Mental health

Child mental health clinicians promote mental wellbeing and work with children and families with mental health difficulties. Find out more about this sub-specialty.

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Some positive action, but more needs to be done to improve Scotland’s child health

Responding to today’s Programme for Government, RCPCH Scotland highlighted the mixed bag offered by Scottish Government for Scotland’s children. RCPCH Scotland welcomed the actions being taken on air pollution, child poverty, early year’s mental health and disability assistance.
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Transforming children and young people's mental health provision: inquiry - consultation response

In January 2018 the RCPCH responded to the Health and Education select committee’s request for an inquiry into this green paper. We had five key points on the scope and implementation of the proposals: supporting mental health care for all children; prevention and early intervention; building on wha...
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Transforming children and young people's mental health provision: green paper - consultation response

In February 2018 the RCPCH responded to this green paper by the Department for Health and the Department for Education. While we support the paper's ambition, we do not believe it is sufficiently ambitious to achieve the goals we outlined in our State of Child Health report. The green paper also mis...

The Lister Institute - Research Prizes

Funds tenured and non-tenured researchers, clinicians and non-clinicians to undertake high quality biomedical research and has no priority diseases or restrictions on the research area supported.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
5 years
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RCPCH responds to paper on social media and adolescent wellbeing and mental health

A paper published in the Lancet finds that, for teenage girls, almost all of the effect of very frequent social media use on wellbeing was due to increased exposure to bullying and reduced sleep and physical exercise. Meanwhile, for teenage boys, the impact on wellbeing appears to be due to other in...