For Parents

Often it is hard to know where to go, what to say and how to really help young people who have mental health problems.

For Parents

Often it is hard to know where to go, what to say and how to really help young people who have mental health problems.

What We do

As well as supporting children with mental health issues, the Me Project also provides training sessions for parents to help them support their children at home. 

Training For Parents

We provide  2 x half day (3 hour) training sessions to help you support your child at home. This training course will provide you with the skills and tools you need to help your child manage his/her emotions.

 

10 week Programme for your child

The ME Project staff are skilled and experienced, we match your child into a group suited to their needs so that your child benefits from the experience as a whole peer experience not just a mental health programme. 

The programme consists of 10 sessions, each being 2 hours long and is aimed at 12-19 year olds. 

 

childhood Mental Health rates have been rising in the last several years.
can you spot the warning signs?

The warning signs

In children and young adults, signs of mental illness can show up in many different ways and may not be just signs of growing up.

ocd

OCD

OCD in children can manifest as compulsive behaviours, they feel they have to go through certain rituals in order to make sure bad things don't happen.

self harm

Self Harm

Self harming can be a way of getting rid of overwhelming feelings that build up inside. It can take many forms including banging their heads on the wall and even biting, cutting or hitting themselves.

eating disorder

Eating Disorders

Avoiding eating food is just one sign of eating disorders. Other signs include worrying about body image, weight loss, reducing portions, hiding/hoarding food and mood swings.

suicidal thoughts

Suicidal Thoughts

Not everyone having suicidal thoughts looks unhappy. Other signs to look out for are distancing from friends, a drop in grades, changes in sleeping & eating habits and lack of interest in daily activities.

agoraphobia

Agoraphobia

Although Agoraphobia is commonly associated with a fear of stepping outside the home. It can manifest in children by a simple school refusal or separation anxiety.

substance abuse

Substance Abuse

Signs of substance abuse in young people can also mimic the signs of puberty, other signs to look out for include paranoia, memory problems and a lack of interest in friends and hobbies.

Depression in children can manifest in many different ways:

Although mostly associated as an adult illness, children and adolescents can develop depression as well. Unfortunately, many children with depression go untreated because adults don't recognise that they're depressed.

depression

Most parents pass off their child's irritability, anger and defiant attitude as a part of normal development, but if it lasts longer than two weeks, it may be a sign of depression.

depression

Excessive tiredness is a symptom of depression. Children may also have trouble sleeping. When tiredness starts to get in the way of things they enjoy, this could signify a problem.

depression

A loss of interest in usual fun activities and withdrawing from friends can be a sign if depression in children.

Early intervention can significantly reduce and prevent the progression of a mental illnesses

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