Headsight is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children & young people, through the provision of high quality training. All of our training is trauma informed and designed to be experiential, engaging and participative in approach. Focussing on increasing personal insight and the development of skills rather than seeking to simply raise awareness.
Choose a topic that you’re interested in and take a deep-dive into a whole new range of skills and knowledge.
All of our focussed study courses can be delivered both on-line or in person.
Our Nationally recognised professional qualifications provide a progressive pathway in the development of therapeutic skills & practice.
Our professional qualifications can be delivered in person or using a blended approach partly on-line
Click on the images below to see an in depth description of the focussed study courses we offer. All of our courses come with CPD points.
Working with People on the Autistic Spectrum
This is a cutting edge one day training course combining the latest neuro-scientific research into autism with experiential exercises that will help you to understand what it might be like to live with some of the characteristics of autism.
Understanding and Managing Self-Harm
This programme illuminates some of the reasons why a young person might harm themselves, and basic strategies for assessing and managing the risks.
Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain
Trauma can impact the structure and functioning of the brain: a single event can have long-lasting effects, particularly when the trauma occurs at a young age.
Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma
Secondary trauma, also known as ‘compassion fatigue’, can lead to an erosion in your ability to feel empathy. This course will help you recover.
Get an up-to-date understanding of the substances, the legal framework, and the societal patterns of drug use which are impacting young people today.
Childhood Sexual Exploitation
Learn about the range of issues and challenges faced by staff and carers when identifying children and young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.
Learning Disabilities and Mental Health
This one day training course aims to give an introduction into how mental health issues can affect the lives of children and young people with learning disabilities.
Working with Complex Trauma
Complex trauma is caused within relationships, often in childhood and usually by one or more trusted caregivers. This course explores its impacts.
NVR is a model for practice which has been developed for aggressive, violent, controlling and self-destructive behaviour in children & young people.
Equip yourself with the skills and confidence to manage disclosures from children in your care, and respond to those disclosures in helpful ways.
Supporting Staff Wellbeing
Staff can just as vulnerable to a range of mental health issues as the service users they support. This course explores common examples and self-help strategies.
Understanding Parental Substance Misuse
Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills to assess the risks of parental substance abuse – and act in the best interests of the impacted child.
Further develop your skills and insights in safeguarding in this two day training course, exploring the challenges and complexities of child protection.
Developing a PACE Informed Approach
Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE) is a therapeutic approach which can work wonders with children and young people.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Children and Young People
This day will give participants an understanding of how sexualised behaviours develop in children, and offer strategies for their safe management.
Social Media, Sex and Relationships, and Bullying
Social media has a pervasive role in children and young people’s lives. This course explores its potential effects and safe, positive ways to engage with it.
Understanding and Supporting Grief, Loss and Bereavement
Children and young people are often severely impacted by grief and loss. This course will help you effectively support those in need.
Understanding and Responding to Suicidal Behaviour
This course will provide you with a model for assessing risk and supporting people who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings.
Trauma-Informed Safe Handling and De-Escalation Skills (SHADES™)
Safe Handling and De-escalation Skills (SHADES™) is explored in this two day training course, including distress management and physical safety skills.
Court Skills for Non-Legal Professionals
This course provides a good working knowledge of the British court systems and equips learners with the relevant skills and confidence to operate as a ‘non-legal’ professional within the legal system.
Understanding Parental Mental Health
Explore the causes, symptoms and long term affects of parental mental health issues and strategies for working with parents and carers.
Learn the basics of safeguarding, with the aim to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults – including their health, well-being and human rights.
Relationships are fundamental to human experience, and in this course you’ll learn about the common attachment types and how they affect a person’s life.
Understanding and Working with ADHD
Learn about the history and context of ADHD, how it is diagnosed, and develop practical skills to work with children and young people with this disorder.
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Feelings of stress and anxiety can often be overwhelming. This course explores the internal and external factors involved in the development of stress.
Managing Crisis and Difficulty in Children and Young People
Deepen your understanding of the needs of vulnerable children and young people who are being looked after by a local authority or are in court proceedings.
Understanding and Responding to Shame
What is shame and why do we experience it? During this interactive training these questions will be answered along with recognising defences against shame, shame based behaviours and how to respond to toxic shame.
Qualifications in Therapeutic Practice
Headsight offers a suite of Qualifications in Therapeutic Practice, designed to be undertaken as flexible units of study and delivered by our world-class training team.
Level 2 Award in Developing Therapeutic Skills
Explore the emotional and psychological development of children and young people and learn new approaches for those needing additional support.
Level 3 Certificate in Applied Therapeutic Skills
This four day course will help experienced carers and professionals deepen their understanding and skills for working with children and young people.
Did you know?
We also offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including many of the methods we teach in our courses.
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