Families – the Key to Person-Centred Care

Letting Go One of the hardest parts of being a parent of someone who is very vulnerable is learning how to trust other people to share in the taking care of them. My son, Toby, is now 23 and he


By John Walsh and Yvonne Newbold “You understand so little of what is around you because you do not use what is within you“ – Hildegard of Bingen As humans we are an amalgam of both logic and emotion, together

Recognising pain in the non-verbal child

Why my son can’t talk My son, Toby, is non-verbal. He is two days away from his 21st birthday and he has a handful of single words, mostly names of the people he loves or the activities he likes to

Why can’t meetings be kind?

Parents like me, those who have disabled children, rely heavily on some fabulous people who have the skills and the know-how to help our children fulfil their potential, and work with them as teachers, health-care practitioners, therapists and social care

What do you do when CAMHS can’t help?

CAMHS Services around the country are often under-resourced and over-stretched. If a child or young person develops a mental health issue, CAMHS may be able to offer regular appointments but there may be a long waiting list for an initial

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