Deaf Children, Young People and Family Service - London
Who we are
We offer assessment and treatment for deaf children and deaf young people under the age of 18 with emotional, behavioural and mental health problems, working with their families.
Who is the service for
D/deaf children and young people (aged up to 18 years) and their families, and hearing children of D/deaf adults in the Community who are experiencing emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.
Conditions we treat
Where to find us
Building 1 (Harewood House)
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
Telephone: 0203 513 6925
Fax: 0203 513 6461
Our opening hours
This service is available Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.
Please note that due to the large area we cover we are unable to respond to emergencies. If your child needs urgent or emergency mental health care, please either contact your GP or go to
Who you might see / our staff
- Consultant Psychiatrist : Dr Andy Holwell
- Team Lead/ Occupational Therapist: Mandy Billingham
- Clinical Psychologist: Constanza Moreno
- Assistant Psychologist: Alice Brennan
- Deaf Family Support Worker: Olivia Tumim
- Clinical Nurse Specialist: Anita Winfield
- Family Therapist: Cathy Taylor
- Speech and Language Therapist: Annie Hall
- Clinical Specialist Mental Health Worker: Felicity Cupit
- Clinical Specialist Mental Health Nurse (Temporary): Jessica Kelliher
- Lead Administrator: Claire Reid
- Administrative Assistant: Sarah Akibu
What you can expect
Everyone who uses our service first gets an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. This may include direct work with our service or signposting to other agencies for support.
Young people and families receiving care from our service will have one named person who will coordinate their care and support. This person will be their main point of contact and can say how their treatment is progressing. Treatment may take place in the clinic, at home, in schools or in another community location. The service will work closely with families and all other professional involved in the young persons’ life as appropriate. The service has both D/deaf and hearing staff. All staff have deaf awareness and study BSL. BSL interpreters are always available where required.
Referrals are accepted from external professionals including schools, GP’s, social services and audiologists.
Self-referrals are also accepted from families but families are encouraged to discuss this with local professionals (teachers, GP, social worker) prior to completing the form where possible