Last Friday, staff at Joseph Norton were extremely proud to host an event lead by Dr Margot Sunderland at the Textile Centre in Huddersfield.

Dr Margot Sunderland is Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London, Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University, Senior Associate Member of the Royal College of Medicine, and Child Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience of working with children and families.

Throughout the day, Dr Sunderland shared her expertise and taught attendees how to recognise signs and symptoms of trauma in children and how to respond to them. Staff members also learnt key tools and techniques for connecting with children who experience the world as threatening and hostile and how to move them from trauma to emotional well-being.


The team at Joseph Norton were joined by colleagues from across the Trust as well as SENCOs, Educational Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists from across Kirklees. Dena Roering, Director of SEN at Wellspring tweeted 'Absolutely speechless! Expert #MargotSunderland presented amazing content @josephnorton001 #TraumaInformedSchools.'