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Learning disability mental health (LDMH) team

What is the learning disability mental health (LDMH) team?

We work with children and young people who have moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities and who also experience mental health problems or challenging behaviour.

A learning disability affects the way a person learns and understands new information, as well as the way they communicate and manage independent living. It affects a person across all areas of their life and is a life-long condition.

What can we help with?

Some of the problems we can help with include:

  • anxiety
  • anger and aggression
  • repetitive behaviours and routines
  • low mood and poor self esteem
  • unsettled or disruptive behaviours
  • self-harm
  • psychosis

What do we do?

We work in a number of ways to support young people and their families:

  • consult with professionals in other services (such as health, education and social care)
  • support you to meet your chosen goals
  • work together to try and understand a young person’s experience and behaviour
  • meet children and families in community settings such as in the home, school, respite and in clinic
  • provide a monthly consultation forum for parents and professionals

What do we not do?

  • crisis intervention
  • direct access to social care and respite beds
  • sitting service or day respite
  • befriending

Who works in our team?

We are a small team of professionals with lots of experience in working with people with learning disabilities.

  • clinical nurse specialists
  • psychologists
  • consultant psychiatrists
  • specialist therapists
  • admin team

How do we get to Centenary House?

There is limited parking available in the Centenary House car park, but on-street parking is available nearby.

Bus routes

From the city centre, you can get to us via the: 17a, 35, 36, 37, 57, 81, 82, 84, 85 and the 85a.

By tram

Infirmary Road stop is on the Yellow and Blue lines.

If you receive certain benefits, you may be able to claim back your travel costs. Please ask about this when you come for your appointment.

Please remember

We can arrange for an interpreter if you or your family need one. Let us know if you want or need information in a different format and we will try to do this.

Our service is confidential and we will discuss with you who we share your information with.

Please let us know if you cannot attend so we can offer your appointment to another family.

Contact us

If you have any more questions or concerns, please contact the LDMH team on 0114 226 2788, or visit the CAMHS service website.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: LDM12

Resource Type: Article

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