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Supportive Observations within Mental Health

Supportive observation is an important skill for all mental health professionals.
Supportive Observation within Mental Health

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About this course

The overall aim of supportive observations is to prevent potentially suicidal, violent or vulnerable patients from harming themselves or others, manage risk or therapeutic activity.

What does Supportive Observations within Mental Health cover?

The primary aim of observation should be to engage positively with the patient. This involves a two-way relationship, established between a patient and a staff member, which is meaningful, grounded in trust, and therapeutic for the patient. Observation is an intervention that is used both for the short term management of disturbed/violent behaviour and to prevent self-harm (NICE Clinical Guidelines 25).

Who is our Supportive Observations within Mental Health for?

Supportive observation is an important skill for all mental health professionals to ensure the safe and sensitive monitoring of the persons behaviour and mental wellbeing.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Understand guidance on Safe and Supportive Observations
  • Engage in communication, listening to convey to patients that they are valued and cared
  • Identify risk factors and elements of change in the patients’ mental and physical state.
  • Take and record patient observations
  • Interact in a therapeutic way with the patient on a one to one basis
  • Maintain the correct procedures whilst conducting observations on individuals

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
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