Mental Health issues affect children and young people as well as adults, with more than 850,000 children and young people in the UK having been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Since September 2014, Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) has also become a category of Special Educational Needs. Children with a SEMH need will receive support in school.
At Ryhill School, we endeavour to promote positive mental health. We offer a community of support and will ensure that:
- we help our children to build emotional resilience
- we help our children to develop self-esteem
- we help our children to develop confidence
- we help our children to develop their social skills
- we help our children to feel valued and a part of Ryhill School
Mrs Shuttler is our learning mentor. She plays a vital and active role within our school working closely alongside staff, pupils, parents and other agencies. She offers support and guidance for families and pupils in order to help them overcome barriers to well-being, learning and progress. She is an important point of contact for our young pupils and their families, offering confidential support and advice during challenging times for families and young children, such as job loss, divorce, bereavement.
Future in Mind
Mrs Kathryn Thomas is our Future In Mind primary practitioner, her role within the school is to help support those children who may be suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem or low confidence. If you feel your child may benefit from her involvement please see Mrs Kenyon who will be happy to help.