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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what ADHD is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Anxiety and Phobias

Introduction Anxiety is a normal human feeling. We all experience it when faced with situations we find threatening or difficult. People often call this feeling stress but the word “stress” can be used to mean two different things – on the one hand, the things…

Anxiety disorders in children

It's normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time - such as when they're starting school or nursery, or moving to a new area. But for some children, anxiety affects their behaviour and thoughts every day, interfering with their school, home…

Anxiety in children

Just like adults, children and young people feel worried and anxious at times. But if your child's anxiety is starting to affect their wellbeing, they may need some help to overcome it. What makes children anxious? When is anxiety a problem for children? What are…

Attachment behaviour

Attachment is a term which is used to describe the bond that forms between a baby and its main carers. This early relationship is a very important foundation to mental health and a child’s development. Babies with secure attachment usually go on to be confident…

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Overview Sourced From The National Autistic Society Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that,…

Beat school exam stress

Tests and exams, including GCSEs, can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. 1. Watch out for exam stress Look out for signs of exam stress. Stressed children may be irritable, not sleep…

Beating bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is often regarded as a condition that affects only young women, but it can affect men and women of any age. Read on to find out what it is and possible causes.  What is bulimia? Bulimia is an eating disorder that is characterised by bingeing…

Bereavement

Introduction Bereavement is a distressing but common experience – one which we will all have during our lifetimes. However, in our everyday life we think and talk about personal loss and death very little. Death and dying are played out through stories in the media…

Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…
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