In this thought-provoking text, a collection of respected authors with a wealth of academic and practice experience come together to challenge some of the prevailing ideas serving as the foundation for the current child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) structure.
Providing a fresh new perspective on critical issues and seeking to stimulate reflection and debate; from managers and commissioners to newly qualified practitioners and students, this book will both challenge and energise readers, spurring them on to reconsider some of the pressing CAMH issues of our time.
Sarah Campbell is a senior lecturer and Programme Director for MSc programmes in Mental Health (CAMH and Adult) at City University London, UK. Dinah Morley is an honorary researcher at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry in East London, and an honorary senior lecturer at City University London, UK. Roger Catchpole, now retired, was Lead Consultant and trainer at Young Minds, the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Editors' Introduction.- Chapter 1: What Evidence Works for Whom - Peter Wilson.- Chapter 2: Non-diagnostic practice in child and adolescent mental health - Sami Timimi.- Chapter 3: Neuroscience and CAMHS practice - Matthew Woolgar and Carmen Pinto.- Chapter 4: Early intervention with babies and their parents - Robin Balbernie.- Chapter 5: The view from the bridge: bringing a third position to child health - Sebastian Kraemer.- Chapter 6: The wider clinical and social context of ADHD - Louise Richards.- Chapter 7: Cultural Context and Socially Inclusive Practice - Steven Walker.- Chapter 8: Being Mixed Race - Dinah Morley.- Chapter 9: The role of schools in promoting children's mental health - Neil Humhrey.- Chapter 10: From Outreach to Reaching Out: a relational approach to mental health within the community - Nick Barnes.- Chapter 11: 'Who can I turn to?' Making healthcare more relationship-centred and not system-centred - Sarah Campbell and Jenny Cobb.