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Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry Team

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We are a specialist multi-disciplinary team comprising of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists,...

We are a specialist multi-disciplinary team comprising of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Learning Disability and Mental Health Nurses and a mental health Paediatrician.

The Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry team offer assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties related to physic...

The Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry team offer assessment and treatment of mental health difficulties related to physical illness or persistent physical health symptoms. Referrals are accepted where these mental health difficulties are having a significant impact on functioning and require the expertise of a multi-disciplinary mental health team.
The service works with children and young people of all ages and all levels of learning ability, who are inpatients at the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC) and/or those that require a frequent outpatient service based within RHC.
We provide an on call service for advice and assessment regarding acute mental health presentations in children and adolescents within the RHC, and under-18s presenting in A&E departments at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Queen Elizabeth University Hospitals.

We offer an initial assessment to determine what service would be most helpful. Where possible the child or young per...

We offer an initial assessment to determine what service would be most helpful. Where possible the child or young person and their family are assessed initially by two members of the team. We frequently find it useful to work together with paediatric colleagues to complete an assessment. Following assessment, we may discuss referral to another service that would be more appropriate to meet the child and family’s needs. If our service is the most appropriate we may offer individual work, family work and/or medication advice as deemed appropriate. In some cases we may refer on to a more appropriate service.

Contact Us:
You can contact the Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry Team at:

  • Address: Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry Team Business Support, Office Block, Zone 2.01, Royal Hospital for Children, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF.
  • Telephone: 0141 451 6529 (86529 for internal calls)
  • If you are in a ward in the hospital you can ask one of the nurses to call us using the number above.