Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

Werry Centre Trauma and Resilience Forum

This forum is for people who work with children or young people and their families/whanau, in NGO and Primary Level Services including school guidance counsellors, school based nurses, children and family workers.


Screening of: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope – a documentary by Jamie Redford

The film covers the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and poorer physical and mental health as adults. The film also demonstrates some positive community, social and education initiatives to counteract the impact of trauma for children living in high stress environments. 

Trauma and the Body: An introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Presented by Robbie Cave, a Christchurch school counsellor training in Sensorimotor psychotherapy

Developed by Pat Ogden PhD and enriched by research on attachment, trauma, neuroscience, and dissociation, this approach uses bodily experience as a primary entry point in trauma therapy.