One half of all mental illness will have begun by the age of 14

In many cases mental illness can be prevented and certainly can be treated. It is imperative mental illness is picked up and managed by specialists as early as possible to improve outcomes of treatment and to keep young people safe.

Below are written comments from feedback from recent young people who have been seen by her in her clinic:

Dr Hayley is phenomenal – she has transformed our daughters life and we are grateful every day that we found Dr Hayley and got the help we so desperately needed.

Dr Hayley has made my child’s life happy again, and our families too. She has identified and helped him with his anxiety and adhd. Her practice is run with precision and care with excellent communication from Dr Hayley and her team. I can’t thank them enough.
Thank you so much for a faultless service. I’ve recommended you already to friends!
Can’t recommend Dr van Zwanenberg enough for child ASD/ADHD assessment and follow up. She’s very empathetic & puts everyone in the family at ease.
Dr Hayley was very calming and listened carefully to my concerns
Dr Hayley is very supportive and I would thoroughly recommend her through this organisation
I really thought I was going to lose my daughter. Lose her to her own despair and potentially her own life. I searched for what seems like too long to find her the support, acknowledgment and treatment she needed. Finding Dr H was not just a life line but a true life changer. The care, understanding and treatment my daughter has received is truly outstanding. With Dr H’s consultation and understanding, my daughter has been able to reconcile her feelings of despair and inadequacy. I now have a confident, happy, social daughter who is starting university in the autumn and is looking forward to life. I can not thank you enough Dr H. Honestly, thank you so very much.
Dr Hayley she is a amazing person, very caring, patient and helpful
Dr Hayley was incredibly thorough, supportive and engaged. My daughters confidence with the process soared and throughout the 2.5 hour process. I am profoundly grateful that expertise and care exists in professionals like Dr Hayley. She is life-changingly good.
Very happy with the service Dr Hayley has provided.
Empathetic, caring!
The doctor was really personable and helped to make my son feel comfortable, she asked great questions to elicit information to help the diagnosis and was very good at listening to our feedback
Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg is a very good doctor
As always Dr Hayley listens, is empathetic, encouraging and non-judgemental and gives sound professional advice. Thank you.
So happy my son is finally getting the help he needs to free himself of a life of anxiety. Thank you.
Hayley has always been very accessible and helpful if we’ve needed to contact her between appointments.
Without Doctor Hayley I am certain I would not be alive today and she has been a massive help to me and my family.
Brilliant Doctor, I gave up and Dr Hayley picked me back up and got be back to myself. I feel like she actually cares and respects what I say.
Hayley was amazing with my daughter and she felt very reassured that she would help her get back to her old self!
Lovely Dr who was there to listen and help anyway possible. Full in detail and good natured with myself and my son. Got a lot from it and finally felt we were listened too. Lots of advice and next steps to follow.
Dr hayley is always so positive and encouraging. She listens well, is very professional and is very calming. Always a positive and helpful experience. My daughter won’t speak to any therapists however she is happy to open up to Dr Hayley. Thank you.
Dr van Zwanenberg was fantastic, everything we’d hoped for.
Dr Hayley is such a lovely and compassionate psychiatrist. She has transformed the life of my son. I am so grateful.
Dr Hayley saved me from suicide and helped me turn my life around. She is the best!
When dealing with a person with mental illness it is essential that the patient feels that they are being believed by the Doctor who provides the treatment. Dr van Zwanenberg is able to build trust and rapport and is sympathetic, understanding and non judgmental in her approach.
Dr van Zwanenberg was very friendly and put my son at ease so he felt comfortable to talk openly. She was very reassuring and seemed to understand him straight away.
An excellent doctor who is thorough and non-judgemental and takes a collaborative approach.
Dr Hayley has been very good for my daughter – she has been kind, caring and has explained her condition to us very well. My daughter was really poorly but is now well on the way to a good recovery thanks to Dr Hayley’s treatment and care.
Dr van Zwanenburg put my 10 year old at ease immediately which helped her open up

We have received a very positive experience using Dr van Zwanenberg. We have felt listened to and supported without any judgement getting our daughters autism diagnosis. We would highly recommend.

