Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH)

Mental Health for Head Teachers

Dacorum DSPL’s Mental Health Group has developed a series of leaflets with links to free resources on supporting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing. Leaflets for parents, carers and young people can be found here. A leaflet for Head Teachers showing resources that can be used to support children and young people in your school can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Dacorum Primary Behaviour Support Service

Dacorum now has a one-stop shop for support for primary school pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. For support ranging from training and advice up to more intense, individual interventions, please contact Emma McKenna, Deputy Outreach Manager at DESC, on emckenna@desc.herts.sch.uk

Hertfordshire Steps

Hertfordshire Steps training is no longer being provided by external trainers. Instead, schools must provide their own in-house trainer, who will ensure that school staff training is kept up to date, and train new staff as they join.

Dacorum DSPL will be providing some funding towards ‘train the trainer’ course fees.

For information on funding, please contact us.

For ‘train the trainer’ dates and to book your place, please contact Adam Hayes, Hertfordshire Steps County Co-ordinator, on adam.hayes@hertfordshire.gov.uk