Emotional distress is an inevitable part of life that we all experience in different ways. Roots Psychology Group aim to help children, young people and their families strengthen their roots to feel safe, grounded and supported so that they may grow wings to fly with confidence, strength and resilience.

We are a highly trained team of Clinical Psychologists specialising in mental health training and the assessment and therapeutic treatment of Children and Young People presenting with emotional and mental health difficulties.

We are UK approved PACE trainers by DDP Connects, trained by and in close connection with Kim Golding CBE. We offer one, two and three day teaching using the PACE approach, we also offer training, consultation and supervision to healthcare professionals, colleagues in educational settings, social care and other public sector services where we work closely with organisations to create bespoke packages tailored to their specific requirements. These range from one-off informative workshops to more ongoing packages of support to staff and parents.

We are trained to a high level, have extensive experience both in the NHS and privately and understand that clients and their families need to feel supported in a comfortable environment. We pride ourselves on our ability to connect with young people - we are creative and nurturing in our approach and form trusting relationships with our clients as well as working closely with families to ensure everyone involved works towards an achievable goal.

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Our services are for children, young adults, parents, teachers and carers...

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Treatment

Assessment & Therapy for children & young adults

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Training

Training for health professionals, teachers, parents & carers

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Support

Consultation for Child Care Professionals

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Our values challenge the convention on mental health

We are a young but experienced team of qualified doctors, focused on the wellbeing of children and young people.  With an 'armoury' of resources and ground breaking techniques that we are able to call on and deliver with ease, we launched the Roots Psychology Group to offer something different.

We are proficient in establishing or re-establishing a child or young person's roots. We provide the tools to help them ground themselves, offering a secure environment in which to build their own unique personalities.

We then help them to reflect on their aims, desires and ambitions, bringing to life the possibility of achieving everything they wish to, with tools that enable them to explore their environment and the world around them, with confidence, safe boundaries, self-respect, and positive decision making.

What our clients tell us

The day was really well put together with a good balance of theory, practical exercises and videos to illustrate key points.

Social Worker, Bromsgrove

I really valued being able to give PACE a go with feedback from the trainer. I found the whole day very entertaining.

Parent, Kings School, Worcester

I came away feeling I had gained a good understanding of PACE and feel confident in beginning to utilise it in my work.

Social Worker, Bromsgrove

As a foster carer I found it so valuable to be in a room with other carers in the same situation as me, the trainer was excellent and explained everything clearly and made us all feel at ease.

Foster Carer, Lancashire

I particularly found the Shield of Shame insightful as it was totally relatable to the children I work with, and I loved the PACE way of parenting. 

Social Worker, Cumbria

Excellent course!  Content was completely relatable to children we foster and gives a deeper understanding of behaviour allowing for a more therapeutic way of parenting.

Adoptive Parent, Cumbria

Everyone working with developmentally traumatised children should absolutely do this training!

Foster Carer & Teacher, Worcestershire

Liked having an opportunity to try PACE out in small groups with real life examples. Amazing to compare the 'problem solving' and PACE approaches.

Social Worker, Bromsgrove

Having the opportunity to take a step back from a situation and think about it more from a young person's perspective given their experiences was insightful.

Parent, Kings School, Worcester

We offer training events & workshops for parents, carers, teachers, businesses and health professionals

  • Mental Health First Aid Courses (Adult & Youth) with MHFA England
    YOUTH 12th and 13th, 19th & 20th May 2021
    Online 4 sessions
    YOUTH 12th and 13th, 19th & 20th May 2021
    Online 4 sessions
    Train to be a Mental Health First Aider in your School or workplace and join us on this 2 day 'Mental Health First Aid' (MHFA) training course which teaches you how to identify, understand and help adults or young people who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
  • Attachment in Schools
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    One day workshop, can be split into two half days.
  • PACE | For Foster & Adoptive Parents
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Join us for this course aimed at practitioners and parents who want to increase their understanding of parenting a child who is insecure because of the experience of developmental trauma.
  • PACE | A Brief Introduction
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    A 2 hour presentation to give those new to PACE a brief introduction of the principles of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity & Empathy
  • Understanding Self-Harm
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    This 2-hour presentation is aimed at parents and teachers who would like to be proactive in gaining a better understanding of what self-harm is and why it occurs.
  • Adolescent Mental Health
    Various Dates Available
    Online Presentation
    Various Dates Available
    Online Presentation
    A 2hr presentation reflecting on the experience of having an adolescent struggling with their emotional health and the impact this has not only on them but you as parents and teachers.
  • About Clinical Anxiety
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    This 2hr workshop is for parents and teachers of children and adolescents who wish to develop an awareness of Clinical Anxiety and how to identify when anxiety becomes unhealthy.
  • Resilience and Mental Health
    Various Dates Available
    Experiential Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Experiential Workshop
    This 2hr experiential workshop is for Pupils (Years 7-9 but can be adapted to suit all senior school year groups)
  • Resilience & Mental Health in Early Years Settings
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    This is a popular workshop that offers a practical and fun way on how Early Years staff can support children to develop resilience, emotional intelligence and emotional regulation using principles of Theraplay™ and PACE.
  • Self-Care in Educational Settings for Early Years Teams
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    This workshop helps bring staff teams together to think about how they look after themselves and look out for each other.
  • About Depression
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    This 2hr workshop for parents and teachers of children and adolescents who wish to develop an awareness of Clinical Depression.
  • Foundations for Attachment Training
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Various Dates Available
    Online Workshop
    Join our six-session programme to help parents and carers to nurture attachments with their child.

We run regular events throughout Worcestershire and Birmingham, catered towards children and young adults, as well as parents, teachers and social care givers.  Many are developed specifically for our clients, others are based on our best practice approach,  Find out more by contacting us today or looking through our training options.

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Mental health support for children, young people and their families and carers

"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give children. One of these is roots, the other wings".