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Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)

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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 ( for a host of fre… read more

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Youth Substance Use and Co-occurring Mental Health Concerns

June 27th, 2022


In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Jillian Halladay, winner of ACAMH’s Research Trainee of the Year 2021 Award, about her research into the co-occurrence of substance use in youth in general and in acute clinical settings.

Supporting Child Refugees in Educational Settings

June 24th, 2022


This Refugee Week, we are joined by Dr. Tina Rae to explore how best to support child refugees within educational settings.

WACIT; Refugee Mental Health and the Impact of Trauma

June 22nd, 2022


This Refugee Week, we are joined by Professor Panos Vostanis to explore the impact of trauma on the mental health of child refugees and other young people living in conflict.

Therapeutic Engagement with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors

June 20th, 2022


This Refugee Week, we are joined by Dr. Hayley Rajpal to explore the challenges of therapeutic engagement with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors.

COMET; Student Mental Health and Single-Session Interventions

June 6th, 2022


For this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Maria Loades to discuss the Common Elements Toolbox (COMET), a study testing a digital intervention to help …

Language Regression, Communication Development, and Autism

May 23rd, 2022


In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Mandy Steiman about her co-authored paper, ‘Predictors of language regression and its association with subsequent communication development in children with autism’, published in the JCPP.

Adolescent gender diversity: sociodemographic correlates & mental health outcomes

May 9th, 2022


In this podcast, we are joined by Assistant Professor Akhgar Ghassabian and Dr. Tonya White to discuss their co-authored JCPP paper ‘Adolescent …

Late-diagnosed Autistic Children: Mental Health & Social Difficulties

May 3rd, 2022


In this podcast, we talk to Professor Will Mandy about his JCPP paper ‘Mental health and social difficulties of late-diagnosed autistic children, …

Destigmatizing Perceptions About Black Adolescent Depression

April 25th, 2022


For this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Andrés Martin, Dr. Jose Paez, and Dr. Doron Amsalem to discuss their co-authored paper ‘Destigmatizing …

Climate change-related worry, engagement, and mental health

April 19th, 2022


In this podcast, Dr. Emma Sciberras and Dr. Julian Fernando discuss their co-authored paper ‘Climate change-related worry among Australian …

Pupil size and pupillary light reflex in early infancy

April 11th, 2022

In this podcast we talk to Ana Maria Portugal,  Developmental Neuroscientist and postdoctoral researcher in developmental behaviour genetics at the …

ADHD, Comorbidity, and Longitudinal Research

April 4th, 2022


In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Aja Murray, winner of ACAMH’s Kathy Sylva ‘Rising Star’ Award 2021, about her research into developmental aspects of …

Sluggish Cognitive tempo; circadian preference, sleep, and daytime sleepiness

March 28th, 2022


In this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Joey Fredrick to tackle the question ‘Is sluggish cognitive tempo associated with circadian preference, sleep, …

Creative Methods and Digital Media: Supporting Psychological Therapies

March 21st, 2022


In this podcast, we talk to Professor Lina Gega, joint editor of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) journal, about her work on several …

Adolescent Sleep: Stereotypes and Misunderstandings

March 14th, 2022


For this podcast, focusing on adolescent sleep, we are joined by celebrated neuroscientist Dr. Dean Burnett, author of The Idiot Brain and a speaker …

Student Mental Health and What CAMH Professionals Need to Know

March 3rd, 2022

TRIGGER WARNING: Please be aware that this podcast discusses personal experiences of self-harm and suicide.

This University Mental Health Day, we are joined by two students, Rhiannon Hawkins and Nathan Randles, to …

From University to Research: A Conversation with an Aspiring Academic Psychiatrist

February 28th, 2022


For this podcast, we are delighted to interview aspiring academic psychiatrist Clara Faria, winner of the ACAMH 2021 Undergraduate Clinical Trainee of the Year Award and ACAMH’s first Young Person’s Ambassador.

Fire starting; early intervention and education

February 21st, 2022


In this podcast, criminologist Joanna Foster discusses fire starting in children, early intervention and fire safety education. Joanna is the …

The long-term cost of childhood conduct problems

February 14th, 2022


In this podcast, we talk to Eila Kankaanpää about her co-authored JCPP paper ‘The long-term cost of childhood conduct problems: Finnish Nationwide 1981 Birth Cohort Study’.

