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Children's health services

Health services in Plymouth dedicated to helping children.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Livewell Southwest

The role of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is promote the mental health and psychological well-being of children and young people.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Outreach Team - Livewell Southwest

A specialist and intense community response to young people between the ages of 5 and 18 years whose mental health state requires an urgent response.

Child Development Centre - Derriford Hospital

The Child Development Centre (CDC) is an assessment centre which provides both initial outpatient assessment and continuing treatment and support for children.

Children and Young Peoples Services - Livewell Southwest

We want children and young people in Plymouth to have the best possible start in life, and it matters to us that everyone who needs our help can get it easily, at the right time.

Children's Speech and Language Service - Livewell Southwest

Our friendly Speech and Language Team is experienced in helping children aged 0-18 who have difficulty speaking clearly, expressing themselves, communicating socially, understanding others, talking fluently, or feeding and swallowing.

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Infant Mental Health (CAMHS) - Livewell Southwest

The Infant Mental Health Team is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Looked After Child and Youth Offending Team - Livewell Southwest

The CAMHS Looked After Children team is for children and young people aged 0 - 19 years who are looked after by the Plymouth City Council.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Derriford Hospital

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialist medical intensive care treatment for extremely preterm and sick newborn babies in the South West Peninsula, that is, Exeter, Torbay, Barnstaple, Truro and Plymouth.

Operational Advice for Children - Derriford Hospital

Most children having an operation have a general anaesthetic. This means that they are unconscious (asleep) and cannot feel, hear or see anything. Specialist doctors called anaesthetists look after you and are with you all the time you are asleep.

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