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Training

we provide training in most areas of our expertise, including bespoke training packages to meet specific requirements and situations.

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Wellbeing & Crises

IEPS provides a robust training programme designed to help schools promote psychological wellbeing and resilience both before and following crises.
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Suicide & Self Harm

This training provides participants with skills to identify and communicate with children and young people at risk of self harm and suicide.
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Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is a way of involving a whole faculty in the identification of the best of what they have and collectively designing plans for change.
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Critical Incident Response

This training aims to help you be better prepared to respond to a critical incident with confidence.
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As educational psychologists we are increasingly aware of the challenges of promoting positive mental-health in children.  We are very excited to introduce you to a new development in Wales that we will be providing throughout the next academic year. The attached flyer will give you some information, you will see that the aim is to target emotional resilience in children in Years 2, 3 & 4.
What is Zippy's and Apple's Friends?

Zippy’s Friends (designed for Years 1, 2 or 3) and Apple’s Friends (designed for Years 3 or 4) is a mental health promotion program that has been successful around the world.  It is preventative approach with a strong evidence base. The fundamental aim is to reduce suicide and self-harm in older children and young people by promoting emotional resilience and supporting children to develop a wide range of coping strategies.  It is available in many languages (with parent booklets in 24 languages). We are hoping to provide a Welsh version soon.

The program is flexible, both courses consist of 24 structured (weekly) sessions of 40 minutes; everything is provided including detailed lesson plans and there is an inclusion supplement to support children at School Action and School Action Plus.  We feel that this program will fit in with any comprehensive PSHE curriculum and is also a good complement to ELSA.

Training In Wales September 2017

Details of the first full-day training course to qualify staff to teach both Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends in Wales are:

  • Location: The Kymin, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1JX.
  • Date & time: Friday 15th September 2017  (9am to 4.30pm)
  • Cost: £150 per person (including refreshments and lunch)
  • YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE A VOUCHER FOR £150 TOWARDS THE COST OF MATERIALS FOR EACH SCHOOL ATTENDING!

A subsequent one off outlay to school is £325 for the teaching materials for Zippy’s Friends and £250 for Apple’s Friends (+p&p).

We do hope you will join us on 15th September for a great start to the academic year. To register please download this form IEPS-ZFAF-TRAINING-September-2017and email to angiewigford@icloud.com.

For other training dates, please email: angiewigford@icloud.com alternatively, use the contact us page here: http://internationaleps.com/contact-us/ and one of our team will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

Training In Vietnam October 2017

Details of training courses to qualify staff to teach both Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends in Vietnam are:

  • Locations and dates: Ho Chi Minh 2nd and 19th October, Hanoi 16th October
  • Cost: GBP 250 per person (including refreshments and lunch)

A subsequent one off outlay to school is GBP 325 for the teaching materials for Zippy’s Friends and GBP 250 for Apple’s Friends (+p&p).

We do hope you will join us in October for a great start to the academic year. To register please download this form ieps-zfaf-training-october-2017 and email to angiewigford@icloud.com.

For other training dates, please email: angiewigford@icloud.com alternatively, use the contact us page here: http://internationaleps.com/contact-us/ and one of our team will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

Partnership for Children is the charity responsible for providing the materials, researching and developing this programme.