Living with CFS/ME can be hard, but we are here to try and make it easier to get life back on track.
The service has been successfully working with children and young people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) for the past 16 years. We are part of a teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities and have a specialist team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, dieticians and social worker.
Our nationally recognised service helps children and young people (up to 19 years) who are living with ME/CFS, FND and other functional symptoms.
- We work collaboratively with children, young people and families and plan care together
- We provide advice on how to manage and reduce symptoms including fatigue, pain, difficulties in movement and physical strength that impact function in daily life, learning, social interactions and leisure activities
- We see children and young people in outpatient, inpatient and daycare settings. We have a dedicated adolescent ward for young people who may require regular inpatient admissions, more intensive input or who have had to travel a long distance, which includes a learning space
- We advise regarding adjustments to education, liaise with schools/colleges and help with re-entry into education, where this is possible
- We provide on line education groups for pacing/activity management, managing physical activity and improving sleep
- We provide tailor-made rehabilitation programmes with input from occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, psychology, psychotherapy and psychiatry
- We provide integrated specialist psychological support to young people and their families as well as psychology-run ‘coping with ME/CFS’ groups.
Above all, we aim to deliver a high quality and responsive service that maximises health and wellbeing for children, young people and families.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
- Functional Neurological Disorder (FDN)
- Functional Symptoms