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Trauma Skilled Approach (Online) - 9, 16 & 23 November 2022

This online training is made up of three 2¼ hour sessions with a 15-minute break. This training will be on Wednesday(s) 9, 16, & 23 November 2022 starting at 9.15am to 11.30am each day.

Trauma Skilled Approach

The Transforming Trauma National Training Framework sets out four levels of training for different parts of the workforce. This training sits at the Trauma Skilled Practice level for those with direct and frequent contact with people who may be survivors of trauma.

It is assumed that participants will already have knowledge at an introductory level about trauma through experience or previous training.

Health in Mind's training is knowledge-based and gives participants time to explore their understanding through discussion and reflection on their practice.


To be able to develop boundaries and safe and effective working relationships to support carers and those that are cared for.

The training will use the Trauma-Informed Approach:

Know and understand trauma (realise)

  • Understand the potential for trauma to impact a person's interpersonal, emotional, and cognitive functioning
  • Know the links between childhood trauma, adversity (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and the range of mental health diagnoses that trauma survivors attract
  • Be aware of why trauma is everybody’s business
  • Understand trauma survivors coping strategies (risks to self) as attempts to cope with the impact of trauma.

Recognise signs of trauma

  • Understand the range of factors that mediate a trauma survivor’s response to trauma
  • Understand the potential for people affected by trauma to experience distress when memories of the trauma are triggered by situations/circumstances/relationships that bear some similarity to previous trauma.

Respond to the trauma

  • Explore the professional relationship, including recognising where the experience of trauma is having an effect on a person's relationship with the worker and/or the service
  • Know what therapeutic or psychological support is available and where and how to refer them.
  • Explore the trauma-informed principles to support the reduction of triggering trauma-related distress.

Resist making it worse/ do no more harm

  • Explore participant's ability to tolerate being exposed to the trauma narratives
  • Explore how participants' own experiences and values might be impacting the ability to hear and pay attention to trauma narratives
  • Support participants to understand their own self-care needs.


Hayley Chandler has worked for Health in Mind for over eight years. She is currently a Development Worker for the Peer Community in Edinburgh. Hayley has many years of experience facilitating self-management and peer support groups. She is also a yoga teacher and is passionate about taking a holistic approach to wellbeing and recovery.

Terms and conditions

This online course will be delivered through Zoom.

Training bookings are processed through Stripe, which accepts all major debit and credit cards.

If you need to cancel your booking and give more than 30 days’ notice, we will refund 50% of your fee. There is a non-refundable administration fee of £5 for cancellations and refunds. If due to unforeseen circumstances we have to change the course date, and it is not suitable for you, we will refund 100% of the payment.

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