Trauma, Anxiety and Mental Health Training: Practical and effective ways to work with children and young people

Trauma, Anxiety and Mental Health Training:

Course introduction

The Trauma, Anxiety and Mental Health training is designed to give participants a toolkit of information, resources and practical strategies to manage and support students as well as create an inclusive school where everyone feels safe and valued. Schools have a key role to play in supporting students to achieve their potential and improve their emotional wellbeing.

Traumatic experiences either related directly or indirectly to COVID-19 can affect student’s learning and behaviour. The need to identify possible signs of trauma is crucial as well as tailoring a trauma-informed approach to address the individual’s needs.

Anxiety can not only impact on learning but can also decrease motivation and effect memory therefore it is important to teach and support students how to manage their emotions and consequently improve their academic performance.

This course provides participants with tools, techniques, suggested resources and practical strategies to take back to school.


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What we will cover throughout the day

  • Look at the impact of COVID-19 on student mental health;

  • Follow a framework when faced with a student who displays a mental health concern;

  • Gain a clear understanding of what is meant by trauma;

  • Understand the impact of trauma and adversity on students;

  • Recognise possible signs of trauma;

  • Learn ways of developing trauma informed approaches;

  • Look at ways to support students with trauma;

  • Understand what is anxiety and the symptoms of anxiety;

  • Recognising signs and symptoms of anxiety;

  • Explore effective ways to manage anxiety;

  • Implement resilience-based approaches;

  • Implement ways to make schools safe places for students;

  • Identify ways to sign post, support and guide individuals to seek appropriate help and establish when to involve external agencies.

Target audience

Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with students and who wants to help support student positive mental health. Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, educational psychologists, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher. As well as multidisciplinary teams i.e. looked after children, foster care, adoption agencies, social services.

Trainers for this course

Karen Ferguson


Karen started teaching science at a mainstream secondary school in 2000, but moved into the SEND environment, working with children and parents to help them overcome their disabilities to... give them the skills to achieve their full potential. The majority of her training was on the job, which showed the need for training in this area.

She was appointed as a Specialist Leader in Education for Autism and this allowed her to disseminate good practice and deliver training in the field of SEND. Karen offers various SEND and condition specific training, including ASC, ADHD and Dyslexia. She has continued her own professional development throughout the years including a Masters in Education, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and PDA formal qualifications. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Education.

Karen believes in a better understanding of SEND and complex needs can be achieved through information sharing and she is committed to ensure that education is developed and delivered to as many people as possible.

See what others have to say about us

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Very impressed and encouraged by the hybrid of trauma informed and other practical strategies.

A fantastic course, full of ideas and ways to move forward. Loads of take away that will help me to support our most vulnerable children.

Absolutely fabulous training! I feel totally motivated to ensure that we have trauma-based practice embedded into our school.


In-House Training

In-House Training

We currently have no upcoming dates for this course - Please contact us for more information or if you would like this course delivered as in-house training.