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Spotting the signs that a child is struggling or unwell

Spotting the signs that your child is struggling or unwell

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual achieves their potential, copes with the normal stresses of life, works productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act.

Often child mental health difficulties are not obvious and can be missed as a result. We recommend that you be aware and alert to any shifts or changes in any child’s mental health.

Here are some warning signs to look out for:

  • Mood changes
  • Intense feelings
  • Behaviour changes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Physical symptoms
  • Physical harm
  • Substance abuse

If you are worried about your child and want some support, please get in touch on our helpline, on the bottom right hand side. We are always here to help you and your child.

 

 

Thanks for this great feedback

We have just received this feedback from Kate at the University of Birmingham School.  Thrilled that you are so happy with the work we have done.

Dear Suzanne,

Utterly delighted with the results. Thank you for your brilliant support of our students and your unerring positivity.

Kate

Our Happy Easter Thanks

Well what a start to 2018 for Tappy Twins

  • Lots of national press
  • Expanded across another 2 counties in England
  • Team set up for Ireland
  • Expanded across the UK
  • Lots of new fabulous counsellors taken on to support young people
  • CKA18 developments well underway
  • Amazing new Ambassadors on board
Just want to thank all of our fabulous counsellors for all of your hard work. We are very blessed to have each and every one of you. Thanks to all of our incredible Ambassadors and Patron Kate Ford for your incredible support. 
A personal thanks to one of the most inspirational ladies I have ever met Judi Strange MBE for all of your advise and for always sharing your time, guidance and wisdom.
Have a lovely Easter everyone.
Exciting times ahead!!
Love Suzanne
x

This team just gets better and better – watch out Northern Ireland

The incredible Brenda Adams joins the Tappy Team in Ireland to provide vital support to young people across Northern Ireland.

Brenda Adams

Dip Therapeutic Counselling & Therapist for Northern Ireland Division

Areas of Expertise: Integrative Counsellor, Group Facilitator, Supervisor, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Breathwork, EFT Practitioner, Bereavement Support Worker.

Working with young people and adults in the community using integrative counselling, delivering parent teen workshops to parents on communication, sexual health, development and parent teen relationships.

She has been Counselling and supporting young people and adults using a diverse range of therapies, including Person Centred Therapy, CBT, Psychodynamic, Brief solution focused therapy, breathwork and EFT for several years.

She has experience in working with a vast range of issues, sexual abuse, trauma, self- harm, stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationships, bullying, addiction and bereavement. As accredited with the NSC and a member of BACP, she always working within the strict code of ethics.

A strong advocate for children and young people’s mental health and well-being.  She feels extremely passionate that all children and young people have the right to reach their full potential and is dedicated to ensuring that she can give them the opportunity to do so.  Brenda believes all children and young people should have access to the tools and resources they need to help them develop and grow in to healthy adults.

Tricia joins Tappy Team Ireland

Another amazing counsellor to join our Northern Ireland Team. Welcome Tricia!!

Tricia Butler

Counsellor & Practitioner for Northern Ireland Division

Areas of Expertise: A qualified Integrative Counsellor and CBT Therapist. (MBACP).

Working across a variety of community settings Tricia has excellent skills in providing support in family issues, life transitions, bereavement, crisis intervention, trauma and chronic health conditions.  She is also highly motivated and experienced in supporting families who have children with disabilities and additional needs.  Equal access to all opportunities is something she feels passionate about.

Tricia’s enthusiasm comes from her drive to support and promote good emotional health and resilience in children and young people and their parents or carers.  Tricia enjoys the diversity of her work. Whether it’s one-to-one work in a therapy session or being among a bunch of children in a drumming circle, she knows that social connection and relationship building is what builds healthy self-esteem and a sense of belonging.

Tricia is thrilled to be part of Tappy Twins as they expand their amazing programme across Northern Ireland.

Introducing the fabulous Jo to Northern Ireland

Please join me in welcoming the fabulous Jo MCQuillan to our Northern Ireland Tappy Team.

Areas of Expertise: Counselling, Mindfulness, Bereavement Counselling, Lego Based Play Therapy, Personality Disorders, Autism Awareness and Self- harm and Suicide

Jo trained as an Integrative Counsellor, inspired by her terminally ill dad, followed a 20-year career in the hospital industry. The life experience of supporting her family through this challenging time led to re-awakening her yearning to learn and grow. She now runs a successful counselling practice in Ballycastle, NI.

She also supports adults, children and young people where she offers mediation and mindfulness sessions and runs Lego Based Play Therapy to groups and 1-2-1; privately and in schools.

She is passionate about enabling and empowering children to accept, embrace and evolve themselves to cope with the pressures they face in society today.   Jo believes in ‘planting a thought seed’ when working with children to instil self- belief, self- worth and hope in their futures.

 

Our very own Wendy in action

The fabulous Wendy takes time out from working in schools in Cheltenham to visit Saltley Academy in Birmingham teaching parents how to use EFT to help control their emotions better and to share with their kids.

What a star! Thanks Wendy they loved you.

 

Thanks for the fantastic feedback Saltley Academy

We have loved working with parents from Saltley Academy delivering 6 parental workshops  on a wide variety of subjects for example Encouraging Positive Behaviour to EFT workshops. Such a lovely bunch of parents who really want the best for their children – a refreshing time had by all.  Thanks everyone for your lovely feedback, it is so important to us to understand what we do well and anything we need to improve on.

Wendy you rocked today delivering the EFT sessions thank you.

 

Thanks for the fantastic feedback Saltley Academy

 

We have loved working with parents from Saltley Academy delivering 6 parental workshops  on a wide variety of subjects for example Encouraging Positive Behaviour to EFT workshops. Such a lovely bunch of parents who really want the best for their children – at refreshing time had by all.  Thanks everyone for your lovely feedback, it is so important to us to understand what we do well and anything we need to improve on.

Wendy you rocked today delivering the EFT sessions thank you.

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