SWNODN Specialist Clinical Psychologists
The South West Neuromuscular Operational Delivery Network (SWNODN) employs two Psychologists who are based at Southmead Hospital Bristol and Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. They are available to meet with adult patients during specialist neuromuscular clinics, for direct therapeutic work and can also offer telephone consultations if required. They offer psychological advice and support for adults to help with the emotional challenges that can arise, both at the point of diagnosis of a neuromuscular condition and going forward. They work closely with local Clinical Psychology teams around the South West to provide support and specialist knowledge about the challenges of neuromuscular conditions. They can also provide support to families during the transition from paediatric to adult NHS services.