Learning Disabilities and CDC
Find out more in our service leaflet.
The Child Development service sees children and young people in Portsmouth and across South East Hampshire who have global developmental delay with additional psychological needs.
Mental health and emotional problems can be experienced by all children including those with learning disabilities. Some children can't tell us what is wrong but their behaviour might indicate that they are experiencing mental health problems or are perhaps unwell.
Issues relating to mental health include things like:
- Anxiety and worries
- Feeling low or depressed
- Feelings of anger and frustration
- Feeling the need to carry out routines or repeat behaviours in certain ways
- A very small number of children might experience more severe mental health problems such as hearing voices
In our team we offer specialist mental health assessments for children with learning disabilities. Our approaches include the following:
We use a range of therapies that are found across other CAMHS areas but adapted for the needs of children with learning disabilities and developmental delay, for example CBT, bereavement work and narrative approaches.
Portsmouth CAMHS Learning Disabilties Team (CAMHS-LD) is accredited as "Excellent" by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS (QNCC) up to 2015