Organisation Category: Health care and wellbeing
The M Word can offer an initial screening for both ASD and ADHD/ADD to help you decide whether it is worth proceeding with a private Clinical Psychologist to do a full diagnostic testing. This is because we are aware that there is a lengthy process with CAMHS (often taking 2 – 3 years from the initial screening to a confirmed diagnosis). Once you have you confirmed diagnosis, you are then able to proceed for an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). By having the initial screening through The M Word means that your advisories around Mental Health needs can be put into the EHCP as recommendations as well as liaison with the private Clinical Psychologist.
Military Support (Serving and non serving)
The transfer between MoD to civilian life is tremendous and one that many Veterans struggle with for many years. Lavinia has worked within the Psychiatric department at Portsmouth Naval dockyard, as well as TILS Veterans service within the NHS. There remains challenges on both sides and a large gap in trying to support Veterans who are struggling with their mental ill health.
The M Word is fortunate in liaising with many specialist military charities as well as having a Non Executive Board member (Capt rtd) on board supporting and advising. If you are a Veteran, or know of a Veteran, struggling with your mental ill health, despite having accessed a number of services, we may well be in a position to help and support you in your recovery. Lavinia has many letters of recommendations across the UK as well as support from other agencies often picking up what other professionals have missed.