Bend Consulting: Mental Health Trauma Informed Practice

30 August & 1 September 2022: This training included a refresher on the theoretical framework underpinning trauma-informed practice. Participants looked at how this theory applies to understanding complex mental health presentations such as substance abuse, eating disorders, aggressive behaviours, suicidality and self-harm, psychosis and co-morbidity. Attendees also examined the worker experience, including the parallel process of working with trauma, and the concepts of containment, de-escalation & “holding the risk” for workers. Read the full evaluation here.