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Headsight Training offers a variety of skills based training and professional development opportunities from awareness raising through to regulated qualifications. We enable professionals, parents and carers working in education, health and social care, including fostering & adoption services to develop knowledge & practical skills in mental health and emotional wellbeing. All courses offer CPD points & specific programmes hold OFQUAL Accreditation. We can also design bespoke courses to meet the specific needs of organisations.

Skills Development

Childhood Sexual Exploitation
This one day workshop develops attendees knowledge, awareness and understanding of the range of issues and challenges faced by staff when identifying young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation, and consider appropriate responses. By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand history context in brief.
  • Identify vulnerability factors and risk indicators for CSE.
  • Explore the grooming process most often used.
  • Consider / explore evidence based practice and identify key points in law.
Court Skills for Professionals
Court Skills for Non Legal Professionals

This is a one day training course, which will provide you with a good working knowledge of the British court systems, both criminal and civil, and equip you with the relevant skills and confidence to operate as a ‘non-legal’ professional within the legal system. By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have explored the expectations and preconceptions of the legal system
  • Understood the legal context of the work of courts, the individual roles of legal professionals and the expectations of non legal professionals
  • Have examined the role of evidence, proof and procedure within the legal system
Developing a PACE Informed Approach
PACE

 

Equality & Diversity
Equality & Diversity

This is a one day training course designed to facilitate discussion and learning on the topic of equality and diversity and relate this to their professional role.                                                                                                                                                                                             By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Discussed prejudice, its roots and impact
  • Defined both equality & diversity and examined attitudes and issues in respect of:
    • Gender
    • Sexuality
    • Race/belief & culture
    • Disability
    • Disadvantage
Harmful Sexual Behaviours in Children & Young People
Harmful Sexual Behaviours
Introduction to Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy

This half day workshop is designed to introduce participants to the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy for vulnerable children, young people, and adults. By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • Gained an understanding of how working with animals is beneficial for healing attachment issues.
  • An understanding of the neuro science behind Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Knowledge about the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy
  • How to access Animal Assisted Therapy opportunities
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Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain
This one day course is designed to enable participants to understand healthy brain development & how early childhood trauma impacts both brain development and behaviour. By the end of the course participants will have explored:

  • Healthy brain development
  • Different types of trauma.
  • The impact of trauma on the brain & behaviour.
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Strategies to support people who have experienced complex childhood trauma.
Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
This is a one day course designed to give participants up to date knowledge and practical skills to use when supporting young people to manage their emotional health and wellbeing. By the end of the day, participants will:

  • Understand the history and underpinning principles of CBT approaches
  • Have examined the fundaments of a solution based approach
  • Practice basic skills in the application of CBT
Introduction to Mindfulness
Introduction to Therapeutic Life Story Work

Working with education, social care & mental health professionals to deepen their understanding and develop skills to therapeutically support children and young people’s emotional and mental health needs.

This impactful two day training will allow participants to consider how to creatively and therapeutically answer the questions pertinent to this work (what, why, who, how, when?) whilst deeply locating the practice in its therapeutic stance

By the end of the course, participants will have covered the following areas:

  • Understand what is meant by therapeutic life story work
  • Know who should undertake this work and when
  • Explore what needs to be 'held in mind' when planning and facilitating life story work
  • Think about the impact of 'ghosts' from the past on children and families lives within the context of this work
  • Practice providing sessions that add clarity and authenticity to a child's experience
  • Practice addressing trauma and loss with empathy within sessions and coach parents to do the same
  • Understand the importance of ethical and professional perspectives
  • Explore creative child centred working, through experiences of delivering life story sessions

This course involves a level of personal reflective work, participants will be invited to explore their own experience in relation to the course topic so that they are able to recognise their own potential triggers and defences, leading to greater empathy with and understanding of children and young people.

The course carries 14 registered hours of CPD.

Introduction to Non-Violent Resistance
This one day training course is an introduction to the principles and practice of a non violent resistant approach, both for families, schools and organisations. This training seeks to develop skills in de-escalation and the management of self destructive behaviours through the use of a non-aggressive approach.
Learning Disabilities & Mental Health
Managing Complex Behaviour
Managing Complex Behaviour

This course is designed for those working with young people who have behavioural problems that seem intractable to usual management strategies, using the principles of non-violent resistance. As well as learning about formulation and understanding the ‘function’ of behaviour, the course will explore a range of approaches and tools for addressing such problems. By the end of the course participants will have:

