Welcome to the Essex Social, Emotional and Mental Health portal for schools and Colleges. Some of this information may also be helpful for Southend and Thurrock Schools.
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Our emotional wellbeing and mental health is as important as our physical health. It is important that we look after ourselves and each other. We can do this by offering compassion, kindness, hope, belonging and connection.
The advice and guidance in this portal is to support all education settings and families across Essex, Southend and Thurrock.
Please note: You may hear the terms 'Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH)' and 'Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)'. These are terms used by Health, Education and Social Care and are interchangeable. We will however use the term SEMH for ease.
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. We are all part of Essex County Council’s Education SEND Strategy and Innovation Team.
Stephen Whitfield - SEND Strategic Lead for SEMH, Senior Specialilst Educational Psychologist
Beth Brown - Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Coordinator: supporting the SEMH Strategy and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategic Board
Lianne Canning - Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Coordinator: supporting the SEMH Strategy and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategic Board
Deb Garfield - Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Coordinator supporting the SEMH Strategy and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategic Board
Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.