With children in mind: current research and policy developments on mental health and young people

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Public Mental Health

Expected publication in 2019 as Volume 18, Issue 1.

Guest Editors: 

Gill Coverdale, Co-editor of JPMH and Royal College of Nursing, UK gillcov17@gmail.com
Helen Donovan, Royal College of Nursing, UK 
Helen.donovan@rcn.org.uk 

Focus: 
This issue will, specifically, cover the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing and the prevention of mental ill health and crises in children and young people. We are happy to accept manuscripts that discuss the role of parents, carers, teachers and health care staff in the promotion of good mental health, including resilience and wellbeing.

A Key Objective within the WHO’s current Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan is to implement strategies for promotion and prevention in mental health. Since over half of mental disorders begin during childhood and adolescence, there is a critical need both for new research and for evidence from practice, on improving mental health with young people.  The WHO recognise the need to make mental health promotion a mainstream action: 
“In addition to the health sector, it is essential to involve the education, labour, justice, transport, environment, housing, and welfare sectors as well.”
 
In the UK, two recent policy developments offer new opportunities to improve population health:
Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper. London: DH & DFE, 2017.
Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health, London: PHE, 2017.

The Editors are looking for original material from any setting. Research papers are typically around 2000 words long and Review papers up to 4000 words. Preliminary findings of novel work from research or practice are also acceptable as Brief Reports, up to 1000 words long. Authors are welcome to discuss an outline of their proposed submission with the Editor in Chief, Woody Caan (wcaan@rsph.org.uk) prior to submitting a complete manuscript using the procedure below.  Once manuscripts have been submitted, appropriate peer reviewers will be selected by the specialist Guest Editors. 
Papers accepted for publication in the JPMH are all indexed in International research databases, including SCOPUS.   

Submission Procedure: 
For details on the types of manuscript published,  visit the author guidelines for the journal at:http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guid...

Submissions to this journal made are through the ScholarOne submission system here: 
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jpmh 

You will need to register with ScholarOne the first time you use the system. Please ensure you select this Special Issue from the relevant drop down menu on page four of the submission process.

Submission Deadline: 
31st July 2018

 

Views: 24

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Mental Health in Higher Education Hub to add comments!

Join Mental Health in Higher Education Hub

Blog Posts

#socialcarefuture

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 20:18 0 Comments

#socialcarefuture is an informal and volunteer-run platform for all wishing to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care.”  It is for those who want to take part in imagining, creating and communicating a future where what we currently call social care makes a major contribution to the health, well-being and success of people, communities and our economy –  a future in which the public recognise it as something to be invested in because it is important…

Continue

Design in Mental Health Network

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 19:38 0 Comments

The DiMHN is a not-for-profit, social enterprise company with charitable
aims and is open to anyone with an interest in the design of mental health
facilities. We do mean anyone – from architects to nursing staff, from
building contractors to service users. If you’re interested, and everyone
should be, you’re welcome.

Further details

They heard voices - documentary

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 16, 2018 at 19:38 0 Comments

Is schizophrenia hard science or an arbitrary, catch-all term with no real meaning? What does it mean for those experiencing psychosis?

The film is a series of wide-ranging interviews with voice hearers, medical historians, anthropologists and psychiatrists from Britain and America.

Find out more.

A Fragmented Pathway. Experiences of the South Asian Community and the Dementia Care Pathway: A Care Giver’s Journey

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 15, 2018 at 18:20 0 Comments

A Fragmented Pathway. Experiences of the South Asian Community and the Dementia Care Pathway: A Care Giver’s Journey demonstrates the reality of what families must go through to get the right care, in the right place, at the right time and challenges the assumption that “they look after their own, don’t they”.

Download here

Independent Review of the Mental Health Act: Interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 2, 2018 at 20:13 0 Comments

An Independent Review of the Mental Health Act is in process.  A summary of the work so far has just been published: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/independent-review-of-the-mental-health-act-interim-report

Akiko Hart has written a personal…

Continue

Integrating mental health and social care - does it work in practice?

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:55 0 Comments

In the second of the Centre for Mental Health’s series We need to talk about social care, Kim Woodbridge-Dodd looks at the integration of mental health and social care,  the benefits behind this and the challenges faced on the ground.

Find out more.…

Continue

#socialcarefuture

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 24, 2018 at 10:50 0 Comments



#socialcarefuture is an initiative – voluntarily organised – which aims to bring about major positive change in what is currently called “social care”. Those involved will be citizens, people using public services and their families, workers and professionals, managers and politicians. #socialcarefuture is being steered by an informal group and is open to involvement from others wanting to offer ideas, skills and…

Continue

Beyond Closed Doors:

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 22, 2018 at 13:30 0 Comments

An exploration of UK alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation for people in Mental Health Crisis. Filmed in 2002 by Bryony Rogers. 

View the film…

Continue

A new vision for mental health

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:55 0 Comments

‘Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch? A New Vision for Mental Health is an innovative website that seeks to answer this question by taking a critical, informed and constructive look at the current mental health system. It explores ideas, insights and suggestions – from a wide range of individuals and organisations – that might, in time, lay the foundations for a new and quite different approach to…

Continue

Maintaining momentum: driving improvements in mental health care - new report

Posted by Jill Anderson on March 21, 2018 at 15:54 0 Comments

'Maintaining momentum' highlights failings in specialist mental health services in England, and the devastating toll this takes on patients and their families. 

The report's findings provide fresh impetus to deliver on the recommendations set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

Download here…

Continue

© 2018   Created by Jill Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service