The United Kingdom’s Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. Taking place every May, the theme for the year 2020 was kindness. In today’s increasingly knowledgeable and tolerant society, the fact…
Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Training Overview:
Positive Behavioural Support Training (PBS) offers pro‐active and responsive strategies and de‐escalation based on the principles of supporting positive behaviours. Our training in the subject of managing difficult behaviours and aggression all follow the Able 6-Stage Target System which is based on the principles of Positive Behavioural Support, Conflict Management, De-escalation, pro-active and responsive strategies and staged physical response methods. Our Positive Behaviour Support Training comprises of 5 modules that map across from the three-tier strategy process. The modules required and components included will be based on your individual setting, staff requirements and risk assessment. Each module is made up of numerous setting specific components, the modules must be completed in order.
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For low risk settings. Module 1 covers Positive Behavioural Support & De-escalation training for those that experience behaviour of concern but there is little or physical risk to staff or service users. It is also suitable for those who want to better support individuals to prevent behaviours from escalating.
For low to medium risk settings Module 2 provides personal safety strategies, non-restrictive physical skills including responsive interventions to manage big emotions and breakaway training for those who experience hazardous behaviour that poses a physical risk to staff or service user. Staff need training in personal safety, breakaway or separation techniques but should not be required to use manual restraint. (this is the maximum level for lone workers)
For medium risk settings Module 3 provides training in restrictive and non-restrictive physical intervention skills including; positive handling, guiding/shepherding techniques, restraint or clinical holding. For those experience hazardous behaviours that poses physical risk to staff or service users, where non-restrictive breakaway skills may not always be adequate to manage the risk and restrictive physical skills or manual restraint may be required.
For medium to high risk settings, Module 4 provides advanced physical skills training to manage high risk situations where the level of risk poses a significant physical risk to staff or service users, and restrictive physical skills or manual restraint are required regularly. The level of risk posed may require the need for higher level techniques including floor or safety pod holds, seclusion, or rapid tranquillisation.
For high risk settings that require mechanical restraint Module 5 provides training for those who have the need to use personal safety devices or mechanical restraints e.g soft cuffs.
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This month plays host to the worldwide celebration of Autistic Pride Day. The 18th June saw organisations and people across the globe come together to connect with one another through various events, with the aim to celebrate autistic diversity and to demonstrate to allistic (non-autistic) people that those with autism are unique individuals, and not…
The 13th May see’s the start of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. In today’s increasingly knowledgeable and tolerant society, there’s still a whole lot of social stigma surrounding mental health. Mental health is conventionally defined by a person’s level of psychological well-being or the absence of mental illness – mental illness referring collectively to…
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