The spring edition of the College’s member magazine Milestones has a special focus on supporting children and young people’s mental health, and you can read the articles at the bottom of this page.
To mark this, Milestones Editor and Mental Health Lead Dr James Dearden speaks to a number of the Milestones contributors in this episode. With a wealth of experience between them, they discuss the increase in mental health issues in young people and the role of paediatricians in supporting them.
It's really clear that that we need to involve ourselves in mental health. It's really clear that that's what young people are asking of us... We expect it these days of teachers, GPs, social workers, so we should absolutely expect it of ourselves.
Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. You can download the transcript below.
Speakers on the podcast
Dr James Dearden
Paediatric Consultant / Torbay Paediatric Mental Health Lead
RCPCH Milestones Editor
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
4th year medical student
University of Southampton
Dr Olatokunbo (Toks) Sanwo
ST8 Paediatric Registrar/ Child Mental Health Sub-specialty Trainee
Cambridgeshire Community Services
Dr Karen Street
RCPCH Officer for Mental Health
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Dr Samantha Jones
Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine / Paediatric Mental Health Lead
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust