e.g. have they been sleeping too much or too little?
e.g. is it smaller, larger or has it altered recently? If they are displaying eating concerns are they restricting the amount they eat, when and what are they eating, what is their current weight and height? Are they using laxatives or being sick after meals? Has their exercise increased?
It might help to use a rating scale of 0 to 10, (0 unhappy 10 happy). Is this a new presentation? Do they seem more anxious? When and with whom?
If so, what type, when does this happen, how often, is treatment ever required etc.
If yes, explore with your young person when these happen and what they think they might plan to do?
Is the young person falling behind, have school raised concerns or offered support?
If yes, what and when was this?