The mental health of children and young people can be disproportionally affected and easily overlooked in the context of emergencies and disasters. Child and adolescent mental health services can contribute greatly to emergency preparedness, resilience and response and, ultimately, mitigate harmful effects on the most vulnerable members of society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020


  • child and adolescent mental health
  • Childhood experience
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • risk assessment
  • trauma


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