Let’s connect for Children’s Mental Health Week

By |2023-02-07T16:16:21+00:00February 7th, 2023|Autism, Child & Adolescent, Family|

The 2023 theme for Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Let’s Connect’. Whilst connecting is believed to be a given, the limit of our connection is often in the form of instructions to get dressed, encouraging the brushing of teeth and ...read more

Some common mental health conditions in under-18s

By |2022-09-21T16:19:42+01:00September 21st, 2022|Child & Adolescent, Family|

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) The core features are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The definition relies on a list of nine features of inattention and nine features of hyperactivity/Impulsivity. Prevalence rates are debatable. A very old London study showed that, with a ...read more

Children’s Mental Health Week: Growing Together

By |2023-01-24T15:49:02+00:00February 7th, 2022|Child & Adolescent|

The need to support young people and their mental health has never been more important than it is today. There are greater demands on our young people with the surge of unrealistic standards instilled through social media, as well as ...read more

My child is home-schooled – can I still get an ADHD assessment?

By |2021-07-27T14:00:45+01:00July 27th, 2021|ADHD, Child & Adolescent|

This is a query that I've received quite frequently – in short, the answer is Yes of course! All assessments undertaken at Psychiatry UK comply with the NICE guidelines on the assessment of ADHD in Children & Adolescents (ref NICE ...read more

Psychiatry-UK rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ for ‘Caring’ in recent CQC Inspection

By |2022-06-07T16:17:27+01:00March 19th, 2020|Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent|

We were recently inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have been rated 'Outstanding' in ‘Caring’ and received an overall rating of ‘Good’. The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure ...read more

Is ADHD bad for your health?

By |2021-03-23T12:43:07+00:00February 3rd, 2020|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent|

People with ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder) are often creative, charismatic and ambitious. Many, however, seek help due to struggles in education, work, finances or relationships. People with ADHD can struggle in other aspects of life too. For instance, it ...read more

A day in the life of a Child & Adolescent Consultant

By |2022-07-25T11:22:46+01:00May 14th, 2019|Child & Adolescent|

Clinical Lead of our Child & Adolescent department Dr Monica Shaha talks about a typical day with us. After the school run I settle down to checking PUK related emails which can include:- New referrals using our confidential referral form ...read more

Leaving Neverland and the Insidious Power of Grooming

By |2021-03-29T11:01:51+01:00March 18th, 2019|Child & Adolescent|

The documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ aired in the UK last week and it made for very uncomfortable viewing. It centred on two, now grown men Wade Robson and James Safechuck who when they were children were drawn into Michael Jackson’s inner ...read more

Refusing to go to School – how can I help my child?

By |2020-04-22T16:58:08+01:00July 6th, 2017|Child & Adolescent|

It is very common for children to refuse to go to school, but when does this behaviour indicate a possible mental health problem or when is it a social problem? Truanting If a child has been missing from school and ...read more

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