Dr Janine King, a clinical psychologist based in Chelsea, describes some of the additional things that parents can do to help a child who is suffering from depression. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy
Acknowledging that they’re having a difficult time is important and ensuring that you’re open to talking with them about that when they want to. And also ensuring that there are things like that they’re eating healthfully, they’re getting as much exercise as possible and trying to help them to maintain as normal sleep patterns as you can and also trying to help them to keep active, not to withdraw and stop engaging in their usual activities, try and encourage them to keep doing that, so there’s less time spent ruminating.