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Centre & Office Closure

Please note that Colwell Arts Centre is currently closed. We will of course let you know when we are able to re-open. Any queries please email: glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk and we will endeavour to deal with your enquiry as quickly as is possible during this challenging time.

COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help

We understand at these difficult times that some families will be finding payment of these invoices challenging, especially where you might have significantly reduced incomes. We do not want to let money be a barrier to your child continuing to learn on the instrument they have chosen and we have made funding available to support this. Please click here to complete the COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help form and email to mark.medland@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Behavioural, emotional, and mental health problems

Fluctuating emotions and behaviour are part of normal  growing up, but in some cases they can affect a young person’s ability to cope with life and learning.

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This can manifest in many ways: anger, withdrawal, defiance, lack of self-esteem, aggression, and difficulties with learning to name a few.

The causes can be complex and may be linked to one or more of the challenging circumstances outlined in the other sections on this website.

Behavioural and emotional problems, and mental health problems are not necessarily the same thing. See useful definitions on page 7 of this document. For example, conduct/behaviour problems may be caused by a permanent ‘condition’ – often termed ‘BESD’, Behavioural, Emotional and Social Disorder and be termed as a Special Educational Need. Mental health problems may be temporary and caused by a life ‘circumstance’. We have combined resources here as there are many overlaps.

According to the latest data, around 1 in 8 or 13% of young people have mental health problems; and around 17.5% have a statement/SEN support for social, emotional and mental health needs.

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See also the Adverse childhood experiences section

 

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