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PM Training blazes a trail in mental health awareness

PM Training is the first training provider in the country to be recognised as an ‘attachment aware’ organisation, supporting positive mental health and wellbeing in young people.

We have joined The Attachment Research Community (ARC) to help support the understanding and recognition of mental health needs in education.

Dan Canavan, Director of Training Operations at PM Training, said: “Mental health is a prominent concern for educating bodies across the UK. As the largest provider of apprenticeships in Staffordshire, we feel we’re well placed to help tackle this issue and provide much-needed support to young people who may be dealing with mental health issues.

“We are committed to the wellbeing of all our apprentices and learners and welcome any support, resources and research that The ARC can provide.”

Led by the education sector, The ARC was set up to facilitate and share research on the effectiveness of interventions, which use the findings of neuroscience, and an understanding of attachment and trauma, to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.

Young people learn through attachment relationships. Sadly, trauma and unmet attachment needs adversely affect many children in our schools. Attachment aware schools’ and organisations have put this understanding at the heart of their work and have developed creative and effective responses to meeting everyone’s core mental health and wellbeing needs.

By joining The ARC, PM Training will have access to a nationwide network of resources to help provide its learners with consistent mental health and wellbeing support. Helping tutors and staff to recognise mental health and wellbeing needs while the organisation aims to build a safe, secure environment that benefits learning.

The ARC provides a space for professionals to plan and share their learning and best practice through a suite of online tools and regional and national events.

Find out more about The ARC here: