Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs are a type of special educational needs in which pupils/young people have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour. They often show inappropriate responses and feelings to situations.
This means that they have trouble in building and maintaining relationships with peers and adults; they can also struggle to engage with learning and to cope in classroom without additional strategies and interventions. Pupils with SEMH will often feel anxious, scared and misunderstood.
Please see the files below for resources to support emotional and mental health.
CAMHS Downloadable Books: This is a collection of downloadable self-help guides. Some are aimed at adults but the ideas and suggestions in them can still be relevant for young people and parents. If you click on the image it will automatically download the PDF. https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads
CAMHS Resource Website: This is a collection of websites that provide information and support to young people and families. Most of the sites are free though some have paid components to them to access added resources and support. https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/websites
CAMHS APP’s: This is a collection of apps that are designed to support young people, adults and families with their mental health and well-being. Some of these do need a paid subscription to use them while others have been made freely available during the Covid situation. https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/apps-1
These are videos on a wide range of topics that provide information about mental health and well-being. https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/videos
CAMHS Books: This is a collection of books designed to help young people and families cope with challenges that can occur with their mental health and emotional well-being during childhood and adolescence. https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/books
CAMHS Coronavirus: At present the Coronavirus is the cause of much anxiety and concern for young people and families. Here are some resources designed to help cope with such stress and uncertainty at this time. https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/coronavirus