- Training, Workshops & Events -

70% of children & young people in the UK are not receiving appropriate treatment for mental health difficulties at an early enough stage.

For birth and adoptive parents, foster carers and social workers, educationalists and therapists, having a sound understanding and the ability to spot the early signs of emotional difficulties is vital.  But knowing how best to help a child or young person in these early stages is equally important when taking a proactive approach to care.

We offer a variety of training packages ranging from short presentations raising awareness of mental health and attachment for parents and professionals to three-day masterclasses in approaches including PACE.

We are approved and endorsed by DDP Connects as PACE trainers and were trained and are currently supervised by Kim Golding. All our training is delivered nationally and we offer 1,2 and 3 day packages in this highly effective approach.  You can read more about us here.

In addition to PACE, we work closely with parents, social workers, adoption/foster carers and agencies, teachers and Local Authorities to create bespoke training packages.  These can be focused on topics such as Self harm, Depression, Anxiety and other mental health difficulties.  We also offer general support for parents and teaching staff directly caring for young people. Our training is experiential as we feel delegates learn more by being actively involved in their learning and the feedback from our past and current clients which you can read below, reflects the effectiveness of our approach.

Our forthcoming courses & workshops

- PACE -

PACE is a way of thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving that aims to increase a sense of safety and trust in another person. It is a therapeutic approach drawing on Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy and incorporates these concepts into how parents and professionals communicate with the children in their care who have difficulties regulating their emotions and behaviour.

All our PACE training draws on a perfect balance of theory and experiential teaching methods to ensure an informative and enjoyable learning experience. Read our PACE brochure for more information, and browse our PACE training courses below.

  • 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.

Our other forthcoming courses, workshops & training

  • 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.

What our course attendees are saying...

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 really 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, explained everything & made us all feel at ease.

Foster Carer, Lancashire

I liked having an opportunity to try 'PACE' out in small groups with real life examples. It was amazing to compare the 'problem solving' and PACE approaches on the day.

Parent, Kings School, Worcester

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

Social Worker, Bromsgrove

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

Social Worker, Cumbria

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. 

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