Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
How do we support SEMH at a Universal Level?
At St.Nicholas-at-Wade CEP School we use The Zones of Regulation to teach children:
- that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations.
- how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings.
- how to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate.
- all classes have a 'worry box.'
How do we support SEMH at a targeted level?
- Drawing and talking
- Friendship skills groups
How do we support SEMH at a Specialist Level?
There are times when we feel a child / family need specialist support. At such times we may make a referral to one of the following agencies. This is always in discussion with the parent(s) / carer(s) first. We will continue to support at a targeted level in school.
- Counselling from a trained Counsellor. (We buy in this service)
- Referrals to The Children's Health Team https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/caring-for-children-and-young-people/children-and-young-peoples-services/
- Referrals to NELFT (CAHMS) https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/
- Referrals to Early help