Manchester CFS/ME Service for Children and Young People
The Manchester CFS/ME Service for Children and Young People is a
regional specialist team for the assessment and treatment of
children and young people up to the age of 18 with Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in the Greater
Manchester locality. We can also see referrals from outside
of our catchment area, but we require CCG funding for this.
We accept referrals from Consultant Paediatricians or
Senior CAMHS Professionals. We provide evidence based treatment to
the referred young person, but we also operate a professional
consultation service supporting the primary care professionals, or
CAMHS colleagues to initiate treatment where
We are a multi-disciplinary team offering individualised
evidence based treatment packages incorporating Cognitive Behaviour
Therapy, Graded Exercise Therapy, Sleep Hygiene and Activity
Management and work generically on a one-to-one basis with patients
and their families. We have diverse professional backgrounds
including Paediatrics, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Physiotherapy,
Occupational Therapy and Social Work.
In addition, we provide training opportunities to primary
and tertiary services alongside, liaison and consultation. We
network closely with referring agencies and primary care services
in discharge planning for on-going follow up.