"What Works" - Index of Mental Health Concerns
Index of mental health concerns
- Disruptive, antisocial or aggressive behaviour
Sleep problems; eating problems; problems with wetting; problems with soiling; problems in socialising; difficult behaviour at home; disruptive behaviour in school.
- Emotional and related symptoms
Encouraging positive parent/child interaction; behavioural and cognitive-behavioural methods of intervention; risk and protective factors; post-natal depression; maternal depression.
- Family life and relationship problems
Separation and divorce; step families; bereavement; assessment tools; family support - what works; post natal depression; work with fathers; domestic violence.
- Nonorganic somatic symptoms
Physical symptoms arising from unhappiness/anxiety/stress; sleep problems; eating problems; problems with wetting/soiling; reducing stress and anxiety in children and young people; school phobia; selective mutism; separation anxiety; anorexia; bulimia.
- Overactivity, attention or concentration problems
Hyperactive; ADHD; hyperkinetic; impulsive behaviour; overactive behaviour; inability to concentrate; learning styles of hyperactive children.
- Peer relationship problems
Peer problems; bullying including racist/homophobic bullying; school antibullying programmes.
- Physical illness or disability problems
Models of disability; causes of disability; assessment of the problem and first steps; key legislation; best practice in giving diagnosis; Portage; education of sick children; inclusion and mainstreaming; help parents and children say they want; death of a child.
- Poor school attendance
Causes of school refusal including separation anxiety; school phobia; truancy; condoned absence; exclusion; validated programmes for intervention.
- Scholastic or language skills problems
Index of specific difficulties including ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome, Dyslexia, Tourette syndrome and more; helping parents; obtaining service provision including assessment of special education needs; statementing; identifying delayed language.
- Self-care and independence problems
Teaching self-care skills; starting and moving school; children left home alone; peers and independence; pocket money and allowances; negotiating with adolescents; care leavers; sex and sexuality; teenage parents.
- Self-harm/Nonaccidental self-injury
Reasons for self harm; head banging; holding breath; overdosing; hitting/cutting/burning oneself; picking skin; pulling hair; the suicidal child; stress management methods for parents.
- Substance misuse
Drug/alcohol dependent parents; drug/alcohol misuse in pregnancy; “Normal” experimentation; Class A drugs; detoxification; treatment programmes.
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