Leading With Kindness

23 November 2023 – 28 March 2024

Deepen your understanding and ability to work safely with trauma in this unique workshop with Clean Break.

Build skills, strategies and confidence for delivering trauma-informed theatre-making and community work.


Delivered at Clean Break's studios:
2 Patshull Road

Thursday 23 November 2023
Thursday 29 February 2024
Thursday 28 March 2024


Leading With Kindness

23 November 2023 – 28 March 2024

Led by Clean Break’s Members Support team, this training draws on decades of experience of working creatively with women who have experienced trauma, and providing holistic, wrap-around support which allows women to thrive and participate effectively in our programme.

We developed Leading with Kindness to bring our trauma informed practice to the leading UK theatres and art organisations with which we co-produce ground-breaking work. The principles of this training have been implemented in rehearsal rooms at the National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Bush Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Donmar Warehouse and many more.

In the training, participants will learn:

  • What trauma really is, and the different ways it manifests in people
  • The social context of trauma
  • How to implement a trauma informed practice
  • How to keep yourself safe when working with trauma

If you are a participation facilitator, a theatre director, a stage manager or anyone looking to create work with challenging themes, join Clean Break for a dynamic training session which caters to a range of learning styles and encourages rich engagement from participants, delivered with care.

Please note this training takes place in a women-only setting. Dates for mixed-gender sessions will be announced in the future.


"My training at Clean Break has helped me to create a ritual that better prepares me for new rehearsal rooms, I also feel comfortable and confident to embed wellbeing in my day-to-day practice working in the creative field.

"I suggest everyone does Leading with Kindness, as not only a guide to working in trauma narratives, but to help keep our industry safe and supported" - Aaliyah Mckay, theatre director and Leading with Kindness participant

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