Good health starts at birth.
Every child deserves a healthy start, but the pressures of modern life can have as big an impact on the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people as they have on adults.
Child, adolescent and family services help children and young people aged 0 to 18 years and their families. We become involved when a child or young person is experiencing continuing emotional or behavioural problems.
GPs, teachers, social workers and other professionals refer patients to us.
We will always involve the family where appropriate. Some of the problems we help with include:
First we assess a family's needs and decide, with them, on an appropriate therapy and the best way to deliver it. We may work with individuals, or with some or all of the family together.
Most treatments are short term and might involve:
Usually, team members work alone, but sometimes they work together as co-therapists.
We work with clients in a range of community settings, including schools where we often run groups to promote children's self-esteem.
These are run by our child and adolescent primary mental health team. The team also works closely with other professionals, such as GPs, school nurses, health visitors and school staff, to improve their knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent mental health, helping them to give better care and support to children and young people.
Northamptonshire Healthcare's child and adolescent mental health service plays an important role in the county's Children and Young People's Partnership, which brings together a wide range of agencies and organisations to help ensure that all children in Northamptonshire are healthy, safe and able to enjoy and achieve throughout their lives.
Last updated: 09 May 2013
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