Tag Archive: abuse

The specialist team is experienced in treating a range of complex conditions and challenging behaviours including: Self-harm; eating disorders; learning difficulties; psychosis; schizophrenia; depression and anxiety; anger; and substance abuse.

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The impact of trauma, abuse or neglect in the lives of young people is properly considered when identifying appropriate interventions. Fromhttp://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/mod-camhs-tier-2-3-spec.pdf

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High risk groups

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High risk groups

Groups at higher risk than their peers for mental health problems include:

  • Young offenders and children from a criminal background.
  • Children who are being looked after by local authorities or who have recently ended a period of public care.
  • Children with learning difficulties.
  • Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Children who have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused.
  • Children with a chronic physical illness.
  • Children with a physical disability.
  • Children with sensory impairments.
  • Children of parents with mental illness.
  • Children of parents with a substance abuse problem.
  • Children who have experienced or witnessed sudden and extreme trauma.
  • Children who are refugees.

Source: Department of Health – read full guide here

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Superb support from NSPCC – ChildLine

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“No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it’s better out than in.”

Almost 100 children suffering from mental health problems caused by abuse contacted ChildLine every week in 2014-2015.

The NSPCC’s free, 24-hour ChildLine service undertook 85,000 counselling sessions in 2014-2015 – that’s one every six minutes – for youngsters with mental health problems, it says in its annual review.

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Go here for ChildLine’s mental health webpage

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specialist interventions

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“The multidisciplinary team provide specialist interventions with depressed, psychotic or anxious young people, adolescents with eating disorders and young people who have been abused or traumatised.”

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We need to be able to hear about all kinds of abuse

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“As staff, we need to be able to hear about all kinds of abuse, particularly sexual. We need to be able to talk about sex and relationships.”

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