Oscar – The Grange Therapeutic School
Oscar was diagnosed with ASD in 2017, aged 10. His mental health deteriorated during his time at secondary school, leading to dark thoughts, self-harm, and suicide attempts. Oscar was referred to CAMHS in June 2020, where he received support from a psychiatrist and began seeing a paediatrician who prescribed Oscar anti-psychotics and anti-depressants. Unfortunately, Oscar’s mental health continued to decline leading to an increase in medication and his admittance to a mental health hospital in 2021.
Prior to Oscar’s decline in mental health, he was an active young person who enjoyed martial arts, gym sessions and playing his guitar. However, as his mental health declined his love for these activities declined too.
In March 2022, Oscar joined The Grange in a residential placement (The Manor) and accessed education immediately following his induction. His life has been changed ever since…