Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH)
Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include: becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as:
- anxiety or depression,
- substance misuse,
- eating disorders or
- physical symptoms that are medically unexplained.
Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.