Parents' break-up more likely to harm mental health of children aged seven to 14

From Guardian on 17th January, 2019

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

From Guardian on 9th January, 2019

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

From ACP on 9th January, 2019

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

From BBC News on 11th December, 2018

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

Managing angry feelings in family life

From Voice of Islam on 3rd December, 2018

Listen to ACP member, Rachel Melville-Thomas on Voice of Islam Radio's drive time show, talking about managing angry feelings in family life - starts at 1:13:17  

Data shows need for 'urgent' renewal of children's mental health care

From Health Service Journal on 22nd November, 2018

ACP chief Executive, Nick Waggett spoke to HSJ news with a response on the NHS Digital prevalance data 

Mental health disorders on rise among children

From Guardian on 22nd November, 2018

ACP Chief Executive, Nick Waggett, quoted in The Guardian in response to the NHS Digital mental health prevalence data

Parents and Teachers must be supported to do more for children's mental health

From Huffington Post on 31st October, 2018

Teachers alone cannot be the guardians of child mental health, writes ACP member Rachel Melville Thomas. We need "increased funding of expert professionals we already have, enabling them to... More

Developing the long-term plan for the NHS

From ACP on 29th October, 2018

The ACP responded to the consultation on the long-term plan for the NHS. We only heard about the consultation at the last moment but were able to put in a response based on other recent documents... More

BBC Panorama: Kids in Crisis

From ACP on 29th October, 2018

On the 24 September BBC Panorama  aired the programme Kids in Crisis which followed presenter Sean Fletcher, whose own teenage son has been hospitalised with severe obsessive... More


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