The Scottish Government has published information that has been provided to the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board on work being progressed across the children and young people and mental health policy landscape.
Study finds vast differences in the provision of child mental health services across health boards in Scotland
The BBC is reporting that a new study by the University of Stirling has found that there are significant differences in referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for suicidal children and young people.
Our voices should be heard is the plea of young people ahead of local council elections
With less than a week to go until Scotland’s local council elections, Children’s Health Scotland is proud to be part of a group of Scottish young people and organisations that have signed an open letter to council election candidates, calling for youth voices and concerns to be heard.
Seven-year-old Emily Donn from Renfrewshire wins a national Scottish Children’s Health Award
Today we are pleased to announce that seven-year-old Emily Donn from Renfrewshire as a winner of a Young Achiever Award. Emily’s story is captured below by journalist and TV Presenter Catriona Shearer.
ECHC Children’s Wellbeing Team win a national Scottish Children’s Health Award
Today we are pleased to announce the Children’s Wellbeing Team at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) as the winner of the Health and Wellbeing Award. Their story is captured below by journalist and TV Presenter Catriona Shearer.
SMS:CONNECT Service receive £56,000 funding from the ALLIANCE Self-Management Fund
We are thrilled that our SMS:CONNECT Service has received £56,000 funding from the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Self-Management Fund .
We want young carers to be visible and valued – Carers Week 2021
Carers Week starts today (7-13 June 2021) with the aim of celebrating and recognising the vital contribution of the UK’s unpaid carers.
Celebrate Burns Night with another #StoryWithRory!
Today we are joined by Children’s Health Scotland’s Ambassador, Rory Crawford, for another #StoryWithRory! In celebration of Burns Night, Rory is reading ‘Rabbie’s Rhymes’ from publishers Itchy Coo Books; an illustrated children’s book with verses from some of Robert Burns’ most loved poems.
Clowndoctors and Elderflowers win Health-Related Play Award
They say laughter is the best medicine and Hearts and Minds’ Clowndoctors and Elderflowers are dispensing it generously. These professional creative artists are helping bring joy and laughter to children in hospital, hospice care and Special Educational Need Schools – and to adults living with dementia in residential care across Scotland. They are worthy winners […]
Do not delay seeking medical attention
A child’s right to the best possible healthcare (UNCRC 24) does not disappear during the COVID-19 pandemic.