CAMH services, integrative methods, and quality improvement

February 7th, 2022


In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Sundar Gnanavel, winner of ACAMH’s 2021 Postgraduate Clinical Trainee of the Year Award, about teaching clinical psychiatry, the use of integrative methods, CAMH services, and quality …

Parenting for lifelong health for young children

January 31st, 2022


In this podcast, we talk to Professor Catherine Ward, winner of ACAMH’s Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Journal Best Paper Award 2021, …

Mental Health Inequality, and Disparity, in an Unequal World

January 24th, 2022


For this podcast, focusing on child and adolescent mental health in an unequal world, we are joined by Dr. Aisha Sanober Chachar, co-founder and …

Open Science, Rapid Publication, and Collaboration

January 17th, 2022


JCPP Advances is already causing waves in the research sector with 38 papers published, and 4 papers having found policy mentions making a difference …

Early Intervention, Maternal Depressed Mood & Child Cognitive Development

December 16th, 2021


In this podcast, we talk to Professor Mark Tomlinson about his JCPP paper ‘First 1,000 days: enough for mothers but not for children? Long-term outcomes of an early intervention on maternal depressed mood and child …

Combined polygenic risk scores, & predicting psychopathology

December 9th, 2021

In this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Alex Neumann, of the VIB Centre for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp, and Professor Henning …

Adolescent well-being amid the COVID-19 pandemic

December 2nd, 2021


In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Thorhildur Halldorsdottir about her JCPP Advances paper ‘Adolescent well-being amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Are girls …

Reward- and threat-related neural function associated with depression

November 25th, 2021


The focus of this podcast is on the recently published JCPP paper ‘Reward- and threat-related neural function associated with risk and presence of …

Positive Wellbeing and Resilience following Adolescent Victimisation

November 18th, 2021


In this podcast, we talk to Jessica Armitage about her research into genetic and environmental influences underlying resilient functioning, as well …

Self-harm & Self-Injury – Episode. 9 ‘Autism a parents guide’

November 11th, 2021


For this podcast, focusing on autistic children who harm themselves, we are joined by Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian, and Dr. Penny Williams. This podcast is supported by Clinical Partners.

The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 School Closures

November 4th, 2021


The focus of this podcast is on the JCPP Advances paper ‘Covid-19 partial school closures and mental health problems: a cross sectional survey of …

The Anxiety and Grief of the Ecological Crisis

October 28th, 2021


Ahead of COP26, and as part of the lead up to the CAMH Special Issue ‘Child and youth mental health & the global ecological crisis’, we talked to …

The Bridge is back!

October 21st, 2021


We are honoured to spend some time talking with Dr. Steph Lewis, a Clinical Research Training Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and …

Prenatal Caffeine Exposure: Association with Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

October 19th, 2021


In this podcast, Dr. Peter Manza and Dr. Rui Zhang discuss their co-authored JCPP paper ‘Prenatal Caffeine Exposure: Association with …

Mental Wellbeing in Schools, and the Global Mental Health Crisis

October 14th, 2021


In this podcast, we talk to Lauren Cross about her research interests around mental health and wellbeing in schools and inequalities during childhood …

Experiences of CYP in specialist and inpatient care settings: a themed review

October 7th, 2021


The focus of this podcast is a themed review for the NIHR on the experience of children and young people caring for in mental health, learning disability and autism inpatient settings, produced by Candace Imison and Dr. …

ADHD, Self-Harm, and the Importance of Early Childhood Intervention – In Conversation with Dr. Melissa Mulraney

October 1st, 2021

In this podcast, we talk to Dr. Melissa Mulraney, Senior Lecturer and co-leader of the Child Mental Health Research Centre at the Institute for …

PTSD in very young children, and proof-of-concept trial - In Conversation Prof. Tim Dalgleish

September 24th, 2021

In this podcast we hear from clinical psychologist Professor Tim Dalgleish, director of the Cambridge Centre for Affective Disorders and Programme …

Changes in emotional problems, hyperactivity and conduct problems in moderate to late preterm children – Dr. Ayten Bilgin

September 17th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Dr. Ayten Bilgin about her JCPP Advances paper ‘Changes in emotional problems, hyperactivity and conduct problems in …

Behavioural & Biological Divergence in Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Autism - Dr Lynnea Myers

September 9th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Dr. Lynnea Myers about her JCPP Advances paper on Behavioural and Biological Divergence in Monozygotic Twin Pairs …

Language & communication problems, and the relation to non-language difficulties - Dr. Hannah Hobson

September 3rd, 2021

 In this podcast we talk to Dr. Hannah Hobson, Lecturer in Psychology and Researcher at York University, and head of the Emerald Lab (Emotional and …

Mental Health in Lockdown and its Impact on Children, Adolescents and Families – Dr. Polly Waite

August 17th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Dr. Polly Waite, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and at the University of Reading.

Genetically informed family research, and anti-racism in mental health research - In Conversation with Dr. Yasmin Ahmadzadeh

August 9th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Dr. Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, post-doctoral research associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, …

Demand for CYP mental health during Covid “a crisis on a pre-existing crisis' - Dr. Bernadka Dubicka

August 3rd, 2021

In this podcast, we talk to our CAMH Editor in Chief, Honorary Professor Dr. Bernadka Dubicka.

