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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Learning Disability Community Service in Lowestoft and Waveney

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We provide support to children and young people under 25 years old, who have a learning disability and mental illness, or have a complex neurodevelopmental disorder, and are high risk to themself or others.​

The conditions we treat

Mental illness and complex neurodevelopmental disorders with high risky behaviour to themselves.​

What to expect from us

You can expect a specialist assessment of your mental health. We make suggestions as to how we can help you, or whether there are other services that could offer the best support. Part of your assessment includes assessment of your physical health and other social, educational and environmental factors that may be affecting you. It includes working with you and those who know you well to identify any aspects that may make you unsafe or feel unsafe. You and they are involved at each step of your assessment, treatment and intervention plan to ensure you have the help needed towards your recovery.

How we support carers, including friends and family

We work with your family and carer across home, work, school, and community settings, if required. Support includes training, advice, information and education about your condition from the perspective of your mental health, in addition to signposting to other services.​

Please note this service maybe subject to change.

Who to contact

For enquiries, call 01502 535000
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Where to go

Suffolk Learning Disability Service (CAMHS) Main Office address
Airey Close
NR32 3JQ
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Area served
Ipswich, East Suffolk, West Suffolk

Days & Times

Time of day
Session Information
Our service is available weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

Other details

Cost Details
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Referrals to the Under-25s Learning Disabilities Community Team can be by calling: 0300 123 1882. Referrals can also be made by a GP, social worker, teacher or any other professional working with the child or young person.  

The criteria for a referral is that the young person:  

  • Has a diagnosed learning disability, 

  • Has a significant impairment of intellectual functioning,  

  • Has a significant impairment of adaptive/social functioning,  

  • Age of onset before adulthood  

  • Is living in the Waveney area and registered with a Suffolk GP  

  • Is experiencing emotional and, or behavioural mental health issues.  

Referrers can contact the team on 01502 535000.  

People already being treated by our service should call the duty worker at their local Integrated Delivery Team (IDT) in office hours.​

Age Groups
16-25 years, Children (5-11), Young people
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Local Offer

Local Offer
Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We provide support to children and young people under 25 years old, who have a learning disability and mental illness with high risk behaviour to yourself or others.​ You must be referred to our service by a professional.

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