Training & Events

The following is a list of the exciting and varied training events we are delivering throughout 2022, both virtually and face to face.

Please note that we are constantly developing new training courses, so please do continue to visit this page to be kept informed as further training opportunities are added.

We also offer bespoke training design for organisations, which cover a wide range of topics across the mental health spectrum.  If there is a particular training(s) you would be interested in, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mind Your Words: Children and young people’s mental health

Mind Your Words (children and young people’s mental health) is a free e-learning tool for professionals working with children and young people. Dr Val Brooks, our Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, is one of two Speech and Language Therapists behind the creation of this course. The tool aims to improve…

03/11/2021

Keeping Language in Mind – Understanding Children and Young People with SEMH Needs

3 day Masters level CPD course validated by Plymouth Marjon University. This new and innovative course will provide advanced level post-graduate training on the relationship between language development and social-emotional development. The focus will be on children and young people with Developmental Language Disorders (DLD) who have social, emotional…

08/12/2021

Dyadic Developmental Practice Training – Level 2

This four day course is open to those professionals who have undertaken Level 1 training and are beginning to use the principles and interventions of Dyadic Developmental Practice, Parenting and Psychotherapy in their day to day work. It focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of the theory, successes and…

18/01/2022

Having Difficult Conversations – Virtual Training

This training will be beneficial for any professional, especially those who line manage or appraise, who have difficult conversations with either fellow employees and/or clients, customers or those you support in your profession (such as parents and carers). Having a difficult conversation can be anxiety provoking which, in turn,…

25/01/2022

Supporting Healthy Relationships and Child Victims of Domestic Abuse in Schools and Education Settings – A Virtual Training and Reflection Session

2021 has been a momentous year, with so many significant achievements made to further support child victims of Domestic Abuse. This includes the ground-breaking new Domestic Abuse Act, which ensures that children are now recognised as victims of domestic violence and abuse in their own right, a new Violence…

26/01/2022

Self-Care and Building Resilience – Virtual Training

Self-care is increasingly recognised to be paramount in managing the impact of stress and facilitating well-being. This workshop will provide information and guidance in promoting personal resilience. Information will be shared on the most up to date science and understanding of self-care, and why it is so important. There…

31/01/2022

DDP South West Special Interest Group

This is a free DDP Special Interest Group for the Cornwall and South West area. We would like to offer this opportunity to professionals from different backgrounds who use principles of DDP (who have completed DDP training at Level One standard and above) to come together and share their…

03/02/2022

Understanding ACEs and Early Childhood Trauma

This training will develop understanding for any professional working with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings around the difficulties caused by experiencing early trauma and/or Adverse Childhood Experiences (‘A.C.Es’).  The training will provide theoretical underpinnings to understanding the effects of ACE’s on the developing brain,…

09/02/2022

Child Mental Health Awareness – Virtual Training

Children’s mental health and wellbeing needs are a growing concern, particularly due to the substantial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. This workshop will be relevant to any professionals working with children and young people. It will provide an understanding of the signs and symptoms of common mental health difficulties…

16/02/2022

Therapy Model Introduction – Virtual Training

This free 90-minute session will provide a broad overview of a range of core therapeutic models. This will include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR), Systemic Family Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP), Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), Theraplay and Play Therapy. It will cover…

03/03/2022

Introducing Working Memory and Executive Functioning – Virtual Training

Many children and young people find curriculum learning increasingly demanding; they can also struggle with daily tasks and activities, leading to situations where they feel confused, upset, overwhelmed and unable to complete tasks. Executive Functioning and Working Memory are the tools we use to help us navigate our daily…

10/03/2022

Precision Teaching Essentials – Virtual Training

Precision Teaching is a widely recommended, evidence-based intervention which supports children and young people in acquiring new skills and knowledge. The Essentials course is ideal for those who wish to begin using Precision Teaching with children and young people, or those who would like a refresher. There is also…

16/03/2022

Grief and Loss in Children – Virtual Training

This training will help to build the skills of those who work with children who have experienced loss and bereavement. It will provide helpful ideas and activities to use in practice as well as helping professionals to feel more confident in approaching this subject with children who have been…

23/03/2022

Beyond Attachment: the impact of DLD and ACE’s on development and behaviour

Developmental Language Disorders (DLD) have been called “the most common disability you will never have heard of” (Prof Courtenay Norbury). DLD is around 8 times more common than autism and affects around 2 pupils in every class of 30. However, it can be difficult to identify and often goes…

