We know that children are often navigating challenges in their lives, from trauma and adversity to overuse of technology and poor sleep, and these factors have a huge impact on their sense of wellbeing and overall emotional and mental health. This then affects how they show up in the world at home and in school.
Teaching Positive Connections
We are a mental health and wellbeing service for children that is dedicated to embedding trauma informed, attachment aware approaches into schools and foster care.
Supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health
We believe every adult should be trauma informed and attachment aware and should understand essential neuroscience so that they can truly guide and support the children around them.
We all have the potential to help raise children’s self-awareness, emotional intelligence and self-belief and we can all contribute to supporting their mental health and wellbeing.
Our mission is to help show you how!
Some ways we help
Everything we do is designed to have a tangible impact and significant outcome for children
“Last year we signed up for the whole staff TPC online training units. Our whole school SEMH has dropped by 50%, the classrooms are calmer and so are staff. We have seen a drop in behaviour incidents. So a huge thank you for the inspiration and CPD.”
Foster agency wrap around package
Our wrap around packages support managers, SSW and foster carers and aim to help keep carers and children connected, even when things are tricky! We upskill staff and carers to work from in a trauma informed, therapeutic way so they feel prepared, supported and empowered to respond to a child’s trauma response and guide children when they need it most.
Not looking for wrap around support, but in need of training? Browse our range of CPD sessions here
Therapists across the UK
Our team of creative therapists are all over the UK and offer a range of therapies for children and young people. Whether it is creative therapy, play therapy, counselling, drama or art, our therapists can help!
We specialise in creative, child directed therapies that allow children and young people to explore their feelings, experiences and emotions in a way that suits them best. They lead and we follow, helping them make sense of things along the way.
We quality assess every therapist that works with us and carry out regular checks to ensure they are getting regular supervision, have a current CRB and the relevant insurances. We work closely with our therapists, offer ongoing CPD and regular check in’s alongside their clinical supervision.
I have found the staff at TPC to be very accommodating and approachable an nothing is too much trouble for them. Most importantly the children and families I work with have really good relationships with the therapists and find the support to be invaluable.
Adoption Support worker
Free resource hub
Our resource hub is available to you no matter what your role, whether you are a school, professional, carer, parent or even a young person looking for answers.
We know that supporting children who are struggling with their behaviour, feelings or experiences can be hard and sometimes you just need some advice!
We have a library of support guides, videos, podcasts and articles that will help you support the children in your care.
Listen to The Therapeutic Teacher Podcast with Shahana Knight
What is the future of wellbeing and mental health in schools and what can you do to make the biggest impact on the children in your care? Join me, Shahana Knight, the founder and director of TPC to talk about all things related to wellbeing and mental health in schools.