Wellbeing in Education podcast – Episode 2 – Emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA)

In this episode, Alice Clarke (Educational Psychologist) talks to Kay Breton, Susan Hunter and Kelly Francis from Suffolk Psychology and Therapeutic Services about their work around emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA). To find the resources discussed, go to www.suffolk.gov.uk/ebsa. Follow the Suffolk Psychology and Therapeutic Services on Twitter @SuffolkPTS. For more information about the Wellbeing in Education work that’s happening in Suffolk, visit our webpages: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/wellbeing-for-education-return/ More episodes coming soon!

0:52 – Introductions
1:40 – How did the EBSA work come about?
2:35 – How would you explain EBSA?
4:05 – What have you produced for schools?
5:26 – What have you produced for families?
7:06 – How did you involve families?
9:39 – How familiar were people with EBSA already?
11:56 – How has the pandemic affected things?
14:07 – How is EBSA related to wider wellbeing in education?
18:11 – What were the barriers and high points?
20:00 – Any advice for school staff?
23:29 – Where can the resources be found?