About the authors

Louise Theodosiou, BSc Hons, MBChB, MRCPsych, MSc

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 16-17 Community Mental Health Team, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust


Email: Louise.Theodosiou@cmft.nhs.uk


Dr Theodosiou is part of an innovative new community-based team working with 16- and 17-year-olds. Her other professional interests include forensic psychiatry and developing a clearer understanding of the prevalence of mental health needs in children and young people in Manchester.


Declaration of interest: None


Peter Sweeney, MB BCh BAO, MRCPsych

Specialist Trainee in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, North Western Deanery.


Dr Sweeney is currently an ST6 in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, training in the North Western Deanery. He has a specialist interest in adolescent psychiatry and working with young people with drug and alcohol misuse.


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