Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

Lifetime Psychology Team

Lifetime Psychology Team

The Clinical Psychology team work alongside the nursing team to support the emotional and psychological wellbeing of the family.

Who is this service for?

The children themselves, their siblings and any member of the family who is involved in caring for the child.

The psychology service will be offered to families at times when they are experiencing psychological difficulties relating to the child’s health condition.

How does this service work / what's involved in this service?

The kinds of work we might get involved in are:

Helping young people and their families:

  • to come to terms with diagnosis and the future
  • with relationships and talking about difficult issues with each other, and people outside the family
  • to manage difficult treatments
  • to manage psychological difficulties such as anxiety, trauma, depression or other difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • to help make decisions about now or the future in relation to a child’s health condition
  • through group support e.g. sibling group
  • to work with other professional networks such as school or hospitals to improve quality of life and care for a child /family
  • to manage loss and bereavement


How do I access this service?

Referral Criteria
Referrals to Psychology cannot be made unless a child is receiving a service from the Lifetime nursing team. Referrals can be made via the Lifetime named nurse. See referral link on main page for further information about criteria for referral.


In what areas is this service available?

We are based in Bath, but provide a service across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset and Somerset

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Bath NHS House
01225 731624
Bath NHS House
Newbridge Hill
We are available from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays.)


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