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Mental Health – Advanced

Mental Health Advanced

Trauma Informed Care

This one-day online and interactive course (delivered via MS Teams) introduces and provides the opportunity to improve practitioner understanding of the impact of trauma and the concepts behind trauma-informed practice, some of the tools for practice and also the Case Law available in relation to Trauma, Safeguarding and Mental Capacity.

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide participants with the following learning outcomes:

• An understanding of what Trauma is, what may trigger it and how to recognise it.
• An increased understanding of the impact of trauma on an individual’s emotional and
social health and well-being.
• Knowledge of the key messages, data and evidence-base underpinning trauma-informed
• An understanding of the principles, values and key models underpinning the trauma informed approach.
• An opportunity to apply trauma-informed tools to the practice context.
• An opportunity to examine Case Law related to this complex area.
• An opportunity to critically reflect on own practice and identify developments that supports
a trauma-informed approach.

You can read the full document on the links below.


Trauma informed Care Training Flyer

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Suicide Responders Enhanced Day Programme – Mind Norfolk and Waveney

This comprehensive one day course to upskill you to be a suicide responder aims to…

■ Develop delegates’ understanding of mental health, mental distress and suicide
■ Explore why people experience mental distress, the conditions that can cause this to lead to suicidal ideation and someone taking their own life.

Learning outcomes:

■ Understanding mental health, well-being and shame
■ Using the Biopsychosocial model to explore why we become ‘unwell’
■ When life exceeds our ability to cope with it – looking at the lived experience of suicidal thinking
■ Using Schneidman’s suicidal commonalities model to understand the psychological processes surrounding suicide
■ Hopelessness and helplessness – identifying factors leading to vulnerability
■ Using Schneidman’s commonalities model to identify protective factors
■ Using trauma informed practice to understand core skills when working with suicidal people
■ Applying core skills in a crisis and moving people towards safety
■ Exploring what help is available and how to access it.

Who is the training for?

This training is for staff working in health & social care and wider public services, who have regular and intense contact with people experiencing mental distress, mental ill health and individuals who may be at risk of self-harm or suicide.

This is also for staff who can provide direct interventions through their job role.

■ Skilled (suicide responders)
■ Face-to-Face session
■ One day

Who is the training for?

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Training dates between November 2023 to March 2024.

Safety Intervention foundation programme (verbal interventions and disengagements) – CYP or adult

This Safety Intervention foundation programme aims to…

■ Educate and practice safety interventions to respond to various levels of crisis behaviours
■ Learn and practice safety interventions to respond to various levels of crisis behaviours.

Programme Objectives

■ Identify and know how to respond to various levels of crisis behaviours
■ Recognise how to manage your own consistent, calm behaviour in order to influence a positive outcome in a crisis situation
■ Learn strategies to strengthen non-verbal communication
■ Develop limit-setting strategies when verbally intervening to de-escalate defensive behaviours.
■ Learn safety intervention strategies to maximise safety and minimise harm
■ Explore the Decision-Making MatrixSM when assessing risk behaviour
■ Demonstrate and practise non-restrictive and restrictive interventions that are consistent with a set of physiological principles
■ Explore a framework to help guide staff and the individuals in distress through a process of re-establishing the relationship.

Who is this learning for…

Each course is structured as a series of guided and interactive online learning materials to work through at your own pace, at times that suit you. It also includes a live discussion / question and answer session with the course leader.

The course will take approximately 8 hours to complete, with total study time varying depending on individual approaches to study. Learning materials will be available to you for six weeks from the course start date.

To access this course you will need a device with internet connection and audio capability. To interact with the live Q&A session you will need a microphone. The live session experience will be enhanced if you also have a webcam.