Extra support for Children and Young People’s Mental Health services
At this time, it is understandable that children and young people may be feeling anxious and upset. Their lives may feel unpredictable and out of control and their usual mechanisms of support through friends, family members and professionals will have changed and may be more limited.
Despite the valuable work of statutory and voluntary sector organisations, these anxieties look set to increase as lockdown measures are eased.
Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan (the NHS’s Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People’s Mental Health) has written two articles advising how to approach these potential issues.