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SEND and Mental Health and Well-being

Understanding the links between SEND and students' mental health and well-being

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: Any staff who provide support for students with SEND

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Special

Course Reference: 8285WW

Students with SEND may face particular challenges that can adversely affect their mental health and well-being. It is vital that teachers and other school staff understand what the issues are and that they use effective strategies to support SEND students. This course will also explore how the school environment can provide effective, appropriate and preventative support to SEND students experiencing difficulties with their mental health and well-being.

  • Understand what good mental health is
  • Identify the particular problems SEND students may face and what impact these have on their mental health and well-being
  • Explore ways of identifying and supporting students experiencing difficulties
  • Consider different ways of promoting good mental health
  • Establish how to decide when a mental health difficulty becomes a special educational need


Mental health and well-being - what's the problem?
  • What is good mental health?
  • The specific problems students with SEND might experience
  • The potential effects on a student's mental health and well-being
Identifying and supporting students in need
  • Policy and practice - roles and responsibilities within the school
  • Strategies for supporting students in school
  • Working with external agencies and professionals
Promoting good mental health
  • Small group and one-to-one interventions
  • Using the curriculum to promote good mental health and ensure students' well-being
  • Tips for planning enrichment and enhancement activities
Is a mental health difficulty a special educational need?
  • The impact a mental health difficulty can have on learning and progress
  • When should a mental health difficulty be identified as SEN
  • Examples of good practice
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