ACP supports 'significant' updates to NICE guidelines on depression in children and young people

The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) welcomes the latest update to national guidelines for treating children and young people with depression which will impact significantly on the provision of child psychotherapy.

Commenting on the three key changes to the recommendations for the guideline Depression in children and young people: Identification and management in primary, community and secondary care [CG28], ACP Chair Heather Stewart said: "I think the inclusion of psychodynamic psychotherapy in the first tier of treatment for moderate to severe depression is a significant development in terms of the provision of child psychotherapy in the public sector and the ACP welcomes this."

Read our press release here for more information on this development.