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Somerset Phoenix Project

Working alongside professionals and supporting children, young people and families affected by sexual abuse.

A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset

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Creative ideas while at home

Self Care

Here is Ellie with a fun little video for anyone to watch about self-care. Everyone canbenefit from having their own little bags to remind themselves of strategies, objects and memories that can help refill their cups and take some time for themselves to relax and take 5. Download and print out your own virtual self care bag.


My Feelings House Activity

A 10 minute activity for keystage 1 children and their parents. Download and print out your own house of feelings.


Family Handprint Keepsake


Dr Karen Treisman

An introduction to a sensory, soothing, regulating, calming, grounding box

See more of Dr Karen Treisman videos on her YouTube channel, there are videos relating specifically to Covid with others based on ideas from her resource box cards as well as relaxation and grounding techniques.


Beacon House grounding with Dr Helen Williams


Therapeutic Parenting 

A summary of creative ideas on how to parent traumatised children.
It offers a therapeutic approach which is based on feedback from parents an colleagues.


Circles of control activity

This activity is good for children and young people who are struggling with lots of worries. Your child might not know how to express these worries to you or you might not know how to go about starting to talk about them with your child. This activity might help you both to address these. Download the instructions and create you own cirlces.


Juniper Tree website, resources and training

They are a small group of OT’s who support Emotional Difficulties, Social Difficulties, Academic Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Difficulties.  They have a wonderful selection of resources aimed at parents.

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