Welcome to SEBDA

SEBDA is committed to social inclusion and to building capacity in mainstream schools in the support of children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

International Conference

Global Solutions to Working with Vulnerable Children and Young People, September 2023

Resources and presentations still available to members in our Resources section

Postgraduate Diploma

Develop your professional knowledge and understanding around SEMH Difficulties at Masters Level


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Become a Member

Benefit from discounted delegate fees across all of our conferences and courses

Attachment Aware Schools Research Conference 2024

The Conference is supported by key national organisations including the Mulberry Bush Organisation, SEBDA, the Attachment Research Community and the Rees Centre at the University of Oxford.

SEBDA exists to promote the social and emotional well being of children and young people – and the well being of the professionals who work with them.

Latest News

Access all the latest news as well as past newsletters online

The Journal

Members can access the full text of journal articles

The four strands of work undertaken by SEBDA include:

  • SEBDA’s EBD journal: SEBDA publishes the internationally recognised journal ‘Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties’ four times a year. This is free to all members 
  • SEBDA Campaigning: SEBDA links with the DFE, nasen, Council for Disabled Children, ENSEC and other organisations to influence and inform policy nationally and internationally SEBDA campaigns for better services for children and young people experiencing SEMH difficulties and better support for those who work with them. 
  • SEBDA Research: SEBDA aims to contribute to, lead and share evidence based practice. 
  • SEBDA Professional Development: SEBDA delivers effective and relevant professional development including national conferences, CPD and Masters level training courses.

Post graduate study in SEMH difficulties


Do you wish to develop your professional knowledge and understanding around SEMH Difficulties at Masters level? SEBDA, in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, can help you achieve your goal. Click here for more information