Designing for Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Time: 15:05 - 15:25

Date: Tuesday 16 October

20181016 15:05 20181016 15:25 Europe/London Designing for Social, Emotional and Mental Health

SEMH is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of complex and chronic difficulties experienced by many children and young people. SEMH encompasses a wide range of issues including: depression; obsessive eating habits; school phobia; hyperactivity; poor social skills; disruptive anti-social behaviour, frustration and anger. This sets challenges as designers to create safe, nurturing… Read more »

Education Estates 2019

Synopsis

SEMH is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of complex and chronic difficulties experienced by many children and young people. SEMH encompasses a wide range of issues including: depression; obsessive eating habits; school phobia; hyperactivity; poor social skills; disruptive anti-social behaviour, frustration and anger. This sets challenges as designers to create safe, nurturing and inspiring environments, that allow each child and young person to thrive. Working with Leeds City Council and Wellspring Academy Trust we have developed a standardised design for three new SEMH schools in Leeds, that aspire to change the standard for SEMH learning. The design is driven by a kinaesthetic approach to learning where music, dance, performance, and drama are used to encourage students to express themselves.

This talk will explain how an exemplar SEMH school for Barnsley MBC became a model for Leeds CC through post-occupancy evaluation and deep engagement with committed educationalists.

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