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Category Archives: Younger Child

Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorder What is it? All children and young people might not do as they are told by adults at times. Some young people can develop serious behavioural problems that can last over a long period of time and can affect their ability to lead a normal life. This is often described as ‘conduct disorder’.… Continue Reading

Bullying

Bullying

Bullying What Is It? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can also… Continue Reading

Body Image

Body Image

Body Image What Is It? Body image is what you think about your own body and how you feel about the way you look. Some people are happy with how they look and some people are not. Being unhappy with your body can affect how you think and feel about yourself as a person. Poor… Continue Reading

Bereavement & Loss

Bereavement & Loss

Bereavement & Loss What Is It? Bereavement is sometimes also referred to as grief when someone in your life passes away. It is a term used to describe the sense of loss in which various emotions are experienced. During bereavement there is very gradual movement towards acceptance, coming to terms with what has happened and… Continue Reading

Autism & Related Conditions

Autism & Related Conditions

Autism & Related Conditions What is it? Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how someone communicates with and relates to other people. It is on a spectrum, which means that some people are more affected than others. The main areas of difficulty are: Communicating with others- sometimes problems with reading body language, understanding jokes… Continue Reading

Attachment Difficulties

Attachment Difficulties

Attachment Difficulties What Is It? Attachment is often referred to as the relationship or bond between a child and their main caregiver, which develops during the early years of life. Sometimes this bond does not develop well for a number of different reasons, such as illness or life events. This can affect how individuals then… Continue Reading

Anxiety

Anxiety

ANXIETY What Is It? Anxiety is when we have feelings of unease, worry and fear. Anxiety relates to our normal body reaction to feeling threatened. For a short time, you may find it hard to concentrate, sleep or eat. If your feelings of anxiety are very strong, or last for a long time, it can… Continue Reading

Anger

Anger

Anger What Is It? Anger is a normal emotion that we all experience. It is often as a result of thinking that we have been unfairly treated or disrespected, or that others have broken rules. Thinking this way makes us feel angry, which can affect our physical feelings. Often when people are angry they experience… Continue Reading

ADHD

ADHD

ADHD What is it? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder which often becomes obvious in early childhood. The main symptoms of ADHD are poor attention, being hyper or always “on the go” and being impulsive (doing things without thinking). Often children and young people with ADHD struggle to get started with their… Continue Reading

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