Southwark’s Local Offer shows what’s available in the borough for children, young people and adults (aged 0-25) who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It includes up-to-date information on opportunities and services that are available to you.
Southwark Mental Health Learning Disabilities Service (MHLD)
Southwark MHLD provides a specialist mental health service for adults with learning disabilities in Southwark. The team has Administrators, Behaviour Specialists, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists.
We offer a specialist community mental health service to adults with a diagnosis of learning disability who have a Southwark GP. We work with people who might experience significant mental health problems, behaviour which challenges and/or high levels of risk to self or others. We also provide input and advice to a person’s family, supporters and professional network.
Southwark MHLD are commissioned to work with people who would receive a diagnosis of learning disability and also have a significant mental health and/or behavioural need.
Wherever possible we encourage people to make use of mainstream community mental services first. Health and other services have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to account for a person’s learning or other disabilities.
MHLD endeavours to offer an appropriately accessible 9-5 week-day service in relation to communication, physical and other needs.
The person with a learning disability or anyone connected to them may make a referral.
Follow the link on the right for further information and for referrals.