Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Wellbeing Support

Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Wellbeing Support

Below you will find some useful information for parents and carers around the theme of mental health.


Young Minds -


This site may be of use to our parents/carers on how to support your own mental wellbeing, so that you are best placed to be able to support your child. They also have a handy Parents’ A-Z Mental Health Guide, available here: which gives advice on how to help your child with their feelings and behaviour, as well as mental health conditions and life events.


What to do if you need to speak to someone urgently...

Click on any of the pictures below to get information about immediate support options in Leeds.


The following short videos are a must watch for any parent who wishes to learn how to support their child to become resilient and how to be a resilient parent themselves. Presented by HeadStart Kent and Draw Your OwnSolution, each video covers a topic on how to build resilience. Click the links below to view a specific video, or scroll down to view them all. Resilience will help you to bounce back!

What is Resilience?

How to Support Your Child to Have Good Health

How to Support Your Child to Have Positive Friendships

How to Support Your Child to Have Hobbies and Interests

How to Support Your Child to Understand Their Emotions and Behaviours

Understanding what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Protective and Compensatory Experiences (PACES) are

How to Reframe Your Thoughts and Language as a Parent

How to be a Resilient Parent

Link to online workshops -

Mental Health Parent Toolkit

Click below for a parent information booklet designed to support parents of children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. 




There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of these breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

Calm zone



Looking after your mental health - Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Every Mind Matters


BREATHING to help reduce Anxiety

It is normal to breathe fast when we are anxious – it is the body’s way to prepare for the fight, flight or freeze reaction. However, if we slow our breathing down it can help us relax and reduce our anxiety.

Square breathing produces amazing positive results whenever you are feeling anxious, nervous, excited or fearful and you would like to calm yourself.  These can be used in exams or the classroom and you can use the desk, a piece of paper or even a screen as a visual prompt for the square.

Calming Techniques

Some of the following techniques may be useful when trying to calm down. Everybody is different - see which one works best for you.

Try the different suggestions to see which one works best for you.