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.
We offer specialist care for young people with learning disability (LD) and/or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), caring for the full range of co-morbid mental health problems and accompanying challenging behaviours.
Our primary aim is to help to prepare young people with LD to live and learn in the least restrictive setting.
Girls aged 13 - 18 on admission who:
Starting on admission each young person has a comprehensive assessment informing diagnosis and care planning.
Treatment is formulation-led, describing and explaining the young person’s difficulties as well as their key strengths. This allows for the development of holistic intervention plans covering:
There is an MDT therapeutic timetable that runs alongside the education curriculum. This includes group and individual sessions. Personalisation is core to the programme considering the young person’s interests, preferences, level of functioning and needs. Therapy may include:
Discharge is considered at admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers to support a transition.