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Young People's Department (Mental Health) - NHS Grampian

Record Number: 3288

Royal Cornhill Hospital
Cornhill Road
AB25 2ZH

Phone: 01224 557268
Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm


The Young People's Department is for young people (13th-18th birthday) with mental health problems, who are registered with General Practitioners in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

The Young Peoples Department is a small multi-disciplinary Mental Health Team for young people and their families and / or carers.

The service is for adolescents suffering from significant psychological difficulties which interfere with their ordinary lives and who have not responded to input within primary care or social and educational support services. These difficulties may include symptoms of anxiety, depression, self harm, eating problems, obsessions or compulsions, manifestations of major mental illness or development difficulties such as problems with attention, over-activity, communication or social interactions.

Treatment approaches include individual or family psychotherapies, medication or liaison and consultation with other agencies.

Other NHS Grampian Mental Health Services:

Child and Family Mental Health Service

Adult Mental Health and CAMHS Directorate

Moray Mental Health Services

More Information

Area Covered: Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Coverage: Banff & Buchan / Buchan / Formartine / Garioch / Kincardine & Mearns / Marr

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm

Referral: By letter from GPs, Social Workers, Educational Psychologists and hospital or community doctors, including school doctor. Telephone contact is essential for any urgent referrals and also welcomed to discuss possible referrals.

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If care and control is the main issue referral should be to Social Work. If problems are mainly school based Educational Psychologists and / or school doctor should be involved and can be contacted through school.

Contacts & Addresses

Individual Contacts:

Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead: Dr Anne Gilchrist
Tel: 01224 557317 (an on call team member is available daily to discuss referrals or other queries)
Lower Garden Villa
Royal Cornhill Hospital
Cornhill Road
AB25 2ZH


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A sign language interpreter can be available, if requested in advance

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Last Updated: 2017-08-30 15:29:08   
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