Learning Disability: A state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, with significant impairment of intellectual functioning and significant impairment of adaptive/social functioning that occurs before age 18.

Meet the team in Southampton

Everyone in CAMHS is expected to be competent in the core functions and these are:
o Effective communication and engagement with children, young people, their families and carers
o Assessment
o Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
o Care co-ordination
o Promoting health & wellbeing
o Supporting transitions
o Multi-agency working
o Sharing information
o Professional development and learning

In addition each particular discipline brings its own perspective, based on theoretical models and underpinning principles. The multidisciplinary team working of CAMHS is a key aspect of its functioning, embracing diverse approaches, finding synergy between different understandings and bringing richness to the assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health problems. In Southampton CAMHS team you are likely to meet the following:

CAMHS Nurses
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
Social workers
Art Therapists
Play Therapists
CAMHS family support workers
CAMHS community practitioners
Clinical psychologists
Educational psychologists
Paediatric Occupational therapists

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