Education and training


Orb8 believes that all traumatised, hard to reach and marginalised children, young people and young adults deserve the highest quality and excellence in service provision delivered by agencies and staff with a good understanding of the client group, skilful in engaging with them with sufficient support to tolerate the emotional impact which can be a significant aspect of this work. We work with professional and caring adults and their organisations and agencies to encourage service development and excellence including provision of a wide range of training and education input.


All our work is delivered by highly experienced and qualified professionals and educators with a particular interest and additional training in areas such as trauma, attachment and neurodevelopment. All trainers have at least a Masters level qualification in the area of delivery and significant experience in teaching, training and lecturing. Training is mainly bespoke, delivered onsite and at timings to suit your service. It can be delivered at a wide range of levels from NVQ level 3 to masters and beyond.

Who we work with

  • local authorities,
  • private and public health services
  • fostering agencies
  • residential provision of any nature
  • schools and specialist educational provision
  • voluntary and third sector organisations
  • youth offending, forensic services and the police

What we offer

Introduction to Therapeutic Caring - Foster Carers

A short course of 10 half days aimed to develop carers practice in working with traumatised children and young people including reflective practice groups, theory to relational practice and a refelctive journal and case study or presentation. Models covered include trauma, neurodevelopment, and attachment.

Therapeutic residential care

As above but tailored for residential staff.

Reflective and therapeutic practice

From half days to short courses including - understanding reflective practice groups, creating reflective and/or therapeutic organisations, arts based approaches, body work and movement and working with trauma and attachment.

Neurodevelopment, trauma and attachment

From half days to short courses including - mental health: beyond diagnosis, understanding trauma and neurodevelopment, working therapeutically with trauma, hard to reach adolescents:Orb8’s model of understanding and practice, loss and bereavement and developing resilience.

Specific areas of practice

A wide variety of training on specific presentations and ways of working including - substance misuse, self-harm, speech and language difficutlies, learning and special educational needs, and secondary trauma and burn out.

Work with us

We encourage any organisation which would like to explore receiving training and education from us to give us a ring to discuss. Please also sign up to our mailing list where we will update you as to new courses and training days.

Call: 07800 970 049 (Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm)

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Contact us

Call: 07800 970 049 (Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm)