Mental Health & Wellbeing

Trauma Informed Support (Including Attachment)- In Person

Course Details
Audience: Teachers, leaders, support staff, youth workers, any staff working with any young people.  Particularly relevant for Adopted, Looked After or Vulnerable Pupils
Date: Monday 24th June 2024
Monday 27th January 2025
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Cost: 2024 date: £190
2025 date: £200
Facilitated by: Lisa Wisher

Why do some children behave the way they do and how can we help them? This is fantastic Mental Health training for education staff working with Adopted, Looked After or Vulnerable Pupils.  It would be beneficial to complete our Mental Health First Aid training first, but not essential.




Programme structure

This day long course is delivered by an external trainer, Lisa Wisher, who is a qualified Mental Health First Aid England Instructor, Social Worker, Psychotherapist (in Advanced Training) and adopter.

Course aims

The core aims of the programme are to:

  • Explain how trauma and abuse impacts on a child’s mental health
  • Explore how events in childhood affect lifelong mental health
  • Explain how children who have experienced trauma and abuse may behave in school
  • Explore ways schools can support the mental health of their students who have experience early trauma

What does it involve?

The content is a mixture of up to date theory and research on attachment and neuroscience, which will help participants understand the often contradictory and difficult behaviour of some pupils.

It also provides an opportunity to learn and identify a range of practical and tried and tested strategies, which can be adapted to different educational settings to help children who have been adopted, looked after or who remain in difficult home environments. The course also provides an interactive opportunity for participants to bring their own individual case studies – to help identify bespoke strategies for their pupil/s. 


“The course was very informative and interesting. Lisa Wisher is a superb presenter, she kept everyone interested and engaged. I can share the things I’ve learnt with my colleagues and will recommend the course. Thank you.” – Lorraine (2022)

“Lisa was amazing and made the 7 hours fly by. She was very knowledgeable and explained things in terms that were easy to understand. Lisa was great and made the course thoroughly enjoyable.” – Jake (2023)

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Altrincham WA14 2NL
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