We provide needs assessments for mental health difficulties to children and young people in home, education and community settings.
Mental health difficulties negatively impact the way children or young people think, feel or behave, affecting their emotional, social or academic functioning. Mental health difficulties may include:
Mental health difficulties affect children and young people in different ways and may impact many areas of their life. Early needs identification and intervention reduces the secondary effects of mental health difficulties.
At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.
Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion
Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:
On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.
Mental health difficulties can be assessed through a clinical interview, questionnaires, standardised tests and observations.
When assessing mental health difficulties, we assess a range of areas for children and young people. Examples of assessments we might use include:
Assessments can take place throughout the intervention as a way of measuring progress and making adaptations to approaches. Assessments and interventions will be discussed during the initial discussion.
After an assessment, needs are identified in order to recommend future steps. A specialist intervention reduces the risk of difficulties escalating. Any needs identified will be written up into a brief or a comprehensive report according to the circumstances. This will be discussed during the initial discussion.
Our psychologists offer various interventions appropriate for many mental health difficulties. Interventions will be chosen depending on the individual and their unique circumstances. Interventions we provide include:
Interventions will be discussed and agreed prior to starting. Interventions can provide children, young people and families with strategies to support them now and in the future, should the difficulties return.
Due to the varying complexity of assessments and needs, a fixed price will be available following an initial discussion.
Mental health difficulties can impact children and young people in various ways at any age and stage of development. Early needs identification and intervention decreases risk and improves outcomes for children and young people with mental health difficulties. If you would like an assessment for mental health difficulties for a child or young person then please contact us now to see how we can help.
Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £160.