Bernadka discusses her achievements at the Child …

Resilience, Ethnicity and Adolescent Mental Health (REACH) Project - Dr. Gemma Knowles

July 22nd, 2021

In this podcast we speak to Dr. Gemma Knowles, Research Associate of the Social Epidemiology Research Group at King's College, London, and part of …

'School behaviour difficulties, interventions, and inclusive education' - Dr Alice Jones Bartoli

July 14th, 2021

This podcast, with Dr. Alice Jones Bartoli, focuses on school behaviour difficulties, school based interventions and inclusive education. Alice is a …

‘Longitudinal association between externalising behaviour and frontoamygdalar resting-state functional connectivity’ – Dr. Sandra Thijssen

July 8th, 2021

 Dr. Sandra Thijssen begins with a brief overview of how the frontoamygdalar brain circuitry functions and its role in emotional regulation.
She …

'Adolescent and maternal mental health before and during the pandemic' - In Conversation Dr. Nicola Wright

June 25th, 2021

This episode of our JCPP Advances series that focus on the papers and editors featured in the publication is with Dr. Nicola Wright, research …

‘The contribution of complex trauma to psychopathology and cognitive deficits’ – In conversation Dr. Stephanie Lewis

June 21st, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Dr. Stephanie Lewis, Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and …

'Creating mentally healthy schools' - In conversation with Professor Jess Deighton

June 10th, 2021

We were honoured to spend some time talking to Professor Jess Deighton, Professor of Child Mental Health and Wellbeing at University College London …

What role should mental health costs play in the evaluation of public health interventions such as lockdown? - In Conversation with Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke

June 7th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Professor of Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at King’s College …

'The importance of comprehensive and transparent reporting' In Conversation with Professor Henrik Larsson

May 27th, 2021

In this podcast we speak to Professor Henrik Larsson, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at Orebro University and Karolinska Institute in Sweden, …

'Effective e-therapy engagement, and improving Maori families early environment’ Prof Sally Merry

May 14th, 2021

We are delighted to have the opportunity to talk to Professor Sally Merry, the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and …

‘Increased mental health difficulties in vulnerable children during lockdown’- In Conversation with Dolapo Adegboye

May 11th, 2021

The third in our JCPP Advances podcast series that focus on the papers and editors featured in the publication is with Dolapo Adegboye, research …

'Wellbeing, COVID-19 & Worries of German CYP' - In Conversation Dr. Tanya Poulain & Dr. Mandy Vogel

April 29th, 2021


 The second in our JCPP Advances podcast series that focus on the papers and editors featured in the publication is with Dr. Tanya Poulain and Dr. …

'Relative Age and Specific Learning Disorder Diagnosis' - In Conversation with Dr. Bianca Arrhenius

April 26th, 2021

With the launch of our third journal,  JCPP Advances, we're bringing you a series of podcast that focus on the papers and editors featured in the publication. In this podcast we speak to Dr. Bianca Arrhenius, medical …

'Tics, and Tic Disorders; the sudden onsets and influences of the pandemic' - Dr. Tammy Hedderly

April 15th, 2021

We are proud to bring you the third podcast in our series that focuses on Tourettes Syndrome. Dr. Seonaid Anderson will be talking to leading players in the field, rising stars of research, clinicians, and experts by …

'ADHD and the implications of a lack of awareness within primary care' - In Conversation with Blandine French

March 18th, 2021

In this podcast we speak to Blandine French, ESRC DTC PhD student at The Institute of Mental Health Nottingham, looking into the awareness of ADHD in primary care. Blandine was also nominated for the 2020 ACAMH Awards …

The importance of translating research into practice - In Conversation with Professor Mark Dadds

March 5th, 2021

We are delighted to have had the opportunity to speak to clinical psychologist Professor Mark Dadds, Director of the Child Behaviour Research Clinic …

'Early years childcare - social exclusion, marketisation, and policy' Professor Eva Lloyd OBE

February 22nd, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Professor Eva Lloyd OBE, Professor of Early Childhood in the School of Education and Communities at UEL. Eva is also …

'ADHD, autism, and the elevated risk of later depression' In conversation with Prof. Anita Thapar

February 11th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Professor Anita Thapar, Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University. A …

'Birth order and autism diagnostic phenotypes' In Conversation with Gail Alvares

February 4th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to postdoctoral research fellow Gail Alvares, of the Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Australia. Gail begins by discussing her recent JCPP paper 'Investigating associations between birth order and …

Investigating the interplay of genetics and environment on development - Prof Cathryn Lewis

January 29th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Professor Cathryn Lewis, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology & Statistics, Head of Department, Social, Genetic & …

‘Transforming the lives of young people with autism with inclusive research’ Prof. Liz Pellicano

January 21st, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Developmental Cognitive Scientist Professor Liz Pellicano, Professor in the Macquarie School of Education at Macquarie …

'Creative approaches to developing skills for future CAMHS professionals' with Dr. Carlos Hoyos

January 8th, 2021

In this podcast we talk to Dr. Carlos Hoyos, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, undergraduate lead …

