Sean Jordan, the senior youth and mental health worker at Greenwood Academy in Birmingham, explains the impact of social and emotional struggles on pupil wellbeing, as well as useful SEMH strategies to help pupils work independently and build self-confidence.
Children with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties may experience a variety of social and emotional struggles that can have a big impact on their wellbeing. A child with SEMH may show signs of being withdrawn by isolating themselves and appearing very sad. They may also present challenging behaviour such as being disruptive and hyperactive during lessons. As a whole, these behaviours are often caused by underlying mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
Read our case study with Greenwood Academy on Using PASS to support student wellbeing.