27/04/2022

Mindfulness and Relaxation – Virtual Workshop

Mindfulness comes from Eastern traditions of Buddhism. It is not something we do but something we are. It is the basic human ability to be present and aware; of our body, our mind, our thoughts and our environment. It is the self-regulation of our attention. We do this in…

09/05/2022

Dyadic Developmental Practice Training – Level One

Please note that government guidance regarding COVID-19 will be reviewed around the time of the training to determine if it will be possible to deliver it face to face. If the training is unable to take place face to face, it will be delivered virtually. This is an introductory…

16/05/2022

Mental Health Awareness for Managers

This workshop is applicable to all professionals across different backgrounds of work. Many organisations are becoming more aware of the impact of mental health on their staff, particularly in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Stress, depression and anxiety have previously been thought to be responsible for 83 million…

15/06/2022

Inside Out: Understanding complex trauma and language difficulties – Virtual Training

Mentalization is the ability to understand human behaviour (one’s own as well as others) in terms of inner mental states such as thoughts, feelings, wishes, and intentions (1). In other words, it is the capacity to see ourselves from the outside and others from the inside (2). There is…

21/06/2022

Giving Expert and Opinion and Testimony

Dr Sue Candy has been giving expert testimony since 1993 and has accumulated extensive experience, including high profile and complex cases. This training seeks to explain and demystify the Court Arena for Psychologists practicing in a range of fields from Child & Family, Criminal and Clinical Negligence. Sue will…

30/06/2022

Sensory Processing Workshop for Parents and Carers – Virtual

The workshop will provide an overview of Sensory Processing (SP) and sensory integration theory, and how SP difficulties will manifest in a child’s behaviour. The training will develop a wider understanding of an individual’s 8 senses and how they can be affected by SP difficulties. The training will provide…

04/07/2022

Dyadic Developmental Practice Training Level One – Virtual

This is an introductory 4-day course on Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP), an intervention model developed by Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist. This approach assists therapists and other professionals to understand and effectively support children, young people and their families. In this model, theory and research in the areas of developmental…

04/07/2022

Grief and Loss – Virtual Workshop

This training is for employees in any organisation who may be working with colleagues, clients or parents who have experienced loss and bereavement. It will help to build skills and confidence to approach the subject and provide helpful and appropriate support. It draws on research as well as the…

20/09/2022

Sensory Processing and Integration For Professionals – Virtual Workshop

The training will provide an overview of Sensory Processing and sensory integration theory, and how SP difficulties will manifest in a child’s behaviour. The training will develop a wider understanding of an individual’s 8 senses and how they can be affected by SP difficulties. The training will provide delegates…

26/09/2022

Supporting Clients with Mental Health Difficulties – Supporting Them and Supporting You

This training is aimed at professionals who support people with mental health difficulties in their professional role. This could include teachers who take a pastoral role, solicitors who support clients with mental health difficulties, or other professionals who are part of a wellbeing support team within their organisation. The…

05/10/2022

Recognising and Supporting Anxiety in the Classroom

18/10/2022

Supporting children with DLD and SEMH Needs in Practice

This training explores practical activities to support the social and emotional development of primary school children who have Developmental Language Disorders (DLD) and Social, Emotional, Mental Health needs (SEMH). The workshop will begin with an overview of the rationale for intervention. This will be followed by looking at a…

01/11/2022

Vicarious Trauma – Virtual Workshop

Professionals such as social workers, medical staff, mental health professionals, drug and alcohol workers and solicitors are routinely exposed to high levels of psychological trauma when supporting their clients. This work impacts their psychological health and is often cumulative. While ‘burnout’ can affect workers in any profession, those encountering…

17/11/2022

Precision Teaching Advanced – Virtual Workshop

This training builds upon our Essentials Training course and is suitable for those who have completed Precision Teaching Essentials and wish to further develop their practice with Precision Teaching. In the advanced course, we will explore how Precision Teaching can be applied to develop a broader range of skills…

28/11/2022

Dyadic Developmental Practice Level Two

Please note that government guidance regarding COVID-19 will be reviewed around the time of the training to determine if it will be possible to deliver it face to face. If the training is unable to take place face to face, it will be delivered virtually. This four-day course is…

29/11/2022

Assessing Safe Parenting

Please note that government guidance regarding COVID-19 will be reviewed around the time of the training to determine if it will be possible to deliver it face to face. If the training is unable to take place face to face, it will be delivered virtually. This training will look…

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