'Hearing voices, and unusual sensory experiences' In Conversation with Dr. Sarah Parry

December 16th, 2020

In this podcast, Dr. Sarah Parry, Clinical Psychologist, researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, discusses what the term hearing voices …

‘Sluggish cognitive tempo, ADHD and motivation’ In Conversation with Zoe Smith

December 10th, 2020

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 …

'Data sets, mental well-being and school-based interventions' In Conversation with Dr. Praveetha Patalay

December 3rd, 2020

In this podcast, Dr. Praveetha Patalay, Associate Professor for Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London, discusses data sets, the …

'CAMH professionals multi-dimensional role as clinician scientists' In Conversation with Dr. Aisha Sanober Chachar

November 25th, 2020

In this podcast, Dr. Aisha Sanober Chachar, recent ACAMH Awards 2020 Winner (Clinical) Trainee of the Year, talks about the many different roles a …

‘Maternal depression, suicide risk and culturally appropriate interventions’ – In Conversation with Dr. Rhonda Boyd

November 11th, 2020

In this podcast, Dr. Rhonda Boyd, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania and psychologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, …

‘Emotional functioning in the transition from childhood to adolescence, and beyond’ – In Conversation with Professor Nick Allen

November 4th, 2020

In this podcast, Professor Nick Allen, Director of the Centre for Digital Mental Health at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon, …

'The Brain, early development, and autism' - In Conversation with Professor Emily Jones

October 21st, 2020

Professor Emily Jones of the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck University of London talks neurodevelopment, attention training and intervention.

Emily talks about her research around understanding …

'Sleep Patterns, Associations with Anxiety and Depression' with Dr. Faith Orchard

October 15th, 2020

In a special episode of our In Conversation series, we hear from Dr. Faith Orchard about her recent paper, co-author by Prof. Alice M. Gregory, Prof. …

2: 'Education, and Educating, about Tourettes' - Lucy Toghill ‘In Conversation Tourettes Syndrome’ Ep 2

October 9th, 2020


Second episode in our ‘In Conversation Tourettes Syndrome’ series, with Lucy Toghill of Tourettes Action discussing education, and educating, about Tourettes.

‘Resilience – a complexity science approach’ Professor Anne-Laura Van Harmelen – ‘In Conversation’

September 24th, 2020

In this podcast Professor Anne-Laura Van Harmelen talks about her new appointment of Professor of Brain Safety and Resilience, the work of Risk and Resilience Group, and its work on HOPES project and RAISE Study.

Associate Professor Mina Fazel 'Child refugee mental health needs' - In Conversation

September 17th, 2020


 Associate Professor Mina Fazel talks child refugee mental health, the predominant symptoms seen in this group, and how are these children and young people can be best supported. The conversation includes discussion …

1: 'Teens, Tics, and Tech' - Camilla Babbage 'In Conversation Tourettes Syndrome'

August 26th, 2020

We are delighted to bring you the first in a new series of podcasts that focus on Tourettes Syndrome. Dr. Seonaid Anderson will be talking to leading players in the field, rising stars of research, clinicians, and …

Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson 'How early life experiences of autistic children shape them as autistic adults'

August 20th, 2020

Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson discusses developmental disabilities, in particular in autism, how children develop and learn, and in particular in …

Dr. Ola Demkowicz ‘Why mixed-method research matters’ – In Conversation

August 13th, 2020

Dr. Ola Demkowicz discusses mix-method research and how it enables researchers and policymakers to understand the big picture. She discusses her …

Challenging Behaviour and Demand Avoidance - Episode 8 'Autism a parents guide' with Dr Ann Ozsivadjian

August 4th, 2020

Ann discusses when challenging behaviour can be deemed as Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), and how to recognise it in an autistic child.

Dr. Maria Loades ‘COVID19 and social isolation, school-based interventions, and CBT’ – In Converstaion

August 4th, 2020

In this podcast Dr. Maria Loades discusses Covid19 and its implications for young people’s mental health, the Rapid Systematic Review exploring the …

Dr. Jessica Schleider 'Single sessions, scalable impact' - In Conversation

July 29th, 2020


In her work Dr. Jessica Schleider tries to break down the barriers that prevent young people from reaching services, whilst providing accessible interventions to help reduce mental health problems that scale. She does …

Tailoring Support CBT and Mindfulness - Episode 7 'Autism a parents guide' with Dr Ann Ozsivadjian

July 23rd, 2020


In this episode, Ann discusses different types of support that can be tailored to children with an autism diagnosis. A diagnosis can be a key for a parent, unlocking the right support for their child. They discuss …

Dr. Andrew Beck 'CAMHS, COVID19, and CBT' - In Conversation

July 21st, 2020

In this podcast Dr. Andrew Beck talks about the changes he has seen in CAMHS and how it is being affected by the COVID19 pandemic, why CBT is his intervention of choice, and the reasons he advocates behavioural …

In Conversation... Prof. Sam Cortese on ADHD, Coh-fit study

July 15th, 2020

Professor Sam Cortese discusses ADHD, research in relation to clinical decision-making in child and adolescent psychiatry, the importance of …

In Conversation… Neuroimaging with Assistant Professor Dr. Dienke Bos

July 3rd, 2020

Assistant Professor Dr. Dienke Bos discusses neuroscience, and in particular neuroimaging. The interview looks at the typical development of …

In Conversation... Emotional Regulation with Dr. Emily McGlinchey, and Dr. Joseph Morning

June 25th, 2020

Dr. Emily McGlinchey, and Dr. Joseph Morning discuss Harnessing Emotional Regulation Skills.

