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Social, Emotional and Mental Emotional Health

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

As stated in the SEND Code of Practice 2015:


6.32 Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.


This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health needs that is impacting on their ability to learn.

Identification of SEND Need

Supporting SEND at St George's

Graduated Approach - Universal, Targeted and Individualised Support

All children have access to the 'Hippo Area' in their classroom. Staff refer to it in their PSHE teaching and also make links to strategies to help children when they feel their emotions are not regulated and manageable.

Useful Websites:

Stockport Local Offer


Young Minds










CAMHS Resources


Action for Children


ADHD Foundation

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