In the UK, a young child who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition will have to undergo a series of screening tests to make sure they are in good health and do not pose a risk to others.
In the US, parents are responsible for the care of their children when they are under 16 years old.
They can expect to receive a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) detailing the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of a child with a diagnosis.
The report will also inform parents about any support available and what to expect from the child.
In the UK the report will include details of all the tests and interventions the child has been tested for, as well as details of the medication and treatment that has been provided.
The report will tell parents if there are any complications from the medication, and the number of doses of medication the child is receiving.
Parents can ask their child for details of any health checks they are having.
A GP will also provide a report outlining what support the child needs and how much they are being offered.
In the US parents are also expected to contact their state’s Child Mental Health Helpline.
In Australia, children are typically referred to the local mental health agency or a specialist for further assessment.
In both countries parents are expected to ask their children if they have experienced any symptoms, including panic attacks, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide or other negative emotions.
If a child does not meet the requirements for referral to a mental hospital, they are referred to their local GP or the Child Mental Mental Health helpline, where the mental health team will discuss with the child the treatment options available and the likelihood of a successful outcome.
If the child does have a diagnosis, they can receive a referral to an adult treatment program.
This usually involves a number of visits to a doctor’s office or psychiatric clinic.
The final step in these programmes is referral to the family doctor or social worker, where they will discuss the diagnosis with the family and the support they are able to provide.
Parents can also discuss any concerns or concerns that they have about the child with the local community.
Parents can contact the Children’s Mental Health Council (CMH), which is an independent organisation which can be contacted via phone or online.
They will work with the Child Health and Social Work team to identify and support young people with mental health concerns and to develop the best possible treatment options.
The CMH has a number on its website of resources for parents, including advice on how to deal with young people’s fears and concerns.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) says that in 2016, more than 11.5 million Australians were living with mental illness.