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Intellectual Disability - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Team

ID-CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary team that works with children and young people diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities and their families across West Dorset areas.

The team consists of: Senior Clinical Lead Nurse, Team Leader, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Support Workers.  We provide a range of advice and support to children and young people and their families, as well as other professionals involved with them in a variety of ways, where the child or young person is experiencing mental health and/or behavioural difficulties.

We support families in clinic, at schools and in their own homes.  We work closely with the Adult Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs) and where a young person will require ongoing support into adulthood we will support this transition. We are a part of CAMHS specifically for children and young people with an Intellectual Disability.  We see young people with a clear diagnosis of Intellectual Disability who require specialist support in relation to their mental health or behavioural difficulties. 

Various Venues across Dorset. See Website for Details.
01202 584353
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Times Available:
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
All Year Round
From 5 years  to 18 years .
This is a free service.
Special Provisions:
Learning Difficulty
Referral Criteria:
Via School
Via Social Services
Via GP or other health professional

Health Description

Our whole service is for children and young people who have SEN or a disability. All our staff are experienced in working with children and young people with an intellectual disability and associated difficulties including ASC, ADHD, behavioural difficulties etc. Our clinic sites at Seascape and Marven House are as family and child friendly as possible.