Essential Reading Gallery
There is a strong evidence base for CAMHeleon, most of which is found throughout the COLOURFUL Theme articles (look out for the blue publication/author links), but there are a number of key documents and resources which we've been particularity inspired by:
- Where Next? New directions in in-patient mental health services for young people. Report 1 - Different models of provision for young people: facts and figures. Developed By Young Minds.
- Where Next? New directions in in-patient mental health services for young people. Report 2 - Issues emerging: views from young people, parents and staff. Developed By Young Minds.
- Promoting positive well-being for children. A report for decision-makers in parliament, central government and local areas. Recent Children’s Society research highlights a number of key factors which influence young people’s sense of life satisfaction.
- Better Mental Health Outcomes for Children and Young People. A Resource Directory for Commissioners.
- Right Here - How to… provide youth-friendly mental health and wellbeing services. Produced by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation.
- Improving young people’s health and wellbeing. A framework for public health. Developed by Public Health England.
- Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS - Service Standards. Developed by Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- The Evidence Base to guide Development of Tier 4 CAMHS. A summary of the evidence that is currently available for effective development of Tier 4 Child CAMHS.
- Future in mind. Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Developed by Department of Health.
- CAMHS Competency Framework. An evidence based competence framework, which describes the knowledge and skills underpinning the various clinical activities carried out by a CAMHS service. Developed by NHS Education for Scotland and University College London.
- 10 Keys to Happier Living. Developed by Action for Happiness.
- The Happy Manifesto by Henry Stewart.
- TalkWell. Star Wards’ conversation training resource for mental health workers.
- Wardipedia.org. A World of Ward Knowledge. Developed by Star Wards.
- Brief Encounters. How relationships between staff and emotionally vulnerable patients are nurtured through ‘caring conversation’.
Some of our favourite books:
- Why Love Matters: How affection shapes a baby's brain. By Sue Gerhardt.
- Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids (An Eckhart Tolle Edition) by Susan Stiffelman MFT.
- Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children. By Daniel A. Hughes.
- Reflective Parenting: A Guide to Understanding What's Going on in Your Child's Mind by Alistair Cooper, Sheila Redfern.
- Parenting from the Inside Out: how a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. By Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell
- Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood. By Jim Fay, Foster Cline.
- Becoming Attached: First Relationships Paperback. By Robert Karen.
- The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind Paperback. By Dr Tina Payne Bryson and Dr. Daniel Siegel.
- Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It. By Sue Palmer.
- Nursing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. By Nisha Dogra and Sharon Leighton.
- Teenage as a Second Language. By Barbara R. Greenberg.
- Teenagers Translated: How to Raise Happy Teens. By Janey Downshire.
- Everyday Blessings: Mindfulness for Parents by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn.
- How To Behave So Your Children Will Too by Severe. By Dr Sal Severe.
- If Disney Ran Your Hospital. By Fred Lee.
- How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. by Adele Faber.
- The Teen Years - Don't Get Mad - Get Through It: Get Through- A parent's guide to surviving the teenage years without tearing your hair out. By Sarah Newton.
- ‘The Creative Teaching & Learning Toolkit’. By Brin Best and Will Thomas
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