Training, Consultation & Staff Support
We offer a specific type of consultancy called Compassion-focused staff support to a broad range of organisations.
Many of our current staff support session focus on managing the pressures of Covid, via workshops (online) and Emotional resilience groups of up to 10 people. They are facilitated by a trained psychologist and can be tailored to the organisations area of work. If you or your organisation would like to understand how this could help, please do get in touch.
We also offer staff support sessions to any organisations whose staff are managing the impact of trauma in their work. This usually begins with a workshop/webinar which introduces the model, followed by facilitated staff support sessions as a team or individually, depending on your needs. They are between 60-90 minutes, at a frequency to suit you. All of this work is underpinned by an evidence-based compassion-focused approach. Their purpose is to create compassionate resilience within teams and individuals, so that they can manage the sense of threat and stress that trauma-focused work can create. Some organisations often have to absorb the consequences of trauma without this being their primary goal - sometimes without even realising its impact on them.
What will you and your team gain?
"I've realised we're all in the same boat.. I want to be there more for my colleagues"
“It's given us a framework to understand how we can cope better... and how the team can support each other”
“It's good that mangers have provided something that's about us as people, not just our cases and work”
Healthy staff and Healthy Teams
“The oxygen mask exercise made me realise that self-care, looking after our needs, staff wellbeing... is all essential to our work, not an indulgence or added extra”
Investing in staff wellbeing in this way can reduce the impact of stress secondary trauma and your staff's vulnerability to burnout.
For some teams this may be a one off workshop, others prefer follow-up sessions for teams or individuals to embed this work and establish staff wellbeing frameworks. So if you have any queries about whether we may be able to offer support to you or your organisation, please get in touch to discuss your needs or request an information sheet detailing options.
Training & Consultation
Workshops are interactive, informative and applicable. The main priority of training is to connect with the audience in an authentic and effective way. We use a decades experience to foster existing skills and knowledge in our audience and ensure that it is tailored to their specific needs.
We have provided workshops to mental health, social care, probation, police and university staff. They have included training on:
'Understanding Complex Trauma & Attachment'
'Managing the Impact of Working with Trauma'
'Compassion-focussed approaches to staff wellbeing'
'Understanding abusive relationships'
'Holding Lived-Experience in mind'
We can tailor sessions to your area of work, time availability and budget. Feedback is important; we always evaluate sessions and integrate feedback into future work.
If you find yourself stuck, curious or struggling to understand the dynamics within your team, using process-based consultation as a one-off session or as an on-going package may be helpful. We can offer a bespoke package to meet the needs of your organisation to support cohesive and effective working.
We also offer psychological consultation services to organisations working with adults and young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and trauma, who often benefit from help to understand their complex relationships and needs. This can also involve supporting staff to enhance their current skills and develop new ones through supervision and practice development sessions (see training section).
Sessions are priced at £100/hour for organisations, with a discounted day rate. Please get in touch to see whether your organisation may be eligible for a subsidised rate.