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  • Mental health problems in children can be expressed through disruptive, angry or hyperactive (very active) behaviour or through withdrawal, worry and emotional responses.
  • Recognising that your child has a mental health problem and seeking professional support are important first steps to take.
  • Before you consult your healthcare professional, keep a diary that describes your child’s behaviour and when and where it occurs.
  • Your doctor can be a good first point of contact for professional help.
  • It’s important to look after yourself so you can provide the best possible care for your family.

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Reviewed on: 30-06-2020