The School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health (SSEN:MMH) (external link) provides educational services to students whose medical or mental health presents difficulties in accessing their regular education program, and facilitates their entry or return to school.
Students from across WA who are admitted to PCH may be referred to SSEN:MMH teaching and liaison programs. Students from public and private schools are accessed through medical and mental health staff and supported by SSEN:MMH staff who are employees of the Department of Education.
The primary emphasis of the SSEN:MMH service is to follow each patient’s enrolled school educational program and provide liaison to support a school’s documented planning and transition plans.
School facilities are located in the shared areas for inpatient units (IPUs) on four levels. These facilities include:
· a shared play/schoolroom for primary and secondary students on Level 1
· the Johanna Sewell Adolescent Oncology schoolroom for secondary students on Level 1
· a schoolroom for primary and secondary students on Level 2
· a schoolroom for students accessing the Eating Disorder Day Treatment Program on Level 2 Clinic K
· a large dividable schoolroom for primary and secondary students on Level 4
· a shared therapy/schoolroom for students accessing iRehab Program on Level 4 Clinic L
· 2 separate schoolrooms, for primary and secondary students on Level 5.