  • An understanding of the function of behaviour difficulties
  • A psychological framework for formulating the needs of young people with behaviour difficulties, using non violent resistance
  • Developed an insight into a new philosophy for understanding and managing behaviour
  • Acquired a basic tool kit for the assessment of behavioural difficulties
  • Reflected on ways to work with the demands of young people with behaviour problems
Managing Stress & Anxiety
Managing Stress & Anxiety
Parental Substance Misuse
This is a one day training course, which will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and equip you with practical skills to use when working with children or young people who have been affected by parental substance misuse. By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have explored the risks associated with parental substance misuse
  • Understand the impact of parental substance misuse on child development
  • Examined the perceptions of risk to differing patterns and types of misuse
  • Developed skills in assessment
Safeguarding
We offer a wide range of safeguarding training including, children, vulnerable adults and advanced practitioner courses.
Safe Handling & De-escalation Skills (SHADES)
SHADES can be delivered as a one, two or three day training programme to develop skills and understanding in managing challenging behaviour. Day two would include MAYBO accredited physical skills for personal safety, disengagement and managing high risk behaviours. Whilst day three focuses on the impact of trauma on challenging behaviour. This training explores the common function of behaviours, examines common conditions that may be underlying and promotes positive approaches to addressing them. By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • An understanding of the relationship between behaviour and communication
  • Examined the emergence of behaviours as they relate to brain development
  • A psycho / social framework for addressing underlying motivations for behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of containment as a tool for managing distress
  • An understanding of the law as it relates to managing challenging and high risk behaviours
  • Developed and practiced skills in de-escalation and conflict management.
Social Media, Sex, Relationships & Bullying
Social Media, sex, relationships and bullying
Substance Misuse
This is a one day training course, which will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and equip you with practical skills to use when working with young people and substance misuse. By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Received up-to-date and relevant information on drugs of concern
  • Explored the impact of “new psychotic substances” on young people’s substance use
  • Gained an understanding of local patterns of young people’s use of both legal and illegal substances
  • Explored methods of engaging young people in dialogue related to substance use
  • Gained an understanding of structures and referral processes through to Safeguarding
  • Developed and practiced skills in using the screening tool
  • Exploring relevant issues relating to confidentiality and information sharing
Supporting Staff Wellbeing
Trauma Informed Shades
Trauma Informed SHADES
Supporting Staff Wellbeing
Understanding Attachment
This is a one or two day training course, which will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and equip you with practical skills to use when working with people with attachment disorders. By the end of the training you will have:

  • An understanding of why attachment is fundamental to our survival
  • Explored the history of attachment theory
  • Recognised the importance of a key attachment figure
  • Considered attachment behaviours through the lens of connection
  • Identified the 4 key attachment styles
  • Reflected on the attachment history of someone you know
  • Created a strategy to support the attachment style of a student/client or child in care
  • Explored mental health issues common to attachment styles.
Understanding the Autistic Brain
This is a cutting edge half 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. By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Have explored the history of autism, including the latest changes in the DSM-V
  • Understand the new diagnostic criteria and how the triad of impairments has become a Dyad
  • Have considered the impact of genetic and environmental factors in the 'explosion' of autism
  • Understand how the brain of someone with autism may differ from a neuroltypical brain..
Understanding & Managing Self Harm
This course is for professionals working with young people, who are concerned about managing risks presented by young people, including self harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and harm towards others. By the end of the course participants will have:

  • An understanding of why young people harm themselves
  • An understanding of what makes suicide and self harm different
  • A psychological framework for formulating the needs of young people who self-harm
  • A basic toolkit for assessment and management of risk
  • Reflected on ways to cope with their own emotions and needs when working with young people who self harm
Understanding Parental Mental Health
Understanding Personality Disorders
This is a one day course designed to equip professionals with up to date knowledge and practical skills to use when supporting people with personality disorders. By the end of the day, participants will:

  • Have a definition of Personality Disorders
  • Understand the diagnostic process
  • Have knowledge of personality disorder symptoms
  • Recognise the 3 personality disorder clusters
  • Be aware of available treatments
Understanding the Role of the Appropriate Adult
With increasing amounts of vulnerable young people and adults being identified within the criminal justice system the role and skills of the Appropriate Adult are in ever more demand.  This one day training promotes understanding of the role and develops knowledge and skills to support the most vulnerable. By the end of the training participants will:

  • Understand the legislative framework
  • Considered the role of the appropriate adult before, during and after the police station
  • Explored best practice models
Understanding & Supporting Grief, Loss & Bereavement
This one day workshop is designed to provide participants with the skills and confidence to support those who have, or are experiencing loss and / or bereavement. By the end of this session, participants will gain understanding of:

