Mental health conditions affect many children and young people at home, school and in the community. Mental health difficulties can have an impact on all aspects of life including concentration, relationships and wellbeing.
We provide individual-centred support for the following mental health conditions:
Addictive disorders involve an individual being dependent on a certain activity e.g. drinking, gaming or drugs. We can assess for addictive behaviours and provide tailored interventions accordingly.
Adjustment difficulties are sometimes known as situational depression as they are caused by circumstances, including major life changes. Accurately assessing adjustment difficulties can lead to effective interventions being put in place to address individual needs.
Anger is a normal emotion that we all express from time to time. Violence is a physical behaviour with the intent to harm or injure another person or object. We provide support for children and young people who have anger and violence difficulties.
Anxiety can impact the way children or young people think, feel or behave and affect their emotional, social or academic functioning. We can provide assessments and interventions for anxiety and/or panic-based conditions.
Attachment difficulties relate to how an individual relates to others and forms relationships. Through identifying needs and addressing them our psychologists can reduce the impact of attachment difficulties on a child or young person's life.
Body dysmorphic disorder significantly impacts the way individuals perceive themselves. We can provide assessments and interventions to help children and young people with body dysmorphic disorder.
Conduct disorders are characterised by unfavourable behaviour, which can include being physically aggressive and showing a general disregard towards others. We are able to assess for and address needs related to conduct disorder.
Conversion disorders are physical symptoms, often called psychosomatic, which are caused by emotional distress. We can identify and address needs related to psychosomatic symptoms and conversion disorders.
Eating disorders impact on an individual’s physical, mental and emotional health which is why we identify and address individual needs. Our assessments and interventions aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people with eating disorders.
Gender dysphoria can lead to mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, which is why we offer psychological support for individuals who have gender dysphoria.
Hypervigilance is when an individual is very sensitive to sensory input due to being on ‘high alert’. Hypervigilance can impact learning and mental health which is why we provide bespoke assessments and interventions for individuals with hypervigilance.
Someone may be isolated or withdrawn for various reasons. We provide assessments and interventions to support children or young people who are isolated or withdrawn.
Low mood and depression can affect an individual's sense of self-worth, energy and appetite. We aim to ensure children and young people with low mood or depression receive the help they need.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health difficulty involving repeated intrusive thoughts along with an irresistible urge to carry out a specific action or ritual. We provide specialist interventions for OCD.
Paranoia involves overwhelming feelings that you are in danger and/or people are ‘out to get you’, which does not relate to reality. We offer assessments and interventions for individuals experiencing paranoia.
People with personality disorders may feel like they cannot trust other people, leading to feelings of abandonment and causing them to isolate themselves. We can provide mental health support for young people who have a personality disorder.
Phobias are an anxiety disorder and can significantly impact an individual’s life. Phobias are irrational fears which can be eased through therapeutic interventions.
Difficulties can occur in all types of relationships, including romantic relationships, relationships with family and friendships. We can provide bespoke interventions for individuals experiencing relationship difficulties due to or impacting their mental health.
Selective mutism is often caused by high levels of anxiety. We can provide assessments and interventions to help individuals with selective mutism.
Self-esteem can be affected for many reasons. We can help children or young people to develop their self-esteem so they can be happy, safe and ready for life’s challenges.
Self-harm includes self-injurious behaviours and is also known as non-suicidal self-injury. Our specialists offer a range of assessments and interventions to support children and young people who self-harm.
Stress can sometimes become overwhelming and impact on other areas of life including learning, relationships and mental health. We provide assessments and interventions for needs related to stress.
Toileting difficulties refer to difficulties children and young people have with going to the bathroom or having accidents. We support children and young people who have a range of toileting difficulties.