What we offer

The Starfish Learning Disability Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (LD-CAMHS) is for children and young people with a diagnosed learning disability. It is a countywide service offered across Central, West and East Norfolk to children/young people who have a diagnosed learning disability with additional mental health and behavioural difficulties that have a significant impact on their adaptive and social functioning.

The team offers tailored interventions to suit the need of the child/young person. Our interventions aim to increase resilience of caregivers to enable them to reduce risks and support the child/young person to achieve best health and well-being in areas such as:

  • Emerging and established mental health and wellbeing difficulties
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Attachment and trauma
  • Anxiety inhibiting self-care and development or impacting on social functioning
  • Self injurious behaviours/harming others
  • Managing transitions between activities/settings
  • Low self esteem
  • Managing emerging social relationships and sexuality safely

Home visits are provided by the service.

Interpretation and translation services can be arranged for users of this service.

Who it’s for

Children across Norfolk aged 4-18 years with a diagnosis of learning disability.


Referral by GP, School Doctor/Nurse, Consultant Paediatrician, Social Worker, School Health Advisor, Health Visitor, child's school, third sector, carer, parents and self-referral.

Please visit Knowledge Anglia for more information.


Norwich Community Hospital, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich, NR2 3TU

Tel: 01603 272319 (unmanned line, message facility available – our aim is to respond to callers within 2-3 working days).