They talk about how emotional regulation manifests in …

In Conversation... Dr Emma Sciberras on Sleep and Anxiety in ADHD

June 11th, 2020


 Dr Emma Sciberras discusses sleep and anxiety in ADHD, around 70% of children with ADHD will have sleep problems and anxiety can exacerbate ADHD symptoms. 

In Conversation... Prof Miranda Wolpert MBE

June 9th, 2020


 Head of the mental health priority area at The Wellcome Trust Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE discusses areas of research the trust is working on. 

In Conversation... Dr Bernadka Dubicka

June 4th, 2020

Chair of the child and adolescent faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Bernadka Dubicka talks to freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

6: Food Sensitivities and Proclivities – Episode 6 ‘Autism, a parents guide’ with Dr. Vicki Ford

May 28th, 2020


Episode 6 with Dr. Vicki Ford looks at food sensitivities and proclivities, how to build a healthy relationship with food whilst understanding the challenges for many autistic children.

In Conversation... Prof Argyris Stringaris

May 14th, 2020


Argyris' exiting research includes the effects of experience on mood and machine learning and bio-statistics discussed in this JCPP editorial. He also talks about The CoRonavIruS Health Impact Survey (CRISIS) an …

In Conversation... Mia Eisenstadt

May 13th, 2020


Mia Eisenstadt discusses her current research on the stressors, risk and protective factors for mental health and wellbeing, how research informs …

In Conversation... Dr Farhana Mann on Loneliness

May 7th, 2020

Dr Farhana Mann gives a general overview of the landscape of loneliness and it impacts on children and young people.

As an inherently social species, the two discuss how a lack positive social relationships can be …

5: Recognising mental health issues – Episode 5 ‘Autism, a parents guide’ with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian

April 30th, 2020


Ann discusses anxiety in autistic children and young people, why mental health issues often go untreated and if depression presents differently in autism.

In Conversation... Prof Elaine Fox

April 24th, 2020


Professor Fox discusses the risk and preventative factors around mental health including the role of resilience, cognitive and effective flexibility, …

In Conversation... Prof Angelica Ronald

April 17th, 2020


In a wide ranging interview Professor Angelica Ronald discusses areas of her research including infant traits that predict later childhood behaviour, …

In Conversation... Dr. Karen Treisman

April 9th, 2020


 Karen discusses areas of trauma and trauma enforcing models, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment, and using a range of creative therapeutic approaches with families. 

In Conversation… Complex PTSD with Dr David Turgoose and Dr Simon Wilkinson

March 27th, 2020


In this podcast David and Simon look at the field of work relating to complex PTSD, and expand on the causes, explaining how it differentiates from standard PTSD. They discuss specific focus on looked after children, …

4: Coronavirus, and helping children with autism – Episode 4 ‘Autism, a parents guide’ with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin

March 26th, 2020

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic this is a special edition about helping children with autism during this time of great upheaval. In this edition of ‘Autism, a parents guide’ Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian is joined by …

Dr Jon Goldin on the coronavirus and child mental health

March 19th, 2020

Dr. Jon Goldin Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, working at Great Ormond Street Hospital discusses child mental health in the wake of the …

3: How autism presents differently in girls – Episode 3 ‘Autism, a parents guide’ with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin

February 27th, 2020


Discussion on the prevalence of autism in girls and the challenges faced. Whether girls get treated differently to boys and what interventions and support are most beneficial.

How can a robot help your mental health?

February 24th, 2020

When a pupil can’t attend class in person, AV1 takes their place. AV1 is the distance learning avatar that makes it possible for children and young …

2: Autism, a parents guide with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin. Episode 2 ‘Discovering Strengths – how to empower your autistic child’

February 14th, 2020


Ann and Marianna look at a strength-based model for autism, what types of strengths can be built upon and who can play a key role in helping and …

In Conversation... Depression with Dr. Olga Eyre

February 6th, 2020


Olga draws from her research to highlight the importance of awareness and depression in relation to neurodevelopmental problems with a specific focus on ADHD. They also discuss irritability, how it manifests, when it's …

1: Autism, a parents guide - 'Identifying Autism - getting the right diagnosis' with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian

January 31st, 2020

In this podcast series 'Autism, a parents guide' Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian discusses autism with freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

