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Young people embark on a voyage of discover

01 September 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


The Ellen MacArthur Trust takes young people aged between eight and 18 sailing to help them regain their confidence as part of recovery from cancer, leukaemia and...

The effects of ecstasy

17 June 1998

Nursing Standard


If a person becomes ill after taking Ecstasy, their friends are often reluctant to seek medical help until the person becomes dehydrated or collapses (Cook 1995)....

Role of peer support workers in care services for young people

27 June 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The employment of peer support workers by mental health organisations is becoming increasingly common in the UK and internationally. The children and young people’s...

How a continuing care team can prevent breakdown of placements

29 September 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article reviews a Welsh Government-funded project in which a team of professionals try to ensure that children with learning disabilities and challenging...

The effect on young people of suicide reports in the media

01 May 2011

Mental Health Practice


There is evidence that suicidal behaviour may be encouraged by the published and broadcast media, and can be ‘spread’ among young people who use social networking...

Open AccessOC48 – Hurtology: an online course

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: School health. Background: The prevalence of anxiety and depression suggests a need to improve on the mental health education of young people. The school...

Improving quality of life for adolescents with psychosis

01 April 2010

Mental Health Practice


Psychosis is a symptom of serious mental illness that is usually associated with adult life, but a significant group of people develop it in adolescence. Psychosis...

Age-appropriate care environments for children and young people

01 October 2010

Mental Health Practice


This article discusses amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 intended to prevent young people being admitted to adult mental health wards.

A new vision for RCN forums

01 October 2009

Paediatric Nursing


An overhaul of the forums at the Royal College of Nursing has led to the creation of a reconfigured children and young people’s field of practice. Ways of working,...

Body image in adolescents: insights and implications

01 June 2009

Paediatric Nursing


This article explores some of the key processes associated with the development of a normal body image in adolescence and considers the impact of illness on the...