How to help

If you are concerned about a child or young person’s behaviour, or about their emotional or mental health needs there is help and support available.

Contact the single point of access for children and young people with behavioural, emotional or mental health needs on 0115 876 4000 (ask to be put through to the single point of access). Parents, carers and children or young people can call directly to ask for help and support.

There are many services available in Nottingham City to help with children and young people’s behavioural, emotional or mental health needs. The team which answers the phone will take your details and ask a few questions. They will then pass this information to a multi-agency team which will review it and decide which service would be best to offer you support. The multi-agency team will then contact you by your choice of phone, letter or email to arrange the next steps.

This support is provided as part of the Nottingham City pathway for children and young people with behavioural, emotional or mental health needs. The pathway is for children and young people who:

  • Present with concerns about their behaviour, emotional wellbeing or mental health
  • Present with concerns about possible ASD or ADHD
  • Are registered with a NHS Nottingham City GP
  • Are aged 0 to 18 (the pathway extends up to the age of 24 where the young person has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)).

The full pathway document is available here.

For any further information or advice please call 0115 876 4000 and ask to be put through to the single point of access.