Scotland are currently living...


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