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SEMH organisations links and resources - Graduated approach to Inclusion - SENCO Guide

This section provides links to websites, documents, reports or books that provide user reviews, research, or DfE advice on identifying children and young people with mental health difficulties and planning appropriate provision. Reviews several approaches an links to further helpful organisations.

Council teams

Plymouth Educational Psychology Service

Educational Psychologists use psychology to support the educational progress, development, mental health and wellbeing of children and young people from 0-25 years with complex special educational needs and, or a disability. The range of specialist psychological skills and knowledge covers the four areas of need identified in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice. Find out more about the Plymouth Educational Psychology Service.


Links to external websites



  • Boxall, M & Lucas, S (2010) Nurture Groups in School: Principles and Practice. 2ndEdition. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: SAGE publications
  • Bennathan, M & Boxall, M (2000). Effective Intervention in Primary Schools: Nurture Groups (Second Edition).David Fulton. ISBN 1-85346-706-5
  • Collins, C (2002) Because I'm Special; A Take-home programme to enhance self-esteem in children aged 6-9.Lucky Duck Publishing. ISBN 1-873942-54-0
  • Fauper, A; Herrick, E & Sharp, P (1998) Anger Management: A Practical Guide. David Fulton ISBN 1-85346-562-3
  • Shapiro, L.E (2004) 101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills: A ready to use, reproducible activity book. The Guidance Group. ISBN 978-1-56688-725-0
  • Stringer, B & Hall, M (1999) A Solution Focussed Approach to Anger Management with Children: A group work manual for practitioners. The Questions Publishing Company Limited. Birmingham. ISBN 1-89814-993-3


Further training for staff

N.B. Programmes developed and techniques used may require training on a formal or informal basis from external agencies e.g. Thrive, Incredible years, SEAL, Circle of Friends etc.

List online training modules, support and resources - NASEN, NCB, IDP, Resources for LAC - NCB and CDC, Guidance for emotionally based non-attendance.



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