Tag Archive: treatment

Targeted behavioural programmes are provided to help young people learn new behaviours and ways of managing themselves. These are reviewed regularly and adjusted so as to maintain the momentum of treatment. Access to dedicated clinical psychology time is invaluable in this task.

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The aim of the treatment programme is to help the young person make progress and move forward. But the first task is to try and create a thinking space that redefines for the patient what it means to be staying on the Unit. Gustavus Jones, S. (2007).

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A new community-based Eating Disorder servic

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A new community-based Eating Disorder service will provide new and enhanced community and day treatment for children and young people. The service will work with families and meet the recommended access and waiting time standards – within 24 hours for emergency referrals – within 1 week for urgent cases and within 4 weeks for routine cases. From: yorkshirecoastradio.com

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Interlinked with assessment skills is the ability to create a tailored formulation of the child/young person’s difficulties and to feedback the results of a treatment plan. (See UCL CAMHS Competence model)

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The Department for Education (DFE) recognises the importance of providing education for YP receiving inpatient treatment in psychiatric settings and suggests that without ‘effective education their prognosis for a full recovery may be diminished’ (DFE, 1994a, p. 18).

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A lot of the young people struggle with relationships. The cognitive behavioural-based social skills group is a really significant part of their treatment and recovery. It’s based on a positive approach, and the emphasis is on their strengths. Themes include bullying, anger, friendships and isolation.

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Young people have their own specific treatment programme, in an age-appropriate environment. They are helped to take responsibility for themselves and each other on a day to day basis.

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Videoing of family therapy meetings and having members of the team observing family work is an important evidenced-based aspect of the treatment programme.

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Visitors are welcome between 6pm-8pm on weekdays and 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays. We ask that visitors stick to these times as this helps to make sure treatment is not interrupted and routines can continue.

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Young people are usually reliant on their families to facilitate attendance to appointments, and their involvement in the process from the beginning is important if the young person is to access any treatment especially in an outpatient setting.

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