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Dangerous Behaviour Courses in Scotland

Two one-day open access courses are being organised on “Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour” in Scotland during the Spring. These are being organised by Vance Finnon of Blue Skye Consultancy for :

  • 30th May in Dundee
  • 1st April in Edinburgh

If you are interested please go to:

http://blueskyeconsultancy.co.uk/dddbcourse.htm –  for further information

http://fs11.formsite.com/KBFinnon/form244062311/index.html – to book a place

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Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour Courses in Brighton

Individual places are available on the Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour course facilitated by Dr Iain Bourne on the following dates:

11 June 2008

6 November 2008

28 April 2009

 These courses are being organised by ROCC (www.rocc.org.uk). Enquiries should go to training@rocc.org.uk or you can download an application form at http://www.rocc.org.uk/static/documents/TrainingBookingForm.pdf. If you are interested in commissioning this course for your organisation or group please contact Iain Bourne (impact@dangerousbehaviour.com) or visit www.dangerousbehaviour.com

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Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour Courses in Southampton

Individual places are available on the Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour course facilitated by Dr Iain Bourne on the following dates:

21 May 2008

2 October 2008

23 April 2009

 These courses are being organised by ROCC (www.rocc.org.uk). Enquiries should go to training@rocc.org.uk or you can download an application form at http://www.rocc.org.uk/static/documents/TrainingBookingForm.pdf. If you are interested in commissioning this course for your organisation or group please contact Iain Bourne (impact@dangerousbehaviour.com) or visit www.dangerousbehaviour.com  

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Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour Course in Nottingham

Hello all

While the vast majority of our courses are delivered in-house, for a particular organisation’s own staff,  occasionally courses are put on that allow individuals to apply. One of these has recently been organised by Nottingham HLG for 3-4 June 2008. Details and booking form can be found at

 http://www.hlg.org.uk/training.htm

For other enquiries about this training please visit:

http://dangerousbehaviour.com/difficult.html

or e-mail me at impact@dangerousbehaviour.com

Best wishes

Iain Bourne

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Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour Course – London

Just a note to say that there are still places on the Homeless Link course in London on 22 November 2007. If you are interested, please contact Kaite Welsh [kaite.welsh@homelesslink.org.uk].

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Mental Health Service User Involvement – Community Care 27.09.2007

Providence Row’s Mental Health Co-ordinator, Kelvin Barton, has been taking user-involvement to a new level. Usually user-involvement refers to increased levels of consultation and representation in decision-making processes. Sometimes users can “graduate” into helpers or even become staff. Many MIND groups even make their staff training sessions available to the more able of their service users.

Kelvin’s idea, however, is that the people who would benefit most from mental health training are the users themselves – not only do they have the greatest curiosity about their own condition, but they also have the greatest need to understand the issues faced by their service users. Kelvin invited us to deliver this training – professional training which cuts out the professionals and goes straight to the service users. This is a quite different concept to that of group therapy or self-help groups (e.g. Hearing Voices, Depressives Anonymous, etc.) and takes the copncept of empowerment to another level.

 So far there have been courses on “Experiencing Mental Health Issues”, “Anxiety and Depression”, and “Anger and Iritability.” Essentially these are the same courses that would have been delivered to professional groups except instead of giving advice on helping others, there is a much greater emphasis on self-help.

 The article appers in CommunityCare on 27th September 2007

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Community Care Feature Article: 12 July 2007

Hi,

I have no idea what the article will be like, but Simeon Brody is writing a feature on Social Workers and Dangerous Behaviour in the July 21st edition of Community Care. You may even see a few ugly mug shots of me there!

Iain

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