We consult at Malone Private Clinic (Northern MRI) and can offer rapid access to evening and week-end appointments at this convenient, south Belfast location with private, off street parking.
Our expert clinicians are highly trained and experienced, including in the use of validated diagnostic tools such as Conners 3, DISCO (developed by the Lorna Wing Centre) and ADOS-2.
Assessments are multi-professional where appropriate, in keeping with best practice. Every patient is assessed by a Consultant Psychiatrist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. At the initial appointment we complete a thorough new patient assessment and developmental history, after which we can advise on which (if any) further diagnostic assessments within our service are appropriate.
We can offer assessments to children with intellectual disabilities (learning disabilities), physical disabilities, sensory impairments or other complex needs.
We will provide a comprehensive report, which families can use for access to specialist support in education, health, training or employment. We do not offer a therapeutic service but rather advise and/or refer regarding any recommended onward support from established services as is relevant to each individual case. We can advise on prescribing if appropriate and link with General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services or Autism Intervention Services as required.
Please note that we do not offer an emergency service and do not provide emergency assessments. If you require urgent help or assessment then please contact your local GP or GP out of hours service.
We accept referrals from GPs or self-referral (from families directly). We will contact you following your patient’s assessment/appointment and keep you updated regarding any recommendations for further assessment or treatment. You can write a referral letter and/or download and complete our referral form below and then send to CAANI by post or email. We request that all email referrals are sent password protected. Download a Referral form here.
We accept self-referrals from families but will require contact details for a registered GP for the child or young person being seen, as well as consent to pass on relevant information to them. For self-referral, please call or email us directly.
We offer medico-legal assessments in respect of children's mental health/emotional well-being/child psychiatry.
Please call or e-mail us directly for further information.
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