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Read our blogs on social, emotional and mental health needs which occur for a variety of reasons. We aim to raise awareness and share knowledge with our blogs.

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 exhibitions in Manchester. Not only did we see Spiderman... [caption id="attachment_862" align="alignnone" width="300"] Spiderman saying hello.[/caption] and cool sensory pods with bright lights for […]

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By Martine Crompton

Vacancy for a clinical psychologist at HSR Psychology

Do you have an appetite to change the way psychology services are delivered to children and young people? We’re looking […]

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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

Impact of bereavement on children, their development and education

For many, the death of a parent, sibling, friend or relative can be extremely difficult. The feeling of bereavement is […]

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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

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 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

Low mood and depression

Low mood and depression are spoken about together and can be mistaken. Low mood and depression can be difficult to […]

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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

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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