Child and Adolescent Mental Health Learning Disability Service

  • The service provides specialist assessment and treatment for children and young people who have moderate to profound learning disability and present with mental health needs and/or challenging behaviour.

  • Service Type: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Service Contact:
  • Service Category: Community
  • Disabled access: Yes
  • Address: Trinity Building,  Springfield University Hospital, 15 Springfield Drive, London, SW17 0YF
  • Reception hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Reception phone number: 020 3513 4650

About our care

The service offers a range of treatments and assessments for children and young people experiencing mental and physical health problems or presenting with behaviour that challenges those around them.

Where appropriate, combinations of approaches are used within a multi-disciplinary framework, in line with the young person's needs and goals as agreed with the family through a care planning approach.

Who is this service for?

The service is for children and young people who live in Wandsworth, Sutton or Merton, who need support that cannot be met by other tier 2 or paediatric services within the borough.

Issues that are solely school based will not be accepted, with exception for referrals for Merton-based provision within two schools.

Presenting difficulties may include:

  • Behaviours that have a significant impact on the child or young person’s development, quality of life, and/or cause marked distress to the child/young person/family or carers.
  • Dysregulation of such frequency and intensity that cause distress to the individual and/or family/carers and potentially impacts upon family resilience
  • Presentation indicative of established or emerging moderate to severe mental health needs or mental illness as co-morbid presentation
  • Indicators which are clear and persistent, which are causing functioning to deteriorate and problems to escalate
  • The child or young person's presentation is severe and complex, impacts greatly on family life and activities within the community and is leading to a high risk of exclusion or family breakdown.

Referrals and access

Referrals are received from health, social and educational providers. All referrals should be sent to using the team's referral form.

Patient information