Should parents be trained to give their children therapy?

Aug 23, 2013, 10:25 AM

It's estimated that in every classroom there are 3 children with mental health problems.

Psychologists say their parents should be trained to help them claiming long waiting lists for NHS treatment, and the expense of going private, might make counselling from Mum and Dad an interesting new option.

Charlie and Naga discussed the proposal with Dr Cathy Creswell, a clinical psychologist who led the research. She was joined by the GP Dr Rosemary Leonard.