St Andrew’s Healthcare provides low and medium secure Tier 4 CAMHS inpatient services, with the objective of enabling young people to live well and to their full potential in the least restrictive environment possible.
A low secure unit for boys aged 13-18 with learning disabilities and/or neurodevelopmental disability who present with autism and mental health difficulties and/or challenging behaviour.
The ward philosophy is based on the several models found to be effective for young people with autism including SPELL, TEACCH and we will be introducing SCERTS shortly.
Boys aged 13 -18 with a learning disability who:
Upon admission each young person is comprehensively assessed by the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that we have holistically ascertained their level of ability, strengths and challenges.
Our full time, on-site multi-disciplinary team use a formulation based approach to inform person centered, holistic treatment plans, designed to meet the needs of each individual.
Discharge is considered at admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers to support a transition.