Child Health Psychology

Because children who have health conditions are ordinary children in extraordinary circumstances

Specialist psychological support to help reduce distress and maximise treatment outcomes

What We Do...

Children who are ill or who are in hospital often need special care and support to help them cope. Our psychologists are specially trained to offer help to these children and families. Their help reduces psychological distress and helps maximise treatment outcomes. They assess and treat children with a wide range of conditions, such as those listed below:

  • Chronic conditions, such as diabetes and cystic fibrosis
  • Treatment-related anxieties and phobias (e.g. needles)
  • Severe feeding problems
  • Asthma, migraine and persistent abdominal pain
  • Pain management
  • Preparation for medical procedures (e.g. dialysis)
  • Support to children who are terminally ill

Psychologists in Child Health also undertake the following tasks:

  • Training, consultation and advice to medical staff
  • Development and delivery of bespoke training programmes¬†
  • Audit, evaluation and research

Childhood Feeding Disorders

Midlands Psychology offers a unique service to help children overcome clinical feeding problems by providing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment services, ranging from advice and support to community healthcare professionals to highly specialist in-patient programmes. We also offer training to professionals who work with children with feeding problems and their families. Our research record is second to none.

Specialist Feeding Service

Midlands Psychology has a well established research partnerships and has pioneered intensive in-patient treatment for tube-weaning and other severe feeding disorders. We offer a full range of services to children, families and other professionals involved in their care, including:

  • Training and consultation services for other professionals in the management of feeding disorders
  • Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessment of complex feeding problems, detailed report and treatment recommendations
  • Out-patient intervention programmes
  • Intensive in-patient treatment
For further information about our feeding services, please email us at
[email protected] or telephone us on (01785) 748447