Who works at Lime Trees

There are lots of different kinds of workers and teams who work at Lime Trees. The lists below show who they are and what they do. 


CAMHS therapist

We have a range of therapists with skills including speech and language therapy, teaching and youth work.

Clinical psychologist

Trained in understanding human behaviour and development through specialist assessments and therapies. We've produced a guide answering frequently asked questions about coming to see a clinical psychologist.

Community nurse

A nurse with specialist knowledge in assessing, diagnosing and helping children and families with mental health issues.

Family therapist

Specially trained in working with families and family therapy (see the teams list below).

Occupational therapist

Assesses the impact of difficulties on areas like daily living, play/leisure and education/work and addresses the activities most important to the child.

Primary mental health worker

Community link workers who meet with a family initially to find out what the difficulties are and talk with you about what might be helpful (see primary mental health workers page for more information).


Doctors who specialise in psychiatric illnesses. They can prescribe medication.

Social worker

Trained in social work, who work with children, young people and families with complex social and emotional issues.

Music therapist

Specially trained to help children express feelings and emotions through music.

Young people’s mental health advisor

Works with young people aged 16-18, and has links with the Castlegate service in York.


At Lime Trees there are teams of different types of workers who use their different skills to approach a particular difficulty. You might be referred to one of these teams if that would be helpful.

Attention problems team

The attentional problems team help children, young people and parents/carers to deal with attentional difficulties both at home and in the school environment.

Bereavement & life-limiting illnesses team

A network of people who help young people and their families facing loss. Includes the stepping stones group below.

Deaf team

The deaf team includes signing therapists and a signing interpreter (the team can communicate using British Sign Language and Sign Supported English).

Eating disorders

The eating disorders team can put together a package of different treatments to suit your needs. This might include one-to-one work, family work, and diet/nutrition work.

Family therapy

An opportunity for the whole family to talk about problems, relationships, and/or attitudes and values in the family.

Learning disabilities team

This team specialises in children and young people with learning disabilities. They also assess for learning disabilities and autism/Asperger’s and offer interventions and support to young people and their families.

Looked after team

A consultation based service with specialist expertise in looked after children who liaise with various agencies regarding the welfare of young people in the care system.

Group work team

The group work team runs a number of different groups for a variety of difficulties. The groups that we run at Lime Trees do change, and some only run at certain times of the year. Here are some examples of recent groups that you may be referred to:

  • ADHD parents group - Ideas and advice for parents of children with ADHD. Download the ADHD six week workshop for family and friends leaflet for more information.

  • Adoption Group - A group for young people who have been adopted and need to talk about some of the issues around adoption.

  • Gimme 5 Group - A group for children who need some help finding ways to self-regulate their behaviour

  • ASCEND Group (Autism Spectrum Conditions Enhancing Nurture and Development) - An intervention and support programme for parents of children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

  • Siblings Group - A group that helps children with siblings who have a learning disability.

  • Stepping Stones - A group for children and young people who have been bereaved. Involves finding ways to cope with losing someone and ways to remember them.

  • Summer Group - For 13-15 year olds. This group offers young people the opportunity to develop their social and communication skills.

  • Castlegate Group - Held at Castlegate for 16-18 year olds. This group meets on a monthly basis and offers young people the opportunity to develop their social skills and confidence in making friends.


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