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This half day course is from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Who should come on the course

The course is part of our Core Learning series and gives a foundation for all our staff and volunteers. It will provide the baseline knowledge and skills required by all staff working in multi-agency settings. Health in Mind is a Trauma informed organisation.

The aims of the course

The Transforming Trauma national training framework sets out 4 levels of training for different parts of the workforce, which begins with this level 1 awareness course. This is part of a whole workforce development approach, as the framework sets out:

"It can be argued that those in most need may also be the hardest to reach and most unlikely to engage with services. We need to ensure the workforce understands these barriers and have effective strategies for overcoming them."

The objectives of the course

This training sits at the Informed Practice Level 1 in the National Trauma Training Skills Framework.
The workshop will enable staff and volunteers to:
• Learn about what Trauma is
• Gain an understanding of the definition and evidence base
• Consider the effects and impact of trauma and resilience in this context
• Learn how to respond positively to support recovery and avoid re-traumatisation
• Understand the importance of self-care and support in the context of being part of trauma informed services.

Our trainer

Jean Budge has worked for Health in Mind’s Trauma Services for ten years, the last five as a supervisor. Trauma Services is a specialist service providing support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.