creative mentor network event

Creative Mentor Network – The Art of Trauma Informed Practice: The Turbulent and Adolescent Brain with Jo Stockdale

  • Thursday 8th February 2024 at 4:00pm - 6:40pm
  • FREE for Creative Mentors (RRP £35)
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This session is only for Creative Mentors on The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Mentoring Pool.

In response to the Creative Mentoring Support Survey, we have worked hard to craft a training programme that responds to the needs of the Creative Mentors. We hope you find the sessions inspiring.

This is part four of our training programme: The Art of Trauma Informed Practice, working alongside Jo Stockdale to explore key aspects of our Creative Mentoring Role.

What can I expect from this session?

Join us and Jo Stockdale from Well Within Reach to how we can support the turbulent times of adolescence through our Creative Mentoring work. We know that our ‘teenage years’ can be a tricky time, but there are reasons for this. This session is particularly helpful for those Creative Mentors who work with Secondary pupils and above.

In this session, you will explore the challenging, albeit normal, changes which take place in the adolescent brain, explaining many of the social and behavioural challenges associated with this period of life.

We hope by the end of the session you will better understand what you can -and can’t do, to support young and fragile brain development through this potentially turbulent window of time, by understanding and tapping it to its many innate strengths, rather than overcoming or mitigating the deficits and difficulties adolescence can often present.


About the Training Programme

The programme will be a 5-part series, designed for Creative Mentors to attend the whole programme, or stand-alone sessions. We have designed these to be at different dates and times. All sessions will take place on Zoom.

  • Session 1: An Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice and Attachment Theory – Tuesday 19th September 3.30-6.30pm.
  • Session 2: Managing Beginnings and Endings – Wednesday 22nd November 9.30-12pm.
  • Session 3: Sensory and Emotional Regulation – Monday 8th January 2024 1.30-4pm.
  • Session 4: The Turbulent and Adolescent Brain – Thursday 8th February 2024 4-6.30pm.
  • Session 5: Developing Resilience – Friday 22nd March 2024 9.30-12.

As part of each session, the final 30 minutes will be open for reflective discussion and Q&A. It’s not compulsory for all attendees to stay for this section, however, we know this has been requested via the survey.

Any questions, please email


Thursday 8th February



Additional information

The session will be on Zoom.

Please log onto Zoom 5 minutes before the start time to enable a prompt start to the session.

Booking for this will close on 1st February – so book early to avoid disappointment.