CAMHS learning disability and family intensive support service

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are made up of specialist teams offering assessment and treatment to children and young people up to age 18 who have emotional, behavioural or mental health problems.

The CAMHS Learning Disability Family Intensive Support Service provide a specialist service in East Sussex. We work with children and young people up to the age of 19 who have moderate to severe learning disabilities, who are presenting significant behaviours which challenge their families and others in their support network and which may be causing worry or harm to either themselves or others.

We are made up of a range of specialist learning disability and mental health practitioners including, clinical psychologists, specialist behaviour support practitioner, consultant psychiatrist, family support practitioners, clinical nurse specialist, occupational therapist and speech and language therapists.