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Young people in coastal areas 'less able to access mental health support

From ACP on 12th October, 2018

Children with mental health problems in many coastal areas across Britain are less able to access support despite having greater need, according to evidence submitted to a parliamentary inquiry.... More

Impact Assessment - Value of training child psychotherapists

From ACP on 11th October, 2018

We have completed an Impact Assessment which demonstrates the Value of the NHS funding the training of child Psychotherapists, and what would be lost were the current funding arrangements to be... More

Society pays later for not giving vulnerable children a good start

From Guardian on 7th October, 2018

Read ACP member Peter Toolan's letter in the Guardian

Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities

From ACP on 12th September, 2018

The ACP responded to a House of Lords Select Committee inquiry on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities. Although the committee is not focussing on mental health this was an opportunity to make... More

ACP submits evidence to The First 1000 Days Inquiry

From ACP on 12th September, 2018

The ACP has submitted evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee Inquiry into the First 1000 Days of Life. Members of the ACP working in this crucial area provided an excellent resource of... More

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

From ACP on 12th September, 2018

The ACP responded to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health inquiry into the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The ACP’s response focussed specifically on the 5YFV for... More

The Guardian view on self-harm: we live in uniquely pressurised times, and girls are suffering

From ACP on 10th September, 2018

ACP Member, Margot Waddell's new book, On Adolescence, was quoted in The Guardian editorial on self-harm: "There is no doubt but that, for the moment, we have a generation of struggling... More

Letters: End This Cruel Practice

From ACP on 10th September, 2018

The ACP wrote to The Guardian to express our shock that under the immigration detention policy the UK government is operating the same cruel practice of separating child from their parents as the US... More

'All we've done is tick a box'

From ACP on 10th September, 2018

Our Silent Catastrophe report is cited in this piece about a CAMHS child psychotherapist who resigned and lifts the lid on the problems facing children in care who need mental health support. Read... More

My 10-year-old son says no one cares about him, and talks of suicide

From Guardian on 31st August, 2018

ACP Member, Dexter Benjamin talks about how parents can help

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