News & Views from the Headsight Team

We love sharing the things we care about – including useful ideas, presentations, inspiration, and new training offers.

Open Qualifications in Therapeutic Practice

Our Ofqual regulated qualifications in therapeutic practice are not counselling qualifications and are designed for non-clinical professionals working with children & young people.

These qualifications begin at level 2 (GCSE equivilent), continue with level 3 (A level equivilent)and peak at Level 5 (DipHE equivilent)

Our NVR Practitioner Certificate available now

This 3.5 day NVR programme provides a model of practice for professionals working with vulnerable children, young people and families to address aggressive, controlling, coersive and self-destructive behaviours. The structured model of NVR taught, promotes a boundaried, connective and therapeutic caring/parenting approach.

ATS – Unlocking a New Dimension of Professional Excellence

This course equips carers, parents and professionals with the knowledge, skills, and credentials necessary to excel in their roles and make a lasting positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children and young people. It combines evidence-based practices with practical techniques and emphasises holistic support and personalised care, making it a valuable investment in professional development.

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Diploma in Applied Therapeutic Practice – Never Stop Learning

Our Level 5 Diploma in Applied Therapeutic Practice is well alligned with the evolving needs of professionals in the education, health, and social care sectors. It addresses the importance of trauma-informed and therapeutic approcahes, offers practical skills, and encourages reflective and research based learning to enhance the quality of care and support provided to vulnerable individuals.

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Trauma Informed Debriefing – Masterclass

Our sister company, the Trauma Action Group is hosting this event in March 2024. 

In the context of trauma-informed care, where the wellbeing and recovery of individuals who have experienced trauma are of paramount importance, structured debriefing, briefings, and handovers play a vital role in ensuring that care is provided effectively and safely. They contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and learning, ultimately leading to better outcomes for trauma-affected individuals and the organisations that serve them.

New NVR Brochure Hot Off the Press

If you haven’t discovered the transformative power of Non-voilent Resistance, then look no further than this new brochure, bursting with information on the various training offers we have for you. Make the move to radically progress your practice and find the new authority in relationships.

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Regional SHADES Groups to return

For many years, we have been supporting the parents and carers of children that display challenging behaviours. Bringing these adults together in group sessions can transform lives and we massively support this. During the Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 we delivered these sessions online and now that the dust has settled, we are returning to face-to-face delivery. Unfortunately, there’s never been such demand for this support and we are here for you.

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DTS – The origin of the pathway to working more therapeutically

This flexible course can be delivered purely as CPD or taken as an Ofqual regulated qualification.

Transformative, real-life skills and experience suitable for all parents, carers and professionals within the children’s workforce. It is possible to book a whole course (for a minimum of eight learners) or join an open course as an individual, we tailor to your needs and the needs of your organisation.

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School Mental Health Leadership Programme

This programme is designed for school leaders with responsibility for whole school responses. Over the course of an academic year, leaders will have the opportunity to create and implement a strategic plan including:

  • Baseline assessments from governance to targeted provision and referrals.
  • Action plans for development.
  • Direct and sustainable links to the school development plan. 

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Schools Partnership Programme

With increased requests for direct therapeutic support in schools for vulnerable pupils we, at Headsight, soon realised that there was a limit to what could be provided on a direct service basis. We also recognise that the most trusted adults in a child’s life and those who spend the most time with them are the most likely to support positive change.

  • A training and qualifications programme for staff across the school.
  • Regular supervision and reflective practice sessions.
  • Access to additional in- school and outdoor support for vulnerable pupils.

First Trauma-Informed & Therapeutic School Award received by Woodmancote Primary School

Woodmancote Primary School has received Headsight’s first ever Trauma- Informed & Therapeutic School Award.

Tony France, director of Headsight said, “We can all struggle with our mental health. At Headsight, we support people to improve their mental health, we do this through training and therapeutic interventions. We encourage a compassionate approach; recognising that all behaviour is a form of communication.

A Frontline Army of Love

We see foster carers as the frontline for vulnerable kids and we love working with them.

Our latest newsletter highlights how we support their professional development through the training that we offer.

Meet Dr Shame

Hannah, dressed up as Dr Shame for the Maybo conference 2019. Watch this short video to understand more about shame and what happens when shame is triggered in us.

Ofsted Conference 2019

Watch Tony being interviewed by the fabulous Dr Pooky Knightsmith after his keynote at the 2019 Ofsted conference.

Get ahead of anxiety!

How do you spot anxiety in a child before it becomes a problem?

  • What do you do about it?
  • What help is available?
  • What can we do at home? – so much, very easily!

Tony France answers all those questions. This is one of those podcasts that everyone should hear.  Tony brings insight after insight and leaves you feeling empowered.

Is this my best side?

Yours Magazine were the 1st to recognise Colins celebrity potential, writing an article about him in 2018. Read more about how he and his friends help children struggling with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

Colin is in the media, yet again

Colin loves to be in the spotlight and has once again made the news, this time for Best Magazine. Find out how this fabulous pig helped Hannah recover from a prolapsed disc in her neck.

Therapy on the farm

This podcast is heartwarming. For any child struggling in any way, this conversation will give you fresh hope. Hannah Clarke talks us about animal assisted therapy, trauma and EMDR, as we wander through the goats, chickens, pig, geese and more. It’s a great insight into the therapy room and the world of a child.

Drugs: How to talk to your kids

In this podcast Tony France, talks about all things drugs, adolescence, trauma or addiction related.

He’s a psychotherapist with a difference and this conversation is a great way to get ahead of the drugs conversation with your kids.

Animal Assisted Psychotherapy – Who, What and Why

Animal-assisted psychotherapy is on the rise. But what does it really entail, and who can it help? In this article (written for PESI UK) Hannah Clarke, explains the animal ‘magic’ – from establishing trust to exploring projections, and the transformative power of limbic resonance.