Our organisation

Focuses on working with you to raise awareness and increase your capacity to respond/work with the negative impact trauma can have upon the lives of children and families. Trauma impacts on our mental well-being, physical well-being , effects our capacity to learn and maintain friendships; it alters the way we view the world around us, process information, behave and respond to our environment – regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or social and economic status.

 

We work with you (Schools, Social Care, Youth services, Local Safe Guarding Boards, Youth Offending Services, Children’s Ctres, Early Years, teams, individuals, service users) to increase your confidence, understanding, knowledge and skills in supporting children and young people manage their feelings such that suicidal thoughts, low mood and a lack of hope are reduced . This can be achieved through having opportunities to ask the difficult questions, reflect on how to respond, and consider how staff look after themselves as well as those they seek to support. Children’s services staff repeatedly tell us how they would value opportunities for Reflective Practice.

 

We can offer individual. group, peer, team opportunities to reflect on how to get the best from yourself as a professional, your colleagues , your team and most importantly the child, young person, family you are working with. We introduce models from Transactional Analysis and the work of Dr Peter Levine. Any member of staff seeking to support a young person manage their feelings needs training. To reflect, to review the ways they engage with service users, to gain new skills, increase their knowledge base. Workshops include: youth self harm; suicide awareness, developing postvention protocols, eating problems, when does low mood become depression, reflective practice groups…..We offer bespoke training programmes to fit your needs.

 

Impact Wellbeing training and facilitation ethos

We recognise that the majority of participants who attend our courses are seeking to provide support to children and young people who are frequently manifesting high levels of mental distress. Many participants are working in environments trying to support pupils to improve their capacity to emotionally self-regulate. The majority of social workers are seeking to support children and young people who are struggling with their mental and physical health as a result of significant abuse and/or trauma.  With this in mind the ethos Impact Wellbeing prides itself on is the importance of giving all participants an opportunity to step back from these environments, which in themselves can cause secondary trauma. It is important for us that participants leave the workshop feeling valued, held and empowered. We want everyone to leave our courses/workshops with increased confidence and having had some fun!

 

PIP

Prevention

  • What is trauma?

 

  • How would you recognise the impact of Trauma

 

  • Is this an angry or frightened child

 

  • Knowing why we miss its presentations

 

  • Understanding why certain patterns of behaviour emerge in children

 

  • A new look at the bully/bullied relationship – and your role in supporting both children

 

  • Working with young people : building help seeking skills and reducing the barriers that impede turning to an adult for help

 

  • Developing a Trauma Sensitive environment in your service

 

  • Introducing the self-harm v self nurturing scales

 

  • Suicide Awareness – what can we do to reduce suicide as a choice

 

  • Youth discussion forums – the Unspoken Voice

Intervention

What can we do to support a child who is experiencing the impact of trauma

 

  • Looking at the ways trauma is held in the body

 

  • Looking at the brain, feelings, physical sensations relationship – increasing a child’s capacity to self regulate

 

  • Looking at techniques within the learning and familial environment

 

  • Implementing a Trauma Sensitive environment in your service

 

  • Introducing the self-harm v self nurturing scales

 

  • What to do when a child tells you they want to kill themselves?

 

  • Working with self injury

 

  • Introducing harm minimisation techniques

 

  • Suicide Prevention – suicide champion training

 

  • Youth discussion forums – the Unspoken Voice

Postvention

  • After care when a child or young persons has tried to take their life

 

  • Support for you, your service and other service users after a youth suicide

 

  • Dealing with the media

 

  • Suicide postvention protocols – education, NHS and Social Care sectors

 

  • Youth discussion forums – the Unspoken Voice