Our service is for deaf children, young people and their families up to the age of 18 years old who are experiencing mental health problems including emotional/behavioural issues. We also work with hearing children of D/deaf parents.
Referrals are made to us by professionals, with parental agreement, in relation to:
- A mental health condition where referral to a specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is appropriate – with a Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) Score of 50 or below.
- A severe or profound hearing loss, or BSL as their preferred/first language, or a significant language impairment related to moderate to profound hearing loss.
If a hearing child has a parent who is a British Sign Language user, or has severe or profound hearing loss, the service will consider an assessment.
Once a referral is received, we can:
- Offer an assessment to see the child and family.
- Offer a joint assessment with the local CAMHS team.
- Provide consultancy to the referrer.
What conditions to we treat?
We offer multidisciplinary assessments and treatment/a range of therapeutic interventions. The treatment is tailored to meet the needs of the young people and their families.
This is a Nationally Commissioned service and therefore the referral does not incur costs.
Dr Deb Anderson – Clinical Psychologist
Sara Bishop –Clinical Team Interpreter
Claire Crompton – Interim Clinical Team Manager/Mental Health Practitioner
Julie Foster-Goodman – Interim Operational Manager.
Daniel Holdsworth – Specialist Deaf Outreach Worker
Dr Steven Hughes – Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Jayne Langdale – Interim Mental Health Practitioner/Occupational Therapist.
Lisa Radford – Medical Team Secretary
Deaf Children, Young People & Family Service
National Deaf CAMHS – Manchester Outreach
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manchester M13 9WL
Tel: 0161 701 4519
Mob: 07980 967207
Fax: 0161 701 1885