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National Deaf CAMHS, Outpatient, Cambridge and East of England Outreach Clinic

Who we are

This service provides highly specialised mental health care to deaf children and young people (aged up to 18 years) and their families and hearing children of deaf adults in the community. We also provide advice and consultation to local services that work with deaf children. We cover the East of England.

Who is the service for

Deaf children and young people (aged up to 18 years) and their families, and hearing children of deaf adults in the Community who are experiencing emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Anxiety disorders in children

Where to find us

National Deaf CAMHs- Cambridge
(Next to Bottisham Medical Practice)
Tunbridge Lane,
CB25 9DU

Telephone: 020 3513 5000

Our opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Who you might see / our staff

  • Team Manager / Specialist Mental Health Practitioner:  Yvonne Barrett
  • Team admin: Jo Goddard
  • Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist:  Dr Andy Holwell
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologist: Dr Lorena Almeida
  • Deaf Family Support Worker: Remi Oderinde
  • Specialist Mental Health Practitioner: Rubbena Aurangzeb- Tariq
  • Specialist Mental Health Practitioner: Sanna Hekkala-Rolfe


What you can expect

An initial assessment of their mental health and communication needs - and finally a plan of the care and support they will receive. This may include direct work with our service; signposting to other agencies for support or provide consultation work to referrer/ or local teams. Young people and families receiving care from our service will have one named person who will coordinate their care and support. This person will be their main point of contact and can say how their treatment is progressing. Treatment may take place in the clinic, at home, in schools or in another community location.

The service will work closely with families and all other professional involved in the young persons’ life as appropriate. The service has both Deaf and hearing staff. All staff have had deaf awareness and study BSL. BSL interpreters are always available where required.


Referrals are accepted from professionals including schools, GPs, children’s services, audiology.

We do not accept self referrals.

Other useful information

Useful links

Communication Access to services

BSL Health Access: deaf people can use BSL Health Access (provided by Sign Health and InterpreterNow) to contact any NHS service.

Interpreter Now: deaf people can use InterpreterNow to ring NHS 111

Video Relay Directory: This is a list of Companies/Organisations providing Video Relay Services for deaf people.

Deaf Awareness

The Buzz (NDCS) : a website for deaf young people

Information and Support on Language and communication by NDCS.

Mindfulness for deaf and hearing families - 3 Minute Breathing Space by Red Earth Theatre.