Did you know that children can develop the same mental health conditions as well as adults, but their symptoms may be different? Why not start the conversation with your mini person? Know what to watch for and how you can help your mini person:
- Mood changes. Look for feelings of sadness or withdrawal that last at least two weeks or severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships at home or nursery.
- Intense feelings. Be aware of feelings of overwhelming fear for no reason — sometimes with a racing heart or fast breathing — or worries or fears intense enough to interfere with daily activities.
- Behaviour changes. These include drastic changes in behaviour or personality, as well as dangerous or out-of-control behaviour.
- Difficulty concentrating. Look for signs of trouble focusing or sitting still, both of which might lead to poor performance and the wanting to not develop in nursery when transitioning to school. Did you know we have a great School Readiness Programme here at Minibugs?
- Physical symptoms. Compared with adults, children with a mental health condition might develop headaches and stomach aches rather than sadness or anxiety.
Why not start the conversation with your mini person today?
For more information, visit here: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/