Talking about the problems and worries in your life can sometimes be hard.

All of our services involve listening, talking and working together to find out what is going on and what might help.

Our teams are made up of different professionals who all offer friendly and non-judgemental support to you and your family.

Find out more about our services below:

There are other services and organisations in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan that support children and young people with their emotional wellbeing. Click here to read more.

ND Assessment Clinic

The assessment focuses on the entire child and their strengths and weaknesses to provide a developmental profile. As well as a full medical examination, the following may be assessed:

– learning abilities and potential (cognition)

– social and communication skills

– speech and language development

– daily living and functional skills

– behaviour concerns relating to ADHD and Autism spectrum disorder

– skills for motor planning and coordination

We aim to work closely with the child’s local team so that everyone involved in your child’s care has the same level of understanding of their strengths and weaknesses so can work jointly to follow through the recommendations made following the assessment. This will include liaison with professionals already involved in supporting your child and may involve outreach visits to the child’s home and school.

Children and young people up until the age of 18 years with known intellectual disability, sensory impairment or complex medical conditions including syndromes, genetic anomalies, stable epilepsy and cerebral malformations where the medical condition creates diagnostic uncertainty or where the local team require additional assessments to understand the child’s needs.

We see children and young people with complex neurodevelopmental presentations, including those where a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is being considered. We also see children where there are concerns about language disorders, behavioural and motor coordination problems and specific learning difficulties.

Following assessment, the team might provide some intervention or signpost to other clinical services or community services for intervention.

As a community service, we have a number of bases across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

This includes:

  • St David’s Hospital (Cardiff)
  • University Hospital Llandough (Vale)

We currently accept requests for support from professionals including:

  • GPs
  • Clinicians in Cardiff and Vale UHB
  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Parents where the child/younger person is electively home educated

We believe Children and their families should be at the centre of support services, with no barriers of accessing support.

Please ensure that the contact details you provide the professional requesting support for you are correct. We use these to contact you. If they are incorrect, you may not receive an appointment. 

If you want to get in contact, you can call 02921 836789 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Fridays (excluding bank holidays).

Please bear in mind that this is not a crisis service.

ADHD Review Clinic

ADHD Review Clinic is aim providing Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for children and young people that have received a diagnosis of ADHD.

The benefit of the ADHD Review clinic model is its ability to provide targeted treatment for children with co-morbid conditions. Children with ADHD are at greater risk for anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, disruptive behaviour disorders, mood disorders, and specific learning disabilities. Although many children with ADHD and co-morbid conditions respond favourably to stimulant medication, some children may require a more comprehensive treatment plan involving behavioural or cognitive behavioural therapy and/or the adjunctive use of a nonstimulant medication.

Medication Review Clinic

The Medication Review Clinic makes sure that people who take multiple medications get the attention they need. It either ensures a thorough review of all their medicines to consider their overall health, or it identifies individuals at risk of harm from taking too many medications and alerts their doctor’s office to take action.

Since our service provides medicines regularly, we make sure the systems for repeat prescriptions are safe and well-organized. We don’t allow medications to be prescribed repeatedly without regular check-ups to avoid potential problems from taking too many medicines. We focus on the individual, discussing their needs with them or their caregiver, and involve them in decisions about their medication.

When it’s time to stop taking a medication, we communicate clearly with the person and all involved healthcare professionals to ensure a smooth transition.

Sleep Clinic

Our Sleep Clinic provides diagnosis, support and treatment to children and young people suffering from a variety of sleep conditions.