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Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) is a broad term used to define a range of different needs children may have at any given time. This term has gained more and more attention as teachers and parents have become aware of the increased awareness of mental health in children and the impact that this can have on their wellbeing and ability to learn.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects behaviour and concentration. Children and young people with ADHD often seem unusually restless, impulsive or distracted. They may speak or act without thinking, struggle with organisation, find it hard to focus or appear to be always on the go.

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Emotional Regulation

Emotion regulation is the ability to exert control over one's own emotional state. It may involve behaviours such as rethinking a challenging situation to reduce anger or anxiety, hiding visible signs of sadness or fear, or focusing on reasons to feel happy or calm.

Our whole-school approach based on well-being supports and teaches children how to regulate our emotions, whether this is through our 'Wellbeing Wednesday' sessions or implementing strategies such as the calm corner.

Look at some of the well-being resources below that we use in school:

Hand breathing -

Rainbow breathing -

Worcester CAMHS support for parents and children

Young Minds - Support for parents and children

How to ADHD - YouTube channel

Starting Well - Support for parents and children