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.

Talking Together Traded Service

One child in five starts primary school in England without the language skills they need to succeed, a figure that rises to one in three of the poorest children. (Department of Education 2015) 

A traded service led and delivered by NHS Speech and Language Therapists, tailored to meet individual school and setting needs.

We are an award winning, nationally recognised team

We can offer bespoke support across ALL key stages including:
- staff training – bespoke and licensed national training
- parent training and coaching
- your own speech and language therapist and speech and language therapy assistant

Talking Together Training Autumn term 2020 [pdf] 462KB


Autumn term online training offer


Course Title



Links to book your place

November 5th

Seminar 1: Language and Behaviour: Making the Link



November 6th

November 13th

Communication For All part 1: Visual support to develop speech, language and communication: signs, symbols and environments

Communication For All part 2.




November 12th

Seminar 2: Are you sitting comfortably? Supporting the development of children’s narrative skills.



November 19th

Seminar 3: Speech Sounds – What to Expect & When.



November 20th

Talk Boost : I CAN licenced targeted intervention for 4-7 year olds.

9.30- 12.30

(plus January follow up)


November 26th

Seminar 4: The Blank Language Scheme: What language demands do our questions place on a child?



November 27th

Early Talk Boost: I CAN licenced targeted intervention for 3-4 year olds


(plus January follow up*)


December 3rd

Seminar 5: Communication Supporting Environments



December 10th

Seminar 6: Information Carrying Words: Are you sure this child understands?



January 2021

*Talk Boost Follow up


Included above


January 2021

*Early Talk Boost Follow up


Included above



Services for Schools and Settings:

  • Your own speech and language therapist – packages from one day a month to one day a week
  • Packages to be shared across MATs/families of schools

SLT’s can:

  • Provide action plans of individual ideas to support the development of communication skills in schools
  • Provide individual assessments, programmes and therapy alongside your TA teams
  • Provide staff training including licensed interventions
  • Support your parents to develop their Home Learning environment


Staff training examples are shown but we can develop specific training that meets your requirements

  • Bespoke twilight and INSET training
  • Making the link – exploring the links between language and behavioural needs
  • Early Years “Language for Life” training
  • Talking Matters
  • Communication for All
  • Let’s Interact – An adaptation of Learning and Language and Loving ItTM – The Hanen Programme® for Early Childhood Educators/Teachers
  • Talking with Twos


Interventions – training and support for schools and settings include:

  • KS1 TalkBoostTM (ICAN)
  • Early Years TalkBoostTM (ICAN)
  • Attention and Listening Groups
  • Narrative Groups
  • Word AwareTM
  • Speech sound groups
  • Elklan Speech and Language Support for 3-5s and 5-11s


Speech and Language support for parents includes:


Talking Together Online Seminars

Contact us for free consultation and advice to help identify the support that best suits your needs:





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