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Community Service – Vale of Glamorgan

Aims:

The Vale Specialist CAMHS Team is an integrated multi-disciplinary child mental health service clinically led by a Child Psychiatrist. The Team comprises a Educational Psychologist, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Child Psychiatrist, and other medical staff, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child Psychologist and Specialist Social Workers.

The Team offers help at the secondary and tertiary level of referral with mental health disorder,  ie. those problems in children, adolescents and their families which cannot be resolved solely with the help of primary services.

Services
CAMHS aims to deliver services within the context of the racial, cultural and religious background of the family.

The types of referral range from young people with serious mental illness to those who are experiencing significant loss and disruptions in family relationships. Currently the service is provided for children and young people aged 0-16yrs or those in full-time education up to the age of 17.
 
The development of links with the young persons family and environment are very important elements in the work. A range of interventions are provided, including individual, family and group sessions and consultations with referring professionals.
 
There are a numer of specific services provided by CAMHs including the Drug and Alcohol Misuse Service.
 

Referrals

Most refrrals are made vis GP, but referrals will also be accepted from Social Workers, Educational Psychologists, Paediatricians, Health Visitors and Voluntary Agencies.
 
The out of hours on call service can be accessed via the Whitchurch Hospital Switchboard, 029 2069 3191
 
Contact
Dr John Talbot, c
Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Llandough Children’s Centre, Llandough Hospital

Tel: 029 2071 5593


 

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