There may be times when some children and young people experience poor wellbeing, feel stressed and need help to regain their confidence and cope with issues in their lives. Schools may need to provide temporary or short-term supports at these times.
Some children and young people may experience a social or emotional disability that requires schools to make
reasonable adjustments to ensure they can attend school and participate in all aspects of school life.
social or emotional disability includes a disorder, illness or disease that affects a person's thought processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgement or that results in disturbed behaviour.
The disability may be temporary or permanent. The specific condition may impact on the child or young person in a range of ways and the impacts may occur with varying frequency throughout their schooling journey.
This information relates specifically to social and emotional difficulties associated with mental health conditions.
Conditions that may impact a student's social and emotional wellbeing include:
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder.
More information about child mental health and wellbeing can be found at: