Clinical Service for Children with Disabilities

We are a team of clinical psychologists and learning disability nurses who work across the city in CAMHS bases and in community settings e.g. schools. We aim to provide evidence based interventions in accordance with NICE guidelines for all the children and young people we see.

We work with children and young people up to the age of 18 who have severe learning disabilities, autism, and other complex disabilities who also have emotional or behavioural difficulties. We see children and young people and their parents or carers for targeted pieces of individual work and we also offer a number of groups including

Getting on Board – for parents of children with autism who are under 5 to help them understand their child’s behaviour through an autism lens

Steps 4 Sleep – for parents of primary age children who have significant sleep difficulties

Riding the Rapids – for parents of primary age children to help them understand and manage their child’s behaviour at home

Riding the Rapids: The teenage years: for parents of young people in years 7, 8 and 9 – to help them negotiate adolescent behaviour that challenges

Building resilience – A group for young people with autism who have anxiety. Sessions for parents run at the same time as sessions for teenagers

Surfing the Waves – For parents who are graduates of Riding the Rapids; who want to learn more about emotional regulation for their child

We attend regular meetings with all the specialist support schools, and offer training to other professionals including youth workers, hospital staff, other CAMHS professionals and education staff.

Families and young people say: ‘Your knowledge, experience, empathy and support seem to know no bounds’.

Service Lead: Jo Bromley

Access:  Referral by healthcare staff, children’s services staff or parent/carer

Location: The team is city wide and representatives are in all 3 CAMHS bases – the Carol Kendrick Centre, the Winnicott Centre and the Bridge.

However, referrals should be sent to

Carol Kendrick Centre
Stratus House
Southmoor Road
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 9XD

Contact number:

Phone: 0161 902 3422