What does the workshop cover?

This workshop has been developed in response to feedback from families. SEMH can be a difficult journey to navigate, we have designed this workshop to support parents and carers to gain an understanding of what and who can support you. 

We will focus on SEND law, looking at when a behaviour and mental health becomes a special educational need and what the law can do to help. 

There are many assumptions made about SEMH and behaviours that challenge and throughout the session we will bust those myths for you.

We’ll take a look at reasonable adjustments, reduced timetables, and external support available. Importantly too, you will be able to meet other families who are dealing with similar situations, knowing you are not alone can be very helpful.

This workshop is suitable for any family at any stage of the journey, particularly where your child has been receiving fixed term, or permanent exclusions from school.


Suitable for:

All ages, 0-25

Any level of SEND


Mini overview:

What do we mean by SEMH

Mythbusting & Law


About our workshops in general

Our sessions are run in small, informal groups, this allows for parents to ask questions and receive answers there and then. We encourage conversation and parents who have attended workshops tell us this makes the sessions even more beneficial.

The sessions are around 2 1/2 hours and we always have a short break and drinks and snacks are provided throughout the session.

The content of all our workshops is legally accurate and up to date with Bolton SEND processes as they are written by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS who has current legal SEND training. Through our work as a parent carer forum we work closely with Bolton Council and the NHS to ensure that the information about processes and services is also accurate.

This workshops is hosted by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS and Nan Cooper from BPC, both of whom are parents to teenagers with SEND.

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

Dates for 2022 

Wednesday 4th May: 10.00am – 12.30pm **FULL**

Thursday 23rd June: 6.15pm – 8.30pm **FULL** You can request to be on the waiting list for spaces. Spaces occasionally become free closer to the date when,

Online Booking Form for SEMH Workshop

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