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Welcome to Emerald Lodge at the Becton Centre where we have places for 9 young people aged 8-13 who are experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We offer assessment, care and treatment for young people presenting with a serious mental illness who require intensive day or hospital admission.

Our team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, therapists and teachers use a wide range of therapies to help young people experiencing difficulties including:

  • mood
  • eating disorders
  • psychosis
  • those young people who pose a risk to themselves
  • or where there is diagnostic uncertainty.


Our team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, outreach workers, therapists and teachers, offer a variety of therapies and treatments including:

  • comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment
  • psychological assessment and treatment
  • care/treatment planning, including working with the young person’s family and carers
  • access to physical health assessment and appropriate treatment and advice – links to and support of Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • risk assessment/risk management
  • activity programme, including social and recreational activities, as well as therapeutic groups
  • education provided onsite by professional teaching staff from the Becton School (view the Becton School Ofsted inspection report)
  • family therapy/family work and psycho educational support for families
  • occupational therapy – sensory assessments
  • art psychotherapy
  • social work input and support
  • psychotherapy – assessment and treatment
  • speech and language – assessment and treatment
  • dietetic input
  • medication review and prescribing

A large number of the young people we treat come to us via emergency admissions, however planned admissions can also be arranged.

Admissions are accepted 365 days a year, including admissions under the Mental Health Act.

Find out more about referring to us.

Take a tour around the Becton Centre – video

Epic Friends

The Sheffield CAMHS team developed the Epic Friends website to help young people who think their friends may have mental health problems.

The site offers advice on a range of issues including bullying, depression, anxiety, family problems, self-harm and eating disorders. It also offers guidance on when to seek help and where to go for further support.

Epic Friends was funded by The Children’s Hospital Charity.

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