Associate Trainers

Mandy Parry Training works with a number of highly qualified and experienced associate trainers (see below) delivering training in a number of areas, including Child Protection and Safeguarding, Sexual Health, Abortion, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender young people and Attachment & Trauma.

This means that training can be further adapted and extended to suit the needs of your setting. For instance, to allow training in smaller groups, training can be delivered in parallel by more than one trainer.


Janice Filer

Jan has worked in education for over forty years and has a vast experience of working with children who have special education needs, including a long spell as a SENCo. Since 1995 Jan worked for Bristol City Council as an Education Consultant specialising in Early Years, Social, Emotional, Behavioural and Mental Health Well-being. She has represented Education in multi-agency projects researching and setting up a variety of programmes regarding what works for vulnerable children and their families. She has facilitated many parent support programmes including The Incredible Years Parent and Child Video Series alongside CAMHS, Mellow Parenting and the Freedom Programme. In 1989 Jan was a founder member of the Specialist Health Visitor/CAMHS roles in Education, Forest School Education and the Stay and Play Nursery groups that have spread throughout the UK.

Alongside this work, Jan is an experienced trainer of many topics affecting Child Development including Attachment, Developmental Trauma, Parent Support, Domestic Violence and Abuse Managing Difficult Behaviours, Nurture Group, Outdoor Education, Physical Activity and Safeguarding. Jan is a qualified teacher who has worked in all phases of education from Early Years to Post Graduate Degree Level. Since training as a Secondary P.E. teacher, Jan has always focused on the most vulnerable children in school settings and has worked through supervision to support school staff manage the stresses of their job and achieve healthy well-being for the individual and teams.

Jan is passionate about using all aspects of play, creativity and dance/movement therapy to support vulnerable children within the education system and she provides Clinical Supervision for therapists working in schools. She is an International Trainer of Sherborne Developmental Movement. Jan is also a Trauma Psychotherapist with a thriving private therapy practice in North Bristol.


Jackie Haskinsjackie haskins

Jackie is a trained and experienced clinician and has extensive contraception and sexual health experience since 1990 in Birmingham, Sandwell, Manchester and Bristol.  Previously she worked extensively for Birmingham Brook (Handsworth and City Centre Clinics).

After working as Bristol Brook’s first outreach nurse in schools and setting up the first Bristol Secondary School contraception and sexual health drop-in, she then managed of Brook’s first outreach team comprising of nurses and youth workers providing drop-ins in all of the Bristol Secondary Schools, for which she was shortlisted for the 2008 National Nursing Times Award for Innovations in Sexual Health.

Jackie  is currently working as the Pregnancy Advisory Service Outreach Nurse in Bristol, targeting young people who have already had a pregnancy and supporting them to take control of their sexual and reproductive health.  Jackie is highly committed to reducing sexual health inequalities for young people.


Emma SpillaneEmma Spillane

Emma is an experienced trainer, qualified teacher, adoptive parent, sessional worker for CCS Adoption and independent panel member for TACT.

She delivers training in attachment and trauma to staff working in education settings and is very passionate about spreading awareness about what can practically be done to support vulnerable children within the education system.

Emma has worked in primary and secondary schools in teaching capacities, and has tutored children and taught piano 1:1 at home. She also spent a number of years working in higher education in administration, management and student support so has a broad understanding of the education sector. More recently she has also begun working with adoptive families in an education advisory and advocacy role.

Testimonial from Jane Allen, Learning Mentor, Parson Street Primary School for ‘Intro. to Attachment & Trauma’ training:
‘Emma was a very approachable trainer. As a result of the training I take away a continuing awareness that some of the children we work with can have some deep-seated emotional needs. I found the session really inspiring and would recommend this training to others.’