Anxiety and Depression in Children

A child’s mental wellbeing is as important as their physical health. Often young people suffering from mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, don’t get the expert help required soon enough, whilst it can be difficult for a parent or carer to identify when a child’s behaviour is related to a mental health condition. Early intervention is vital in reducing the likelihood of a condition developing into something more serious.

oung people face many pressures in modern life. Bullying, exam stress, peer pressure, social media burdens and family breakdown are common place. As a result, they may secretly struggle emotionally, engaging in unhealthy behaviours as a result.

Priory services in Birmingham specialise in the management and treatment of young peoples mental health conditions. We provide outpatient therapy at the Priory Wellbeing Centre Birmingham, with our residential service at the Priory Hospital Woodbourne offering bespoke inpatient treatment. Conditions include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Self harm
  • ADHD
  • Sleep problems
  • Substance abuse and addictions

For help dealing with any of these symptoms, please read the leaflet to the right and/or follow the links below.


Anxiety and Depression Information

Anxiety in Children

Depression in children and teenagers