Episode 1 looks at 'Identifying Autism - getting the right diagnosis', and Ann looks at the …

In Conversation... Interpersonal Psychotherapy with Dr. Fiona Duffy

January 23rd, 2020


Fiona Duffy explains IPT and how it differs from CBT. They touch upon interpersonal risk and maintaining factors, and how the therapy has been adapted for children and young people. Fiona mentions exciting research and …

In Conversation... Mood Disorders with Dr. Gordana Milavić

January 10th, 2020


The two discuss how conceptions of mood disorders have changed throughout Gordana's career, shockingly Gordana mentions whilst in training it was thought that children were unable to get depressed. As a pioneer, …

In Conversion... Trauma and ACE's with Dan Johnson

December 13th, 2019


Dan and freelance journalist Jo Carlowe discuss trauma-informed care, the impact of the ACE's framework on clinical practice and government policy …

In Conversation... Professor Lucy Bowes on early life stress

November 5th, 2019


Professor Lucy Bowes, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and Head of the oRANGE Lab, discusses her research on early life stress in relation to …

In Conversation... Dr. Ramya Mohan

October 30th, 2019


 Ramya Mohan discusses CAPE (Creative Arts for Processing Emotion), the interactive and practical method combining neuroscience and the creative arts, as a therapeutic technique.

Ian Hamilton on Addiction and Substance Use

October 25th, 2019

Ian Hamilton, Associate Professor of Addiction at the University of York, discusses the impact that substance use can have on a young person's mental health.

Ian wrote the ACAMH Topic Guide on Addiction and Substance …

In Conversation... Prof. Roz Shafran

October 11th, 2019


Roz covers a range of subjects on mental health, including looking at the work her and her team undertake at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This includes innovations such a mental health 'booth' for children and …

In Conversation... Dr. Trudie Roussow

October 1st, 2019

In this podcast, Dr. Trudie Roussow discusses Mentalisation Based Treatment for adolescents (MBT-A), how it differs from MBT for adults, and how this …

In Conversation... Suicide and Self-harm with Dr. Abigail Russell

September 26th, 2019


 Abigail discusses her paper on inflammation and self-harm, its findings and implications moving forward. As well as the cohort study (ALSPAC), to …

In Conversation... Autism with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian

September 19th, 2019


Ann talks about the prevalence of mental health problems in ASD, preventing mental health problems before they occur, interventions and psychological …

In Conversation... Suicide and Self-harm with Professor David Cottrell

September 9th, 2019


David discusses school-based interventions, recent studies on prevention/intervention and (SHIFT), a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial, …

In Conversation… Suicide and Self-harm with Professor Lars Mehlum

September 9th, 2019


Lars discusses dialectical behaviour therapy for adolescents (DBT-A) as an intervention, his most recent paper in The JCPP, national strategies for …

In Conversation... ADHD with Dr Sinead Rhodes

August 8th, 2019


Dr Sinead Rhodes discusses ADHD and neurodevelopmental disorders with freelance journalist Jo Carlowe. Includes Sinead's latest research, cognitive factors underlying mental health and tailored interventions.

In Conversation...Parenting with Prof. Stephen Scott

August 1st, 2019


Professor Stephen Scott talks about using parenting as an intervention in young people's mental health and future prospects. The discussion includes the latest research on parenting programmes, insecure attachment and …

In Conversation... Psychosis with Dr. Helen Fisher

July 22nd, 2019


Dr. Helen Fisher talks about psychosis in young people. The discussion includes the development of psychosis in young people, the risk factors, and how Helen is playing a part to increase the awareness of psychosis to …

In Conversation... Eating Disorders with Dr. Dasha Nicholls

July 8th, 2019


Dr. Dasha Nicholls talks about eating and feeding disorders in children and young people. Raising awareness, Nicholls aims to level the playing …

In Conversation... Eating Disorders with Dr. Dasha Nicholls

July 8th, 2019


Dr. Dasha Nicholls talks about eating and feeding disorders in children and young people. Raising awareness, Nicholls aims to level the playing …

Prof. Cathy Cresswell Discusses Anxiety and 'Emerging Minds'

July 4th, 2019


In this podcast Prof Cathy Cresswell Discusses some of the issues surrounding anxiety in children, the latest research and developments, and the different treatments available. Also Cathy explains about the UKRI …

Dr. Max Davie discusses our upcoming Sleep Conference

July 3rd, 2019


Three minutes with Dr Max Davie about our upcoming Sleep and Mental Health Conference on 27 September 2019 in Edinburgh.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - Dr. Jennifer Shields & Dr. Sarah Brown

June 27th, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Shields & Dr. Sarah Brown discuss Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) with freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

FASD is the most …

In Conversation... Digital Interventions with Dr. Bethan Davies & Dr. Aislinn Bergin

June 4th, 2019

Dr. Bethan Davies & Dr. Aislinn Bergin, of NIRH Mindtech, talk to freelance journalist Jo Carlowe about the innovations that Digital Interventions can have on young people's mental health.

