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Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour – London, 15th September 2017

Places are still available on this unique and explosive “fringe theatre” style training workshop. Mosaic Training are hosting it as a “Special Event” and making it available for individual applicants to apply. The cost is only £89.95 and you can find all the details HERE

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Dangerous Behaviour Workshop: London, 24th October 2016

Mosaic Training are again staging an open access opportunity for individuals to attend the “Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour” workshop in London on 24th October 2016. This workshop is almost always delivered to closed groups on an in-house basis – so this will be the only opportunity to experience this “Fringe Theatre” style training event this year. Roll up!

For further information click HERE

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Dangerous Behaviour: Open Programme Workshop, London, 25.04.15

Due to the cutbacks it has become near impossible for individual applicants to attend the “Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour” workshop which is now almost exclusively an “in-house” bespoke programme. None-the-less, Mosaic Training are hosting an open course in London on 25th April. As this may be the only opportunity this year and you are interested, you should act quickly. The workshop costs only £89.95 and details can be found here

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Dangerous Behaviour Workshop in London, 27.11.15

Dangerous Behaviour

Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour” is a dramatic workshop that is usually only delivered as an in-house, bespoke training experience delivered on commission to organisations for delivery to their own staff. This can be frustrating for staff who wish to attend as individuals. However, for the only time this year Mosaic Training are staging this course for only £69.95/person in London on 27th November. It is anticipated that this workshop will sell out quickly so if you are interested please click here for the details.

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Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour

Contact Sarah Pink at sarahp@sitra.org for information on an open access course on 11th December in Southampton – Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour, by Iain Bourne

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NHS Trust Guilty Following Fatal Stabbing of Care Worker

Care staff are having to work with increasingly challenging service users, often inappropriately placed, without adequate training or supervision. Another tragic death …
Central Bedfordshire Council

20 July: Sentencing of former Dunstable care home owner and county NHS Trust
A county NHS Trust and the owner of a former Dunstable care home have been sentenced after being found guilty of safety failings following the fatal stabbing of a care worker at a private residential care home in Dunstable.

Kathleen Bainbridge, 58, from Luton was killed at Abacus House, on Princes Street, on 24 August 2007 by resident Stephen Flatt, then aged 55, who attacked her with a knife from a kitchen. Fellow care worker Barbara Hill, from Dunstable, was also attacked when she went to help her colleague.

A joint investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Central Bedfordshire Council found that Abacus House was not the correct care facility for Mr Flatt, who had been placed there by the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

A trial at Luton Crown Court heard he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that Abacus House staff had no expertise or training for dealing with people with this disorder, or for managing violent or aggressive behaviour.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was yesterday (19 July) fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £326,346 for breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for its failings in relation to the fatal incident after being prosecuted by HSE.

The council brought proceedings at the same time against the owner of Abacus House, Chelvanayagam Menna, who was fined £75,000 and ordered to pay costs of £338,996 after being found guilty of breaching Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the same Act.

After the sentencing HSE Inspector Karl Howes said: “This was a tragic incident that left a family without a wife, mother and grandmother. No-one expects to go to work and never return home.

“Care homes have a duty not only to protect the safety of their residents but their staff as well. The NHS Trust failed to adequately assess the risks that were posed to staff and other residents from placing Mr Flatt in Abacus House.

“I hope this will make all NHS Trusts and care facilities carefully consider the procedures that they have in place during patient placement.”

Councillor Budge Wells, Deputy Executive Member for Sustainable Communities, Services at Central Bedfordshire Council said: “The legal process has been long and difficult, particularly for Mrs Bainbridge’s family but also for her former colleagues – especially Mrs Hill.

“Of course the trial of Stephen Flatt had to take initial priority and once this was concluded the police instigated a further investigation of the Trust and care home owner. However the Council and HSE cooperated closely on their investigation from the outset and were in a position to progress with proceedings as soon as the police cleared the way.

“All concerned in the case hope that the right lessons are learned from this tragedy and that nothing of a similar nature occurs in future.”

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Open Courses “Trauma: Post-incident Staff Support”

The Post-incident Staff Support course is now available to individual applicants through SITRA:

    SITRA – Post-incident Staff Support

Trauma: post incident support staff

24 May 2012, Southampton

14 November 2012, Southampton

Suitable for all managers and supervisors who have responsibility for supporting staff after an incident at work e.g. an assault, a suicide, an allegation.

By the end of the course participants should:

• Have a good understanding of the psychological and emotional needs of staff following an incident at work

• How to prepare themselves in anticipation of an untoward incident at work

• Be clear as their own role in the immediate aftermath of incident

Trainer: Dr Iain Bourne

Price: member £89/ non-members £129

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Open Courses “Trauma”

The “Trauma” course is now available to individual applicants through SITRA:

SITRA – Trauma

Trauma: frontline staff

16 April 2012, Southampton

23 October 2012, Southampton

For anyone who wishes to gain a clearer overview of psychological trauma, whether it is the result of a recent overwhelming event, or the effect of prolonged childhood trauma.

By the end of the course participants will:

• Understand the difference between Type 1 traumas (recent overwhelming events) and Type 2 traumas (prolonged/repeated childhood abuse)

• Understand how both types of trauma lead to different outcomes and support needs in adult life

• Be aware of the range of strategies available to assist service users, both immediately and in the long-term

Trainer: Dr Iain Bourne

Price: member £89/ non-member £129

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Open Courses “Beyond Abuse”

The “Beyond Abuse” course is now available to individual applicants through SITRA:

SITRA – Beyond Abuse

Beyond abuse: Working with high risk service users (Previously called Working with perpetrators)

22 March 2012, Southampton

12 September 2012, Southampton

25 October 2012, London

Any staff who have a key working relationship with service-users who have a history of violence and abuse against others. To assist participants in thinking though how they can work effectively and appropriately with perpetrators by the end of the course participants should:

Have considered how their own reactions may help or hinder their working relationship with a perpetrator
Have learnt how to establish a safe an appropriate relationship with a perpetrator
Understand better the forces that lead to the violence and abuse
Be aware of different ways of working with perpetrators.
Price: members £89/non-members £129

Trainer: Dr Ian Bourne

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Open Courses “Different Worlds: working with hallucinations and delusions”

SITRA are now offering individual places on the “Different Worlds” course focussing on working with people who experience hallucinations and delusions:

SITRA – Different Worlds

Different worlds: Hallucinations and delusions

23 May 2012, London

25 May 2012, Southampton

24 October 2012, Southampton

This course is ideal for anyone who is working with service users with severe mental health issues. By the end of the course, participants will:

Have a better understanding of different types of hallucinations and their origins.
Have learned about a range of strategies to help service users cope with auditory hallucinations.
Know how to respond to services users in a psychotic crisis.
Have a greater awareness of different types of delusions and paranoid states.
Have a greater awareness of different approaches to the treatment of hallucinations, delusions and paranoia.
Price: Members £89/Non-members £129

Trainer: Dr Ian Bourne

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