Children Mental Health



Behavioural and Emotional Health

Services across Nottingham are working together to support children and young people with behavioural, emotional or mental health needs. Click one of the buttons below to find out more about the services available, what they offer and how to get in touch.


A wide range of services is available to support children and young people with behavioural, emotional or mental health needs.

  • Self referral for mental health / behavioural issues
  • Single Point of Access 0115 8764000
  • Behavioural and Emotional Health team 0115 8761716





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Information for Professionals

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All Nottingham City health and care professionals including teachers and education staff can refer families for support.

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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 0300 131 0300   (advise that you wish to refer your child to the BEMH and they will assist you) **. 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.


Professional Guide


There is a professional resource pack that gives many good ideas at how to manage children.

Young Minds (Children & Young People): Young Minds is a leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They

provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’

Helpline, online resources training and development, outreach work and publications.

¨ Telephone: 0207 089 5050

¨ Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544

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Children and Adolescent Mental health Service or CAMHS (up to age of 18)

An NHS provided service for children and young adults with mental health difficulties. Parents of children in Nottingham City may self refer.

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ChildLine (0-19 years):

ChildLine is a voluntary service for children and young people and works in conjunction with the NSPCC. Any child or young person who is concerned or needs support with any aspect of life can contact the service to talk things through with a


ChildLine is a free and confidential service available 24hrs, 7 days a week.

  • Telephone: 0800 1111
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Kid’s Skills (Children): A problem solving approach to help young children overcome


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Anxiety UK: A charity run by Sufferers of anxiety and ex-sufferers supported by a high

profile medical advisory panel. They offer information and support via their website which

includes an online shop to buy resources such as books and CD’s to manage anxiety.

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The Site (16-25 years): The Site website is owned and run by a London based charity

called YouthNet who believe that every young person should get the support and information

they need to make their own life choices, whatever they may be. They offer a free online

‘guide to life’ and provide support through live online chat rooms, discussion boards and a

one to one confidential advisor service.

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Mind: A mental health charity who provides information and support including an A-Z of

mental health, tips and advice for everyday living and how to support someone else with a

mental health issue.

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