Thank you so much. Straight forward. Caring. & already actioning a plan. I’ve recommended you to two people already
We feel blessed that Dr van Zwanenberg was available when my daughter was referred. It was a relief for my daughter to be understood and feel that there was hope for getting better. Dr van Zwanenberg has been endlessly kind and provided the expertise needed so that we felt completely supported. Although we have not had to use it a lot she has been available for advice in between appointments, which again adds to our feeling of being well supported. We would wholeheartedly recommend her and know she would do the best for anyone who came to see her.
Dr Hayley and her colleagues provide outstanding accessible compassionate and effective care for young people with emotional and mental health difficulties including ADHD. We can not thank her and her colleagues enough for the extraordinary difference they have made to my son’s well- being and helping him approach his full academic potential.
Dr H has made a lasting improvement on both my daughters’ states of mind and their approach and outlook to life. I can not rate her services highly enough.
Very kind and knowledgeable
The level of care and communication from Hayley has been exceptional throughout and I have already strongly recommended her to several other parents.
Thank you ever so much for a very thorough assessment.
We love Dr Hayley. She is the only person my daughter will engage with. She has been incredibly helpful in all kinds of ways, not only with medication but with diagnosis, advice and referrals. My daughter has come along way since seeing Dr Hayley
She is so kind and supportive
Very good doctor.
Van Zwanenberg was able to see us much more quickly than we had expected for which we were very grateful, and we were touched by the level of care and personal attention we and our son were afforded when we met. The speed, depth and quality of the written follow up was impressive, too.
Dr Hayley took an impressive amount of care in advance of our initial assessment appointment, to evaluate our son’s situation from many angles. We felt listened to and reassaured by her suggestions of strategies to help manage his symptoms. My son commented after the appointment that “She was vey kind and understood me”. We have also appreciated her quick responses to our questions outside of the appointment itself
Very friendly and helpful.
Dr Hayley was wonderful with my son. She put him at ease very quickly and consequently he was very happy to open up to her and talk freely. Thank you so much.
Dr Hayley is the only doctor that we trust to help us with our daughter’s mental health; more importantly, our daughter also trusts her. She genuinely cares. She talks to her, understands her and engages with her and us. She quickly identifies the problem and suggests realistic, pro active plans to tackle the particular issues at hand. She is always available for us to contact by phone and email (no matter how small the problem) and has telephoned us during the day and sometimes in the evening when the situation requires it. As parents, we have at times really struggled but she always manages to reassure us and we feel very lucky to have her as our doctor.
Dr van Zwanenberg’s tone, manner & approach was perfect for our child, she listened to us all and helped set wheels in motion. Thank you
As always Dr Hayley was fantastic. She is always one step ahead and any additional admin requests etc are never too much bother. We will be sorry to lose her, as my daughter moves on soon to an adult psychiatrist now that she’s 18. I will be surprised if we can get such attentive service from any other psychiatrist. Many thanks indeed for your amazing support over the past few years.

Very happy with Dr Hayley. She She’s very kind and makes us feel at ease within the session. listens carefully to problem and tries to recommend a right solution. She’s very prompt in replying emails or in event of asking for prescription, which itself has made me feeling better in the stressful situations we have been experiencing. I am very happy with her and would recommend to others. Thank you Dr Hayley.🙏🏼🌸

She is very helpful
Very early in our treatment but Dr Hayley has already made a huge improvement to our daughter and her health.
Very approachable and friendly style, felt that she really listened and put our anxious daughter at ease. Explained very clearly what the problem was and how we were going to deal with it as a team. Highly recommend.

Dr Hayley is always really professional but totally relatable and understanding. Would definitely recommend her to others.

Dr Hayley probably saved my son’s life. A great Doctor.
I was highly recommended to yourselves by someone who had previously been to see you. I will also highly recommend you also. My husband and I Felt very at ease during the whole process.
Hayley was wonderful. She engaged with my son beautifully despite his almost constant hyperactivity and chattiness during the appointment! She has a lovely warm approach while remaining very professional and highly knowledgable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Thank you, I am very grateful for your professional, committed and caring approach that underpins your clients’ healing of minds, developing self-confidence and sustainable growth as autonomous individuals in becoming. I hope you recognise you save lives and give hope with your calm faith that your clients will, and do get better.

Warning Signs

Low mood which is fairly consistent for 2 weeks or more

The young person may be:

  • Tearful
  • Not as motivated as usual
  • Isolating themselves from peers
  • Hiding in the toilets in breaks
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Feeling guilty
  • Talking negatively about themselves
  • Smiling less
  • Presenting as hopeless about their future
  • Not looking forward to anything

Starting to harm themselves

You might notice:

  • Unexplained scratches or burn marks
  • A swollen hand from punching a wall

A marked change in their concentration in lessons or significant drop in their academic performance

  • If this is prolonged and additional to some of these other warning signs, you would be right to show concern
  • Poor concentration and a deterioration in academic performance comes with many mental illnesses and often is an early warning sign
  • A dramatic drop or gradual decline in academic performance occurs with many mental illnesses

Needing to leave the lesson and feeling worried with no clear reason

  • They may suddenly ask to leave a lesson and this may be out of character or a new presentation for them
  • They may tell you they had to leave as they felt trapped, panicky or their heart was racing or they felt sick

