Providing trauma-informed programs for those working with and supporting those in need of support within the trauma services.

Raising awareness and understanding of the impact of trauma through interactive event led multimedia projects to convey lived experiences of refugee and asylum seekers.

A conversation about Community Listening Projects

" I found the speaker really inspirational , how she shared some of her own story too and the way she has helped to bring together communities who rarely have a voice"
"It was so moving to hear Rissa read the actual words of the women, and I was fascinated by their journey to the Isle of Bute and what life was like for them"

"The podcast really brought out how these community projects can gather so much unexpected momentum, and all here in Bristol as well"

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I wholeheartedly recommend this course to be given nationally to all organisations

Support worker

BCC Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS)

Rissa uses most up to date theories and practices about how to work with traumatised people

Senior support worker

BCC Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS)

I got so much from the day. I feel more confident about dealing with my clients now.



“Great relevance to work and self”   “Helpful to recognise signs a/indicators /behaviour of trauma response”

Support Workers

Ruskin Mill

The training has provided us with tools and much needed information about how we could support most vulnerable women in our society

Development worker

Refugee Women of Bristol

Comprehensive and clear


Somali Forum

Relevant to our work with clients with case examples

Rissa encouraged lots of participation and encouraged staff to ask any questions providing a safe environment for conversations to happen.

Head Teacher

Dolphin School INSET Day Training

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British Council