Your treatment will be according to your care plan, which you will be involved in writing with your parents/carers and case manager. You and your parents /carers will be provided with a copy.
Unless you are extremely unwell, we expect everyone under 16 to go to school. When you are out of school, you will have the opportunity to talk with the nursing staff about your feelings and difficulties and be expected to engage in therapeutic groups.
You may also see other members of the multidisciplinary team, for therapy such as an occupational therapist, psychologist, or psychotherapist. Sometimes your family will be invited to do some family work as part of the treatment.
The use of medication may be of help but will only be given after discussion with you and your family.
Every effort is made to allow you to go home at the weekends, (Friday after school – Monday morning) and school holidays. Going home at weekends is a valuable part of your treatment, as it gives you a chance to put what you’ve learnt into practice and we will be able to see how well you are managing.