Top flight associates in mental health and social care delivering service improvement



Training Prospectus: New courses added

We have added new courses to our list of those provided.   We are able to provide bespoke courses to meet your needs across a range of subjects relating to different aspects of social justice, equalities and mental health.


A PDF of the prospectus can be downloaded from our resources page  >>here.


The courses are listed here:-

Leading Diverse Organisations and Teams

The role of leaders in setting values, based on self reflection and self awareness.  Drawing on theoretical frameworks around Emotional Intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry and Dialogue (David Bohm) and managing complexity. Led by Hári Sewell & Dr Karen Linde

Taking Account of Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health Act Assessments

Exploring perceptions from different points of view, the history of the concept of race and the history of the psychiatric diagnosis formation.  A focus on how there is often more social utility of these concepts (race & diagnosis).  Exploration of narrative approaches and explanatory models and the centrality of relationships.  Pivots on a powerful case study with significant group work.

Critical Psychiatry

Whilst accepting that psychiatry offers benefits for many people this course critiques the reliability, validity and usefulness of some key elements, namely: diagnosis, psychopharmacology, psychiatric research and family based genetic studies.

Personalisation, Mental Health and Equalities

Study of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and how inequalities manifest for different groups.  A powerful case study shapes discussion about multiple aspects of identity, whether the health and social care provider network is able to meet diverse needs and the use of personal budgets.

Success YOU Own

Motivational workshop. How to maintain personal values whilst working in a wider organisation with performance targets that may be corporately driven. Identifying measures of success in work and personal life that are meaningful to you.

Unconscious bias in recruitment / Unconscious bias in organisations

Understanding the psychological processes that lead to unconscious biases.  An exploration of the hidden nature of unconscious bias and supporting delegates towards an emphatic grasp of the need for safeguards in organisational policy.  A dynamic and participatory course.

Unconscious bias in health and social care practice

As above, with focused work using a practice-based case study to help delegates experience unconscious biases as they often emerge in practice.

Cultural Formulations

A workshop that explores the universal impact of culture in people’s lives and acknowledges that it is impossible to learn everything about another culture as a means of providing useful pointers for practice.  Cultural formulations draw from an anthropological approach and facilitates practitioner awareness of their own cultural influences and cultural humility in relation to others.  Against this background, delegates are trained in using cultural formulations, i.e. evidence based frameworks for incorporating culture into clinical assessments in mental health.

Positively Managing Tensions in Multi-ethnic Teams

Explores the lack of absolutes at times (in terms of defining what is acceptable) and highlights the benefit to managers from actively naming tensions and differences.  Provides frameworks for using conversations about these differences and tensions in a transformative way.

Young Black Men and Mental Health

A specific focus on the evidence base around how inequalities affect this social group and how asset-based approaches with individuals and communities can change the nature of the relationships between them and services.