Why 'low level' mental health problems require a sophisticated service response
The Children’s Commissioner’s latest report Early Access to Mental Health Support provides further evidence that children suffering anxiety, depression and other... More
Psychotherapists warn against describing the needs of children with mental health problems as “low level”
The ACP Welcomes the report Early access to mental health support, released April 2019 by the Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, which provides further evidence that children with... More
My son’s behaviour towards his sister and me is inappropriate
If children are experiencing something they cannot deal with, they will seek to make others feel what they are feeling. ACP member, Graham Music offers his advice.
Child mental health services are a postcode lottery, finds study
Children who need 'low level' mental health services for conditions such as depression and anxiety or eating disorders face a significant postcode lottery, a report has warned. An... More
My 10-year-old son enjoys wearing girls’ underwear
ACP member, Charlie Beaumont, talks about how parents can help their son.
Is young people's mental health getting worse?
Poor mental health among children and young people has been described as an epidemic and an "escalating crisis".The number of children seeking help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health... More
Parents' break-up more likely to harm mental health of children aged seven to 14
Our Chief Executive, Nick Waggett, speaks to the Guardian on the impact on mental health on parent separation.
Learning to deal with mental health issues
See ACP Member, Jane Elfer's letter in the Guardian, responding to research highlighting the link between social media use and depressive symptoms.
ACP Response to PIPUK Call to Action: Developing a shared framework
Parent Infant Partnership (PIPUK) have conducted, on behalf of the Conception to Age 2:First 1001 Days All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), a call to action in order to develop a shared... More
Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse
ACP member, Katie Argent, comments on what appropriate actions need to be taken if a young person disclosed a significant risk of harm to themselves or others