Psychology Cares Clinical Services

Teenage Clinical Services (11-18 Years)

At Psychology Cares, we provide specialist research-informed clinical services to support teenagers through these challenging years, filled with both opportunity and possibility, as they begin their journey into adulthood. We assess, formulate and treat complex psychological and neuropsychological disorders, as well as promote optimisation through resilience, improving self-esteem, regulation and managing unhelpful risk-taking behaviours. We also undertake empirical clinical research, develop theories and models, and put them into practice through dissemination and supporting other clinicians. We do all this with the commitment to strengthening teenagers’ capacity to meet their potential. 

The maturation and development of the teenage brain and behaviours have been linked to both risk for mental health difficulties and also to adaptive evolution [University College London, 2021]. This is why our clinical practice is informed by cutting edge research in clinical psychology, the natural sciences, and neuroscience, empowering us to provide the best possible care for teenagers through the combination of multi-discipline expert knowledge. 

Teeenagers and young people are exposed to a range of stressors as they transition into adulthood. They also encounter unique social pressures as they begin to make sense of themselves and the world. The digital age, for example, brings both learning and interaction opportunities across the globe. Simultaneously, it exposes us to new challenges and risks, unlike any other period in history. Social media has been linked to increased levels of depression, anxiety, and feelings of loneliness in adolescents [Child Mind Institute, 2023]. The digital environment can be difficult to regulate and understand for parents and carers. The lives of teenagers, and perhaps all of us, are increasingly dependent on and affected by the interaction between both digital and face-to-face environments. This is both an opportunity and a challenge for the developing teenage mind and behaviours. 

Additionally, the pressure to conform, bullying, and issues of identity can be some important stressors during teenage years. Therefore it is imperative to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for not only teenagers but also their carers so we can work together to build a supportive and nurturing environment for growth and possibility.

Key Facts for Teenagers Mental Health:

1 in 7 adolescents experience a mental disorder

9 million adolescents are living with a mental health disorder in Europe

½ of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age

50% of teenage girls and 30% of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviours

Teenagers spend an average of 9 hours a day on their smartphones

Stable communication with peers, teachers, friends and relatives can improve resilience in teenagers.

Teenage Clinical Services
(11-18 Years)
Connecting Care - Other Clinical Services
CRCI Teenagers (Te) Research (R)
(11-18 years)
Information & Resources for Teenagers

Clinical Care for Teenagers

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