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Mental Health in children and young people
Statistics show the concerning numbers of 1 in 10 children (the average of 3 per class) suffer some form of mental health problem. Of these only 25% receive professional help.
With increasing governmental cuts, NHS/CAMHS are not able to reach out to all. More often than not waiting lists are long and children are not receiving the support that they need at the time they need it the most.
In this waiting game, children’s difficulties are underestimated and worsened. Priority is often given to those who display the most extreme behaviours.
The ones with less challenging behaviour or externalised difficulties are often neglected until it is almost too late!
It can be really intimidating to ask for help or to talk to an adult about their problems.
Usually children/ young people let us know that there is a problem through their behaviour. Sudden changes in their usual selves, likes/dislikes and presentation can flag up that something is needing attention.
Some children might become unusually quiet, solitary, eat/sleep more or less than their usual. They may become easily emotional, angry and/or aggressive.
Receiving the right support at the right time is crucial.
Art therapy Derby takes on private and self referrals.
What to do if you are worried about your child or adolescent?
If you suspect that your child or adolescent is suffering from low self esteem, depression, finds he or she is struggling at school, finding it difficult to make or maintain friendships and you would like him or her to speak to a professional contact me to see if Art Therapy can help.
I work with children and young people, their families and all professionals working with them in and around Derby.
who can Art Therapy Derby help?
- Those who are struggling with school or college attendance, engagement, success and enjoyment.
- Those with social, emotional and academic anxiety.
- Those with difficulty in making and keeping friendships.
- Those whose parents may be going through a crisis (such as separation/divorce, physical health problems, bereavement, mental health difficulties, etc)
- Those in Looked After Care.
- Those who might be at risk of developing or have already been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
- Those developing difficult or challenging behaviours.