What they’re saying

Satveer Nijjar

Satveer gave an excellent presentation to the boarding staff at HLC. She shared her unique insight into self-harming behaviour and staff really engaged with her. I really appreciated how she approached what can be a difficult topic and staff certainly felt more confident about managing pupils after speaking with her.

James Welham, Assistant Head at Harrogate Ladies College

Satveer is amazing! Book her now!!

Matt Wilcox, Company Director at Unity Independent School

Satveer delivered self harm training for forty of our Mental Health First Aiders about self-harm and how we can support both our students and staff. She was phenomenal and received 5* feedback (the highest) from all participants. People still speak about it and we are looking forward to her delivering a session for us again soon.

Leyla Okhai, Head Of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre at Imperial College London

Satveer recently visited Ratcliffe College to talk to staff and parents about the extraordinarily complex issue of self-harming. She was quite simply inspirational. Her personal story was deeply moving and humbling, articulated without sensationalism. Her insight to the condition was exceptional. Best of all, she linked what could be seen as abstract to the reality of how we as teachers and parents, even partners, can help support someone who is self-harming – even if that is just to give them space. I cannot recommend Satveer enough; in fact, I would say that she is a ‘must’ for any organisation that is working with people, you will not regret inviting her in to talk.

Gareth Lloyd, Headmaster at Ratcliffe College

Satveer is an inspiration! Her open, honest and interactive style resulted in an ‘entertaining’ workshop where she dealt with a potentially depressing topic with facts, experience and authority.

 

We had a large group of Samaritan volunteers, many with over 20 years of experience, who were desperate to cut through the misinformation which abounds in this subject, to understand the emotional distress involved so we can better support our callers.

 

A comment from a delegate was ‘Can’t believe the time went so quickly!’ Indeed every time I looked around the group during the three hours of the workshop I noticed that no one was talking (not usual for this group!). Satveer had the full attention of everyone as the pace and content was just right.

 

Satveer is a professional and I have no hesitation in recommending her as a fascinating, educational and enlightening speaker/presenter.

 

The final words are not my own, they come from a volunteer with 26 years of experience who has attended many workshops – “An ‘ah ha’!! moment, WOW and thank you”

John Luff, on behalf of the Samaritans

Satveer delivered a focused, thought-provoking and engaging training session on self-harm awareness. The training was received extremely positively by those who attended, and I would certainly recommend it, and hope to re-book in the future.

Dale Wilkins, Deputy Headmaster at Old Swinford Hospital School

Satveer’s courageous approach to raising awareness on such a taboo subject was excellent in every respect. She made a difficult subject, easier and more palatable to understand and provided colleagues with useful strategies to deal with such issues. Her personal experiences made the inset more poignant and it was delivered with great charisma and aplomb. She is articulate and a natural communicator with a real talent to engage with her audience – add to that bags of personality and you have the makings of a highly energetic and punchy inset, which colleagues will find hard to forget. I would not hesitate in inviting Satveer back to Sexey’s to deliver further inset on this sensitive issue.

Irfan H Latif, Head Master at Sexey’s School Bruton

Satveer has been commissioned on several occasions to provide training to our organisation raising awareness of Self Harm and creating an understanding of how we can better support our client group. The training is delivered to a high standard, is engaging and interactive with sound knowledge demonstrated throughout. I would highly recommend Satveer to any organisation where Self Harm may present with clients/service users or where awareness of Self Harm is required.

Sarah Knapper, Registered Manager at Unity Residential Care Services

Satveer has been an excellent speaker at our school. She has addressed a variety of audiences at our institution ranging from pupils to parents to staff. Satveer has been the consummate professional in terms of her presentations and her knowledge. She has been committed and dedicated in all aspects of her performance at our school. She was extremely willing to adapt material to our context and really familiarised herself with our ethos before she delivered. Her thorough preparation and attention to detail ensured that she was successful and therefore achieved the desired outcomes for us as a school.

Rebecca Cowley, former Safeguarding Lead at St. Dominic’s High School for Girls

In May 2014 Satveer delivered training to the House Matrons at Harrow School. Her dynamic style of communication and command of the subject material made for a powerful and informative session. Drawing upon personal experience but also a wealth of academic research, Satveer guided the group through a fast-paced and invaluable exploration of issues relating to Self-Harm. We were left challenged, moved but better informed. I would recommend Satveer unreservedly to staff from other schools.

Andrew McGregor, Senior Tutor at Harrow School

Satveer has successfully delivered training for us at national conference and workshop levels and received excellent reviews from delegates. She has an engaging style and understands her subject matter inside out. I would highly recommend her to you.

Alex Thomson OBE, Deputy Director at the Boarding Schools Association

A set of brilliant talks about a very sensitive topic of self harm. she showed empathy and an excellent understanding with each of the audiences and stakeholders she addressed. Her insightful delivery and personalised approach brought home the realities of the topic and outlined the support we need to, and can, give those young people that do self harm. Truly brilliant; thank you from all at St. Dominic’s High School for Girls.

Harvey Trump, former Head of St. Dominic’s High School for Girls

Satveer delivers her message on mental health issues with passion and credibility. Her own experiences have helped her to understand and describe the difficulties faced by people who are experiencing mental health issues and she offers sound advice to those who are responsible for caring for them.

Neil Hampton, Deputy Head at Rugby School