New Forest DDP Interest Group for Professionals who support Residential Staff Teams, May 2023

4 May 2023 (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm GMT)
United Kingdom

“Holding the hands of the people that hold the hands”

This DDP Interest Group is for anyone in the role of supporting Residential staff teams. It aims to help attendees implement the DDP / PACE approach within their residential homes. They will ideally be DDP Level One trained, but this is not essential.

The lead facilitator for this group is Gemma Surridge, with co-facilitator Dave Kitcher, Systemic Practitioner and Trainee Systemic and Family Psychotherapist and DDP Level One and Two trained from the Residential Organisation, New Forest Care.

Gemma is a registered mental health nurse who has had 7 years’ experience supporting adults who have difficulty managing their mental and emotional health. Last year she completed an MSc which investigated the value of people sharing their ‘mental health recovery journey’ within healthcare education. Since embarking on her DDP journey, Gemma has been very keen to look at how we can effectively support the adults emotional and mental health, particularly when they give so much of their time and energy to support and care for severely traumatised young people in residential settings.

Gemma believes that the DDP approach and the practice of PACE can help Residential Workers stay “open and engaged” to a child’s traumatic experience whilst at the same time, protecting from the pain of “blocked care”.


Gemma Surridge and Dave Kitcher


More details

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