Event Summary


Robins Wood House
Robins Wood Road

Date and Time

Thursday 9 March 2023 (10:00 - 15:30)


£115.00 (£155.00 non-members)

We all know that mental health issues are increasing, exacerbated by a number of concerns including the current economic crisis, global warming, and of course, Covid-19; as such, this event has been designed to offer strategies to support for all.

A disturbing aspect of this increase is the number of students and colleagues who are showing the adverse impacts of trauma. It is generally accepted that a trauma-informed approach is the best way to offer support; however, do we really know what ‘trauma-informed’ actually means? And are we clear about the implications for our practice?

Delivered by qualified trainer and therapist, Hilary Brown, this session aims to enhance and deepen understanding of what it means to be trauma-informed in our approach to organisational wellbeing as we work with students, colleagues and stakeholders.  Following some underpinning theory to ensure a shared understanding of a definition of trauma, a workshop-style approach will be adopted with dialogue encouraged.  This will enable participants to consider their own work-related examples and incorporate typical scenarios into the discussions taking place.

With an MA in Trauma Informed Practice, Hilary is CEO of local charitable organisation WeRHere which provides therapeutic services, including long-term, trauma-informed, one-to-one therapy for families and individuals of all ages who are affected by traumatic life events including domestic violence and abuse, and we are delighted to welcome Hilary back to deliver this much needed and informative session.

Acknowledging that our staff do their best to deal with manifestations of trauma, we also know that many caring staff experience burnout, with retention a huge issue in the sector and this session will consider what we can do to provide additional information and support to those working at the sharp end.  It will offer strategies for leaders, managers and staff in order to help them develop their awareness of how to be ready with appropriate policies, procedures and trauma-informed environments.

Hilary is passionate about offering CPD to allied professionals and this face-to-face event will provide guidance on how to have difficult conversations with those experiencing trauma or who present with adverse childhood experiences. So come and join us for the informative event that will also offer all those attending an opportunity to learn through the sharing of recommended reading lists and information on a range of supportive agencies who can assist at both local and national level.


Did you know? This session can be delivered in-house directly to your staff.  For more information about this or any of our other bespoke training opportunities, please contact cpd@skillsedugroup.co.uk.



Key Speakers

Hilary Brown

CEO, WeRHere

CEO of local charitable organisation We R Here, Hilary is a trainer and qualified therapist with an MA in Trauma Informed Practice.

  • How to find us.

    Robins Wood House Training Centre is located in Aspley, about 2.5 miles to the north west of Nottingham city centre. It is easily accessible from the M1 (Junctions 25 & 26) and there are public transport links from the city centre. The nearest train station is Nottingham. Car parking at Robins Wood House is free.

    Please click here to find us on Google Maps.  Our postcode is NG8 3NH.

  • Would you like this session delivered directly to your staff?

    If you would like this, or a similar session, delivered to your staff within your organisation, please contact our Professional Development team to explore options.

  • Terms and conditions

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. Non-attendance will result in the place being charged at full cost. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.