Why People Self-Harm & How To Help

It’s always concerning to hear that self-harm is on the up. With the amount of stress young people are under, it’s no surprise some are struggling. In this post, I will share the reasons why people self harm; an understanding formed through years of working with young people. My experience includes working with those who’ve cut different parts

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What Is Childhood Anxiety Really About?

My Anxiety Thankfully anxiety doesn’t control or shape my life. Even so, there was one period where I was so chronically anxious (I’m talking months), I was functioning on autopilot. My thinking shut down, and existing and surviving took over. I was unable to see beyond a day at a time, sometimes the next few

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How To Tell If Your Child Is Depressed

Unfortunately feeling depressed is not uncommon in children and young people. This concerns me both as a parent and as a clinician. Adolescents and children should be enjoying life. They should be having fun, have less to worry about, and be afforded the freedom to be happy. Even young children can find life to be unfulfilling,

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