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Some children and young people struggle to attend school, or avoid attending due to emotional factors like anxiety. The Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Service, part of Public Health School Nursing, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) has recorded a two-part webinar focused on helping to support children and young people who are currently struggling with attending school due to anxiety:

  1. Theory and Psychoeducation (just under 18 minutes long)
  2. Strategies and Tips (just over 30 minutes long)

This webinar is for parents, carers and professionals working with children and young people.

Emotional Wellbeing Workshops

The CWP service also delivers free online emotional wellbeing workshops, without referral throughout the year for parents/carers and young people which are bookable via  Eventbrite.:

  • Child emotional wellbeing & regulation
  • Emotional wellbeing for adolescents
  • Child sleep difficulties
  • Adolescent sleep difficulties
  • Child self-esteem
  • Adolescent self-esteem
  • School Transitions
  • Exam stress 

Find more help for Hertfordshire's children and young people at a glance here.


Hertfordshire's Education Psychology Service (EPS):

The EPS has written documents to support parents of children at the early stages of Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA), as well as guidance for schools:

Other resources to help:

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