Physical Health


Being diagnosed with an illness or physical condition can affect your child (and your family) in a number of ways.

Select the underlined questions below to see more.

Coping with

Everyone is different and everyone will have different things that they find helpful when they are struggling with their condition.

Even so, there are some ideas and strategies to help with coping that have been tried and tested and researched and found to be very effective to help with things such as :- pain, discomfort, negative thoughts and anxiety.

If young people need help coping, here are some ideas that may help

Finding help

Who can they talk to?

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Someone they trust at school

Author: Carole Martin - Principal Clinical Psychologist

Last reviewed: 19/06/2024