Many children and young people experience emotional and behavioural problems from time to time in childhood. They may be stressed about exams, unhappy about friendship problems, confused about changes to their body, anxious about the future. They may experience worries and sadness.

Most parents, carers, family members and professionals working with children and young people will find themselves supporting a child with emotional or behavioural problems.

Many children with mental health or emotional difficulties will confide in someone they already know and trust therefore it is likely some young people will turn to you for support.

If you are looking for guidance on neurodevelopmental differences such as ADHD or Autism then please visit the Portsmouth SEND Local Offer website.

Guidance for 5-10 year olds

Guidance for 11-16 year olds