Family therapy

Parents and carers will be expected to attend a weekly family therapy meeting. These meetings are sometimes with parents or carers on their own and sometimes involve your child.

We will work with you to find ways to manage the challenges of life at home in a safe and effective way. We will also explore ways of tackling emotional and behavioural difficulties at home.

The team will work with you all on building more positive relationships. We recognise that parents are often under considerable strain when their children come to Collingham. We strongly believe in helping parents to make use of the respite that an inpatient admission offers. It can allow them to regroup in their own lives, and we offer opportunities to discuss how they can do this.

On some occasions we have found the use of video recording to be helpful for families.