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As part of our drive to promote knowledge sharing, we will highlight new and relevant online resources including podcasts, video and online toolkits.
 
Resources

Here is a selection of relevant resources, including:

  • ADHD training support for clinicians
  • The Assessment of Mental Capacity Audit Tool
  • CAMHS Workforce
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Conference
  • Integrated Physical Health Pathway
  • Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP) podcast series
  • Introducing measures video
  • Mental health service transitions for young people
  • Skills for Life and National CAMHS Workforce Programme
  • Tool on sexual behaviours and young people
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • Working within a CAMHS inpatient service
  • Working with trafficked and sexually exploited children: complexities in practice

ADHD training support for clinicians

Offers a range of content that could be used as an introductory training package for non consultant clinical staff who work in ADHD clinics run by either by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or paediatric departments. Go to the ADHD Training website.

The Assessment of Mental Capacity Audit Tool

The Assessment of Mental Capacity Audit Tool (AMCAT) is a simple online tool to help staff and others evaluate, reflect and learn about an assessment of mental capacity they have done. All the information you provide when using the AMCAT is stored on a secure server. Staff at the Mental Health Foundation will not access this information unless you have given them permission to do so. The report that you will receive once you have completed the AMCAT is also confidential and only you will see it. The site also offers case studies and relevant resources. Go to the AMCAT website.

CAMHS Workforce

Available on the ChiMat website, this online resource details the available workforce development products and tools, and links to them. Offers several guides and tools covering areas including workforce design and planning, standards and practice and education, and training and development. Go to the ChiMat website.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Conference

Ann York speaks at UCL's Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Conference (CYP IAPT).

Integrated Physical Health Pathway

Rethink Mental Illness has designed a physical health pathway to help support mental health services and primary care to work together to improve physical health monitoring for people affected by mental illness.The pathway highlights opportunities in someone's journey through mental health services for monitoring and interventions to take place. Developed in collaboration with the Royal Colleges of GPs, Nursing and Psychiatrists, the resource provides a template to support better coordination and communication between primary and secondary care. Go to the Integrated Physical Health Pathway website.

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP) podcast series

Publishers Wiley-Blackwell is making freely available a series of podcasts that discuss some of the reports featured in its Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. The podcasts give the authors and guest speakers a chance to talk about their recently published papers. For example, included is the report 'Adolescents with psychopathic traits report reductions in physiological responses to fear'. Go to the John Wiley website.

Introducing measures video

CORC is a collaboration of mental health specialists from over 70 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across the UK. It has produced a training video on introducing measures which is free to all visitors to its website. Go to the CORC website.
 

Mental health service transitions for young people

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced a range of resources designed to support positive transitions in mental health services for young adults. 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. You can also download the guide as a PDF. Go to the SCIE website.

Skills for Life and National CAMHS Workforce Programme

Skills for Health worked closely with the National CAMHS Workforce Programme to develop a suite of tools and guidance for tier 3 and 4 CAHMS services. These include evaluation documents and guidance. Go to the Skills for Life website.

Tool on sexual behaviours and young people

Young people' s sexual health charity Brook has a launched an online sexual behaviours traffic light tool for all professionals working with young people. The tool, developed by Brook and funded by the Department for Education, uses a traffic light system (red, amber and green) to provide a simple guide to distinguishing between healthy and harmful behaviours. The charity says the tool can help professionals support young people and ensure that all agencies are working to the same criteria. The resource is available free online at the Brook website. (a PDF version is also available).

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

The Department for Education has a comprehensive section on the The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC is an international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people (aged 17 and under) a comprehensive set of rights. The UK signed the Convention on 19 April 1990, ratified it on 16 December 1991 and it came into force on 15 January 1992. The resource includes a section on how The UNCRC underpins UK government legislation. Go to the DfE website.

Working within a CAMHS inpatient service

This handbook is designed to provide practitioners, working in generic Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), with an overview of the key issues related to working within inpatient settings. Working within child and adolescent mental health inpatient services PDF.

Working with trafficked and sexually exploited children: complexities in practice

A video of a lecture by Jenny J Pearce, Professor of Young People and Public Policy, Director of the Institute of Social Research; Director of 'The International Centre for the Study of Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Young People'  University of Bedfordshire. (43.33 mins). Please note we will shortly make a transcript of this video available.
 
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