Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Learning Disabilities Team (CAMHS-LD)

Address: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Learning Disabilities Team (CAMHS-LD), Falcon House, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, PO4 8LD.

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Brief description of what services your organisation offers:
CAMHS-LD is a specialist team within CAMHS that offers assessment and treatment options for a range of behavioural, emotional and mental health difficulties in children with learning disabilities.  The team is multi-disciplinary and includes practitioners from Nursing, Psychology, Psychiatry and Occupational Therapy.  CAMHS-LD works in partnership with families and with professionals from other services including Education, Social Care, Respite services and Voluntary Services such as Enableability

Where the service is provided - please state if City wide or locality based:
The Service is based at Falcon House at St James Hospital and is City wide

What the organisation provides - types of interventions and support:
CAMHS-LD provides assessment and treatment for a range of difficulties including challenging behaviour, mental health problems including anxiety, depression and psychiatric illness, difficulties associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, self-injurious behaviour, sexually harmful behaviour, complex eating, sleeping and toileting problems, and other areas where learning disability has a major impact on the child’s behaviour and wellbeing. CAMHS-LD provides the Triple P ‘Stepping Stones’ group programme in partnership with Portsmouth City Council

Eligibility Criteria:  
The Service accepts referrals for children attending  Cliffdale Primary, Mary Rose Academy,  Redwood Park School and the Willows Nursery. The Service also works with Looked After Children in residential care who have learning disabilities
Age range is 0 – 18.  Anyone can refer the children to us including families and young people
The Service also offers consultation by way of advice, information and a limited number of sessions to practitioners in the City working with any child with a learning disability
Children in mainstream education who have learning disabilities who have mental health difficulties can be referred to CAMHS via the Single Point of Access Team and CAMHS-LD will work alongside practitioners from these teams if necessary.

Quality standards and expected outcomes for children and young people and their families accessing your service:
The Service aims to provide families with the confidence and skills to manage behaviour and improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children with disabilities.  The Service also works to prevent the breakdown of family placements by providing targeted, early intervention treatments in the community

How can this service be accessed?
See Eligibility Criteria.  Contact the Team directly to discuss possible referrals or to request a referral form.

Complaints and Compliments :
Erica Goddard,
Falcon House,
St James Hospital,
Locksway Road,
PO4 8LD.

Tel: 0300 1236632

Tel: 0300 1236632

Service Category: Health

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