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Mental health box set – Trauma Informed Practice and becoming more aware (part 3/6)

6 February @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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Time: 16:00 – 17:30

Venue: Zoom (online) 


  • Anyone who wants to further their knowledge about mental health issues
  • Pastoral staff, boarding staff, nurses, and those with a medical responsibility

Course outline 

Many of us are struggling to cope with the huge rise in mental health issues we are experiencing and supporting in the workplace. This Mental Health and Wellbeing series of workshops has been designed to educate you and provide you with support strategies. These workshops will be interactive providing useful information and resources, and a safe space to discuss and reflect on current issues and how to deal with them. The aim of this workshop series is to embed best practice in schools to support statutory requirements, taking a practical and proactive approach to help young people thrive and flourish.

This box set is only available as a group of six and cannot be booked individually. All sessions are recorded for delegates who are unable to attend live.

Training topics will include:

Workshop 1: Mental Health vs Mental Illness

  • We will explore the difference between mental health and mental illness.
  • Current statistics and trends.
  • How to recognise signs and symptoms of poor mental health.
  • Tools and strategies to improve it.
  • How to have conversations around mental health.

Workshop 2: How to manage stress and strengthen resilience

  • We will explore what stress is and how to recognise signs and symptoms.
  • Definition of resilience and key factors that help build it.
  • Tools and strategies from a bio-psycho-social perspective.

Workshop 3: Trauma Informed Practice and becoming more aware

  • We will explore what trauma is and how it can present itself.
  • Different types of trauma and what it means to be trauma aware.
  • Emotion Coaching and Co-regulation
  • Tools and strategies to work with children and young people who are struggling.

Workshop 4: Eating Disorders

  • We will explore definitions of eating disorders and how they present themselves.
  • Causes of eating disorders and understanding the emotional connection.
  • Statistics and trends.
  • Risk factors and protective factors.
  • How to support young people and how to have conversations around it.

Workshop 5: Suicide

  • Statistics and trends around suicide
  • Reasons behind suicide and suicidal ideations.
  • Risk factors and protective factors.
  • Guidelines on how to have conversations around suicide.
  • How and when to signpost and safeguard.

Workshop 6: Self-Harm

  • Definitions around self-harm and the importance of language.
  • Statistics and trends.
  • Reasons behind self-harm and understanding the emotional connection.
  • Risk factors and protective factors.
  • Guidelines on how to have conversations around suicide.
  • How and when to signpost and safeguard.

Learning outcomes: 

  • To further knowledge in this subject
  • To be able to discuss management techniques and network
  • To develop strategies to support these issues within the workplace


  • HIEDA Member rate: £500
  • Non-member rate: £1000*

*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Hieda CPD and events, please click here.

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Speaker: Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones is a multi-award-winning, science driven, fact-based therapist, coach and passionate trainer who believes that prevention is better than intervention.

Lisa works in both the corporate and education sector teaching others the importance of brain health, resilience, stress management and emotional wellbeing as well as running a busy private practice.

Lisa is a fully qualified and insured Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Health Coach and Mental Health Consultant registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is also a senior accredited member of The National Counselling Society and The Association for Coaching.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Lisa went on to work with adults to overcome addiction and mental health issues. Having experienced chronic ill health for many years, Lisa developed a keen interest in brain health and the brain / mind/ body connection. Lisa was fascinated by how our minds can influence our wellbeing and vice versa. After overcoming her own health issues, she then specialised in the field of chronic ill health and stress. Lisa went on to certify in Applied Neuroscience and Brain Health, Applied Neuroscience and Coaching and Women’s Health and Neurobiology.

She also gained a NLP Practitioner Coaching Diploma and certified as a Life Coaching Practitioner, Youth Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Mental Health First Aid and completed a BPS approved certificate in clinical supervision. The specific focus of her work addresses the mind-body connection and the impact our language (self-talk) and belief system has on all aspects of health and wellbeing as well as self-esteem and confidence. The principles of Neuroscience underpin the work Lisa does as she believes it is essential to educate people on how the brain works, how to influence mindset and to understand neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to form and re-organise neural connections). By doing so, this enables us to build resilience, develop essential life skills and learn how to manage stress effectively.

Together with her business partner, Veronika Chidemo – a Teacher and School Mental Health Leadership Consultant, she co-founded HeadStrong Training in Education. Lisa and Veronika are passionate about an integrative approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education and believe that everyone should be equipped with essential skills to confidently manage the stresses in life.


6 February
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Health in Education Association