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Sensory Engagement for Mental Wellbeing by Joanna Grace

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Simple Stuff Works Associates Ltd

Tamworth

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This event looks at simple sensory strategies that can be employed to improve the mental well-being of Sensory Beings (people whose primary experience of the world, and meaning within it, is sensory, for example individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities). We also look at how these strategies can be extended to support our own well-being.


At a time when we are considering mental health first aid for all it is important that we also turn our attention to those who are unable to access support through traditional means. Research shows that the more disabled a person is the more likely they are to experience mental ill health, which means it is especially important that we look to be proactive in caring for the mental well-being of those likely to be at greatest risk.

The day will be collaborative, enlightening and empowering and should enable you to make simple instant changes to your practice that will have a positive impact on the mental well-being of the Sensory Beings in your care.

The day will be of particular interest to:

  • Parents and carers of individuals with profound disabilities.
  • Staff from special school settings who support students with profound disabilities.
  • Staff from adult care settings that support individuals with profound disabilities or later stage dementia.
  • CAMHS teams.
  • Advocacy groups.
  • Speech and language therapists.

CPD Accreditation pending.

Feedback from one of 2018's Sensory Engagement for Mental Well-being days.


If I am delivering a training day for you and your staff team I will bring improvised
sensory resources with me, these will be items sourced from low cost retail outlets or
found in my own home or made from cardboard boxes etc, there may be small food
items among them, e.g. sweets. Interaction with these items is done entirely at your own
risk. It is your responsibility to inform your staff, and anyone who you invite to attend a
session of their acceptance of this risk. I will of course do all I can to ensure items pose
no threat, but I cannot account for allergies, breakages or misuse of items etc.


Joanna Grace is a Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, Trainer, Author, TEDx speaker and Founder of The Sensory Projects.

Consistently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted Joanna has taught in mainstream and special school settings, connecting with pupils of all ages and abilities. Since launching The Sensory Projects Joanna's work has extended into adult care for people with complex needs and dementia. To inform her work Joanna draws on her own experience from her private and professional life as well as taking in all the information she can from the research archives. Joanna's private life includes family members with disabilities and diverse conditions and time spent as a registered foster carer for children with profound disabilities.

Joanna's books Sensory Stories for children and teens , Sensory-being for Sensory Beings and Sharing Sensory Stories with People with Dementia sell globally. She has a further four books due for publication within the next two years, including two children's books.

Joanna is a big fan of social media and is always happy to connect with people via Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin



























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