Children’s mental health

A child’s mental health is a state of physical and mental wellbeing that enables them to go through important developmental stages, acquire essential life skills and reach physical, mental and social maturity.

The concept of mental health includes mental health problems, including psychological disorders, in addition to wellbeing. Both hereditary and environmental factors, including continuous stressful life events, play an important part in the development of mental disorders. The relationships surrounding the child, especially their relationships with their parents, are also significant. Addressing children’s mental health problems therefore requires cooperation between as many adults in their life as possible.

Child psychiatry focuses on diagnosing psychiatric disorders and planning interventions. This is usually done by a team of children’s psychiatry specialists working together. Our team includes a child’s psychiatrist, a clinical child’s psychologist, a child’s neuropsychologist, a family therapist and a speech therapist.