Children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties may be withdrawn or isolated, they may display challenging or inappropriate behaviour, their needs may be expressed in a variety of ways. Children are likely to need support across all areas of need and so activities designed to support communication or cognitive skills will also support the development of social, emotional and mental health.
The following activities are designed to support social skills and for the child to recognise their own emotional and mental health needs. You are not expected to complete all of the activities but to choose the ones that you are drawn to and interested in. It is hoped that by engaging in these activities you will begin to recognise other opportunities for supporting social, emotional and mental health.