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The Guide 30: Don’t expect your service user to perform perfectly.

The fact that you mess up from time to time doesn’t make you a failure. It merely makes you human. Continue reading

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The Guide 28: Do as I do

If we expect our service-users to make positive changes we need to demonstrate them in ourselves. Continue reading

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The Guide 26: People are just people

Nobody is special because people are just people. Continue reading

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The Guide 25: There is no ‘us and them’

There really is no such thing as ‘us and them’. Continue reading

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The Guide 24: ‘Hanged if you do, hanged if you don’t’ – a duty of care myth

Do all that you reasonably can.
Don’t break the law. Continue reading

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The Guide 23: Duty of care: A slug in a bottle

“You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour.” Continue reading

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Course design 9: Schema (build on what they know)

By taking the time to work with peoples’ schemata we can introduce some quite sophisticated concepts over the course of a day without difficulty. It isn’t uncommon for participants to report a completely changed point of view by the end of the day without having to overcome any significant resistance during the training. Continue reading

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Introduction to Self Injury

This course is intended to remove prejudices and offer a simple explanatory model that isn’t based upon value judgements or unsupportable assumptions about manipulation or attention-seeking. Continue reading

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The Guide 2: What’s a mental health worker worth?

The person who has most influence over an individual’s social environment is usually the unqualified and often unsung support worker or care assistant. Their work, and their attitude to that work is one of the most crucial elements of the care process. Without them all the therapy in the world will fail Continue reading

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The Guide 1: Welcome to the mental health workers’ guide

This is my attempt to create a comprehensive but accessible guide to mental health practice for support workers. Continue reading

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