Beacon House is passionate about developing freely available resources so that knowledge about the repair of trauma and adversity is in the hands of those who need it. Please feel free to use our resources in your home or work setting.

All we ask is that you credit our team for the information and design using this credit: Image or information courtesy of Beacon House Therapeutic Services & Trauma Team | 2022 |


As a specialist trauma service, our resources are written using a ‘trauma lens’ and offer information, ideas and strategies from this perspective. We know that there are other perspectives and overlapping experiences, meaning that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’. We are working to be as inclusive as possible and alongside this acknowledge that not everything we produce will be relevant for everyone.  

Click here to view our animated version of Repair of Early Trauma: A Bottom Up Approach Told to us through the voices of children, this unique animation teaches us that by putting together the seven-piece jigsaw puzzle of ‘Developmental Trauma’ we can repair it using the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.


Click here to view our animation ‘The Window of Tolerance’ Find out how a traumatised child swings from fight/flight to freeze/collapse, and what adults can do to help bring the child back into their window of tolerance so they can be at their personal best.


Click here to view James’ story – a story about how a childhood of trauma and adversity led James to feel despair, loneliness and rage. Walk with James through his pain to a new chapter in his life where he begins to heal, and create a new and hopeful future. James’ story and the images you’ll see may trigger powerful feelings, look after yourself as you walk by his side.


Click here to view ‘Don’t Change Extraordinary One’ written by Rachel Macy Stafford and illustrated by Beacon House


Click here to view ‘Brave Space’ written by Micky ScottBey Jones and illustrated by Beacon House

Relevant websites

Trauma, PTSD and Attachment (Scottish Attachment in Action) (International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies) (European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies) (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation) (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation) (UK Psychological Trauma Society) (National Child Traumatic Stress Network) (Birth Trauma Association) (Janina Fisher’s Trauma Pages) (Patricia Crittenden’s Attachment Pages) (International Association for the Study of Attachment)


Young people’s mental health (Child Mental Health) – 0800 11 11 (Childline) (Young Minds) (A Mindfulness app for relaxation) (Relaxation made easy) (Gender Identity Research and Education Society) (Support and information for gender variant children and teens) (Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard was established in 1975 and is here to listen to, inform and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people)




Adult mental health – 08457 90 90 90 (The Samaritans) (Mind) (Cognitive Behavioural self-help strategies) (An online self-help service) (Links to other useful website and self-help strategies) (A mindfulness app for relaxation)


Fostering and adoption (British Association of Adoption and Fostering) (Adoption Plus) (Post adoption Centre)


Abuse and child safety (NSPCC) (CEOP – online safety) (Safe Lives)


Parenting and Parent-Infant mental health (Parent Infant Psychotherapy Service based in Brighton)


Occupational Therapy