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Social, emotional and mental health


I am Mrs Hey and I work as a Learning Mentor at Ashfield Primary School providing support and guidance to pupils, helping them overcome barriers to learning which may be due to social, emotional or behavioural problems. At Ashfield Primary School, we believe that supporting the health and well-being of our pupils and parents will assist in improving the academic outcomes for our children.

I work closely with other adults, both within and outside school, to identify and break down barriers, helping children to stay motivated so that they can achieve their best.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) is critical to the development and educational achievement of children and young people and research has shown it has important consequences for health and social outcomes in adult life.

After liaising with parents, support within school can cover:

  • Increasing confidence and self esteem
  • Transition to high school
  • Improving attendance and punctuality
  • Friendships, behaviour and social skills
  • Support through difficulties at home and at school
  • Improving relationships with others
  • Listening and helping them to understand their feelings
  • Expressing their views
  • Bereavement

Support may include:

  • Intervention groups
  • Targeted individual support
  • Outside agency input (e.g. Counselling, Educational Psychologist, CAMHS)

We are keen to work in partnership, to support pupils and families, so if you have a concern about your child please do not hesitate to contact me in school or via email at

Useful Websites

Please see the following links to other pages on our website: SEND and mental health & well-being.