Gateways is a community based specialist health service for the assessment and management of children and young people up to the age of 16, presenting with features of a condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is part of the Sunderland Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
The Core symptoms of ADHD are:
Inattention (poor concentration)
Impulsivity (doing things without thinking)
As yet, there is no single investigation (such as a blood test or brain scan) to ‘test’ for ADHD, the diagnosis is therefore made after careful clinical assessment. There are many other reasons why a child or young person may present with the above symptoms and not all children assessed will go on to receive a diagnosis.
If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, we offer a range of support/ interventions including:
- Information about your child’s condition
- Parents Group
- Help in managing your child’s behaviour
- Liaison with your child’s school
- Individual sessions for the child or young person (if indicated)
- Medication (if necessary)
The Service is also committed to promoting understanding of ADHD and can offer both training and consultation as required.
Team MembersDr Elaine Martin – Associate Specialist in Paediatrics
Mr Tom Crake – Team Manager
Claire Simpson Foster – ADHD Nurse Therapist
Khalid Javed – ADHD Nurse Therapist
Debbie Ramsden – ADHD Nurse Therapist
Paul Roughead – ADHD Nurse Therapist
Linsey Glendenning – Nursery Nurse
Bernadette Lane – Nursery Nurse
Cindy Morrow – Team Secretary