Supporting Pupils With Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (Semhn) in the Classroom: A Practical and Optimistic Approach With Steve Russell

  • No Forthcoming Dates
  • Behaviours for Learning
  • Full
  • Early Years, Primary
  • Leadership, Workforce

One of the most significant challenges staff currently face is the increasing number of pupils presenting with social, emotional and mental health needs (eg attachment, very low self esteem, anxiety, very low self-harm). What to do – and how to do it, especially in the context of an already busy classroom, is where this course comes in.

Note: The material will be relevant for both classteachers and also support staff delivering group and 1:1 interventions


Participants will have:

  • A better understanding of some of the main areas of SEMHN that present within the classroom including attachment, self-esteem, anxiety and grief and loss.

  • A range of strategies proven to be effective in developing pupils’ self-regulation, self-esteem, social skills and coping strategies.

  • Problem-solving frameworks enabling them to look beyond the behaviours causing concern and devise effective strategies for managing pupils.

  • A resource pack to take back to school and share with colleagues to help promote whole school approaches around SEMHN.

PLP Members: £150 per person Non PLP Members: £225per person

Steve Russell has nearly 25 years of experience, ranging from classroom teaching through to behaviour support and leading a team of school improvement consultants. More recently, he has expanded beyond schools to include other organisations, as well as coaching individuals.

Whether working with youngsters, school staff, leaders, teams or providing one-to-one coaching, his aim is always the same – to empower them to effect changes that will increase their effectiveness and promote their well-being.

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