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Teen mental health

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    Choosing mental health services for teenagers

    If you’re choosing mental health services for your teenage child, it’s vital to look for services that suit your child’s and family’s needs. Here’s how.

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    Mental health professionals and teenagers: what to expect

    Expect mental health professionals for teens to be competent, skilled, knowledgeable and caring. These qualities underpin good professional relationships.

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    Mental health professionals for teenagers: a guide

    Mental health professionals for teenagers include GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and social workers. Find out how they can help your child.

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    Mental health services environment for teenagers

    The mental health services system can be a maze. Our guide helps you and your teenager understand the system and get the best service.

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    Mental health treatments and therapies for teenagers

    Teens with mental health problems have many mental health treatment options, including counselling, psychotherapy, CBT, e-therapy, family therapy and more.

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    Self-harm and teenagers

    Self-harm can be a sign of serious distress. Untreated self-harm can have lasting consequences. Here’s how to recognise signs of self-harm and get help.

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    Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts: teenagers

    If your teenage child is having suicidal thoughts or has made suicide attempts, you and your child need support. Here’s what to do and how to get help.

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    Pre-teen and teenage mental health

    Teen mental health is about happiness, good relationships, exercise, belonging and more. Signs of mental health problems include mood and other changes.

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    Happy teenagers and teenage wellbeing

    Happy teenagers have warm relationships, try new things, have goals and focus on positive things in life. Get tips to boost teenage wellbeing and happiness.

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    Teenage issues: what teens worry about

    If your child is worrying about teenage issues like school, stress and depression, you can help by listening, connecting and being positive. Get more tips.

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    Stress in teenagers

    Worried that your teenager is stressed? Signs of stress include behaviour, emotional, physical and thinking changes. Get tips to reduce teenage stress.

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    Pre-teen and teenage depression

    Pre-teen and teenage depression is serious. Warning signs include changes in your child’s emotions, behaviour, body and thinking. Here’s how to get help.

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    Anxiety in teenagers

    Teenage anxiety is fairly normal – after all, adolescence is full of new challenges and experiences. Here’s how to spot teen anxiety and help your child.

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    Anxiety disorders in teenagers

    Anxiety disorders affect how teenagers think, feel and behave. If your child has an anxiety disorder, your child needs professional help. Here’s what to do.

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    Teenage mental health assessment

    Worried about your teenager’s mental health? A mental health assessment can identify your child’s issues and form the basis of a treatment plan.

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    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment. It can help with stress, anxiety and depression. You can do it with your children too. Here’s how.

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    Positive thinking exercise

    Want to feel happier? Try this positive thinking exercise with your children. It gets you all thinking positive thoughts about good things and how you’ve made them happen.

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