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Date(s) - 13/02/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sheffield Hallam University


As part of our ongoing collaboration with Trauma Informed Schools UK (TISUK) we are delighted to announce that the next cohort of the 10 day Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed schools and communities (practitioner status) launches on 13th February 2020.

The practical skills based training course underpinned by over 1000 evidence-based psychological, medical and neuroscientific research studies, is designed to inform and empower school staff to respond effectively to vulnerable children and those who have suffered a trauma or have a mental health issue. Without such interventions, painful life experiences are likely to present in challenging behaviour, and/or blocks to learning.

The training provides delegates with key insights into the psychology and neuroscience of mental ill- health and challenging behaviour alongside vital tools and techniques in knowing how to respond to a child’s narrative of painful life events. So often this is enough to prevent years of suffering and the medicalising of their distress with psychiatric labels and medication. Delegates will also be trained to know when to seek the support of psychologist-led supervision, and when, due to limits of competence, to refer on.

The course not only focuses on work with individual children but also on changing whole school cultures to be mentally healthy for all. So the curriculum covers interventions designed specifically to address teacher stress, teacher absence and poor staff retention. Delegates will also learn to use ‘Motional’ – our online tool for assessing, improving, and measuring change in emotional health and wellbeing.

This course will be delivered over ten days between February and June 2020, beginning on Thursday 13th February and Friday 14th February at Sheffield Hallam University. The course attracts a fee.

More information on the course and details on how to book can be found here or by emailing: info@traumainformedschools.co.uk