Child mental health clinicians promote mental wellbeing and work with children and families with mental health difficulties. Find out more about this sub-specialty.
6 March 2020
Mental health and wellbeing have entered the collective conscience of paediatric medicine, with widespread speculation that social media use and rising academic stress are among the many new challenges impacting this generation of children and young people.
In 2018 the College replied to calls for evidence on this APPG. We welcome the inquiry into the implementation of the plan. Promoting child and young people’s mental health remains a top priority for the college, as laid out in our State of Child health report.
25 September 2019
The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. RCPCH Officer for Scotland, Professor Steve Turner, responds.
In 2018 we responded to a call for evidence by the Department of Health and Social Care into local authority prescribed activity.
4 September 2019
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.
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...
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...
William Harvey Research Foundation - Innovation Award
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The Lister Institute - Research Prizes
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14 August 2019
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...