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Three children in every classroom has a diagnosable mental health disorder

Members of the Association of Child Psychotherapists are committed to engaging with the complex emotional lives of children and families.
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One in 12 children and young people deliberately harm themselves

We are working to raise awareness of the importance of children and young people's mental health and increase access for children and families to child and adolescent psychotherapy services.
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Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression

There is a growing body of outcome research from the UK and abroad demonstrating the efficacy of child and adolescent psychotherapy.
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The Association of Child Psychotherapists is the main professional body for psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapists in the UK.

Our members work with children and young people as well as their parents, families and wider networks. They are able to treat a wide range of difficulties ranging from problems with sleeping and bed-wetting to eating disorders, self-harm, depression and anxiety.

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