Why Ketamine is fast becoming the drug of choice for Young Adults. Ketamine is no newcomer to the party drug scene. It has been on offer in clubs, festivals, parties and music festivals for the past two or three decades. This relatively cheap and incredibly dangerous drug is rising in popularity among teenagers and young […]READ MORE..
COVID-19 has now spread across 217 countries, forcing millions of families into lockdown and causing untold damage. This abrupt and drastic deviation from the norm has thrown the regular lives of the global community into disarray. The long term effects of the pandemic are still unclear, but it has been tough on everyone and also […]READ MORE..
Birthdays, Holidays and Celebrations. We hope these occasions are filled with joy, happiness, and the making of memories for years to come. Parents and families organise themed birthday parties, attend weddings, host sleepovers, and celebrate with Fireworks. However, despite their best efforts for some families, these events often seem to end with a Big Bang. […]READ MORE..
Discovering how Early Intervention and Treatment for Teenagers and Young Adults can save a life. Parents often find it difficult to describe ‘when and where’ they first noticed signs that their child was struggling with the early signs of an eating disorder. For many parents, periods of increasingly ‘picky eating’ and changes in style of […]READ MORE..
Meal Support can help sustained recovery in Eating Disorder Treatment Programs for Teenagers and Young Adults. Our families are often particularly interested in Meal Support and observations when researching Eating Disorder Treatment Programs. This is understandable, as they have often experienced mealtimes at home as being fraught with difficulty. Food and eating may have become […]READ MORE..
At The Wave, our treatment programs for teenagers and young adults include time volunteering on community projects. These projects are organised through The Wave Trust, which champions a wide range of community initiatives, through service to others, and plays a significant role in life at The Wave. Our teenagers, young adults and families travel to […]READ MORE..
“You can’t make me and I don’t want to”. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. A Parenting Nightmare Child and adolescent therapists are often consulted by parents who are at the end of a long and bumpy road with teenagers. Families describe behaviours that have become increasingly defiant or confrontational. Teenage mental health specialists will often use the […]READ MORE..
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is one of many therapeutic approaches. In brief, DBT is a form of psychotherapy used for people who feel emotions very intensely, in particular those suffering from borderline personality disorders (BPD). Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions about this form of psychotherapy. What is dialectical behaviour therapy? DBT […]READ MORE..
The Wave Trust was formed in 2018. A community gifting project, managed by the young people currently in residence at The Wave. The Wave Trust is a foundation filled with hope for the future. Our teenagers and young adults are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves, the community and the environment. Our social responsibility is […]READ MORE..
In developmental psychology ‘attachment theory’ explores the emotional bond between one human and another (mostly between caregiver and infant). During the first six months’ of a baby’s life, the caregiver must exhibit adequate nurturing to their newborn to establish a close bond. If a healthy bond cannot be established during the baby’s early developmental phase […]READ MORE..