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What We Offer

  • On call assessment for acute mental health presentations Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
  • Routine assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties in children and adolescents who are frequent attenders of Paediatrics within RHC.
  • Advice, if needed urgently, regarding the mental health of a parent or care giver of a young person who is an inpatient.
  • Joint working with other hospital-based professionals e.g. Paediatricians, Paediatric Neurologists, The Pain Management Service and Specialist Nurses.
  • Collaborative working with paediatric staff, Intensive CAMHS (ICAMHS) and Connect-ED (http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-services/specialist-childrens-services/our-services/eating-disorders-connect-ed/) regarding care planning and management of admissions for young people who are physically compromised due to an eating disorder.
  • Supporting paediatric staff with care planning and management of admissions for young people with learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders or complex mental health difficulties, who require psychologically informed approaches to their care.
  • Liaison with RHC Paediatric Clinical Psychology (http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-services/specialist-childrens-services/our-services/paediatric-clinical-psychology/) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), education and social work.
  • Consultation to other hospital based and community services.
  • Training to paediatric staff regarding mental health and neurodevelopment and neuropsychiatric conditions.