Help in a crisis and visiting information during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Professional development

We offer lots of professional development opportunities for people working with children and young people.

Our Talking Together service could be for you if you are a Teacher, Teaching Assistant, childminder, work in an after-school setting or an early years practitioner. This Service is also available for people who work outside of Nottinghamshire.

Our early years practitioners page has lots of information on training for people who work in an early years setting.


Language lead networks

Language lead networks occur every term in every district. This is an opportunity to meet other language leads and learn from each other but also to receive further training and updates.


Language Lead network for all early years Language Leads.

The session will include our termly updates and networking time. We will be meeting again this term by video link.

The session will include training on ‘The Communication Chain’. You will learn more about the processes involved in learning to talk, listen and learn.

Ashfield Network is on 3 November, 9.30-11am

Bassetlaw network is on 5 November, 3-4.30pm

Broxtowe Network is on10 November, 1.20-3pm

Gedling Network is on 6 November, 1.30-3pm 

Mansfield network is on10 November, 10-11.30am

Newark & Sherwood network is on 18 November 9.30-11am

Rushcliffe Network is on 23 November, 9.30-11am


Dates for the Autumn term 2020 ‘New to the role’ networks:

Come and join us for an online session! Click the link to book your free place

Session 1: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 9.30-11.00am
This session focuses on: how to get started as a Language Lead and the setting environment.

Session 2: Thursday 19 November 2020, 9.30-11.00am
This session focuses on: staff development and working with parents.

Session 3: Thursday 19 November 2020, 2.00-3.30pm
This session focuses on: planning & practice, tracking children, and liaising with others.


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During Covid-19 pandemic, Language Lead networks are being offered virtually – contact the  for more details.




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