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At 17 I became a mum for the first time, I managed well. I had my second child at 21 and not long afterwards my mental health started to deteriorate due to past trauma. I was, at that time diagnosed with post-natal depression and anxiety which lasted years. I received counselling and attended parenting groups. I went on to have my third child at the age of 23. I had been a stay at home parent for roughly 7 years.
In 2014 I started volunteering to teach P7 pupils basic cooking and food handling skills. I then went on to apply and complete the Access to Degree Studies course at Forth Valley College in 2017, this is where I met Shumela who was working alongside my English lecturer.
I started to attend Stirling University in 2018 where I study Primary Teaching with a specialism in numeracy. I’m now half way through my third year. I was contacted again by Shumela at the start of 2020 and asked if I would join a few of my peers from the access course in creating and delivering the TIER programme.
My involvement in RLP with TIER has opened my eyes to a greater way of thinking. Seeing my work in a more trauma informed way will increase the effectiveness of my teaching practices tremendously. Enabling me to increase my ability to work with each individual child’s wellbeing at the centre of my practices.
Resilience Learning Partnership is training and education provider, specialising in psychological trauma & lived experience.
Date: 15th December 2020Screening Times: 3pm