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Support for behavioural issues in children

Children's behavioural issues can signify an underlying mental health issue. Seeking professional assessment is an important step in identifying the root cause and providing the support that can lead to the best possible outcome for both child and parent.

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Different types of behavioural issues

Behavioural issues in children and teenagers can manifest in various forms and range from mild to severe. Whatever the problem, support is available. Common examples of behavioural issues include:

  • Stealing and lying
  • School exclusion
  • Games addiction
  • Conduct disorders
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Bullying
  • School refusal
  • Anger, aggression and violence

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Detecting the cause of a behavioural issue early is the key to unlocking help and support that can make all the difference.


Early diagnosis is the first step to helping your child overcome their challenges and develop necessary skills to help them live more comfortably.

Treating behavioural issues

Highly effective treatment options are available for children and young people struggling with their behaviour. First, an assessment with a child and adolescent psychiatrist will identify if there is an underlying cause for the behaviour and determine the best treatment. Treatment will then typically involve medication, one-on-one talking therapy, family therapy, or skills training.

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Causes of behavioural problems

Behavioural challenges in children can stem from a combination of biological, environmental, psychological, and developmental factors, which is why a professional assessment is needed to uncover the specific causes of a child's behaviour.

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, helping us uncover the underlying causes of their challenges. Take the first step today.

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