They discuss the …

Parenting - Dr Margiad Williams & Prof. Judy Hutchings

May 21st, 2019


Dr. Margiad Williams & Prof. Judy Hutchings talk to freelance journalist Jo Carlowe about 'Parenting' and the behavioural and emotional …

Neurodevelopmental Disorders, an interview with Dr Max Davie

May 2nd, 2019


Neurodevelopmental disorders are a neglected area of mental health practice, little mentioned in recent government policy documents.

The evidence …

In Conversation... Sleep and mental health with Dr. Faith Orchard

April 1st, 2019


Dr. Faith Orchard talks to freelance journalist Jo Carlowe about the impact of sleep on mental health.

Professor Andrea Danese discusses Trauma

March 28th, 2019


Professor Andrea Danese, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College …

Dr Arnon Bentovim - child and family training

March 26th, 2019


Dr Arnon Bentovim, Child and Family Psychiatrist, and founder the Child and Family Practice discusses his work with freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

Does late‐onset attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder exist?

March 15th, 2019


JCPP Annual Research Review: Does late‐onset attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder exist?

Professor Philip Asherson & Dr Jessica Agnew‐Blais discuss their paper.

In Conversation... OCD, with Dr Amita Jassi & Dr Gazal Jones

March 4th, 2019


Dr Amita Jassi & Dr Gazal Jones talk to freelance journalist Jo Carlowe about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the latest treatments …

Dr Dennis Ougrin & Dr Bernadka Dubicka‏ discuss the CAMH journal

February 15th, 2019


Dr Dennis Ougrin, Editor in Chief of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) journal and Dr Bernadka Dubicka‏, Deputy Editor in Chief, …

Prof David Olds and the Family-Nurse Partnership

January 21st, 2019


Professor David Olds, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, University of Colorado …

Prof. Tasmin Ford Attachment & Early Intervention

January 8th, 2019


Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Exeter Medical School, talks to Jo Carlowe, psychology journalist, …

In conversation... Professor Helen Minnis on Attachment

January 8th, 2019


At our Infant Mental Health conference, held in Southampton in December 2018, Clare Evans, second year training psychologist, University of …

Attachment - Professor Pasco Fearon

December 18th, 2018


At the recent (Dec 2018) ACAMH Southern Branch conference on Infant Mental Health we spoke to Professor Pasco Fearon about his work on attachment.

Professor Edmund Sonuga Barke & JCPP at 60

December 18th, 2018


Edmund Sonuga Barke, Editor in Chief of JCPP, talks about the papers that influenced him, how JCPP maintains its quality, and what the future holds …

Prof Pasco Fearon - JCPP 60

December 18th, 2018


Professor Pasco Fearon, Deputy Editor in Chief of JCPP, Chair in Developmental Psychopathology Clinical, Education & Health Psychology, UCL, …

Tourettes Syndrome an 'In Conversation' podcast

December 10th, 2018


Dr Seonaid Anderson and Helen Eadie, of Tourettes Action, define Tourettes Syndrome and expand on its impact. Together with Jo Carlowe, psychology …

In conversation... Intellectual Disabilities with Dr Mark Lovell & Mary Busk

November 30th, 2018


Dr Mark Lovell, and Mary Busk, talk to journalist Jo Carlowe about Intellectual Disabilities from a professional and personal viewpoint.

Mary is a Family Carer Advisers in the Improving Health and Quality Team, part of …

In Conversation... Philosophy of Mind

November 20th, 2018


André Tomlin, The Mental Elf, interviews the Project PERFECT team at the University of Birmingham to find out how unusual beliefs offer philosophers of mind the opportunity to challenge mental health stigma.

In Conversation... Developmental Language Disorder

November 16th, 2018


Professor Courtenay Norbury defines Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), expands on its impact and discusses how and when to identify it. Together …

Is childhood maltreatment a risk factor for increased symptoms of neurodevelopmental disorders?

October 26th, 2018


Professor Helen Minnis and Lisa Dinkler discuss their paper "Maltreatment-associated neurodevelopmental disorders: a co-twin control analysis" …

In Conversation... Our Time

October 24th, 2018


At the recent Parental Mental Illness Masterclass led by charity Our Time, ACAMH CEO, Martin Pratt, caught up with the speakers, Dr Alan Cooklin, Jess Streeting and Kirsty Taha-Wraith, to discuss the impact of parental …

In Conversation... Self-Harm

October 11th, 2018


Join Dr Dennis Ougrin as he discusses growing up in the Soviet Union and the role of psychiatry there and choosing to develop a career in psychiatry, …

In Conversation... How using personalised goals in therapy will change your life

October 9th, 2018


Dr Duncan Law discusses the importance of everyday participation and improving the therapeutic alliance by collaboratively creating goals.

