Paediatric Liaison Service
Location: King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital
Referrals are accepted from: NHS consultant psychiatrists, NHS consultant paediatricians
We treat young people with medical conditions who also have psychological difficulties and psychiatric illnesses which are pre-existing, secondary to or co-morbid to their medical conditions. We often see young people who are undergoing transplant assessments, have difficulties taking medication or adhering to special diets, somatisation disorders, coping with pain, trauma following illness or injury, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, treatment after serious assault and medically unexplained physical symptoms.
We also offer an emergency provision to acute hospitals. Reasons for emergency referral often include overdoses, deliberate self-harm, acute anxiety and dramatic and unexplained changes in mood or behaviour.
Our team specialises in mental health disorders related to acquired brain injury, epilepsy, oncology, and trauma.