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Choosing the right child and youth mental health service

Find out what you should look for when choosing mental health services for your child.

Choosing the right child and youth mental health service

Find out what you should look for when choosing mental health services for your child.

Childhood is a very important stage in a person’s journey through life. It’s during these formative years that an individual learns important life skills, like social and communication skills.

Growing up can have its ups and downs, and many young people often experience stress, which may lead to children of any age developing mental health issues during adolescence or even during adulthood.

With child and youth mental health services, you can help your child sensibly navigate through difficult times and avoid potential mental health problems in the coming years.

Childhood is a very important stage

Childhood is a very important stage in a person’s journey through life. It’s during these formative years that an individual learns important life skills, like social and communication skills.

Growing up can have its ups and downs, and many young people often experience stress, which may lead to children of any age developing mental health issues during adolescence or even during adulthood.

With child and youth mental health services, you can help your child sensibly navigate through difficult times and avoid potential mental health problems in the coming years.

Childhood is a very important stage

What to look for

Picking the right mental health service provider for your child can be difficult; here are a few things you should consider when choosing the right child and youth mental health service, provider.

They offer specialised mental health services

The ideal mental health services provider for children should offer a range of services, such as:

  • Youth peer support 
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Skill-building exercises

They work with parents and the family

As a parent, you’re the first source of support for your child. With this in mind, it will be ideal to find a mental health service provider who will work with you to support your child.

Their location is easily accessible

While online mental health services are offered by many providers today, children may benefit significantly from having physical one-on-one sessions with the provider. Travelling during this time can be costly, so it’s best to find a provider within your area.

Their services are well received

You’ll want only the best youth mental health services for your child. Choose a provider who has good reviews online and a good reputation. 

Reviews on Google and joining online forums for childrens’ mental health services may help you get an idea of which providers stand out from the rest.

specialised mental health services

They offer specialised mental health services

The ideal mental health services provider for children should offer a range of services, such as:

  • Youth peer support 
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Skill-building exercises
work with parents and the family

They work with parents and the family

As a parent, you’re the first source of support for your child. With this in mind, it will be ideal to find a mental health service provider who will work with you to support your child.

location is easily accessible

Their location is easily accessible

While online mental health services are offered by many providers today, children may benefit significantly from having physical one-on-one sessions with the provider. Travelling during this time can be costly, so it’s best to find a provider within your area.

Their services are well received

Their services are well received

You’ll want only the best youth mental health services for your child. Choose a provider who has good reviews online and a good reputation. 

Reviews on Google and joining online forums for childrens’ mental health services may help you get an idea of which providers stand out from the rest.

Shine SC—changing lives forever

With over two decades of experience in providing support services for people of all abilities in Australia and the UK, Shine SC hopes to empower our beneficiaries to live their best lives.

To do this, we offer a range of services, such as youth peer support, Supported Independent Living, and Saturday programmes that are designed to meet the unique needs of different individuals of all abilities.

Here’s what our beneficiaries say

I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

I love the Saturday group and I love being with everyone.

 

Keely

Great instructor, great technique and teaching style, I feel so good after my surfing session like my mind is clear and I can do this.

Kris

Here’s what our beneficiaries say

I like the Saturday program because I get to meet new people and make new friends. I like the activities that we get to do.

Kristian L

I like it when you go on the group. It gives me something to do , I like meeting people and I like the activities.

 

Calen

I love the Saturday group and I love being with everyone.

 

Keely

Great instructor, great technique and teaching style, I feel so good after my surfing session like my mind is clear and I can do this.

Kris

FAQs

Which mental health issues may be observed in children and teens?

Some mental health conditions observed in young people include:

    • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD for short
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
At what age are young people most likely to develop mental health issues?

It’s estimated that about 50% of children may develop mental health problems by the time they are around 14 years years old.

What are some common symptoms of mental health issues in young people?
  • Withdrawal from activities they once enjoyed
  • Sadness and lack of energy
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Anger and hostility
  • Mood swings

Get in touch with us to learn more about child and youth mental health services.


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