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Support for children & teenagers with depression

Young people go through many emotional ups and downs, but depression is more than just sadness. It's a serious mental health condition that, with the right support and treatment, can be effectively managed.

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Depression symptoms in young people

To be diagnosed with clinical depression, a young person will need to demonstrate impaired functioning (not being able to perform everyday tasks) alongside one or more typical symptoms of depression.

  • Low mood
  • Lack of appetite
  • Social withdrawl
  • Low self-esteem
  • Complaining of feeling lonely
  • Talk of suicide or death
  • Poor sleep
  • Low energy
  • Regular sadness
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Apathy towards favourite items
  • Regressing to a younger age

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Help your child live a more comfortable and fulfilling life

If you have any concerns about your child, it's important to have them seen by a trained professional.

We offer a safe and confidential space for your child to express their thoughts and discuss their worries. Take the first step today.

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What causes depression in young people?

Explore the underlying causes of depression in young people and learn about the potential causes, including biological, psychological and environmental factors.

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Treatment for young people with depression

Treatment for young people with depression can be highly effective and usually involves a combination of talking therapy and learning techniques to improve mood, enhance functioning, and build coping skills. Medication may also be recommended, depending on the child's presentations.

How we help children & teenagers with depression


Speak to us about your concerns

Contact us to help us understand your worries for your child.


Receive treatment options

We'll listen before clearly explaining our recommendations on the most effective treatment for your child.


Start personalised treatment

Depending on the severity of your child's symptoms, we may recommend a psychiatric assessment or suggest talking therapy such as CBT.

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A brighter future is possible for every young person with depression. Early diagnosis is key, but professional support can make a huge difference.

Give your child the support they need. Speak to us in confidence today.