|Service location:||Queen Mary's Hospital|
|Address:||Child and Adolescent Mental Health Learning Disability Service, Sandalwood Suite, Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London. SW15 5PN|
|Contact name:||Team Administrator|
|Telephone number:||020 8487 6311/6629/6049|
|Fax number:||020 8785 0693|
|Specialities:||Child and Adolescent Mental Health
|Opening hours:||Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm|
See the NHS Wandsworth website for maps and directions to Queen Mary's Hospital.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Learning Disability Service is one of a number of teams that make up the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Wandsworth.
We offer a comprehensive range of services to children and adolescents who have emotional and behavioural problems, and to their families.
We offer a wide range of assessments including psychiatric evaluation, psychometric testing, speech and language assessment and behavioural and family assessments.
Assessments normally take place within the hospital as well as in other environments to give a complete picture of the child's problems. To help with this process we visit home, school, respite services and children's centres.
The team comprises:
We also have regular trainees of all disciplines.
|Who the service is for:|
The service is for children up to their 18th birthday who have a severe learning disability and mental health problems. This service is for the Wandsworth area but accepts nationwide referrals.
Treatments and interventions are offered on the basis of the outcome of the assessment. The team is able to offer a wide range of therapies to help children overcome the problems they face, including:
|How to get referred:|
Referrals to the team should be made in writing to the Team Administrator at the above address.
To enable us to proceed with a referral promptly we require the following information from referrers:
We welcome enquiries by telephone, fax and email.
Developing Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities: A Toolkit for Clinicians (2009) (PDF) - external website
A Mental Health Care Pathway for Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities: A resource pack for service planners and practitioners (2007) (PDF) - external website
Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for children (2011) (PDF). A guide for parents and carers on getting the right support for a child with challenging behaviour published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for teenagers. (2011) (PDF). A guide for parents and carers on getting the right support for a teenager with challenging behaviour published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Research and interests:
The team is active in research and current academic interests include the transition from CAMHS to adult services, and parental attributions of challenging behaviour.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - Wandsworth