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A Trauma Informed Approach That Leads To Good Mental Wellbeing in Our Schools

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Earlier this month, Panoramic Care’s Recruitment Consultant Emma Bates and Lead Senior Delivery Consultant Abigail Robinson, held their second Breakfast Briefing, joined by Richard Berry. 

Richard is a former Head Teacher who has moved into consultancy within education and is co-chair of the national organisation ‘Engage In Their Future’.

Richard’s briefing was titled ‘A Trauma Informed Approach That Leads To Good Mental Wellbeing in Our Schools’. He facilitated an open and engaging conversation around mental health awareness within schools, and discussed the need to promote nurture and care, whilst preventing further traumatisation. 

Richard began the briefing with a story of a young person that he had supported when he was a Head Teacher. The young person had been removed from mainstream provision and placed into a Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) provision that Richard led. This demonstrated the positive impact of a nurturing approach, particularly on those who have experienced trauma. This story was hugely impactful and really did highlight Richard’s message that more pressure should not be piled onto young people at school - but the opposite.

The conversation then opened up to the rest of the attendees at the briefing, with everyone sharing their experiences and the steps that they take to support young people in their schools as much as possible.​

Panoramic Care run these sessions to bring senior leaders within education together to discuss topics and trends within the sector. We aim to build our collective knowledge and provide opportunities to create a network of like-minded individuals.

If you have any suggestions on future topics for our next event or would be interested in attending, please contact Abigail on