The following guidelines may help you to decide what to do if you know a child or children with emotional, behaviour or mental health problems.
Parent or carer
How to identify the severity of a problem (guidelines)
See also Guidelines for Referral based on observation of play (PTUK web site)
If you work with children
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Look at – the PTIrl Career Development Map
Look at details of accredited courses
Consider becoming a member of PTIrl
If you manage a school, home or centre for children
Ask PTIrl about ways of introducing or extending an emotional support service to supplement academic and behaviour support services. See the latest research results in our news page. Also professional support services.
Alternatively ask your local Play Therapist, or PTIrl about our informative workshops for setting up managed play therapy services and corporate membership. Email: email@example.com