More about Therapy for CHILDREN & Adolescents
Mental health is a big issue for young people with half of all mental health problems manifesting by the age of 14. Roughly three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health disorder and one in six 16-24 year olds have symptoms of a common condition such as depression or an anxiety disorder. Nearly half of 17-19 year olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder have self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52.7% for young women. The number of A&E attendances by young people aged 18 or under with a recorded diagnosis of a psychiatric condition has almost tripled since 2010. This alarming situation has a big impact on adulthood and young people desperately need our support.
At Asana we are fortunate to have six amazing specialists who are experienced in helping troubled children suffering from a wide range of conditions. Whether your child needs help to gain increased confidence or overcome anxiety, bullying, phobias or depression; to working with eating disorders, bereavement and specific childhood trauma (eg: physical, sexual and emotional abuse); and helping young people and families with more complex needs.
The detailed profile of each therapist gives more information about their work and experience with children and teenagers and even greater insight can be found on their own website links. Please do take time to decide who may be best suited to help your child and do not hesitate to give them a call to discuss your needs and concerns.
You may also find the information contained in this link helpful. Mental Health in Children and Young People.