Sapphire Lodge

Welcome to Sapphire Lodge at the Becton Centre where we have places for 10 young people aged 13-18 who are experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We are an open adolescent unit offering mental health care for adolescents with a serious mental illness, who require hospital admission.

We have developed a national and international reputation for innovation and pioneered the introduction of a comprehensive, all hours emergency admission service.

Most young people come to us through planned or urgent admissions. Admissions are accepted 365 days a year, including admissions under the Mental Health Act.

Sapphire sees patients 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
  • Psychodrama
  • Medication review and prescribing

Find out more about referring to us.

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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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