What is ADHD – a guide for children
ADHD is the short name for a condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This sounds very complicated, but it just means you may have difficulties with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
What is ADHD – a guide for parents, families and carers.
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a common behavioural disorder in children and young people. It usually starts in early childhood with the core behaviours of ADHD typically present from before the age of 7 years and symptoms sometimes persisting into adulthood.
What is ADHD – a guide for young people
What is ADHD? Children with ADHD often have many problems at home and school. Most children have problems in:- Inattention: make mistakes find it hard to concentrate forgetfulness and lose things easily bored Hyperactivity: on the go, whizzing about can’t sit still fidgety runs around and climbs Impulsiveness: talks a lot finds it hard to wait […]
What is an advocate easy read
An advocate is a person who can: • stand up for you • help you get your rights heard • help you find information • find out what you need to know • help you say what you want • help you in meetings • help you make choices • help is free. A […]
What is integrated psychological therapy?
Integrated psychological therapy is a time-limited, focused, talking therapy. Using a range of psychological approaches, the therapist and client work together to identify and understand the problems they are experiencing.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a treatment and a profession. Occupational therapists are interested in how people live their lives. They help people to become as able as possible wherever they live, and whatever health issues they may have. Occupational therapists use ‘doing’ as the therapy. They think with you about all areas of your life; any […]
What is Trauma – Information for children
Sometimes bad things can happen and this can make us feel scared and unsafe. We can be left feeling scared and unsafe for a while and sometimes we think about these things for a long time afterwards, we may even have nightmares. These bad things can be called traumatic experiences
What is voting – easy read
If you are over 18 years old you may be able to vote. You must register to vote in order to vote! The people that run the country are called politicians. Politicians are elected and are usually part of a political party who agree on how the country should be run. They are also known as Members of Parliament (MP). Politicians are able […]
Why are the doors locked – easy read
When you are admitted to inpatient services a member of staff will discuss locked doors with you. This information will tell you: why doors are locked which doors may be locked Why are the doors locked? Doors are locked to keep you and others safe If you need a door to be unlocked, ask a […]