- Stress management training
This is a two hour programme aimed at large groups of staff. The training is experiential in nature. It begins with education about the nature of stress, its causes and effects. Following this, time is spent focusing on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress and on the spot stress busting techniques.
- Stress management Training (six weeks)
The difference with this course from the above is that it is aimed at individuals, or small groups within organisations who are experiencing high levels of stress and need more intense and personalised work than the two hour inset can offer. It is still experiential in nature- in fact more so and more time is spent teaching effective strategies.
- Basic listening skills
This training is aimed at anyone who works with people, particularly those in pastoral roles whom are seeking to improve their skills. It is a two hour programme focusing on skills that will enable them to engage effectively and easily with clients/children.
- Parenting workshops
This is a six week programme designed to offer support to parents who feel it would be beneficial to learn techniques to help them in their most important role. Also to allow them to meet with other parents who can offer support and ideas. There are two programmes one for parents of pre- school and primary children and another for parents of teenagers.
- Mentoring Training
This is an eight hour training programme for adults wishing to mentor young people. It is a comprehensive programme designed to prepare mentors for their role. Offering training in the role of a mentor, listening skills, child protection issues, developing relationships, understanding young people’s issues, boundary setting and other relevant skills. The training can be adapted to suit the age of the children to be mentored, individual organisations requirements and the age of the mentors ie peer mentoring. The sessions are a mix of information giving, followed by discussion – plus individual and small group exercises, to explore aspects on the mentoring process.
- Anti-Bullying training
This is training in effective anti-bullying techniques, it is based on the no-blame approach to bullying, but has been adapted to ensure that those who are bullying are required to take responsibility for their behaviour and work towards understanding the consequences of their actions. The victim is never required to face up to those who have bullied them. The training is two hours long and is a mixture of information giving and small group exercises.