Meet the Epilepsy Team
What do we do?
Here at the Children & Young People's Health Partnership (CYPHP), our specialist children's epilepsy nurses work with emotional wellbeing professionals to make sure we are looking after your child and family as best we can. Emotional and behavioural issues are understandably common in children and young people with long-term or chronic conditions – no child or young person wants to be "ill" or "different" in a way they don't choose. At CYPHP we're here to help you and your family with all that concerns you and your child.
We can see you at your home or at a nearby clinic, and we make sure other healthcare professionals, who are involved in your child's care, know what is going on.
We have just started so cannot yet offer our service to children with epilepsy across all of Lambeth and Southwark, but please do speak to your hospital doctor about us if you think you and your child could benefit from our service.
What we offer you and the benefits of the service
The CYPHP Health team works in the community alongside other child healthcare professionals in Lambeth and Southwark. Our team includes Paediatric Nurse Specialists and Mental Health clinicians, who will see children and young people who have a diagnosis of asthma, constipation, eczema, and epilepsy.
Epilepsy team: who will we see?
Children and young people with a diagnosis of Epilepsy who are:
- between the ages of 0-17 years old.
- being treated at Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospital or King's College Hospital.
- registered to a participating GP practice in Southwark and Lambeth.
All patients will be assessed and offered appropriate services. These may be:
- School training for individual students.
- Parent/carer/ patient/peer support and training.
- Telephone, email and text contact on a 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday basis.
- Transition planning - Epilepsy nurses to offer transition package.
- Work with the long term conditions mental health clinicians
- Home visits/clinic appointments.
- Young people and families support and education around epilepsy and seizure management.
Need more information and help...
Have a look at our useful resources and links. The full list and details are in our health packs.
If you are in danger, a lot of pain or you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm - either to yourself or someone else, dial 999.
If you need urgent medical help or advice - but it is not life threatening - call 111
If you need to talk to someone urgently, call Child Line on 0800 1111 or the Samaritans on 116 123
If you, a family member or friend are in distress and need urgent help, contact South London and Maudsley Hospital's 24-hour mental health support line on 0800 731 2864.
If you feel unsafe and need immediate help, go to your nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department - where the psychiatric liaison team can help you (24 hours a day, 365 days of the year).
If you need help but you can wait until the next day then please visit your GP as the first point of contact.
All the numbers and services above are free and confidential.