Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Learning Disability Service
Our CAMHS Learning Disability Service supports young people with a moderate to profound learning disability who are also experiencing mental health difficulties and/or associated behaviours.
We provide input for young people with a moderate to profound learning/intellectual disability (as defined within ICD10/ICD11) presenting with mental health and/or associated behaviours. Input is provided through our outpatient service which can be supported for intense/urgent work via our Outreach service. Referrals are via health and social service professionals and all other avenues need to have been tried before consideration into this specialist mental health service. Assessment for neurodevelopmental conditions in primary school aged young people is undertaken by paediatric services at least in the first instance.
As part of the service we provide, when necessary, we have outreach staff who can provide short term intensive input within the home to enable parents / carers to implement strategies advised by their lead professional / specialist clinician with which they are struggling to undertake without direct input.
Young people up to age 18 with moderate to profound learning/intellectual disability (as defined within ICD10/ICD11) presenting with mental health and/or associated behaviours.
Referral can be via mail, fax or via electronic systems directly to the CAMHS LDT, Rothesay, 352A London road, Leicester. LE2 2PL
How to access this service
Referrals can be made by your child’s GP, school nurse/health visitor, social worker or other healthcare professional currently involved in their care.
What conditions do you cover
We assess and diagnose for all mental health problems, severe challenging behaviours, severe chronic sleep problems and anxiety within autism. We also assess for ADHD and ASD in secondary school aged children.
0116 225 5633
- healthcare professional
- social worker