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We know from research that eating disorders can mimic a variety of mental disorders until the body and brain are adequately nourished. Therefore, establishing consistent dietary intake is the first line of treatment after the diagnosis of an eating disorder. However, if your named clinician feels...

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What is family therapy? Sometimes families need some time to talk and listen together to explore thoughts and emotions safely. A family is made up of individuals who have different views, feelings and experiences. Family therapy invites you to share some understanding and appreciate each other’s...

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Great news for our ADHD families Our ADHD Team have started to use a child orientated activity book for children aged 7 to 11 years that aims to help them understand and manage their ADHD more effectively. The activity book was developed by Dr Lauren Powell, Lecturer in Psychology and Education at...

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What is puberty? Everybody experiences puberty as part of growing up, and it can be a difficult time for young people and their families whether they have autism or not. There is no fixed age for puberty to start, however it usually takes place between the age of 8 and 13 years old. Puberty...

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What is puberty? Everybody experiences puberty as part of growing up, and it can be a difficult time for young people and their families whether they have a learning disability or not. There is no fixed age for puberty to start, however it usually takes place between the age of 8 and 13 years...

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What is the STAR team? The STAR (Support Treatment and Recovery) team are based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. We provide rapid mental health assessment and care to people who are admitted to the Emergency Department or wards, when they are in a mental health crisis. We are a team made up of...

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What is depression? Everyone feels low for short spells from time to time. It can be a natural reaction to stressful, upsetting or difficult experiences. However when feeling low goes on and on and gets so bad that it interferes with ordinary life, then it can become a problem. Children can feel...

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A Young Minds guide to caring for the mental wellbeing of a child.

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CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This Young Minds guide to CAMHS shows who’s who in mental health services, and who you can call if you need to talk to someone.  

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Who are the child wellbeing practitioners? Child wellbeing practitioners work with children, young people, and their parents to help with mild to moderate problems with emotions, thoughts or behaviour. What do child wellbeing practitioners help with? anxiety (worries) and fears low mood and...

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What is an SSRI? Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) relates to how this group of medicines works in the brain. It is a group of medicines which are similar in some ways. It includes the most well known medicine of the group called fluoxetine (also known as Prozac). What are SSRIs used for...

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Who are children’s psychological wellbeing practitioner (CPWP)s? Children’s psychological wellbeing practitioner (CPWP) work with children, young people and their parents and carers when they are experiencing mild to moderate problems with their emotions, thoughts or behaviour. What do...

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What is brief solution focussed therapy clinic? The brief solution focussed therapy clinic (BSFT) is a clinic we offer at child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) for young people of all ages. This clinic helps children, young people and their families build on the strengths they already...

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Your guide to CAMHS, who’s who in mental health services, and who you can call if you need to talk to someone.

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What is challenging behaviour? Challenging behaviour is how we talk about a range of behaviours which some people with severe learning disabilities may display when their needs aren’t been met. Find out more about why people display challenging behaviour and how Challenging Behaviour...

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What is risperidone? Risperidone is a modern antipsychotic medication which is licensed for the treatment of schizophrenia and for the treatment of mania in bipolar disorder in adults. What is risperidone used for in child psychiatry? Risperidone is not licensed for use below the age of 18 years....

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Self-harm affects thousands of young people in the UK. It’s often a sign of another mental health problem as it is used as a means of relief or escape. It’s dangerous too and can potentially be fatal. As part of the Young Mind’s No Harm Done project, they have created resources to help...

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Talking to your child about how they’re feeling can be hard. You might feel like you don’t know where to start or when a ‘good time’ to talk is. By taking 20 minutes to do an activity you both enjoy, you can create a relaxed space for getting the conversation started. Here, Young Minds...

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What is sertraline? Sertraline belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In adults it is licensed for use in depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. What is sertraline used for in child psychiatry? Obsessive...

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Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. Here are some tips from Young Minds for looking after your child while also looking after yourself.

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Self-harm is difficult to talk about but it’s a common problem and you can beat it. Take a look at this resource by Young Minds to find out what self-harm means and what to do if you think you’re affected by it.

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What is atomoxetine? Atomoxetine is a non-stimulant medication and is not related to amphetamine like other medications commonly used in attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It increases attention and decreases impulsivity and hyperactivity. What is atomoxetine used for in child...

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