Behaviours that challenge and SEND

SEMH Workshop

The content of this workshop is appropriate for all ages of education. We cover school and college age.

SEMH (social. emotional and mental health) is a category of SEND that encompasses behaviours that challenge and mental health. This workshops focuses on these and how school should be supporting your child.

It can feel very frustrating as a parent if you have a child who is always ‘in trouble’ and you are the parent that is taking increasing phonecalls from school about issues. It may be that they have been suspended, spent time in alternative provision, or permanently excluded.

We also cover emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA) in this workshop.

This workshop aims to provide parents with a broad overview of the support that school should be putting in place to support your child. This includes identification of any special educational needs. It is suitable if your child has an EHC Plan, or not.

What do we cover?

  • When is behavior linked to SEND
  • What kind of support schools should put in place
  • Which services support in schools
  • What schools should be doing if your child is not attending regularly
  • Alternative Provision
  • Suspension and Exclusion





Everything we cover in the workshops is fully up to date with local processes in Bolton, and importantly follows SEND law.

Our SEMH workshops are hosted by Nan Cooper from Bolton Parent Carers and Michael Hirst from Bolton Information Advisory Service. Our workshops are run in small, informal groups, this allows time to ask questions. We encourage conversation and parents who have attended workshops tell us this makes the sessions even more beneficial.

Our workshops are held at The Bolton Hub which has car parking nearby, details of which can be found by clicking here

Dates for 2024

Wednesday 19th June: 6:15pm – 8:45pm

Tuesday 15th October: 6:15pm – 8:45pm 

Tuesday 19th November: 10:00am – 12.30pm

To book your place, please complete the booking form below.


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When you submit your booking you will receive a confirmation email.
If you will no longer be able to come to the workshop and need to cancel your place(s) please reply to the confirmation email, or text the number in the email.
We understand that, especially as parents, things do crop up, we just ask that you please let us know if you won't be coming to the workshop - this allows us to open up the space for other parents. Thank you.