Children and Young People’s Behavioural and Emotional Health (CYP BEH) Team

The CYP BEH Team provides training and support for universal services, is part of the single point of access for children and young people with behavioural, emotional or mental health needs and where appropriate will provide direct support to children and young people.

The team’s aims include:

  • delivering positive outcomes for children and young people and their families;
  • ensuring that children and young people have their needs identified and met at the earliest opportunity;
  • preventing behavioural, emotional or mental health needs escalating;
  • ensuring that children and young people who may be experiencing mental health issues or present with difficulties that may indicate possible ASD or ADHD, have a timely assessment by the most appropriate professional.

Team members include: a manager, three registered nurses, three parenting practitioners and an administrator.

The team supports the implementation of the pathway for children and young people’s behavioural, emotional or mental health needs. Direct support provided will be tailored to meet the behavioural or emotional health needs of the child or young person and may include:

  • Undertaking initial assessments to determine the needs of the child or young person referred into the service;
  • Referring to the most appropriate services dependant on the need of the child or young person;
  • Determining where further assessment is required;
  • Undertaking pre-assessment work that may be required before a specialist clinical assessment;
  • Delivering parenting programmes including:
    • 123 magic, a four-week course for parents of children up to 12 years
    • Cygnet, a six-week programme for parents of children with a diagnosis of autism
    • New Forest six-week programme offering two courses, one for parents of pre-school children with ADHD symptoms (pre diagnosis) and another for parents of children aged 5-12 who have an ADHD diagnosis.
    • Sleep programme – a five-week parenting course for parents of children who have comorbidities of neuro developmental concerns.
  • Delivering one-to-one work with children over the age of 12 diagnosed with ADHD or ASD using evidence-based strategies that are recommended by NICE including cognitive behavioural therapy.
  • Supporting young people in the pathway who have an EHCP through transitioning to adult services.
  • Provide training in respect of behavioural, emotional or mental health concerns to services working with children and young people.

They may also provide support to gain clarity on the appropriate course of treatment for a child or young person. Some children and young people will be supported to access further or specialist medical assessment and will receive support following a medical diagnosis.

Many children accessing the pathway will not need to receive direct support from the CYP BEH Team and will access a range of services across Nottingham City.

The team can be contacted through the Single Point of Access for children and young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health needs on 0115 876 4000.