Developing clinical webpages for social, emotional and mental health (SEMH)

As part of the ongoing development of the Clinical Resources area of the website, we are looking for members to help develop a new set of webpages on children and young people’s social, emotional and mental health.

The pages for members will include information under the following headings:

  • introduction: characteristics, aetiology, vulnerability and risk issues.
  • role of speech and language therapy
  • national policy context
  • prevalence and incidence statistics
  • evidence and research
  • guidelines and supporting resources
  • useful contacts.

The work is estimated to take place between February and July 2017.

Opportunities to get involved

We are looking for members from across the UK to fulfil the following roles which all represent great CPD opportunities.

Lead Author (paid role):

  • agree and complete the scope form and work plan, with support from the Supporting Author(s) and RCSLT Project Coordinator.
  • undertake research, consult with Supporting Authors and write draft copy for webpages using the template provided.
  • review and incorporate feedback from Peer Reviewers to prepare a final version, with support from the Supporting Author(s).

We estimate that this will take up to five days; most of the work can be completed remotely in your own time, but there will be a requirement to attend some meetings and telephone calls.

Supporting Authors (voluntary role):

  • take part in three meetings (face to face or virtual) to discuss and agree the scope of the webpages, the draft content and to review feedback from the Peer Reviewers
  • undertake pre-meeting preparation as required
  • sign off the final version prior to publication, alongside the Lead Author.

Peer Reviewers (voluntary role):

  • review the draft webpages and provide feedback by email

Download further information about all the roles. 

Apply now

If you have any further questions about the roles please contact Caroline Wright, Project Coordinator, telephone 020 7378 3028.

To apply, please complete the application form and email to Caroline by Monday 23 January 2017.

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