The CAMHS Learning Disability Team provide a service to children and young people with moderate, severe or profound  learning disability who are unable to access a mental health assessment within the specialist CAMHS service.

Children and young people with this level of learning disability may develop complex patterns of behaviour which can be distressing. This can include hurting themselves and other people and it can be difficult to keep them safe.

The CAMHS Learning Disability Team has a specific role in assessing the young person to establish whether there is a mental health condition.

Once your referral has been accepted you will be contacted by a member of the team who will arrange to meet you at a suitable venue; this could be at one of our bases, your home or at your child’s school.

Where we are based:

The team are based across the county in the following areas:

St. Austell

Shaw House

Porthpean Road

St Austell

PL26 6AD

Tel: 01726 873292


The Hive

Kernow Buiding

Wilson Way



TR15 3QE

Tel: 01209 204000


Truro Health Park

Infirmary Hill

Truro TR1 2JA

Tel: 01872 221447


Specialist Child Adolescent Mental Health Team leaflet