Mental Health

Note: All courses will offer opportunity to discuss individual behaviours of concern and support plans.


Name of course:

Introduction Level: Challenging Behaviour and Positive Behaviour Support – Adult Mental Health

Length/duration of course:

1 day 6 hours average contact time.

Course outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Work in accordance with the RESPECT philosophy of supportive and ethical solutions – a focus on pro-active strategies to minimise or reduce behaviours that challenge.
  • Recognise the differences between anger, occupational violence and challenging behaviour including the causative factors and functional perspective to behaviour– what’s it all about?
  • Understand the crisis cycle/behaviour escalation and the different strategies that can be used at each stage – what works and when?
  • Understand the role of the environment in the occurrence of triggers and challenging behaviours
  • Apply a range of secondary interventions such as identifying early warning signs, calming, redirection, planned ignoring – what can you do de-escalate a situation and empower the person to regain self control?
  • Complete an ABC (Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence) chart and other good practice planning tools through the use of case studies – how does this information contribute to a positive behaviour support plan?
  • If required: Touch Support, Front Arm Catch, Arm Grab Release, Protective Stance. (as deemed necessary through pre-training audit)
  • Understand the Law in relation to physical intervention and health and safety considerations

Participant profession:

All staff working with this client group including residential, day settings, fieldwork.

Target sector:

This level is designed for staff in low risk settings – statutory, voluntary and private sector.

Client group:

Adult Mental Health.


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