Children and Young People’s Services

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health services for all children and young people aged under 18 who are registered with a GP in Gloucestershire. We also have subcontracted partnership working with Teens in Crisis (TiC+)

Contact Us

Telephone: 01452 894300, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

For professionals only


Make a referral

If you are a professional working with a child or young person you can make a referral using our online referral form.

For professionals only


Locations for this service

Children and Young People Learning Disability Team

Who we are

The learning disability team is part of our Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service. The team consists of specialist clinicians offering different types of intervention tailored to meet the needs of young people and their families. We run on a locality basis and run clinics from each of the special schools.

Who we support

Our team provides support to children and young people aged under 18 who have a moderate to severe learning or development disability, attend a special school and are registered with a Gloucestershire GP.

We also support other professionals working with children who have a learning disability.

What we provide

We provide assessment, intervention and support with:

  • behavioural difficulties
  • sleep problems
  • mental health
  • risk management
  • puberty and sexuality issues
  • epilepsy awareness and monitoring
  • medication
  • health promotion.

Courses offered

We offer the following courses:

  • Promoting Positive Behaviours – Webster Stratton course for families who have a child with a disability.
  • Positive Behaviour Management – Learning to de-escalate behaviours and safe holding.
  • Sorrow and Joy – Coming to terms with your child’s disability.

How to contact us

Our team is based at Evergreen House. 
You can telephone us on 01242 634050.

Parenting Team

The Parenting Team is based at Acorn House and is part of the Children and Young People Services. Referrals are accepted from practitioners working with young people and their families/carers.

You may also be referred following a choice appointment as part of the Early Intervention pathway.

Our evidence based parenting courses offer support on managing behaviour and input on positive discipline techniques. They aim to build on parents’ strengths, empowering them to feel confident in solving problems. This in turn promotes their children’s self-esteem.

The Parenting Team can be contacted on 01452 894320. This leaflet explains what help is available to you from the Parenting Team.

Courses we provide

Incredible Years Programme (2-6 years or 7-11 years)
A course for parents who face challenging behaviour including mild ADHD/conduct disorder consisting of 12 sessions, six weeks positive parenting and six weeks positive discipline. This course is available in Polish and Asian dialects.

Parents Plus Children’s Programme (7-11 years)
Running over 7-10 sessions depending on length of school term. Each session has a positive parenting and positive discipline strategy. Aimed at children with mild adhd/conduct disorder. Available in Polish and Asian dialects.

Programme for Children with Special Needs and Disability (2-12 years)
Aimed at parents whose children have diagnoses of special educational need or disability. Consists of 12 sessions.

Parents Plus Adolescent Programme (PPAP) (children age 11+)
Same as the Parents Plus Children Programme but tailored to pre-teens and teens. Consists of nine sessions.

If you have been invited to a programme, but are unsure of what to expect, please take few moments to read some testimonials and take a look at the clip below.

‘I feel honoured and proud to have completed this course and feel it has completely changed the way I look at life. I have taken on a more positive outlook of our family life and I am on a mission to ensure my son is so full of positive self-esteem that when the negative issues happen he is equipped to deal with them more calmly.’
PPCP participant 2016