Emotionally-Based School Avoidance (EBSA)

EBSA Resources

The following links provide additional information, resources, and support, for schools, young people, and families relating to anxiety and wellbeing.

Pembrokeshire Council Services

Below are internal services that provide general support for young people and families:

Pembrokeshire Families' Support Network

Provides information on support that is available and point families towards the right support. Helpline: 01437 770023 - Mon-Fri 9am- 5pm. 

More information on Pembrokeshire Families Support Network is available


Health Services

There may be times when it would be beneficial to consult with medical professionals who will be accessed by school requesting additional support and advice. Some examples of Health services who school may consult with include:

  • School nurse
  • School in-reach
  • Family Support Service


Other Support Services

The following external services provide additional advice and support for wellbeing:

Pembrokeshire Mind

Mind is a national mental health charity that supports individuals with mental health needs, and their families.

More information on Mind (opens in a new tab) is available

Action for Children

Shares information for parents on a range of topics that may be impacting their child.

More information on Action for Children (opens in a new tab) is available 

Cruse Bereavement Service

Support offered to families who have experienced a bereavement. Helpline: 0808 808 1677 – Mon & Fri 9:30-5pm; Tues, Wed & Thurs 9:30-8pm.

More information on Cruse Bereavement Service (opens in a new tab) is available 

Young Minds

They are a charity that offer guidance around young people’s wellbeing and mental health. They share information for parents and offer a parent helpline. Calls are free Mon-Fri from 9:30am to 4pm 0808 802 5544. A webchat is also available.

More information on Youngminds (opens in a new tab) is available 


Further Resources

Here are additional resources or tools for EBSA support:

Young Minds School Anxiety and Refusal

Young Minds provide a parent guide in supporting children and young people with EBSA.

School Anxiety and Refusal | Parent Guide to Support | YoungMinds (opens in a new tab) 

ID: 11568, revised 21/06/2024