There is often a range of different reasons why a child or young person can face difficulties in this area, and these are not always easy to initially identify:
Social – children may need support communicating with others, trusting adults, developing relationships, understanding boundaries.
Emotional – children may experience difficulties managing their emotions, processing feelings or may experience poor sense of self worth. Their history may lead them to experience emotions in a different way to other students.
Mental Health – children may experience a diagnosable mental illness, have periods of poor emotional wellbeing etc
Reasons why a child may have SEMH needs can include: