Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs


This may include;

Social difficulties/ Mental health conditions/ Emotional difficulties

At Christ Church we are committed to developing a positive approach to learning and life. We work as team to identify all of our children's gifts and SMARTS in order to develop their own emotional intelligence and become confident learners and citizens.  As well as our own school counsellor who works with our pupils on a 1-1 basis or in small groups, we also have a Home-School Coordinator, Mrs Linda Lashley.

This is the provision that we can offer at Christ Chirch Primary to support our pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.

  • A positive learning environment is nurtured and shared by all adults working at Christ Church.
  • We focus all children at the start of each term on their SMARTS and multiple intelligences as well as emphasising to all pupils, parents and carers, the importance of a balanced diet, water and sleep.
  • We employ a Family School Coordinator who is available for parents/carers every week.
  • Referrals to specialists outside of the school where appropriate   (Educational Psychology Service, CYPS).
  • Small group or one-to-one targeted programmes are delivered to pupils to improve social skills and emotional resilience by our Counselling service.
  • Opportunities to attend residential trips in Key Stage 2 aim to develop social, emotional and behavioural resilience as well as promoting independence.
  • Good to be Green- Clear sanctions and rewards are followed to offer pupils structure and routines (See Behaviour Policy).
  • Individual risk assessments created.

Useful websites:

1 in 6 adults in the UK are reported to have a mental health problem. It is thought that 

approximately half of all lifetime mental disorders start by the mid-teens (Barnardos, 2009).


Connect… Enable young people to spend time with friends and family.
Be active… Urge young people to exercise regularly, either on their own or in a team.
Take notice… Encourage awareness of environment and feelings.
Keep learning… Keep young people’s world as large as possible, encouraging their natural 
Creativity and play… Encourage children’s imagination and creativity as they grow.




The Young Minds Parents’ Helpline offers free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Call us Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm on 0808 802 5544 (free for mobiles and landlines).
Email and we will respond to your query within 3 working days.
You can also visit ‘Worried about your child?
We can support callers from any part of the UK - England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.

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