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SEND Local Offer for Coventry - Mental Health Support for Children - RISE and the Neurodevelopmental Service

What is Rise?

RISE is Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust's and the NHS' emotional well-being and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. In 2017 they put a short list of names out to vote and 'Rise' was the chosen name for the services.

Rise seeks to work more closely with schools, voluntary community services, Social Care and Primary Care (such as GP practices) to increase support for the children and young people who need it. We have put in place and continue to develop programmes and training packages that can be accessed by our partners.

The key aims of Rise are:

  • Increased emphasis on prevention and early intervention for mental health issues
  • Focus on building resilience 
  • to be integrated in our working, especially with schools
  • to work with a child or young person's family and extended network
  • to support in partnership with the system complex and vulnerable children
  • to help children and young people bounce back when things get tough
  • to make getting help really easy - our vision is : ‘No door being the wrong door’
  • to support children and young people aged 0-25 in a way that matters to them
  • to support the whole family – not just the child
  • to reach out to those who need us most

For more information, please see the Rise website

Neurodevelopmental Service

What is The Neurodevelopmental Service?

The Neurodevelopmental Service is a highly skilled multidisciplinary team within the wider Rise service who provide assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders including ASD, ADHD, Tourette’s and Dyspraxia (as a co-occurring disorder).

The Neurodevelopmental service was created in order to meet the needs of children and young people with these disorders, understanding that they may not have a Learning Disability and/or a Mental Health concern.  It also appreciates that these individuals have needs which should be supported in a holistic way, including social, emotional and physical well- being. The vision of the service is to improve the child/young person’s life chances by reducing/preventing co morbid acute mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and self-harm and reducing/preventing family, social and educational breakdown. The Neurodevelopmental Service also strives to support the child/young person in reaching their individual potential.

The aims:

  • To reduce the occurrence of mental health concerns requiring specialist mental health services for children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • To provide streamlined assessment  and diagnosis process for children and young people with co- occurring neurodevelopmental disorders
  • To provide specialist pre and  post assessment/diagnostic support to families and carers of children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • To provide group interventions to support secondary symptoms relating to neurodevelopmental disorders such as managing anxiety,  anger and other emotions, communication difficulties, and sensory differences.
  • To provide specialist psychological/ therapeutic interventions for children with complex needs relating to their neurodevelopmental disorders that cannot be successfully supported in or are not appropriate for mental health services.
  • To work with other services to ensure access to support for children and young people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and their families is core to what they provide.

For more information, please see the Neurodevelopmental Service website.

For information about referring in to the service, please see How to refer to the Neurodevelopment Service

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