Understanding the Plight of 'Ghost' Children: Mental Health & School Absence

Jun 23, 2023
Empty classroom, 'ghost' children

In recent years, a concerning phenomenon has emerged in educational settings, where children are absent from school either full-time or for extended periods. This was exacerbated by the pandemic, after which hundreds of thousands of children didn’t return to school.

Many people believe there are really serious implications if this crisis is not brought under control – not just for the children involved, but for society as a whole.

These children, often referred to as 'ghost' children, face various underlying reasons for their school absence, many of which are intricately tied to their mental health. 

In today’s video I’m going to be shedding light on the reasons behind their absence, exploring the impact on their mental well-being, and providing suggestions to help parents rebuild their children's confidence and reintegrate them into mainstream education. 

I hope you find it helpful.

Warmest wishes

Frances x


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