The mental wellbeing of a child is just as important as their physical health. Often young people who suffer from mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, don't get the early specialist support they need.
It can be difficult for a parent or carer to identify when a child's behaviour is related to a mental health condition, and when they may need specialist support. Young people face a range of unique pressures in the modern age and the following information will offer you help and guidance on identifying the signs and symptoms of a mental health condition, and advise you on how best to seek support.
There are huge pressures on young people in modern life. Bullying, including cyber bullying, exam stress, peer pressure, social media burdens and family breakdowns are all common pressures.
Young people may secretly struggle emotionally, and engage in unhealthy behaviours as a result. However, it is important to remember that you and they don't have to cope alone.
Children and teenagers can sometimes find discussing issues with a clinician much easier than discussing them with a parent. The clinician can then give clarity regarding whether there is a mental illness or not and they can provide support to the young person and their families. The clinician can treat or prevent mental illness and advise how to manage risks that the young person poses to themselves, or that others pose to them.
Early intervention is key to reducing the likelihood of a condition developing into something more serious. Granada offers fast access to affordable assessment and treatment, enabling a young person to get back on track as quickly as possible. If you are worried that your child is struggling emotionally or if they have stopped communicating effectively with you, an assessment is worthwhile.
Our services give you the opportunity to provide the best possible support for children and young people. We provide a comprehensive range of evidence-based therapy services, all tailored to each individual and their specific needs. We provide direct access to the leading experts in child and adolescent psychiatry, and our highly skilled teams offer the best mental health support.
Granada Centre offer fast access to services for young people, meaning they can gain access to support quickly. We offer flexible appointment times to suit you, meaning that appointments can be made after school or college days have finished. Our centre offer appropriate evidence-based treatment, and patients are assured of the utmost discretion and confidentiality.
We understand that this may be a daunting experience for a young person, so we place great emphasis on putting people at ease from the moment they arrive and we offer a welcoming, comfortable and friendly environment.
Treatment is provided by the country's leading therapists, consultant psychiatrists and psychologists, offering proven outpatient treatments to help manage mental health conditions. All of our treatments are evidence-based and Granada ensures that therapists have the required qualifications and experience to treat your child.
It can be difficult to find this reassurance when sourcing your own therapist elsewhere. Granada monitors all of the care provided within our services very carefully and we respond promptly to feedback from patients and their families.
Granada also provides a tailored therapy package for young people who have anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our packages offer certainty of price for a set amount of 1:1 therapy sessions, including discounted rates. The amount of sessions that we recommend within each package is based on national guidelines.