  • The stages of bereavement / grief
  • Blocks to recovery
  • Behaviours associated with bereavement and loss
  • Supporting people who have been bereaved
Understanding & Working with ADHD
This is a one day training course, which will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and equip you with practical skills to use when working with young people with ADHD and associated conditions. By the end of the course participants will:

  • Explore the history and context of ADD and ADHD
  • Identify the key symptoms and indicators of ADHD
  • Understand the process of diagnosis and treatment
  • Developed and practiced skills and approaches to work with children and young people with ADHD
  Professional Certification
Animal/Equine Assisted Self Development & Psychotherapy Certification
Headsight is working in partnership with ROOTS Institute to deliver this professional certification which is open to educators, coaches, mental health & social care professionals and other qualified individuals wanting to pursue or enhance a career in animal/equine and inter-species assisted self development and psychotherapy.

All students will have a clear understanding of the ethics and scope of practice parameters that apply to Animal/Equine Assisted Self Development and Animal/Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. This is a comprehensive, multi-disciplined academic on-site and distance learning 12-month mentored program with supervision and continuing professional development requirements.

By the end of the course, participants will have covered the following areas:

  • Module 1 - Trans-species Psychology Theory – Nonhuman Animal Ethics – Collaborative/Mindful Horsemanship Skills – Social Animal Relational Behaviour
  • Module 2 - Nature based theory and methods, incorporating mindfulness & expressive arts in Animal Assisted Sessions
  • Field Module - Equine Field Observation – Developing Critical Awareness of the Equine Species Through Understanding Ethology of Free Living Equines
  • Module 3 - Therapeutic Skills – Scope of Practice – Professional Ethics – Industry Research – Animal Assisted Business Plan - Components of a Session
  • Module 4 - The Social Brain – Complex Trauma – Somatic Body-Mind Integration – Trans-species Psychology – Components of a Session
  • Module 5 - Specific Populations – Neuro-diversity - Assessing & Designing Session Activities – Experiential Animal Assisted Facilitation
  • Module 6 - Children – Teens – Designing Session Activities – Creating & Assessing Treatment Plans – Experiential Facilitation – Final Presentations by Students

This course involves a level of personal reflective work, participants will be invited to explore their own experience in relation to the course topics so that they are able to recognise their own potential triggers and defences, leading to greater empathy with and understanding of their client group. Evaluation is through observation and written assignments.

Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People
Working with education, social care & mental health professionals to deepen their understanding and develop skills to therapeutically support children and young people’s emotional and mental health needs.

This inspiring programme is delivered over 40 guided learning hours of experiential training sessions plus 25 hours of personal study and assignments. The course carries 40 registered hours of CPD and holds Advanced Specialist Training Status from The National Counselling Society.

By the end of the course, participants will have covered the following areas:

  • Understanding the impact of Trauma - This module explores what trauma is and how it is caused, considers the impact of trauma on brain development, cognition, social interaction, emotional development & physical health. Investigates the phenomina and effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences and considers how a trauma informed approach can support children & young people to start the healing process.
  • Attachment and Developmental Needs - This module focuses on brain development and the neuroscience of attachment, attachment theory and the relationship between the child and the adult’s attachment styles. It explores the psychological and emotional developmental needs of children and seeks to identify how these can be met through therapeutic alliance.
  • Unconscious Processes and Understanding Shame - This module further explores the unconscious processes of transference, counter-transference and projection in the therapeutic relationship and; examines the purpose of shame, how to recognise shame, how we and others defend against shame. Developing understanding of how courage, compassion and connection heal shame and ways to recognise and manage shame based behaviours.
  • Creating a Secure Alliance and Relational Listening Skills - This module focuses on strategies for creating a secure alliance including: attunement, providing holding and containment, communicating empathy and hope and; providing opportunities for the client to practice new ways of relating to others. Participants will develop skills in relational listening, recognise blocks to relational listening and explore strategies for self support and facilitating ways forward.
  • Integrative Approaches and Creative Techniques - This module explores the use of motivational interviewing and solution focussed approaches in supporting change and; develops skills in creative techniques for dealing with conflict, raising personal awareness and supporting the development of emotional literacy and resilience.

This course involves a level of personal reflective work, participants will be invited to explore their own experience in relation to the course topics so that they are able to recognise their own potential triggers and defences, leading to greater empathy with and understanding of children and young people.

Youth Mental Health First Aid - Two Day Course
Our Youth MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

As a Youth Mental Health First Aider you will have:

  • An in depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate
  • Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive
  • Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing

Learning takes place across four manageable sessions. Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, each session is built around a Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan. You will get an MHFA manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.

