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Mable's expert clinicians share their views and advice on the world of children's mental health and communication.

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Is my child’s counselling working?

If your child has recently started counselling, it can be an anxious time. Perhaps it felt like they were at a mental health ‘crisis point’ when you booked the first session and..

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Does my child need counselling?

In my role as head of counselling at Mable Therapy, I speak to parents every day who are worried about their child’s mental health, and they’ll ask me ‘does my child need..

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Three ways to start a conversation with your child about mental health 

The 10th October marks World Mental Health Day and as a society, we’re talking about children’s mental health, now more than ever before. Yet, the reality is that it can still..

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Play-Based Speech Therapy: What is it and what are the benefits?

What is play-based speech and language therapy? Play-Based Speech and Language Therapy is a form of treatment, delivered in a playful and natural way. The alternative would be to..

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How to help a child overcome social anxiety

In the UK, 5 children in a class of 30 are now likely to have a mental health problem, the Children’s Society reports. The research portrays the stark reality facing many schools..

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Why might children and young people with SLCN be vulnerable to mental health difficulties?

As a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in working with young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues, I often find my role is intrinsically linked to..

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Top tips to help young children with their speech, language and communication development at home

This last year or so has been challenging to say the least. Everyone has been affected by the devastating results of the current pandemic, including children. 

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What’s the difference between a stutter and a stammer?

Stammering and stuttering are relatively common speech disorders, which are neurological in nature and create moments of dysfluency such as: repeating words, stretching sounds or..

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The impact of loneliness during childhood and how to offer support

At the heart of our humanity is the desire to be known and understood. We crave social contact and yet so often struggle to find relationships of meaning and value. In addition to..

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