Posted by: learnsignlanguage | May 24, 2010

New Service for deaf children and young people

A specialist NHS mental health treatment service for deaf children with a range of emotional and behavioural problems is being offered from four bases at York, Dudley, London and Taunton, as well as six smaller outreach services.

Clinical service leader, Dr Barry Wright says “Research has shown that 40% – 50% of deaf children experience mental health problems with 4% developing severe mental illness. Now for the first time we have a national service to provide treatment and at the same time support health professionals working with deaf children with a range of mental health issues”

For more information please email barry.wright@nyypct.nhs.uk

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