Social, Emotional and Mental Health


"Now more than ever it is so important that we are supported and encouraged to join or start a conversation about mental health.” - Ciara, 11 (Leeds Youth Council)


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Why is it important to talk about mental health?

What is available in Leeds to support Parents and Carers with their child's SEMH needs?

A short film about The Market Place support service for young people in Leeds

For more information go to or visit

A short film about Leeds CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

To find out more about Leeds CAMHs go to or visit

What is available nationally to support Parents and Carers with their child's SEMH needs?

Support for Parents and Carers with their own SEMH needs

We are here for you too. All parents and carers are a much-valued and highly respected part of the Aberford Primary Community, and we care about your mental health and well-being too.

School is always open for you to come and discuss your own SEMH needs with us, and we will always endeavour to support you in the best possible way. We work with you to do what is best for your child, and sometimes that involves taking care of you first. At Aberford, we understand that everyone experiences life challenges that can make them vulnerable. At times, anyone may need additional support to maintain or develop good mental health and resilience. 


We want our school to be a mentally healthy environment where parents/carers:

  • are recognised for their significant contribution to children's and young people’s mental health
  • are welcomed, included and work in partnership with schools and agencies
  • are provided with opportunities where they can ask for help when needed
  • are signposted to appropriate agencies for support


The following links may also be of use. They provide a wealth of information and also signpost useful mental health agencies and support groups.