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Social, Emotional and Mental Health Portal for Schools, Colleges and Settings

Page last updated: 30/08/2023

​​You also may hear or read the terminology of Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH).  This can be used interchangeably with SEMH. 

“The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health." (The Mental Health Foundation)

Our mental health is part of our overall wellbeing. When we need support with our emotional wellbeing and mental health, it's about getting the right support at the right time.

This portal has been developed for school/setting staff and other practitioners, to help support the different levels of children and young people's (CYP) emotional wellbeing and mental health needs. The portal provides a range of advice, guidance, resources, and training opportunities that we hope you will find useful.    

​We value your feedback and welcome any ideas and additional resources you think may be helpful for other users. To provide feedback, submit requests for new content and to offer any other helpful contributions (e.g. links to training, services and resources), please submit by the following link 

Other SEMH related content can be found within the following areas:

SEMH Strategy Team

This portal is managed by the Social, Emotional and Mental Health Strategic Team.

  • Beth Brown - Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Coordinator

  • Lianne Canning - Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Coordinator

  • Deb Garfield - Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

  • Stephen Whitfield - Strategic Lead

Part of Essex County Council's Education SEND Strategy and Innovation Team. 

If there is anything you come across that is helpful that you'd like to share let us know 

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Please note: Essex County Council cannot take responsibility for the content on the resource links provided. These are regulated by external sources not mandated by the Local Authority.​