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National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Description

National Deaf CAMHS is a highly specialised mental health service for deaf children and young people with mental health issues. The service also accepts referrals for hearing children of deaf parents. The service operates a team around the child and family model, employing deaf and hearing staff (including psychiatrists, psychologists, specialist deaf outreach workers, nurses, social workers and interpreters) to ensure that the child and family can work in their first or preferred language in a culturally sensitive way to address their mental health needs.

Parking and accessibility
Outreach services available across the East Riding.
Registered service and regulatory body

An NHS service commissioned by NHS England.

Staff training and experience

The service consists of a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists, mental health nurses and psychologists. All have individual and service training to ensure that skills are developed and maintained to work effectively with children and young people with SEND and their families. Many of the team have experience working with children and young people with SEND prior to joining the Deaf CAMH Service. All staff are trained in British Sign Language to at least level 2, and English interpretators can be requested.

Contact
(01904) 294231
07890969113
Lime Trees
31 Shipton Road
York
YO31 5RE
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Description

National Deaf CAMHS is a highly specialised mental health service for deaf children and young people with mental health issues. The service also accepts referrals for hearing children of deaf parents. The service operates a team around the child and family model, employing deaf and hearing staff (including psychiatrists, psychologists, specialist deaf outreach workers, nurses, social workers and interpreters) to ensure that the child and family can work in their first or preferred language in a culturally sensitive way to address their mental health needs.

Costs

Deaf CAMHS is an NHS service, there are no costs, when children are referred to our service with emotional and behavioural concerns that meet our service criteria.

Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP)
In addition, for children who do not have emotional and behavioural concerns (that meet our service criteria), but you would like us to assess their communication and make recommendations for support in accessing education as part of their HECP (Health & Education Care Plan), there will be a cost.

Age
0-18
How to access
  • Your GP or health worker can refer you