New well being and mental health service for Cambs children and YP

A new service supporting children and young people with their well-being and mental health is to launch in January. And will also offer help to parent carers.

Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group have pooled resources to develop the new service  across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. It will be run by CHUMS, a Bedfordshire-based mental health and emotional well-being social enterprise.

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Help improve autism diagnosis in deaf children

Many deaf children and young people with autism are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed as there is no suitable assessment for them.

Now, researchers at York-based COMIC, the Child Orientated Mental Health Intervention Centre, want to develop something more suitable.  Working with international experts, they have adapted some assessment tools and are looking to test them with UK families.  Continue reading “Help improve autism diagnosis in deaf children”