School Refusal 
Support Services
     for School Phobia, School Refusal 
                       & Anxiety In Children

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About Me

I'm just your ordinary parent who has worked hard for something I believe in.  As you may have read, nearly 10 years ago, School Refusal came knocking at our door and I didn't have a clue what I was dealing with and resources were minimal. I vowed that no parent should have to go through that with no where to turn.  Hence how this charity came about.

I'm a 'Cricket Mum'. My son began playing when he was 7 Years old and is now nearly 19yrs.  He makes me proud. Cricket has given him a focus all throughout the rough and tough times and has helped us all really.  I'm the Treasurer for his club, so a very busy person; but I love it.


2:1     Forensic Psychology  BSc

         Forensic Psychology MSc

         Law (GCSE) - Awaiting result


STOP - Safe Guarding and Suicide Prevention Course

ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills

Working with Young Victims

Experience & Volunteering:

HM Courts - Magistrates

HM Courts - Crown Court

HM Probation Service

HM Coroners Court - Volunteer Service

HM Coroners Court - Inquest Coordinator


British Psychological Society


ITV Daybreak

The Sun Newspaper

BBC North - Radio

Publications & Self Publications:

Mawson, K.S. (2010). School Phobia & Separation Anxiety: A Parents Experience. Anxious Times 76 (4) 6.

Mawson, K.S. (2018)  Answering the Question - What is School Refusal

Mawson, K.S. (2017)  A Parents, Guardians & Carers Guide to School Refusal


I have first hand experience of the following conditions:

  • Austic Spectrum Disorder.... or condition as its now termed
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety in Children
  • Auditory Memory Disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glue Ear
  • Hyper mobility
  • Psychological Non-Epileptic Seizures
  • School Refusal
  • Tourettes Syndrome