Our Behaviour and Neurodevelopment Service (sometimes referred to as BEN) provides information, advice, guidance and treatment for children, young people and their families where neurodevelopmental disorders are suspected (pre-diagnosis) and diagnosed. Our service focuses on disorders such as autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and foetal alcohol syndrome, as well as broader behavioural difficulties.

What we do

We work closely with colleagues in health, education and social services to ensure children and young people receive appropriate advice and support. Our team of expert staff provide:

  • Assessment and diagnosis for ASD/ADHD and other related difficulties
  • Parent/carer advice and guidance sessions
  • Parent groups Individual care sessions (up to 10)

Treatments offered include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, social skills development and medication.

When a young person reaches 18 he or she may move into adult services and we will support the transition.

For more information you can read our service leaflet here. An easy read version of the service leaflet is available by clicking here.

How to access our service

We accept referrals from health, social care or education practitioners such as a GP or teacher. This ensures that every child or young person referred is in contact with the right service and receives appropriate treatment and support. Please contact your GP, teacher or social care worker to get a child or young person a referral to our service. More information is available on our 'Making a referral' web page.


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