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Gwynneth Down

Dr Gwynneth Down is a Consultant Family Psychotherapist. She is the Head of Family Psychotherapy across the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychosocial Services.

Selective mutism

Selective mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder where a child cannot speak in almost all social situations despite being able to. Selective mutism usually begins in children under five years of age, though it may only become noticeable when a child begins school. Most children with selective mutism are believed to have an inherited predisposition to anxiety and there can be a variety of additional contributing causes.


The Attachment and Trauma Team

Referrals for the Attachment and Trauma Teamshould be sent in writing to Dr Margaret DeJong, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Head of Service. 

We have a national catchment area and accept referrals from a wide range of...

Growth hormone deficiency

Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a condition which slows down growth, or in some cases stops it completely. It develops when the pituitary gland – the gland which produces hormones and is located deep inside your brain – doesn’t produce enough hormones.