We offer an initial assessment to determine what service would be most helpful. Where possible the child or young person and their family are assessed initially by two members of the team. We frequently find it useful to work together with paediatric colleagues to complete an assessment. Following assessment, we may discuss referral to another service that would be more appropriate to meet the child and family’s needs. If our service is the most appropriate we may offer individual work, family work and/or medication advice as deemed appropriate. In some cases we may refer the case on to a more appropriate service.
The team uses a range of therapies including:
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Compassion Focussed Therapy
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
• Family and Systemic Interventions
• Problem Solving Approaches
Families may be seen on either an inpatient or out-patient basis, or a combination of both.