Making Sense of Mental Health

Making Sense of Mental HealthDid you know?

Children with SEN are up to 6 times more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers?

In 2012 NASS launched an innovative e-learning resource to support schools working with children with SEN to identify and address their mental health needs.

Making Sense of Mental Health is a four module e-learning course packed with information and activities specifically targeted at those working with children and young people with complex Special Educational Needs. It was developed in partnership with the Centre for Special Needs Research at the University of Northampton and an expert working group. This work has stemmed from a previous Making Sense of Mental Health, which looked at the difficulties school staff face in supporting the mental health of children with complex special educational needs (SEN).

The resource is suitable for all staff working in SEN settings but is particularly aimed at special schools.
The course helps staff to:

  • Understand the mental health needs of children with complex SEN
  • Identify when children may be experiencing mental health problems
  • Develop supportive responses to children with mental health concerns, including effective signposting to specialist services

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