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SEMH external links and resources


  • ABC / ABCC / STAR – contact LBAT for these formal observations.
  • The Boxall Profile resources
  • BG Steem – Self-esteem and locus of control scale for pupils aged 6 to 13.
  • Child Outcome Rating Scale and Young Child Outcome Rating Scale for professionals The Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and Child Outcome Rating Scale (CORS) are measures that can be used to monitor children’s, young people and their families or carers feedback on progress.
  • Coventry Grid – needs relating to autism and attachment can present in similar ways. This gird provides a summary of information to help those working with children and young people understand the subtle differences between these underlying needs in their day to day practice.


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Further resources and information

  • Mentally Healthy Schools : quality-assured mental health resources, information & advice for primary schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Includes information on risk and protective factors
  • Focus on mental health – link to mentally healthy schools – overview of MH needs
  • Nurture UK : good resources e.g. Wellbeing Toolkit, Transition Toolbox, Beyond the Boxall Profile – whole class strategies, Nurturing Social and Emotional Skills.
  • West Sussex self-harm guidance– link to whole school self-harm guidance and tool kit for schools.
  • Young Minds Anxiety resources
  • Young Mind: includes training for professionals and parent help line

Services: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Community Mental Health Liaison Service (CMHL) (Support for Professionals)

Advice and Support for professionals working with children and young people under the age of 18 with mild to moderate mental health concerns.
Ages: Under 18
Referral process: By professionals who are working with a child or young person.
Telephone: 0300 304 0304
Email:[email protected]
CMHL website

“Be OK”

A mental health support service for young people in Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex.
Ages: 16-25
Referral process: Self referral or referral from other agencies.
Telephone: Crawley – 01293 534782 Mid Sussex 01444 416391
Email: Crawley – [email protected] Mid Sussex – [email protected]
Sussex Oakleaf “Be OK” website

Youth Emotional Support (YES)

A service for CYP to support their emotional wellbeing. Offers one-to-one and group support.
Ages: 11 to 18
Referral process: Self referral or referrals from other agencies.
Telephone: 0330 222 6711
Email: [email protected]

YMCA Dialogue

Therapeutic support for young people presenting with mild to moderate emotional
wellbeing and mental health needs. Includes counselling, online interventions, CBT based support, family work and art psychotherapy.
Ages: 11 to 18
Referral process: Self referral or referrals from other agencies.
Telephone:07739 893707
Email: [email protected]
YMCA website

Last updated 21 January 2021

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