Psychology services at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9845 0000

There are psychologists in a range of specialist clinical units within The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, including Adolescent Medicine, Cardiology, Child Development Unit, Kids Rehab, Neurology, Oncology, Psychological Medicine, Pain Management and Weight Management. They work as part of multi-disciplinary teams with other medical, nursing and allied health staff.

Clinical Psychologists provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of emotional, behavioural, cognitive and mental health problems that may result from or complicate the management of acute and chronic medical illnesses. Clinical neuropsychologists provide comprehensive assessments of children’s cognitive and adaptive functioning within a developmental framework. 

They are skilled in understanding changes in thinking and behaviour that may arise from brain dysfunction such as head injury, epilepsy, neurological disease and developmental disabilities. The assessments assist with rehabilitation planning by identifying strengths and weaknesses and monitoring progress or recovery. 

There are also research psychologists who contribute to a greater understanding of a range of paediatric medical and mental health conditions.

See Mental health services.