“This was perfect for teachers in a busy school setting. It gave the pertinent information without being too long. If a course such as this is too long, it can lose people’s attention. The fact that you can learn more with an additional course is great.”
“EquiEnergy Youth delivered the best mental health professional learning I have ever been part of. It’s real, informative, authentic and delivered in a way that isn’t full of medical terms. Dr Steve is an amazing professional that I could listen to for hours.”
“Dr Steve gave an excellent presentation with personal anecdotes from his profession and a valuable ‘toolkit’ to work with our young people. I would love for our whole school to do professional learning with Dr Stephen Spencer.”
“I enjoyed every moment of this training. It met all of my expectations and I took a lot away from it. Brilliant and relevant. Steve was a highly engaging presenter with practical strategies and responses to all scenarios that were brought up inner training. Highly recommend.”
“Provided some new and valuable tools that will improve our school practices. Love the calming plan and look forward to implementing it in our school to improve planning, processes and support.”
“Outstanding presentation delivered in a professional, passionate and practical manner. Amazing.”
“The Coach to Cope Course is one of the best courses that I have completed.
The material was very well presented, clear, informative , practial and extremely helpful.
I have so much that I can use from this course for the students in my High School especially the TAR 3 calming plan and the Auteenome Support Plan and I can’t wait to start!
Thankyou Steve and Ben for the great training.”
“The Coach 2 Cope course was an invaluable experience for the Wellbeing Team at our school. Over the course of an afternoon, Stephen and Ben facilitated a series of engaging and practical sessions that equipped our staff with the real-life skills and knowledge to more effectively support students with mental health issues. Stephen’s empathy, compassion and expertise in assisting young people in distress was evident, and the course provided useful and empowering strategies to complement our existing internal and department policies and procedures. I highly recommend the evidence-based training and comprehensive resources that the Coach 2 Cope course provides for all educators who support young people to navigate complex and often distressing mental health challenges.”
“I’ve been working with Dr Stephen Spencer since May 2018 and since then over 1000 Education staff in the Hunter have attended his training. He builds the capacity of school staff to respond as educators to students who need additional support at school.
The benefit is an evidence-based training program assisting as educators to compassionately hold the distress of young people and respond appropriately. The training also facilitates a gentle shift in mindset that allows school staff to respond quickly and appropriately to the emotional needs of the child in their moment of distress without focusing on undesirable behaviours.
The consistency of the training means we are also reaching a point of having a shared language and understanding about emotional dysregulation, emotional distress and how to be a calm responder.
The greatest challenges I see while supporting students with complex mental health needs now sit within schools who have not participated in Steve’s training.
The difference it makes is significant.”