Our thoughts: Mental Health (4)
Understanding School Refusal: Supporting Students with School Phobia
Before we begin, it’s important to clarify that the term’ school refusal’ is not a helpful one. Usually, it is not a child’s conscious decision to ‘refuse’ to attend, but more..
How do I talk to my child about autism?
It can be daunting trying to find the right words to talk to your child about autism. Fortunately, the last 10 years has seen a seismic shift in what we know about it and the..
Does My Child Have Anger Issues?
We all get angry at times, right? So how do we know how to spot signs that a child has anger issues or whether it could be something else? Here at Mable, our team of child..
Understanding Gender Identity
Children and young people have a lot to think about as they develop, and forming a positive sense of gender identity is an important part of this.
Does My Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?
The change of seasons can evoke strong emotions in us as humans. As leaves start to fall, some of us relish the change in temperature, the added layers and cosier nights, while..
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..
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..
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..
The connection between language and 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..