Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS) Social, Emotional and Mental Health support

We work with schools to support children with social, emotional and mental health needs, such as aggressive behaviour or anxiety.

Our team works with schools to help them provide support for children and young people 0 to 25 years old who are experiencing problems at school because of social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties.

Examples of SEMH difficulties include disruptive behaviour and aggression, depression, anxiety, self-harm and drug abuse.

Our team:

  • provides training for schools and other professionals to support children with social, emotional and mental health needs
  • gives advice and support to parents and carers, for example how to get a better understanding of their child’s needs
  • observes children in classrooms and playground to create an action plan
  • meets with school staff and parents to and other professionals involved to develop and coordinate support
  • refers children to other services, if needed
  • works with children in their homes, if needed
  • works closely with other BHISS teams

How to get support from us

Your child's school will contact us if they need support from us.

Talk to your child’s teacher or Special Educational Needs Coordinator at school if you think your child needs support from BHISS.


  • Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building, County Oak Avenue, Brighton, BN1 8DJ

Contact information

Opening times

Phone lines are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4:30pm on Fridays.