Not eating properly, losing weight, always going to the toilet straight after meals or snacks

  • Weight loss is often ignored and thought of as normal in society these days but significant rapid weight loss should not be ignored and can rapidly become dangerous
  • Significant weight loss or rapid weight gain should be a cause for concern

A sudden change in temperament

  • Being irritable or aggressive when this is not the young person’s usual presentation
  • Showing apathy to things they would usually have joined in with

Lots of physical health complaints

  • Complaining of lots of ailments on multiple days
  • Regular headaches, stomach aches and feeling sick or weak limbs are common when a young person is stressed or worrying

Mood swings or unusual behaviour that is affecting their normal friendships

  • If there is new social isolation, this could be due to the young person’s mental health or affect their mental health
  • They might be saying odd or unusual things
  • They may be behaving in a slightly unusual way, such as taking risks they would not normally engage in

Extreme tiredness on a repeated basis

The young person may not be sleeping due to mental health issues such as low mood or anxiety and may be struggling to stay awake in class

One or two of the above alone could indicate mental illness, if more than 2 are present, the likelihood of mental illness increases.
It is always better to get a professional consultation on a young person than to miss a mental illness.

Below are written comments from feedback from recent young people who have been seen by her in her clinic:

Dr Hayley took an impressive amount of care in advance of our initial assessment appointment, to evaluate our son’s situation from many angles. We felt listened to and reassaured by her suggestions of strategies to help manage his symptoms. My son commented after the appointment that “She was vey kind and understood me”. We have also appreciated her quick responses to our questions outside of the appointment itself
Very early in our treatment but Dr Hayley has already made a huge improvement to our daughter and her health.
Thank you so much for a faultless service. I’ve recommended you already to friends!
Without Doctor Hayley I am certain I would not be alive today and she has been a massive help to me and my family.
Very kind and knowledgeable
I was highly recommended to yourselves by someone who had previously been to see you. I will also highly recommend you also. My husband and I Felt very at ease during the whole process.
Dr Hayley has made my child’s life happy again, and our families too. She has identified and helped him with his anxiety and adhd. Her practice is run with precision and care with excellent communication from Dr Hayley and her team. I can’t thank them enough.
We feel blessed that Dr van Zwanenberg was available when my daughter was referred. It was a relief for my daughter to be understood and feel that there was hope for getting better. Dr van Zwanenberg has been endlessly kind and provided the expertise needed so that we felt completely supported. Although we have not had to use it a lot she has been available for advice in between appointments, which again adds to our feeling of being well supported. We would wholeheartedly recommend her and know she would do the best for anyone who came to see her.
We love Dr Hayley. She is the only person my daughter will engage with. She has been incredibly helpful in all kinds of ways, not only with medication but with diagnosis, advice and referrals. My daughter has come along way since seeing Dr Hayley
Dr hayley is always so positive and encouraging. She listens well, is very professional and is very calming. Always a positive and helpful experience. My daughter won’t speak to any therapists however she is happy to open up to Dr Hayley. Thank you.
Empathetic, caring!
I really thought I was going to lose my daughter. Lose her to her own despair and potentially her own life. I searched for what seems like too long to find her the support, acknowledgment and treatment she needed. Finding Dr H was not just a life line but a true life changer. The care, understanding and treatment my daughter has received is truly outstanding. With Dr H’s consultation and understanding, my daughter has been able to reconcile her feelings of despair and inadequacy. I now have a confident, happy, social daughter who is starting university in the autumn and is looking forward to life. I can not thank you enough Dr H. Honestly, thank you so very much.
Dr Hayley probably saved my son’s life. A great Doctor.
Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg is a very good doctor
Can’t recommend Dr van Zwanenberg enough for child ASD/ADHD assessment and follow up. She’s very empathetic & puts everyone in the family at ease.
Thank you, I am very grateful for your professional, committed and caring approach that underpins your clients’ healing of minds, developing self-confidence and sustainable growth as autonomous individuals in becoming. I hope you recognise you save lives and give hope with your calm faith that your clients will, and do get better.

