Pennine Care appoints mental health specialist for teens
Date published: 11 March 2012
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new consultant to help treat teenagers that have complex mental health problems.
Dr Alison Wood has joined the Trust’s Horizon Unit to provide enhanced care to young patients who suffer with problems such as eating disorders and depression.
Located at Fairfield Hospital in Bury, the Horizon Unit is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and provides care to young people that have complex mental health problems, with a focus on rehabilitation. It complements services provided at the Hope Unit, which is an acute assessment and treatment unit and is located on the same site.
Dr Wood, who has worked at consultant level for 17 years, said: “I’m really pleased to join the specialist team at the Horizon Unit and hope that my experience will help to enhance the high quality of care already provided.
“We work with young people and their families to address their problems, using a range of techniques such as behavioural therapies, counselling and education. It’s often an intensive and challenging process but we’re able to provide the specialist treatment to aid a patient’s recovery and rehabilitation.”
If you would like some advice or have concerns regarding your mental health, speak to your GP or visit www.penninecare.nhs.uk
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