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Mental Health Children and Adolescents

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The Library and Knowledge Service for Sussex Partnership has a number of ways to keep busy health care staff up to date with the latest evidence. Here is a selected list of resources and services available for your use. See all resources on our website.

To access the online resources listed you will need an OpenAthens account. Register for your account here. Remember to select Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as your organisation.

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  • Delcarmen-Wiggins R. The Oxford handbook of infant, toddler, and preschool mental health assessment. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2019. Available in Print.
  • Faulconbridge J.Improving the psychological wellbeing of children and young people. Jessica Kingsley, 2018. Available online. 
  • McKenney K. OCD in children and adolescents: the ‘OCD is not the boss of me’ manual. Guilford Press, 2020. Available in print.
  • Stallard P. Thinking good, feeling better: a cognitive behavioural therapy workbook for adolescents and young adults. Wiley Blackwell, 2018. Available online.
  • Williams S E. Treating somatic symptoms in children and adolescents. Guilford Press, 2017. Available in print.

      See the full collection of books at the library’s catalogue.

      Evidence Searching

      We provide evidence to answer questions about patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches for Child and Adolescent Mental Health include:

      • Adolescent twins and eating disorders.
      • Interventions to support children and young people who self-harm.
      • Suicide prevention interventions for young people.
      • Use of the Goal Attainment Scale outcome measure within CAMHS for occupational therapists.

      To request a search, contact

      Evidence-Based Clinical Summaries

      • Cochrane Clinical Answers – clinically focussed research from Cochrane Reviews. Each CCA contains a clinical Q&A with data on outcomes relevant to healthcare professionals and links to graphics.
      • Clinical Key – a decision-making resource that draws relevant answers from a wide range of current, comprehensive content across 30+ medical specialties.
      • BMJ Best Practice Regularly updated, this resource draws on the latest evidence-based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. App available.

        Exam Preparation

        We provide access to online exam resources from The Birmingham Course. Full details are on the Study for Exams page on our website.

        Prescribing Guidelines and Clinical Procedures

        The Maudsley prescribing guidelines in psychiatry – the fully updated 13th edition of an essential reference for anyone responsible for prescribing drugs for patients with mental health disorders.

        The Royal Marsden manual of clinical nursing procedures – provides up-to-date, detailed, evidencebased guidelines for over 200 procedures related to every aspect of a person′s care.

        Information Skills Teaching

        We offer a wide range of skills sessions to support evidence-based healthcare. For more information, see the Improve your Searching and Evaluating Skills page on our website.

        Evidence updates/Current awareness

        Save yourself time and ensure you are up-to-date on the latest developments with our regular evidence updates. Our notifications are personalised and targeted to you.

        Focusing on the evidence that will change practice, and the latest publications on quality, innovation, productivity and prevention, our aim is to bring you what you need to know and no more.

        Email us at, listing the topics or journal titles you are interested in.

        See information on all our resources on our website.

        Publication Date: October 2021

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