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General FAQs

What does CReST stand for?

CReST stands for Children & Young People's Referral Management System Tool. It is is a demand and capacity tool, initially designed for Children and Young People's Mental Health pathways however can be applied across wider health and care sector pathways and services.

Modelling FAQs

Is there any guidance/tutorial documentation available?

A full range of user guides and tutorial videos are available on the Help and Guidance page, covering everything from getting access to the tool and creating your first model, to analysing and adjusting your modelling outputs. 

Our team are also happy to assist with one-to-one modelling support sessions, as well as running quarterly introductory webinars. Please contact the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

User Access FAQs

How do I gain access to CReST?

Users can register for access to CReST via the registration form.

If you have an @nhs.net email address please log in via the 'Login with NHS.net' button, which will redirect you to redirect you to NHS mail, whereby you can log in using your NHS mail credentials.