Social Emotional Mental Health

Social, Emotional and Mental Health 

Children and young people experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties may be:

  • withdrawn or isolated
  • hyperactive and lack concentration
  • immature in relation to social skills
  • displaying behaviour that challenges which could be arising from other complex special needs

This could mean mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression or they could be self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained.

They may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) or attachment disorder and may be frustrated and struggle with school routines and relationships.