Social, Emotional and Mental Health Wellbeing
The Social, Emotional and Mental Health Wellbeing of Children and Young People is a broad personal, community and system concern.
In a school setting a whole school approach is recommended to ensure the wellbeing of children and staff is consider across school policy, curriculum, and support offer. More information on whole school approach can be found here Promoting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (publishing.service.gov.uk)
The Social Emotional and Mental Health partnership in North Yorkshire has existed since 2016 and aims to:
- Ensure a coordinated whole system across health, education and social care that meets local need. This includes exploration of joint commissioning opportunities
- Ensure services meet the need identified locally.
- Improve individual outcomes for children and young people with social emotional and mental health needs.
- Improve confidence skills and knowledge across the children and young people workforce around SEMH.
- Working with CYP and families in co-production
Recently the group has developed a series of resources to aide both professional and young people’s understanding of how they can access support. All resources can be found here The Go-To – Emotional wellbeing and mental health (thegoto.org.uk)
A professional resource – Needs based guidance for Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) for Children and Young People in North Yorkshire.
This document has been developed to support professionals working with children and young people to help identify the best way to provide support for social and emotional mental health in North Yorkshire NOV-2022-UPDATED-Needs-based-guidance-for-Social-and-Emotional-Mental-Health-SEMH-for-Children-and-Young-People-in-North-Yorkshire.pdf (thegoto.org.uk) the guide uses the ithrive model to describe young people’s presenting needs. More information on ithrive can be found here i-THRIVE | Implementing the THRIVE Framework (implementingthrive.org)
A professional resource – Mini Market Place – A digital booklet that provides an overview of services to support children and young people’s emotional and mental wellbeing in North Yorkshire Mini Marketplace – The Go-To (thegoto.org.uk) the booklet groups services to reflect the ithrive model. More information on ithrive can be found here i-THRIVE | Implementing the THRIVE Framework (implementingthrive.org)
A professional resource – If you have concerns a young person may harm themselves the North Yorkshire Pathway of support for children and young people with self-harming behaviour or suicidal ideation can offer advice and signposting https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/shsip/north-yorkshire-pathway-of-support-for-children-and-young-people-with-self-harming-behaviour-or-suicidal-ideation/
A professional resource – A range of bereavement support information is available at https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/parents-carers/bereavement/
A Young Person’s resource – A guide to mental health support including local support in North Yorkshire designed by young people for young people Young-Persons-Digital-Resource-FINAL.pdf (thegoto.org.uk)
Further information and resources:
There are a range of other supporting resources and information available in the resources section of the healthy schools website: Emotional Health & Wellbeing – Resources – Healthy Schools North Yorkshire
Further information on training opportunities for staff to support children and young people’s emotional and mental health can be accessed in the training section of the healthy schools website: Training and Events for Schools – Healthy Schools North Yorkshire