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Mental health and school attendance: half day

Learn more about emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA), and how to support students experiencing it, in our introductory training.

About this training

Government data on school attendance suggests that the numbers of children and young people with a record of severe and persistent absence from school has risen following the pandemic.

Emotional, mental health or wellbeing issues can be significant barriers to school attendance. On this course, we will learn more about these factors and how they can contribute to poor attendance.

We will also explore strategies that school staff can implement to support students experiencing emotionally based school avoidance.

If you are looking to build on existing knowledge around mental health and attendance, you can book onto our full day course instead.

Aims of this training

  • Increased awareness and understanding of emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA) 

  • Understanding evidence-based interventions and strategies to support students experiencing EBSA

  • Access to a range of immediately practical and useable resources to support your work

Who is this training for?

Our training modules are suitable for anyone working with children and young people in a school, college or community setting. This could include:

  • school leaders

  • teachers and staff in schools and colleges

  • SEN/Designated mental health leads

  • learning mentors

  • PSHE leads.

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