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Parents and carer blogs include information, advice and support which is useful for parents and carers of children aged 0-25.

By Laura Humphreys

What is Selective Mutism?

What is Selective Mutism? Generally speaking, people can characterise Selective Mutism (SM) as a disorder of 'lack of speech'. SM is quite rare, meaning it is difficult to notice if someone has the disorder.  SM is mostly common in children. Usually, a child […]

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By Jan Bogucki

Self-harm: what it is and what to do

What is self-harm? Self-harm includes a wide range of different behaviours, which are all oriented on inflicting physical pain to […]

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By Dana Cluyssen

Dealing with anger – How to find inner peace again

I recently participated an Overcoming Anger training by @innerspacemanchester (Twitter), where we discussed in depth not only what anger is […]

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By Martine Crompton

Excessive sleeping in children and young people

On 8 November, some of us here at HSR Psychology attended the disabled living exhibition held by Kidz to adultz […]

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By Lauren O'Loughlin

How a psychological assessment can help you to better understand your child’s needs

Psychological assessments can be beneficial for many aspects of your child’s life – for example, they can bring about improvements […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Obsessive compulsive disorder

OCD means obsessive compulsive disorder. First of all, OCD is not being tidy, or having good hygiene. People with OCD […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Should children be allowed mental health days?

The BBC reports that there is no legal difference between taking a mental health sick day and a day off […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Therapy rooms: what to buy and why

An introduction to therapy rooms The idea behind creating a therapy room, instead of your traditional clinical room, is that […]

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By Martine Crompton

How to support a child with autism over summer

With the summer holidays here, it can be a daunting time for families with children who have autism. Don’t fret! […]

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By Martine Crompton

Anxiety: What is it?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions. According to YoungMinds almost half of all mental health disorders develop […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Promoting spelling

This blog is a summary of everything I learnt, or thought was important from the promoting spelling part of our […]

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By Sarah Ward

The impact of domestic violence and abuse on children and young people

Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) includes a range of actions and can impact children and young people in very different […]

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By Sarah Ward

Supporting the wellbeing of LGBT & questioning children and young people

All children and young people have the right to support for their emotional wellbeing. Lesbian, gay, bi, trans and questioning […]

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By Sarah Ward

Mental health and building self-esteem

Low self-esteem is at the heart of many mental health problems A feeling of not feeling worthy or valued can […]

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By Sarah Ward

ADHD Awareness

ADHD Some children, young people and adults live a happy and fulfilled life with undiagnosed ADHD; this could be due […]

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By Sarah Ward

ASC awareness

ASC Autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) are developmental conditions which affects individuals in very different ways. We need to break the […]

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By Sarah Ward

An introduction to eating disorders in children and young people

Types of eating disorders Eating disorders come in many shapes and sizes, but they can be separated into three main […]

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