Children and Young People
Understanding children & young people
The emotional health and wellbeing of children is as important as their physical health.
Signs that children and young people may need support
Below are some common signs that a child maybe struggling with their mental health:
- Persistent feeling of low mood or unhappiness
- Feeling and expressing irritability (young people with depression often display this, rather than sadness)
- Difficulty concentrating and/or struggling in school
- Loss of confidence, or intense worries or fears that get in the way of day-to-day life
- Change in appetite – starting to eat too much or a lot less than usual
- No longer enjoying activities that were once interested in
- Falling out with friends and sometimes starting to fight or hurt others’ feelings
- Attempts at self-harm or mentioning suicidal plans
- Unexpected changes in helpful behaviours
- Withdrawing from friends and family and spending more time alone
How can we support children and young people?
From cognitive behavioural therapists and counsellors to clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, we have one of the most comprehensive range of clinicians available to treat children and young people across the UK. This means we can pair a child with the best clinician for their needs.
We can offer a wide range of support to help children and young people including:
- Psychiatric care
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Systemic family therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A)
These evidence-based therapies allow their issues to be safely discussed.
Parents are encouraged to be a positive and proactive part of the treatment process, by being involved at the assessment, where the clinician will understand the current issues and explain the recommended treatment