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SEN students are statistically more likely to suffer a mental health issue so it is important that SENCos and SEN staff are aware of this and know how to support the mental health of SEN students.
Social Emotional and Mental Health is an area of need according to the SEND Code of Practice but it can be difficult knowing how to support the mental health of SEN students.
What are the legal obligations, what support is available for the Mental Health of SEN students?
This short course is designed to provide SENCos and SEN support staff with the knowledge and understanding to enable them to effectively support the mental health of SEN students and improve practice in their setting to ensure it is a protective rather than risk factor.
- The law & mental health
- How does SEN affect mental health
- Developing a supportive whole school practice
- Module 1:
The law & mental health
- The Equality Act & mental health
- Mental Health & SEND Code of Practice 2015
- SEN, mental health & behaviour
- Incorporating mental health into SENCo role
- Module 2:
How does SEN affect mental health
- Why are SEN students more likely to suffer a mental health issue?
- ASD & mental health
- ADHD & mental health
- Other SEN & mental health
- Module 3:
- Effective in school mental health interventions
- Modifying interventions for SEN students
- Supporting MH of non-verbal students
- Working with external agencies
- Module 4:
Developing a supportive whole school practice
- Ensuring your setting is a mental health protective factor for SEN students
- Providing effective staff training
- Incorporating SEN & MH school policies
- Working effectively with other departments e.g. Pastoral Support
- Looking after your mental health