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Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of child there are many avenues of support both within school and from outside agencies. 

Outside agencies

Single Point of Access SPoA

The West Sussex Single Point of Access (SPoA) is a dedicated service which provides a simplified single route to access specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health support. The SPoA helps direct you to the right service, eliminating the need to refer to multiple services. Further information can be accessed here: Single Point of Access Parent/carers can make a referral using the online referral form.

Healthy Child Programme 5-19 School Nursing Service

The School Nursing Service can support with many areas including sleep issues and emotional health and wellbeing support, such as low self-esteem, low mood, low level anxiety.

Parents/carers can contact the service directly on 0300 303 1137 or by texting ParentLine on 07312 277011. 

Sources of information

  • Young minds
    Young minds is a mental health charity which provides online information and guidance. They also have a Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544, Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm.

  • Anxiety UK