Category Archives: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Career opportunities for young people

For many young people, getting some relevant education and training can be the doorway to employment, which is in itself an improtant aspect of good mental health and wellbeing.  I’d like to share three educational guides, put together by experts in each field, which have been brought to my attention:

Dental health care careers

Film career advice

How to become a hairdresser

 

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BPS: Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Edited by Anne Cooke, this BPS report provides an overview of the current state of knowledge in the field, concluding that psychosis can be understood and treated in the same way as other psychological problems such as anxiety or shyness.  There are some compelling ideas here, but I’d also like to point out Ronald Pies’ piece in the Psychiatric Times is an important counterbalance.

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Some Thoughts on Developmental Trauma

Some nice quotes from Dr Bessel van der Kolk here, reiterating the point that “developmental trauma” is a function of disturbed attachment experiences.
(The article also links to a hour long video of Dr van der Kolk talking about re-enacting trauma, the impact of childhood trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder)
http://acesconnection.com/profiles/blogs/developmental-trauma-what-you-can-t-see-this-dvd-can-hurt-you?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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Tougher Laws to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation?

In the UK, Sarah Champion MP and the children’s charity Barnardo’s are together calling on the government to toughen up laws that protect children from being groomed by predatory sex offenders. Under current legislation for someone to be arrested for the offence of ‘meeting a child following sexual grooming’ there must be at least two incidences of contact before a meeting takes place, with the intention of abusing them. In order to better protect vulnerable children Barnardo’s and Sarah Champion MP are demanding that police should only need to prove one contact if there is also a clear intention to meet and abuse the child…more…

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Four in 10 infants lack secure parental attachments

John Bolwby’s original research into the nature and origin of childhood attachment indicated that for about 60% of children the quality of these early experiences was good enough for the child to feel secure in their relationship with their significant caregivers.  The prevalence and implications of children not forming secure bonds is discussed again in research carried out in Princeton University, Columbia University, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Bristol.  Researchers found that infants under the age of three who do not form strong bonds with their mothers or fathers are more likely to be aggressive, defiant and hyperactive as adults

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e-learning to support young, healthy minds

logo MindEd 150x79 e learning to support young, healthy mindsIf you work with young people experiencing psychological or emotional distress, you may find the new MindEd portal (launched today) useful.   Registration is free and the portal provides a comprehensive source of rapid access learning on children and young people’s mental health and well-being for any adult with any role, voluntary or paid, that carries a responsibility for a child or young person.  The core content starts with normal development of the child and the importance of families and describes things that contribute to wellbeing.  The sessions aim to help anyone, working in any role with responsibility for children or young people.

 

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Neuroimaging study of social interaction with delinquent adolescents

Adolescent antisocial personality disorder is readily recognized; those who suffer from it readily inflict serious physical and psychological harm on both themselves and others. However, the underlying neural processes are still largely unknown. Research at the University of Leiden and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development may have pinpointed a possible explanation: Brain regions responsible for social information processing and impulse control are less developed.

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Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness – from the inside

“…there are not schizophrenics, there are people with schizophrenia”.  Elyn Saks’ moving account of her own illness.  Elyn Saks is  Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences and has suffered long-term  from schizophrenia.  She says she is “not anti-psychiatry, but [is] anti-force”

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Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health and CAMHS

In the light of concerns that have been expressed by the Chief Medical Officer and others about both the extent to which children and adolescents are affected by mental health problems and difficulties with gaining access to appropriate treatment, the House of Commons Select Committee on Health is undertaking  an inquiry into children’s and adolescent mental health and CAMHS.

NCB are gathering views to make a written submission, and are asking for private message on facebook.  Or you can make a written submission yourself directly to the inquiry.  Guidelines for making a submission can be found here

 

 

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