SEBDA seeks to provide information and training opportunities for those professionals in a range of services who support children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.

We encourage and support all schools and colleges to identify and train a Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health and promote the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people in support of the Government’s care policies.


Our current offer includes:

  • A termly newsletter entitled 1IN10. Each issue includes an extended article on a particular theme. Recent topics include formulation and Lego Therapy.
  • An International Conference staged by SEBDA in partnership with the University of Birmingham. ‘Global solutions to working with vulnerable children’ more info soon.
  • In Mind – a series of articles on issues relating to SEMH.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in SEMH Difficulties delivered by SEBDA  in partnership with Oxford Brookes University.

    Plans are also underway for the delivery of a number of short courses and the production of a series of information leaflets on positive interventions for those at risk of SEMH difficulties.


    Members can access the full text of journal articles by going to Resources.

    Find out about our aims and ambition

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