Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Eating Disorder Service

Information for family and friends

Meet the team

Here are some of the people you may meet during your child’s treatment:

Child and adolescent psychiatrists are medical doctors who have done additional training as a psychiatrist and are able to assess and treat mental health difficulties, as well as considering physical health and how this impacts on mental health. They may need to assess your child’s physical health, such as monitoring your blood pressure or arranging blood tests. They can also help if your child has other mental health difficulties, such as depression, alongside those to do with food or eating. They may see your child on their own or with the family.

We also have Junior Doctors and Senior Trainees in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry working with us.

If there are significant concerns about your child’s physical health they may see a paediatrician who will enquire about physical health and may examine your child physically to determine their level of health and whether any further investigations or specific treatment are needed.

If there are significant concerns about your child’s physical health they may see a paediatrician who will enquire about physical health and may examine your child physically to determine their level of health and whether any further investigations or specific treatment are needed.

Teaching is an important part of our role in Oxford Health so there are likely to be students of all disciplines attached to our team and attending clinics. This includes medical students, nursing, dietetic and social work students.  If you would prefer not to have students involved, please let your team know.

Last updated: 12 March, 2019