Meet Dr Maria Hadji-Michael (left), Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who supports Oscar in the second series of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes.
Maria explains that although Oscar has Tourette syndrome his biggest difficulty when he came to see her was anxiety. She shares how the use of exposure tasks (‘facing fear’) can help reduce anxiety in young patients like Oscar and why we need to dispel common misconceptions around Tourette’s syndrome.
The work of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has long depended on charitable support to go above and beyond for seriously ill children and their families. RBC Race for the Kids, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, is celebrating its 10th birthday this October – and we’d love you to come along!