child and adolescent mental health services

Neglect and Serious Case Reviews

Study that provides a new contribution to our learning about neglect by exploring the  circumstances in which neglect can be catastrophic and have a fatal or seriously harmful  outcome for a child. It provides a systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews  (local multi-agency reviews of child deaths or serious injury where abuse or neglect is known or suspected) in England, between 2003–2011.

Infant mental health: the Scottish context

The purpose of this briefing is to:

- provide an overview of national infant mental health policy since devolution
- consider whether agreed objectives have been achieved, and identify gaps
- present NSPCC Scotland’s views about what more needs to be done to meet the needs of infants at risk.

Infant mental health: a national picture 2012 - presentation slides

Presentations from Infant Mental Health conference held in March 2012 in Irvine, Ayrshire.

It includes an introduction to infant mental health for professionals working with, or on behalf of, children and families in any capacity.

Infant mental health: a national picture 2012

Report that summarises the Infant Mental Health conference held in March 2012 in Irvine, Ayrshire.

It includes an introduction to infant mental health for professionals working with, or on behalf of, children and families in any capacity.

Infant mental health: a guide for practitioners

Guide that will be of interest to those working with infants, their parents and carers, and those engaged in educating children, young people and adults in issues around childcare and parenting.

Mental health service transitions for young people [Children's and families services guide 44]

Children's and families services guide 44. This guide is for all staff working with young people with mental health problems who need to move from one service to another that is, to make a 'transition'. In the guide you will find underlying principles, information about making services accessible and easy to use, transition planning and practice, working together, and performance management and monitoring: all key areas where improvements will make a real difference to the lives of young people, their families and carers.

Barriers to, and facilitators of, the health of young people : a systematic review of evidence on young people's views and on interventions to promote mental health, physical activity and healthy eating

This report synthesises the results of three previous reviews undertaken by the EPPI-Centre: young people and mental health; young people and healthy eating and young people and physical activity. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2002 .Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

Class of 2000 yearbook: how happy are young people and why does it matter?

This report puts the national statistics about children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health into context, and tells the stories of some typical young Relate clients. It also presents the evidence that emotional and mental distress in childhood and adolescence matter in both the short and long term, and that they can be ameliorated by the right services being easily available. Recommendations are also made for the provision of these services.

Psychiatric services for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilites

This report is intended to inform the negotiations between service commissioners, clinicians and general managers of psychiatric services for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities and their families. It aims to give an overview of the ways in which a service might be provided and the elements for a standard specification that might be adapted for local need.

Mental Health Foundation: publications

Website resource that offers a range of publications on the topic of mental health, including reports, briefings and information booklets. Publications can be searched by keyword, publication title or by browsing an A-Z title list.