Very happy with Dr Hayley. She She’s very kind and makes us feel at ease within the session. listens carefully to problem and tries to recommend a right solution. She’s very prompt in replying emails or in event of asking for prescription, which itself has made me feeling better in the stressful situations we have been experiencing. I am very happy with her and would recommend to others. Thank you Dr Hayley.🙏🏼🌸

Hayley was wonderful. She engaged with my son beautifully despite his almost constant hyperactivity and chattiness during the appointment! She has a lovely warm approach while remaining very professional and highly knowledgable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Dr Hayley was incredibly thorough, supportive and engaged. My daughters confidence with the process soared and throughout the 2.5 hour process. I am profoundly grateful that expertise and care exists in professionals like Dr Hayley. She is life-changingly good.
Dr van Zwanenberg was very friendly and put my son at ease so he felt comfortable to talk openly. She was very reassuring and seemed to understand him straight away.
Very good doctor.
An excellent doctor who is thorough and non-judgemental and takes a collaborative approach.
Dr Hayley was wonderful with my son. She put him at ease very quickly and consequently he was very happy to open up to her and talk freely. Thank you so much.
Dr van Zwanenberg was fantastic, everything we’d hoped for.
Lovely Dr who was there to listen and help anyway possible. Full in detail and good natured with myself and my son. Got a lot from it and finally felt we were listened too. Lots of advice and next steps to follow.
Dr Hayley has been very good for my daughter – she has been kind, caring and has explained her condition to us very well. My daughter was really poorly but is now well on the way to a good recovery thanks to Dr Hayley’s treatment and care.
Very happy with the service Dr Hayley has provided.
Dr Hayley is very supportive and I would thoroughly recommend her through this organisation

Dr Hayley is phenomenal – she has transformed our daughters life and we are grateful every day that we found Dr Hayley and got the help we so desperately needed.

She is very helpful
Dr van Zwanenberg’s tone, manner & approach was perfect for our child, she listened to us all and helped set wheels in motion. Thank you
As always Dr Hayley listens, is empathetic, encouraging and non-judgemental and gives sound professional advice. Thank you.
Van Zwanenberg was able to see us much more quickly than we had expected for which we were very grateful, and we were touched by the level of care and personal attention we and our son were afforded when we met. The speed, depth and quality of the written follow up was impressive, too.
Dr Hayley was very calming and listened carefully to my concerns
Very friendly and helpful.
Very approachable and friendly style, felt that she really listened and put our anxious daughter at ease. Explained very clearly what the problem was and how we were going to deal with it as a team. Highly recommend.
Dr Hayley saved me from suicide and helped me turn my life around. She is the best!
The level of care and communication from Hayley has been exceptional throughout and I have already strongly recommended her to several other parents.
The doctor was really personable and helped to make my son feel comfortable, she asked great questions to elicit information to help the diagnosis and was very good at listening to our feedback
Hayley was amazing with my daughter and she felt very reassured that she would help her get back to her old self!
Dr Hayley is the only doctor that we trust to help us with our daughter’s mental health; more importantly, our daughter also trusts her. She genuinely cares. She talks to her, understands her and engages with her and us. She quickly identifies the problem and suggests realistic, pro active plans to tackle the particular issues at hand. She is always available for us to contact by phone and email (no matter how small the problem) and has telephoned us during the day and sometimes in the evening when the situation requires it. As parents, we have at times really struggled but she always manages to reassure us and we feel very lucky to have her as our doctor.
When dealing with a person with mental illness it is essential that the patient feels that they are being believed by the Doctor who provides the treatment. Dr van Zwanenberg is able to build trust and rapport and is sympathetic, understanding and non judgmental in her approach.
Dr H has made a lasting improvement on both my daughters’ states of mind and their approach and outlook to life. I can not rate her services highly enough.
Brilliant Doctor, I gave up and Dr Hayley picked me back up and got be back to myself. I feel like she actually cares and respects what I say.
Dr Hayley is such a lovely and compassionate psychiatrist. She has transformed the life of my son. I am so grateful.

We have received a very positive experience using Dr van Zwanenberg. We have felt listened to and supported without any judgement getting our daughters autism diagnosis. We would highly recommend.

Dr Hayley is always really professional but totally relatable and understanding. Would definitely recommend her to others.

Dr van Zwanenburg put my 10 year old at ease immediately which helped her open up
Dr Hayley and her colleagues provide outstanding accessible compassionate and effective care for young people with emotional and mental health difficulties including ADHD. We can not thank her and her colleagues enough for the extraordinary difference they have made to my son’s well- being and helping him approach his full academic potential.
Dr Hayley she is a amazing person, very caring, patient and helpful
As always Dr Hayley was fantastic. She is always one step ahead and any additional admin requests etc are never too much bother. We will be sorry to lose her, as my daughter moves on soon to an adult psychiatrist now that she’s 18. I will be surprised if we can get such attentive service from any other psychiatrist. Many thanks indeed for your amazing support over the past few years.
So happy my son is finally getting the help he needs to free himself of a life of anxiety. Thank you.
She is so kind and supportive
Thank you ever so much for a very thorough assessment.
Thank you so much. Straight forward. Caring. & already actioning a plan. I’ve recommended you to two people already
Hayley has always been very accessible and helpful if we’ve needed to contact her between appointments.