There are many ways in which a young child can benefit from therapy sessions. For example, there could be a family breakdown with separation or divorce, difficulties at school, attachment or trauma issues, grief or loss, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression. Increasingly, issues such as self-harm and eating disorders are
We are delighted to have worked with Daniel Barnett, Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers and LBC Presenter, to collaboratively write his new small book on Spotting Malingering. It focuses on helping employers to identify malingering in their staff, and provides expert guidance on what to do about it.
“You made the book 1,000 x better.” – Daniel Barnett
New Small Book by Daniel Barnett, written in collaboration with Dr Kerry Davison, our Clinical Director
Category: Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People
A ‘glimmer’ is the exact opposite of a trigger for our nervous system and are small moments that help bring you back to feelings of joy, safety and connection. Take a look at our Occupational Therapy Team’s examples of ‘glimmers’ from a sensory perspective, which you may find helpful to
What is it? Emotional literacy is the understanding we have about ourselves, our feelings and the feelings of other people. It’s thinking about what may make us act out in poor behaviour or choices or, acting in with low self-esteem or withdrawing ourselves. It’s also about our communication, either verbally
Stress is a feeling of being overwhelmed and under a lot of pressure, which everybody experiences in their lives. You may get feelings like everything is getting too much and that you cannot cope. It can be in response to pressure you have put upon yourself, or to your environment.
While the festive period is a very exciting time of year for many it is also a whirlwind of lights, smells, singing and important changes to routine with plays at school, late night trips and family and friends visiting. These things can become overwhelming for many children and adults, especially
In partnership with Operation Encompass, we are very proud to provide our expert, immediate advice to professionals calling the Advice Line seeing guidance to help them best support children and young people in their care. An evaluation of the Professionals’ Advice and Guidance Line was carried out between October 2021
Although there is no legal definition on what constitutes as bullying, the anti-bullying charity Ditch defines it as “an imbalance of power which is used to either defame, harass, intimidate or upset another person.” A recent Ofcom report (2022) indicated that 39% of 8–17-year-olds reported some form of bullying either
Losing someone close is always a difficult experience at any age but experiencing grief as a child can be particularly complicated. So many difficult emotions can arise and it can feel very overwhelming and hard to navigate. What kind of reactions might we see in children who have experienced grief
Moving from primary to secondary school can be a really exciting time full of positive change, but it can also be a time where young people feel overwhelmed and anxious. This transition period involves many changes: the physical environment, new rules and expectations, change of peer group, change of teachers,
Humans seek social contact and meaningful connection with others. When there is a discrepancy between our individual need for social contact and the actual contact we are getting, we may experience feelings of loneliness. Loneliness is often a concept only associated with adults, however people of all ages can experience
Overcoming challenges and setbacks can be difficult for children and young people (as well as adults), however it can really help to boost their resilience and to help them bounce back from struggles they encounter. We share out tips on supporting children to develop the emotional skill of resilience in
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Growing Together’, which encourages children (and adults) to reflect on their emotional growth and how they can support others to grow too. We share our thoughts on this important topic here in our Growing Together Blog. Growing Emotionally We are
This short video aims to help support staff and professionals working with Early Years children by providing advice and guidance, with a focus on domestic abuse.
Children’s emotional well-being is of equal importance to their physical health, and having an understanding of what mental health is and how to look after it is vital. Our resource aims to break this down for children to help them learn to support their mental health as early as possible
Young people’s emotional well-being is of equal importance to their physical health, and being able to understand their mental health is vital. Our Understanding Mental Health for Young People resource explains what is meant by mental health and how to recognise mental health difficulties, as well as providing guidance on
Our managing low confidence resource aims to help children and young people understand what is meant by confidence and the impact that having low confidence can have. It also features helpful tools that young people can use to boost their self-confidence.