Hi @heythere thank you for sharing with us, sounds like a very tricky situation, and that the strategies usually given for school refusal don't seem to work for you. Perhaps you could remind her of the fact that she was capable of building up to it last term, and so she can do so again.
What other ways does she have to manage her anxiety? I know you say she doesn't do psychology, which is tricky, but you could also encourage her to try something like Kids Helpline, which may be a lot more approachable. It sounds like she may need help in finding ways to regulate her emotional state and return to baseline rather than being stuck in fight or flight.
For yourself as well, it could be helpful to get some extra support. Navigating situations like this can be very taxing, and we all need to be able to vent and feel heard from time to time.
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Hey there, I just wanted to encourage you to keep trying to get in with a paediatrician for ADHD meds. If your GP can write a referral or letter with any "key words" like "school refusal", "severely depressed", or "at risk" or even "suicidal thoughts", the Paed clinics can sometimes bump you up the waiting list. They often use a triage process on their intake. Keep trying!
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