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Training

We provide a range of training courses and workshops. Please click HERE to see our 2017 Training Calendar.

Basic Counselling Skills

An interactive course aimed at acquiring an understanding and awareness of the benefits of using basic counselling skills to improve communication.

Duration: 1 day

Carers Awareness Training

Aimed at GPs, care staff, social workers and other professionals this course considers the impact of caring on family members.

Too often Family Carers get overlooked and are not involved in the care plan of the person they care for. This can result in Carers reaching crisis point, or a care package beaking down with the Carer unable to continue providing care.

This course will enable professionals to address family care needs when delivering a service to the cared for, offering holistic support.

Duration: 1 day

Conciliation Skills

Aimed at Parent Carers, this course builds skills and confidence in discussing educational issues with professionals - helping achieve better outcomes for your child. The course will develop:

  • communication skills
  • listening skills
  • interaction with professionals
  • confidence in influencing outcomes
  • knowledge around exclusion issues

It also looks at specific contexts, including:

  • Pastoral support planning meetings
  • Exclusion meetings
  • Re-integration meetings
  • Review meetings

Duration: 1 day

Dementia Care and Carers

This course explores the different types of dementia and how it affects the person. Carers learn how to better cope with difficult situations and how to care for a person with dementia who has lost cognitive communications skills. Carers also explore end of life care and support networks available to them.

Duration: 1 day

End of Life Care and Carers

This course explores:

  • living wills
  • lasting power of attorney
  • advanced directives
  • wishes of the person and their family
  • caring at end of life
  • support networks for families

Duration: 1 Day

Face to Face

A training course for Parent Carers to help with:

  • coming to terms with your child's diagnosis
  • disability
  • stress management
  • sharing experiences
  • raising self-esteem
  • facing the future
  • personal development
  • assertiveness
  • the grieving process
  • counselling skills

Courses run regularly through the year. There are limited places for each course, so early booking is advised due to high demand.

Duration: 4 days (1 day a week over 4 consecutive weeks 9.30-2.30pm).

Incredible years Parenting Plan

This course is open to all Parents and Carers of disabled children. It allows small groups of Parents/Carers to learn new skills together.

The course will help you to-

  • understand why play and talk is so important;
  • cope with your child's behaviour; and
  • build positive parent-child relationships

Duration: 12 days (1 morning a week over 12 weeks)

Mental Health Awareness Training

This course aims to provide an awareness of what determines Mental Health Distress and an understanding of how the mental health system within our local community is set up. It also explores the experience of living with mental illness.

Duration: 1 day

Bridging the Gap

This course is aimed at Parents of Teenage children to help resolve conflicts between parent and child.

Duration: 6 days ( 1 morning a week over 6 weeks)

 

Service times: 

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

Contact by telephone: 

020 8593 4422

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