These workshops are suitable for small groups to enable active participation with the trainer and other attendees.
Mental Health in the Workplace
This workshop will benefit any organisation in increasing an understanding of mental health/ill-health particular to themselves, their colleagues or customers. The workshop aims to strengthen participants’ confidence in having conversations in the workplace concerning Mental Health.
Drug and Alcohol Awareness/ Substance Misuse
This training course will cover a range of areas to provide participants with a good basic knowledge of drugs and alcohol and related issues. The course aims to strengthen participants’ confidence in tackling difficult conversations in the workplace concerning substance misuse.
Improving Professional Boundaries workshop
This workshop is designed to upskill staff members in maintaining boundaries that are consistently professional and courteous within their organisation. The workshop highlights areas where boundaries may become blurred and ways of proactively dealing with these.
Stress and Resilience in the Workplace
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, requires employers to put in place systems of work which protect employees from hazards which could lead to mental or physical ill-health. This one day awareness training is designed to meet this obligation by helping staff to become aware of workplace stress and build in the resiliency skills to cope.
Motivational Interviewing - embracing change
Do you work with people who resist change? Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an approach that can assist individuals who are 'stuck' in their thinking. This on-site training in MI can bring about behavioural change and help individuals to explore and resolve doubt. This approach is especially helpful with individuals who are less motivated.
Mental Health and Resilience
The purpose of this training session is to enable team members to increase their own understanding of good mental health and their awareness of a positive resilience skill set.
An Introduction to CBT - alleviate stress and anxiety with this approach that offers practical ways out of a negative thinking ‘loop’
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an approach that offers practical ways out of a negative thinking ‘loop’. This therapy is used to help people change thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are causing them problems.
Promoting your Team’s Professional Development using a Solution Focused Brief Therapy approach
This training programme in Solution Focused Brief therapy (SFBT) shows some of the techniques used in SFBT and how the approach can help people achieve their potential. It promotes a strengths based way of interacting which focuses on the positives. Used widely in coaching and in professional development.
Conflict Management and Challenging Behaviour
This training programme will explore the area of challenging behaviour, conflict and anger management and offers strategies for handling these issues in the workplace.
Equality and Diversity - creating a more positive and tolerant work place
This training workshop will explore the area of equality and diversity and ways of dealing with this issue. The aim of this training workshop is to give participants the opportunity to gain knowledge, adopt attitudes, develop their skills and change behaviours in relation to equality and diversity.
NEW: Remote Learning: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in the Workplace
Under the Health, Safety and Welfare at work Act 2005 stress is highlighted as a hazard (HAS, 2005). Therefore stress must be assessed and managed like any other physical hazard that occurs in the workplace. This workshop will explore what we mean by the term ‘stress’, how it manifests in our personal lives and at work and how mindfulness can support us in responding to it. The programme promotes self-awareness, personal development and general wellbeing.
Group Work and Facilitation Skills
Training for key personnel to enable them to become skilful group facilitators, helping groups to identify and solve problems and make decisions.
Hidden Shame Workshop
This training focuses on Hidden Shame. Shame is often overlooked in the therapeutic process both within clients and therapists alike, and is frequently present in most presentations from trauma, complex abuse, addictions, compulsions, mood disorders and sexual behaviour.
Trauma Informed Practice
This training programme starts a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects and has affected those who use the services we provide and the appropriate responses we can implement and offer.
This training programme will cover the practical approaches to harm reduction and give a structured discourse on the pros and cons of harm reduction. “If a person is not willing to give up his or her drug use, we should assist them in reducing harm to himself or herself and others” (Bunning 1993).
An Overview of Dual Diagnosis
‘Dual Diagnosis’ is the term used when a person suffers from both a drug and/or alcohol issue and a mental health issue. Delivered by subject expert Dr. Seán Foy, this programme sets out to deliver a clear overview of Dual Diagnosis/Disorders and its implications for treatment and practice.
This training is designed to meet the needs of those working within the addiction field in relation to this area by following the Marlatt and Gordon model of relapse prevention and covering some practical applications of this model.
Keyworking, Care Planning & Case Management
This training is a practical application of relevant theory in relation to key working, care planning and case management.
Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA)
The Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is a comprehensive behavioural programme for treating substance-abuse problems. It is based on the belief that environmental contingencies can play a powerful role in encouraging or discouraging drinking or drug use.
The aim of this training is to raise workers’ knowledge and awareness of the basic concepts and skills involved in professional record keeping. The training will be a mix of theory and practice.
Mental Health Awareness - working sensitively with clients
This training is designed to enable team members to increase their own understanding of mental health and their awareness of mental ill-health particular to their client cohort, and to enhance their skills in working with the client who is experiencing a mental health problem.
Remote Learning: An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Initially known as CBT for Borderline disorder, DBT consists of a series of skills and techniques for working with personality disorders and other areas. This course will explain the concept and would suit those considering becoming a DBT therapist or those referring clients or employees to a DBT service.