When you complete the two days you'll get a certificate to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

The course carries 16 registered hours of CPD.

 

Accredited Training

    OFQUAL Level 2 Awards 
Developing Therapeutic Skills for Professionals, Parents & Carers
This Level 2 qualification (GCSE Level equivalent) is an experiential course aimed to enable professionals to increase their knowledge, deepen their understanding and further develop their skills in working with children and young people in relation to their emotional health and well-being. The programme includes 16 guided learning hours, registration and certification which is issued as an Ascentis award which carries the Ofqual Level 2 nationally recognised qualification status. There are 6 credits & 16 CPD points available with this qualification. The award is delivered through the following 4 modules:

  • Understanding the Wider Therapeutic Framework - This module focuses on understanding the purpose of a therapeutic approach, reflects upon a variety of therapeutic roles, outlines the therapeutic models of Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centered approaches. It also considers the importance of ethics when working therapeutically.
  • Basic Therapeutic Skills - This practical module focuses on Carl Rogers three 'core concepts' of communication and connection through empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard, participants also practice the ‘language of empathy’, through focusing on their listening & communication skills.
  • The Formation of Identity & Personality -In this module participants will explore the key factors that impact the psychosocial formation of identity & personality in children and adolescents, the impact of adverse childhood experiences on brain development and behaviour and the importance of resilience in promoting mental health.
  • Self Regulation & Distress Management - In this module participants will explore how self regulation is crucial to healthy brain development & understand the link between an integrated brain and secure attachments.

This course involves a level of personal work, participants will be invited to explore their own personal processes in relation to the course topics so that they are able to recognise their own potential triggers and defences, leading to greater empathy with and understanding of their clients.

Managing Difficulty & Crisis in Children & Young People
This qualification is aimed at foster carers who may be taking children or young people on placement under stressful and sometimes difficult circumstances. It is delivered over 3 modules (16 guided learning hours.)

  • Module 1 - Understanding and managing acute distress and anxiety in children.
  • Module 2 - Understanding the legal system as it applies to the placement of children in care.
  • Module 3 - Managing and preventing allegations.

This programme carries 16 CPD points and is RQF accredited as a Level 2 Award.

Working with people with Autism
This is a two day training course which will provide you with up to date knowledge and equip you with practical skills to use when working with people on the autistic spectrum, by the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the areas in which individuals with an autistic spectrum condition characteristically have difficulties.
  • Understand the concept of autism as a spectrum, and the implications for variation in the capabilities and needs of individuals.
  • Understand the behaviours exhibited by some individuals on the autism spectrum.
  • Understand how to contribute to the person centered support of an individual on the autism spectrum.

This programme carries 16 CPD points and is QCF accredited as a Level 2 Award.

    OFQUAL Level 3 Certificates
Applied Therapeutic Skills for Professionals, Parents & Carers
This Level 3 qualification is an experiential course aimed to enable professionals to deepen their understanding and further develop their skills in working with children and young people in supporting their emotional health and wellbeing. The programme is delivered over 32 guided learning hours (also available as CPD points), registration and certification will be issued as an Ascentis certificate which carries the Ofqual Level 3 nationally recognised qualification. There are 15 credits available with this qualification. Ofqual Qualification Accreditation Number 601/7554/0

By the end of the course, participants will have covered the following areas:

  • Attachment Theory in Practice - This unit focuses on the neuroscience of attachment, attachment theory and the relationship between the child and the adults attachment styles. It introduces the concepts of transference, counter-transference and projection and begins to explore the developmental needs of children.
  • Creating a Secure Alliance - This unit focuses on strategies for creating a secure alliance including: attunement, providing holding and containment, communicating empathy and hope, providing opportunities for the client to practice new ways of relating to others and being held in mind.
  • Relational Listening Skills - This practical unit will equip participants with in-depth skills in relational listening, including why these skills are important, how to listen relationally, blocks to relational listening, recognising the feelings behind words, managing silence, strategies for self support and facilitating a way forward .
  • Understanding and Reducing Effects of Shame - In this unit participants will explore the purpose of shame, how to recognise shame, how we and others defend against shame, how courage, compassion and connection heal shame and ways to recognise and manage shame based behaviours.
  • Therapeutic Problem Solving Techniques - During this unit, participants will be taught both solution focused and creative techniques for dealing with conflict, raising awareness and supporting the development of emotional literacy and resilience.

This course involves a level of personal reflective work, participants will be invited to explore their own experience in relation to the course topics so that they are able to recognise their own potential triggers and defences, leading to greater empathy with and understanding of their client group. Evaluation is through observation and written assignments.

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