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Social, Emotional and Mental Health

What is ADHD?

Young Minds explains ADHD as…

….. a condition where you have lots of energy and have difficulty concentrating. You might also find it hard to control what you say and do. For example, you might speak without thinking first, or find that you do things on impulse. Symptoms usually start very early in life, before the age of six. We don't know exactly what causes ADHD but experts think it might run in families, or it could be to do with the way the chemicals in your brain work. But you might start to experience ADHD-like symptoms if you’ve had a difficult experience. Another condition called ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) has similar symptoms to ADHD, but you don’t feel as hyperactive. For people with ADD, the main problem they have is difficulty concentrating.

Follow this link to find out more about ADHD from Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/conditions/adhd-and-mental-health/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIppLi2qmn7AIVnIBQBh1xygcBEAAYAiAAEgL77vD_BwE#what-is-adhd?

What is Attachment Disorder?

Attachment difficulties work on a spectrum. For some the effects are minimal, for others, the effects are emotionally traumatic. Symptoms start early in life and may include problems expressing anger, poor eye control, a need for control and problems with self-monitoring.

Follow this link to find out more about Attachment Disorder https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/attachment-disorder.html#attachmentdisordersymptoms

If you have a Social, Emotional and Mental Healthneed (SEMH) then you may receive some of the following areas of support:

  • 1:1 or in class support working on strategies and study skills
  • Examination Access Arrangements 
  • A quiet space for break times
  • Lunchtime Club for social activities
  • Use of the Sensory Room

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