Kate Woods has worked with individuals, families and healthcare teams for over 23 years.

Kate's background is as a trained mental health first-aider, mentor, advocate and supporter of women, people and families within the childbearing year. Kate is also an educator for those working with survivors.

Much of Kate's insight and knowledge comes from 'on the ground' experience of over two decades of working with, and closely observing, interactions between service-users and providers. Being an advocate and 'interpreter' between these groups has provided a unique and robust foundation from which to offer Trauma Informed Practice packages.

We recognise the urgent need for individuals and organisations to upskill in becoming Trauma Informed, through witnessing how organisational trauma impacts on the workplace, how vicarious trauma affects staff, leading to ill-health, burn out and disengagement, and ultimately how the cycle of trauma can repeat for service users.










Alongside offering Trauma Informed Education packages, Kate is the founder and facilitator of Conscious Birthing Doula training and a not-for-profit organisation called Doulas Without Borders (DWB),which offers voluntary Doula support for women and childbearing people experiencing financial hardship and vulnerability, nationwide. Kate is currently inspired and engaged with a new DWB project called Mother Tonguesupporting bilingual women from marginalised backgrounds in becoming Mother Tongue birth supporters for the next generation, bringing shared language and lived experience to the next generation of birthing people.  


Trauma Informed Doula Education
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I have previously done quite a lot of training over the years, around recognising the different types of abuse that could be either historic or current that would affect clients that I supported.


However, much of the time I was not really applying the learning to myself and as to why I may behave the way I do in certain situations.


This weekend has been a learning curve for me...thank you". G, March 2021