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

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


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