Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Specialists.
Winner of the Carer Friendly Award, Autism and ADHD, 2021
Welcome to Developing Active Young Minds ltd
Assessment, diagnosis and advice or treatment for:
Assessment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
Child Assessment for Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
Childhood Depression and Anxiety Treatment
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Child Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that is characterised by problems paying attention, excessive activity and/or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate to a person's age. Developing Minds can quickly and accurately assess and provide treatment for this neurodevelopmental condition.
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Depression and Anxiety.
Childhood depression and anxiety can be crippling for a young person and distressing for the young person's family. Developing Minds can quickly provide a comprehensive assessment of the young person's mental health needs and plan for follow up treatment.
Assessment, Diagnosis and Advice on Autistic Spectrum Condition in Children
Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour. Developing Minds can provide assessment for this condition and practical working advice on support and planning for the young person's future.
Pricing for Assessments
Initial 20 minute consultation: Free.
Assessment for Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) using history gathering and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS2), resulting in a diagnostic report compiled by a multi disciplinary team that is recognised by the NHS, education and the local authority: £1300.
Assessment for Attention Deficit Hyper Actively Disorder (ADHD) using history gathering, diagnostic tool, school assessment and face to face assessment resulting in a diagnostic report that is recognised by the NHS, education and the local authority: with QB check £555. Therapeutic medication available.
Assessment for both Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and co-morbid Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involving the above tools and strategies: £1555.
All assessments result in individual documented recommendations.
Assessment of mood disorders resulting in a treatment plan: £250.
Additional face to face consultation after diagnosis including advising schools can be arranged: £105 hourly.
Telephone consultation: £10 per 15 minutes.
All assessments can be arranged to take place in the comfort of your own home at no extra cost.
AS IS EVIDENT FROM OUR PRICING STRUCTURE , WE ARE FAR MORE REASONABLY PRICED THAN OTHER SERVICES OF THIS NATURE. THIS REFLECTS OUR ETHICAL BELIEFS IN CHARGING FAIRLY FOR THE ASSESSMENTS AND TREATMENTS THAT WE PROVIDE AND IS IN NO WAY A SIGN OF THE QUALITY OF OUR WORK. THIS IS SOMETHING WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN AS CAN BE SEEN IN OUR GOOGLE AND YELL REVIEWS.
Pricing for Medication
Please note that medication will only be prescribed if clinically indicated.
Medication review after a Developing Active Young Minds assessment, including titration to a therapeutic dosage and a letter to the GP highlighting all the gathered information and the first prescription: £195. Six monthly medication reviews after commencing medication £34.
If appropriate medication can be prescribed following an assessment from a different service provider and on receipt of an assessment report that is of high quality and follows NICE guidelines : £350.
If appropriate we will request that medications are placed on repeat prescription via the GP using the NHS shared care protocol.
We can travel to conduct assessments, but if the journey is over 20 miles an additional cost of 50 pence a mile over the 20 miles will be charged.
Cancellation within five days of an appointment will result in a fee of 15% of the cost.
We at Developing Minds understand that the current National Health Service (NHS) waiting times are very long, resulting in children being unable to quickly receive mental health support at a time in their life that is crucial to educational development and social stability. This is not a reflection on the staff working in these services but an over-stretched system. For some young people and their families receiving input from a private provider is the only way to address a child's unmet needs. Developing Active Young Minds Ltd is a service that provides a full assessment for the detection and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Within our service we also assess and provide advice for Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) using a wide range of recognised and approved techniques. We also provide assessment and treatment of childhood depression and anxiety, using timely and current assessment processes that are supported by documentation that is recognised by local authorities and the NHS. All diagnosis are referenced to the DSM5 criteria for the condition and treatments follow National Institute for Clinical Excellent Guidelines (NICE).
Mr Mark Wretham (RMN, NMP V300, CAMHS).
I am a Psychiatric Specialist Prescribing Nurse who has dedicated his career to working with children and young people who have struggled with mental ill health or neurological conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I am a Non Medical Prescriber (V300) and can diagnose ASC (diagnosis verified and supported by a doctor of psychology as per NICE guidelines), ADHD, Mood disorders and co-morbidities of these conditions/illnesses. I am qualified to prescribe psychotropic medications if they are appropriate.
Reviews can be found using Google search “Developing Active Young Minds Reviews.”
Dr Laura Porter
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist currently working within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). I have experience working with children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and/or present with neurodevelopmental conditions. I am trained to assess and diagnose Autism Spectrum Condition, working as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team to confirm the diagnosis. I value and enjoy supporting young people and their families to better understand a young person's neurodiversity and enable them to thrive to achieve their potential.
Helen Nashimoto (BA Hons)
I am a secretary/administrator with a background in the health and medical sectors, having spent the majority of my career working in various NHS departments including Ophthalmology, Anticoagulation, and the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). My time in the CAMHS service helped me to value the needs and challenges faced by neurodiverse young people and their families, and it is truly rewarding to be part of a team that works to enable all young people to reach their full potential.
Ruth Potter (RN)
I am an adult trained nurse with 15 years’ experience in acute care. I have experience across the board including working and supporting people who are having difficulties with their mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions. I am currently undergoing training, working towards being able to assess Autistic Spectrum Condition. I am really enjoying the change in my career path to help young people and their families better understand their new diagnosis.
Marie Taylor BSc Occupational Therapy
I am a state registered specialist Occupational Therapist having qualified from Nene University College Northampton in 1998. I have over 25 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist in both the NHS and the private sector.
Although I have previously worked with adults, my main experience is with children. I worked as an NHS Advanced Occupational Therapist in Warwickshire’s Integrated Disability Team for children for 23 years and was responsible for managing a diverse caseload of children 0 – 19years with a variety of difficulties including complex needs, severe learning difficulties, life limiting illness, co-ordination difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, and handwriting difficulties.