Paediatric Psychology

Paediatric Psychology

The Paediatric Psychology Service currently provides support within three services across the hospital – Children’s Burns, Children’s Diabetes and the Autism Assessment Pathway.

About us

The Paediatric Psychology Service currently provides support within three services across the hospital – Children’s Burns, Children’s Diabetes and the Autism Assessment Pathway.

The psychology team work closely with each of these wider teams and aim to provide assessment and/or support at a level that suits your family best. The psychology service may also connect you to other services and organisations for further support.

A Clinical Psychologist is someone who is trained to understand how people develop, think, feel and behave. We use this knowledge to try to understand the difficulties that children, young people and their families may be having, and work together with families to find different ways of trying to cope. Psychologists are not the same as psychiatrists. This means that we do not prescribe medication.

Our service is confidential. This means that we will not share any information with other people without your consent (unless we are concerned about a risk to your child, yourself, or someone else). We work closely with each multidisciplinary team and it can be helpful to share information with them, if you agree to this.

Feedback about the service

Feedback via the Friends and Family Test is anonymous and can be given in the following ways:

Online

You can leave your feedback using our online feedback form. Simply select the type of service and team or ward name you want to leave feedback about. You can also access the survey in a number of alternative languages via this link.

QR code

Using your smartphone you can scan the QR code found on some of our posters, leaflets, flyers and on our Friends and Family Test feedback cards that you should see around our wards and departments.

Feedback cards

You may be offered a card by a staff member for you to share your feedback with us.

Useful links

Kooth - free anonymous support

CAMHS – Find your local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Young Minds - Mental health support for young people.

Wakefield Local Offer - Providing information and support that's available for families with children and young people ages 0-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities

Childline - Helping young people make decisions that are right for them in all aspects of their life.