Healing Together

Helping the world feel a safer place for children with developmental trauma

Welcome to Adenydd

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have a profound impact on children's lives. We are here to provide support and information for children affected by ACEs and their families and the practitioners who support them. We understand the challenges they face and believe in the power of healthy relationships. We offer a range of resources, services, and projects tailored to meet the unique needs of our children and families. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to helping the network of people around our children to support their development of regulation, develop positive supportive strategies, and build healthy, trusting relationships. We strive to create a world that feels safer for every child affected by adverse childhood experiences and developmental trauma.

What We Do

Our training courses empower and equip educators, practitioners and families to provide the best education, care and support for our children. We offer support to better understand and meet the unique needs of our children. Explore our resources and join us in making a positive impact on their lives.

We offer consultations for schools and services, as well as families, who are seeking support and guidance in making sense of children's needs in their current situation and in light of their adverse childhood experiences. We are here to help you understand how to best offer support to our vulnerable children.

Our Projects

Read on to learn about the projects that we have run and that we are able to offer to your service or setting.

Feeling Just Right

Feeling Just Right

This project uses sensory activities and foods to help children learn how to regulate themselves at a sensory level.

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Sunshine Circles

Sunshine Circles

This project incorporates playful, cooperative and nurturing activities that enhance children's emotional well-being. Instead of talking about positive social behaviour, the group leaders and children DO positive social interaction. 

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Sensory Regulation

Sensory Regulation

We help staff to better understand trauma responses, which often are seen as ‘challenging behaviours’, and provide strategies to support children with regulation.

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“T had been swearing, hitting out, pushing, kicking, throwing toys, etc. It was evident that he has experienced a great deal of overwhelm this week and has struggled to feel safe in school. He has frequently requested Sunshine Circles nurture activities this week, such as the blanket, the lotion and the Choob and straw.”

Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator

"Much more settled on a class level – much more cooperative, asking questions and not wandering as much. More engaged in class activities and responding well to all class staff."

Class teacher

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If you have been affected by adverse childhood experiences or know someone who is, we are here to help. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we might work together, or simply enquire about how we can support you.


Become A Volunteer

We believe in the power of volunteers to make a difference to the work that we do. Join us and experience the rewarding feeling of helping others while also gaining personal and professional development opportunities. By dedicating your time and skills, you can provide Adenydd with the support we need to provide the services and projects that we run to help our children to overcome their past traumas and thrive. This is not only an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children but also a chance for personal growth and enrichment. Join us today and be a part of something truly meaningful. All our opportunities are advertised in Reach Volunteering - find out more below.

Thanks To Our Donors and Funders

We received a grant of nearly £10,000 to become trained facilitators of the Just Right State Programme and to pilot a project in a school. Read more here .....

In 2020 we received over £4,000 of funding through the Big Give Christmas Challenge to develop our 'Feeling Just Right' Project in a local Primary School. This year we hope to raise £6,000 to explore using the BUSS model in the Early Years - find out more here .....

We received nearly £20,000 to train in EcoSensory and and Snsory Regulation. We ran a project in a local Primary school. Read more about it here .....

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