ADHD, Substance Use Disorder, Bipolar, emotional instability; along with other enduring mental health conditions can leave parents with few options following school exclusion. Finding a supportive environment where young people can reach their potential is a concern for parents who discover that options with or without a diagnosis can be limited. Parents have a tough […]READ MORE..
What is Purple Drank? “Purple Drank” is a trendy, sweet-tasting drink, that is made up of prescription-grade cough syrup, hard candy and soft drinks. It can lead to death in teenagers and adolescents. Purple Drank, Lean, Sizzurp and Dirty Sprite are new terms to many parents and signal a gateway to a world of drug […]READ MORE..
What to do when your talking to your teenager feels like a minefield Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) presents challenges far beyond the usual parenting dilemmas. During the teenage years and early adulthood, many parents experience unchartered territories. For families who are also challenged by the complexities of a highly sensitive, or emotionally unstable teenager experiencing […]READ MORE..
12 May , 2020 - Eating Disorder
“When I stopped using numbers to evaluate my self-worth, I started to see myself again”. We follow one young client through her Eating Disorder Recovery journey. “My relationship with numbers began a long time ago. It wasn’t being the times’ tables queen or knowing how to code that grabbed my attention.” Our teenagers and young […]READ MORE..
“I feel like I am sharing a living hell with my Eating Disorder.” The current challenges of COVID-19 and isolation are affecting young people and challenging those with Eating Disorders globally. Eating Disorder Recovery or Remission Eating Disorder recovery or remission is based on routine. Our routine and your routine is likely to have been […]READ MORE..
Let’s be frank, as parents we didn’t grow up with the advanced technology our children enjoy today. Even if we had a mobile phone or PlayStation we didn’t have access to the choice available today. Yes, our children are lucky. So lucky. Being a child in the Age of Technology means having access to whole […]READ MORE..
Many parents think that teens have it easy. We blame them for going to bed too late and then get stressed with them for not getting up on time for school in the morning. Whilst it’s true that many teenagers do tend to go to bed later than they should, this is mainly due to […]READ MORE..
29 Aug , 2019 - Uncategorized
What does trauma-informed care look like? When do we need to use trauma informed care?
The very first thing we need to have awareness of is just how common trauma is, and to recognise that almost every person who seeks treatment could have experienced at least one traumatic event in their life. We don’t always need to probe people about these experiences; instead, we need to assume that they may have this history and act accordingly. Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is appropriate for all our clients, regardless whether they disclose a trauma history or not. Care that is trauma informed involves prevention, recognition, and response to trauma-related difficulties. Experts agree that incorporating an awareness of trauma into medical care requires a systems-wide approach.
I’m not clumsy. I am not stupid and I hate having toothpaste on my shirt.Understanding Dyspraxia – A parent and teen’s guide‘Everyone called me stupid, clumsy too. My Mum was worried that sometimes I didn’t think about things like my brother. I was worried about being bullied, losing my football and always having toothpaste on […]READ MORE..
Drugs come in many forms; illegal, prescription and even over the counter medications that, if abused, can lead to a serious dependency. From street drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine to prescribed medications, like Oxycodone and Vicodin and even those bought from a pharmacy, for example, codeine; all alter the chemistry of the brain and create a need, both mentally and physically to continue feeding the addiction.READ MORE..