Our teams provide diagnosis and support for people living with Asperger Syndrome and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
Liverpool Aspergers service
The Liverpool Aspergers team is a pioneering specialist team that provides assessment and support to working age adults within Liverpool and assessment services across the country. The team consists of nurses and social work colleagues, with support from medical colleagues within the Liverpool community learning disability team.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Community Hub
Telephone: 0151 737 4800
Fax: 0151 737 4870
Sefton Aspergers service
Sefton Aspergers service provides diagnosis and support for people living with Asperger Syndrome from its base at the Hesketh Centre in Southport. We aim to provide specialist support for those people who may have previously fallen through the gaps by not being regarded as having a mental health problem or a learning disability.
Our person centred care uses creative interventions which help with the social and communication difficulties faced by people with Asperger syndrome, their families and care teams. Our team works with other services such as social services and local colleges to help support service users.
Anyone aged 18 years and over may self-refer or be referred by another person for example a family member; GP or other mental health professional.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
The Hesketh Centre
51-55 Albert Road
The Liverpool and Sefton Asperger teams offer the following groups to people after a diagnosis and will form part of the care plan:
Asperger social hub consists of activity focused social groups which are facilitated by the Liverpool Asperger Team and volunteers. One-hour sessions are offered on Wednesday’s to people who would like to build confidence and connect with other people who have a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome.
Allotment project in Walton is run by the Liverpool Asperger Team. This is to provide service users with the opportunity to maintain and grow their own produce as part of promoting health and wellbeing. This is facilitated by staff and the group meet once per week on Mondays.
The drop in is a ‘collective’ of service users, carers and professionals who provide a service to help and support people with Asperger Syndrome. It provides a warm and welcoming space for service users and carers to access services, participate in activities of interest, and find out more about what’s available in the community.
The drop in is at 1.30pm to 4.00pm on the last Friday in the month at the Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 2BE (at the back of Primark). For additional information, read here.
Social groups are organised by service users and volunteers at Maggie Mays and the Corn Market in Liverpool city centre. Please contact Liverpool Asperger Team for more information.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) service Sefton
The adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder service in Sefton is an award winning service that has a proven track record in providing innovative care to adults with ADHD. It serves patients transitioning to adult care from community paediatrics and CAMHS as well as providing a comprehensive assessment and diagnostic service for adults referred by their GP. The service adheres to the NICE guidance in its approach to treatment and medication is monitored by the treating clinician. We have fostered strong links locally with third sector organisations that offer additional support for families of patients with ADHD. Referral can be made via the patient's GP and following a comprehensive initial assessment, a formulation is provided. Comorbid psychiatric issues are addressed by referral to the relevant CMHT. ADHD is a complex condition and as such we recognise the importance of the initial assessment being carried out by a medical professional. We are currently supported by two consultant psychiatrists and a speciality doctor.
Tel: 0151 330 6904