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Emerald lodge CAMHS

What is Emerald Lodge?

Emerald Lodge is a unit that looks after young people up to 13 years of age who may need support with a wide range of mental health conditions. These conditions may affect their emotions, behaviour and well-being.

There are places for 9 residents and we provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Emerald Lodge provide care, assessment and treatment as part of a young person’s admission. We provide support and therapy is provided to young people and their wider family to help with the young people’s recovery and to support their transition back into the community.

What difficulties can we help with?

We can help with:

  • low mood and depression
  • hearing voices
  • autism
  • psychosis
  • self harm
  • anxiety, worries and fears
  • unhappiness and loneliness
  • ADHD and concentration problems
  • eating difficulties

Who could you meet if you come here?

You might meet:

  • mental health nurses
  • speech and language therapists
  • support workers
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • teachers
  • dietitians
  • social workers
  • occupational therapists
  • family therapists
  • art therapists
  • psychotherapists

How to get to Emerald Lodge?

We are based at the Becton Centre for Children and Young People which is very close to Crystal Peaks shopping centre. There is limited parking available in the Becton Centre car park, and some on-street parking available nearby.

Bus routes

You can reach the Emerald Lodge via buses: 28, 27, 27a, 30, 30a, 42, 44, 55, 120, 121, 122, 123, 252, 253, 271 and X52.


You can reach the Emerald Lodge via the Blue line at Beighton or Drakehouse Lane stops.


Who can visit me?

Your parents and carers, and other family members or friends can visit you.

During the pandemic this has been limited to 2 named visitors.

When can people visit?

People can visit Emerald Lodge any day of the week.

What time can people visit?

You can have visitors:

  • Monday to Thursday, 6pm to 8pm. We can be flexible depending on personal circumstances.
  • Friday, 1pm to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, anytime

How long will I be here?

The length of your stay can vary depending how much help you need. This will be discussed and reviewed throughout your time here. We hold review meetings for all young people and their families on a 4 weekly basis.

My mini team

Whilst you stay with us you will have a designated group of people who will make up your mini team and they will support you throughout your stay with us.

How do I become a resident and what happens next?


The Community CAMHS team make a referral to Emerald Lodge. We then assess the referral to decide if we are the best place to provide the care you need or offer advice if we do not feel admission is the best option for you.


You and your parents or carers and the people who are going to be part of your team meet to check we have the right information about you and start planning your care.

Initial assessment period

All young people attend initially for an assessment period, where we begin to get to know each other and start working on the goals we agreed on at admission.

Assessment review

Everyone involved with your care will try and attend this meeting and will use these reviews to write reports about your time. We will also review your goals and plan for the future including thinking about support you will need after  discharge.

What will I do while I am here?

  • School at Becton School
  • Young people’s inclusion meeting “Your Voice”
  • Individual sessions which is 1:1 work with a named member or members of the team
  • Family Therapy
  • Therapy Groups

Activities will be planned during school holidays.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our CAMHS website or telephone 0114 305 3106.

Further resources

Visit Epic Friends for support on coping with emotions and mental health issues.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

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