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The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.

Child in Mind Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.

    Child In Mind: is medication for mental health problems safe?

    Child In Mind: is medication for mental health problems safe?

    Is medication for mental health problems safe? How do young people make decisions about their treatment? These questions are discussed in this month's Child in Mind podcast.

    Presenter Claudia Hammond is joined by Maisy, a 19-year old Young Champion at the Anna Freud National Centre and Dr Peter Hindley, Chair of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.

    • 24 min
    Child In Mind: what do we know about eating disorders and how to cope?

    Child In Mind: what do we know about eating disorders and how to cope?

    What are eating disorders and how to cope? These questions are discussed in this month's Child in Mind podcast.

    Presenter Claudia Hammond is joined by Jess, 23, who has experience eating disorders and Dr Dasha Nicholls, Joint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service at the Institute of Child Health, University College London.

    • 25 min
    Child In Mind: what is trauma and how does it affect the brain?

    Child In Mind: what is trauma and how does it affect the brain?

    What is trauma, what does it look like, and how does it affect the brain? These questions are discussed in this month's Child in Mind podcast. Presenter Claudia Hammond is joined by David Trickey, Consultant Clinical Child Psychologist in the Trauma and Maltreatment Service at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

    • 21 min
    Child in Mind: why do some people self-harm?

    Child in Mind: why do some people self-harm?

    Self-harming behaviour is becoming more common according to recent statistics, and particularly among young people between 16 and 25 years But what is self-harming behaviour, why do people do it and what help is available for those affected?

    Claudia Hammond discusses these topics with Dr Trudie Rossouw, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Grace, a 23 year old woman who self-harmed between the ages of 16.

    This podcast includes material that some people may find disturbing.

    Producer: Marya Burgess.
    Assistant Producer: Rose Palmer.

    • 23 min
    Child in Mind: what is therapy and does it work?

    Child in Mind: what is therapy and does it work?

    What is therapy and does it work for mental health problems? These questions are discussed in this month's Child in Mind podcast. Presenter Claudia Hammond is joined by Maisy, 18, who has various types of therapy for both obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder, and Professor Peter Fonagy, Chief Executive of Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

    • 25 min
    Child in Mind: what is ADHD and what help is available for children with ADHD ?

    Child in Mind: what is ADHD and what help is available for children with ADHD ?

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health issue in children. But what is ADHD and what help is available for children who are diagnosed with the condition?

    Claudia Hammond discusses these topics with Dr Jeanette Phillips, a Consultant Child Psychiatrist, and Minesh, whose 10 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD when he started having problems at school.

    Producer: Marya Burgess.
    Assistant Producer: Rose Palmer.

    • 24 min

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