Since our launch in 2009, we have prided ourselves on providing innovative and bespoke training programmes in Working Positively with Challenging Behaviour. We provide training for all types of service, and we are the only external training provider in Wales who delivers this training for the NHS.
Our theory programmes are built upon our core educational approach of “Empathy through Understanding”:
- Challenging Behaviour is not something which a person “has” – in the sense of “having an ailment,” but as something of which we are all capable when we are distressed.
- Challenging Behaviour is therefore seen in the context of a person with a physical or mental health difficulty not having all of the means to understand and express their distress appropriately, such as difficulties with processing information and communication problems.
- The focus of our training is therefore on Preventing Behaviours, through recognising causes, problem-solving and using service-users’ preferred means of communication, as part of a fully person-centred approach.
We combine this with the latest in physical skills techniques. We are members of the Institute of Conflict Management, who featured in the most recent government guidance as being a fully-recognised body for designing accredited physical skills for the Health and Social Care Sector.* We therefore deliver the most recent non-pain-based techniques for break-and-escape and safe holding.
Courses are available as the following 1 day, 2-day or 3-day options:
|Working Positively with Mental Health Difficulties and Challenging Behaviour||
(If preferred, theory modules can be offered online, thus cutting course duration by 1-day)
|THEORY AND BREAKAWAY SKILLS||
THEORY, BREAKAWAY AND SAFE-HOLDING SKILLS
|Working Positively with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour|
|Working Positively with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Challenging Behaviour|
|Working Positively with Serious Mental Health Difficulties and Challenging Behaviour|
|Working Positively with Dementia and Challenging Behaviour|
If you cannot find what you want here, we are happy to consult with you and devise a course tailored to your specific needs.
*Department of Health – Proactive and Positive Care: Reducing the Need for Restrictive Physical Interventions April 2014 (Section 127)