GP Newsletter Issue #6 – March 2017

Welcome to our March 2017 Newsletter
Our newsletter aims to bring you up to date with the services we offer to GPs and their patients throughout Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

image003Mental Health of Teenagers

Mental health in teenagers is often difficult to identify and categorize because it is situated along a spectrum of biological, social and psychological functioning. If a number of issues cluster at a certain point in time during a young person’s development, past or present stressors can suddenly trigger anxiety and /or depression and in certain cases, drug and alcohol misuse and eating disorders.

Healthy self-functioning involves identity and self-direction such as self-esteem and the ability to deal with a range of emotional experiences. It also involves interpersonal functioning and the ability to see the effect of one’s own behaviour on others.

Teenagers go through hormonal changes in puberty that give rise to struggles with their sexual identity and also with their need to be part of a peer group (negative or otherwise) and it is not uncommon to rebel against the rules and values of well meaning parents. Parents struggle with mixed emotions such as anger, frustration, sadness and in some cases despair. It can put a strain on a marriage or partnership and negatively affect the other children in the family.

image004At Morency Therapy we can offer counselling to young people (from teens to early twenties) with anxiety, depression, loss and adjustment, relationship problems, challenges at school or university, substance misuse and eating disorders. We offer counselling to those affected by racist attitudes and bullying at school and encourage children whose self-esteem is eroded when struggling to meet the academic expectations of parents. We are keen on involving parents in the young person’s therapy whenever possible. We can also provide individual psychological support for parents if needed.

Dr Julie Hannan
Dr Julie Hannan

Thank you for considering Morency Therapy as the best team to support the mental health of your patients. It continues to be our privilege to provide psychological support to local people.

Dr Julie Hannan
Clinical Director & Chartered Counselling Psychologist



Morency Therapy, The Mill, Radford Road, Alvechurch, Birmingham B48 7LD

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 08:30am-8:00pm
Saturday& Sunday: Closed

Tel: 07530 854530            [email protected]/morency-rooms