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Training

Risk and people in distress

Bespoke training for Mental Health Practitioners working in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary mental health services. The following themes will be apparent throughout the day and learnt predominantly via experiential case study exploration:

  • Different types of risk.

  • Risk and MH - the impact of stigma.

  • Positive risk taking.

  • Risk assessment and tools.

  • Responsibility and risk.

Price includes:

  • Writing bespoke training                                                       

  • Delivery 1 day face to face full training or update for follow on at 3 hours

  • slides with notes for delegates after session

  • Evaluation

Venue can be provided at cost in Portsmouth. Nationally, venue provided by host organisation. Administration by host organisation.

Self harm and suicide

Bespoke training for people working with those at risk of self-harm or suicide. This could include healthcare professionals with little prior mental health training, carers, support workers, teachers, police, and youth workers. The following themes will be apparent throughout the day and learnt predominantly via experiential case study exploration:

  • Self-Harm – what, why and who?

  • The impact of trauma.

  • Suicide.

  • Helping people to reconnect with life.

Price includes:

  • Writing bespoke training                                                       

  • Delivery 1 day face to face full training

  • slides with notes for delegates after session

  • Evaluation

Venue can be provided at cost in Portsmouth. Nationally, venue provided by host organisation. Administration by host organisation.

Working with people in distress

Working with people in distress

Bespoke training for people working with those in mental distress. This could include healthcare professionals with little prior mental health training, carers, support workers, teachers, police and youth workers. The following themes will be apparent throughout the day and learnt predominantly via experiential case study exploration:

Highs. Lows Fears and Aberrations – Decoding diagnoses to find the person - the impact of stigma

The impact of trauma and its effects on personality and behaviour.

Communication that counts.

Looking after ourselves is the best gift to others – tools for life.

Price includes:

  • Writing bespoke training                                                       

  • Delivery 1 day face to face full training

  • slides with notes for delegates after session

  • Evaluation

Venue can be provided at cost in Portsmouth. Nationally, venue provided by host organisation. Administration by host organisation.

Rocking the Status-Quo

Mental health for the 21st century: a morning to explore diagnosis based information about mental health from a trauma based perspective, plus take part in a discussion based afternoon that really challenges the way mental health services are delivered. Usual format is:

AM - informative workshop

  • Living with anxiety, Depression - illness or just life?

  • The self-harm spectrum

PM - Discussion based workshops

  • What if the MH Diagnostic manuals are wrong?

  • 'Powered by Personality Disorder' - can that energy be harnessed for good?

  • Mental Health services - they're not prejudiced right?'

Price includes:                      

  • Delivery 1 day face to face full training

  • slides with notes for delegates after session

  • Evaluation

Venue can be provided at cost in Portsmouth. Nationally, venue provided by host organisation. Administration by host organisation.

Training delivered by: Dr Sandra Walker

Sandy is a mental healthcare innovator and clinical academic working across Bristol and Hampshire. She has been a practising mental health nurse for over 30 years most recently (for 18 years+) working within Emergency Departments with people who have self-harmed or tried to end their lives. She has worked as a mental health lecturer at Southampton University and now works at Portsmouth university. Her PhD was looking at the experience people who self-harm have of contact with mental health services whilst in a general hospital. She is director of Sanpau CIC and delivers training and healthcare via her own brand of love-based healthcare. In the 90s Sandy spent time as a patient of mental health care and this aspect of her experience helps shape her practice and training to this day. An award-winning educator with a reputation for thought provoking and sometimes status quo challenging content Sandy’s training is always well received.

'Sandy is an incredibly knowledgeable and holistic practitioner who has challenged me to question my own practice to better improve the  care I provide, this is so powerful to do and I am grateful.' 2021
Sandy was a great trainer and pitched it just right.. 2024
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