In Conversation... Anxiety

September 25th, 2018


Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental health problem across the lifespan. They have a particularly early age of onset – half of all people who …

In Conversation... Reducing mental health problems in schools

September 21st, 2018


Dr Sophie Browning is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working on whole school approaches to mental health. In this podcast with psychology …

In Conversation... Harmful Sexual Behaviour

September 20th, 2018


There have been growing levels of awareness of harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people. In this podcast, psychology journalist, Jo …

In Conversation... Parental Mental Illness

August 7th, 2018


The World Health Organization has stated that parental mental illness is a major public health issue across the globe and Adverse Childhood Experiences research identifies it as one of the 10 most significant …

In Conversation... Sleep and Mental Health

July 31st, 2018


Sleep difficulties are common in children and adolescents, especially in some high-risk groups, such as young people with neurodevelopmental …

In Conversation... 22Q11

July 23rd, 2018


Anne Lawlor, Co-Founder and Chairperson of 22Q11 Ireland joins ACAMH to discuss 22q11 deletion syndrome, its impacts on sleep and mental health, as …

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry - Annual Research Review part 2

July 17th, 2018


Join Professor Louise Arseneault and Dr Andrea Danese as they discuss bullying, childhood adversity and their contributions to the Journal of Child …

Could a research-based app called Molehill Mountain ease anxiety in Autism?

July 10th, 2018


Autistica recently invited us along to the testing sessions for their new app, Molehill Mountain. We spoke to Professor Emily Simonoff and one of the …

In Conversation... Fussy Eating

July 6th, 2018


Many parents naturally worry whether their child is getting enough food if they refuse to eat sometimes. It would appear to be normal for young …

What does affirmative care mean for the mental health of trans young people?

June 25th, 2018


In their recent review published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Jack Turban and Diane Ehrensaft provide an update on how the …

The Bridge Abridged: Place children and young people at the heart of the strategy

June 13th, 2018


The Education, Health and Social Care Committees recently called upon the government to take a stronger stance on child and adolescent mental health …

Autism Symposium

May 17th, 2018


Audio from our Autism Symposium with lectures and discussion on the role of research in autism, pathways to mental health problems in autism, and the …

In Conversation... Professor Kathy Sylva

May 15th, 2018


Hear from Professor Kathy Sylva OBE on her research which has explored early education and children's development, parenting interventions, and the impact of children's centres on families. 

Kathy is a Professor of …

In Conversation... Professor Tamsin Ford

May 9th, 2018


Tamsin Ford is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School. While Tamsin set out on her career path …

The Bridge Abridged: School-based interventions are effective, but are they efficient?

April 30th, 2018


A practitioner review by Paulus et al., published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, investigates school-based interventions, their …

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry - Annual Research Review

April 18th, 2018


Join JCPP’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke and Annual Research Review Editor, Professor Pasco Fearon, as they talk to researchers about the Annual Research Review.

Annual Research Review topics include …

In Conversation... Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

April 11th, 2018


Renowned clinical psychologist, Kim Golding, discusses how we can support developmentally traumatised children and their parents, as well as how …

In Conversation... Refugee Children and Mental Health

April 4th, 2018


How can mental health practitioners support refugee children? Professor Panos Vostanis shares insights into complex trauma, evidence and interventions in the field, as well as discussing his upcoming Refugee Children …

In Conversation... Professor Stephen Scott

April 3rd, 2018


Professor Stephen Scott CBE FRCPsych FMedSci joins ACAMH to discuss his journey from paediatrics to child and adolescent psychiatry, the importance …

In Conversation… Autism Diagnosis Trends

March 20th, 2018


The first prevalence studies estimated one in 2,500 children were autistic whereas the latest figures indicate around one in every 39 children is reported to have an autism diagnosis. Dr Ginny Russell discusses why we …

In Conversation... Happiness in Schools

March 12th, 2018


Dr John Ivens talks to ACAMH Publications Manager and Deputy CEO, Prabha Choubina, about the role of schools in mental health provision, the …

In Conversation... Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

March 5th, 2018


In conversation with Dr Duncan Gillard, Senior Educational Psychologist and an experienced ACT practitioner, trainer and author. Duncan is the …

The Bridge Abridged: Are digital health interventions meeting expectations?

March 1st, 2018


Research digest of a systematic and meta-review on the use of digital mental health interventions for children and young people published in the

In Conversation... Mental Health in Schools with Professor Dame Sue Bailey

February 14th, 2018


Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE DBE talks to ACAMH Publications Manager and Deputy CEO, Prabha Choubina, about progress and priorities for mental …

In Conversation... Psychosis

February 8th, 2018


ACAMH Chair, Professor Stephen Scott talks to Professor Sir Robin Murray about his research into the causes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, …

The Bridge Abridged: The ADHD Issue

January 29th, 2018


An introduction to the ADHD issue of The Bridge Abridged from Editor and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Juliette Kennedy. This is …

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