Aims and objectives: “Advancing the Theory and Practice of Mutual Aid”

The principal objects of the company are:

Provide training, expertise and on-going supervision to equip people with evidence based helping skills to improve caring relationships and access at a time, pace and volume more convenient for all involved.

Current work and past accomplishments:

 

2016-2017

Delivery of Peer Coaching workshops on behalf of the Scottish Recovery Network

Secured ESRC funding to research the underlying mechanisms of online peer support

 

2015-2016

Over 300 people trained through design and delivery of a range of events :

 

  • Continuing Professional Development day on Recovery Coaching for an entire IAPT service (Talking Mental Health Northumberland)
  • Psycho-Social Interventions taining  to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FoundationTrust (NottsHC) Staff
  • Co-production Mastercalss for community development staff at Nottinghamshire County Council
  • 15 ‘Self Care’ workshops for public and third sector providers of primary care health services in Nottingham
  • Peer Navigator training to the staff and inmates of a Category C Prison
  • PROSOCIAL facilitation of team development day for NottsHC  Peaks Unit Team
  • Brief Interventions training to NottsHC Offender Health Division
  • Supervision to recovery workers for a large third sector residential mental health consortium which brought them up to speed on applications of new therapeutic approaches;
  • Co-produced University of Nottingham accredited modules (Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy) for healthcare professionals from across the East Midlands on behalf of the Institute of Mental Health.
  • Supported the Blue Sky Derby Community Learning Mental Health Pilot delivering recovery coaching workshops to peer volunteers, Derby City Council Staff and members of the public
  • Presented from the patient perspective at Association for Contextual Behavioural Science world conference

 

2014-2015

  • Presented from the patient perspective at regional and national BABCP conferences and Association for Contextual Behavioural Science global conference;
  • Facilitated workshops for providers of primary care talking therapy (IAPT) services on the implementation of peer support and recovery coaching;
  • Delivered Mindful Effective Employee staff wellbeing training to the CAMHS division of a large NHS Trust, and Peer Navigator training to the staff and inmates of a Category C Prison;
  • Provided supervision to recovery workers for a large third sector residential mental health organisation which brought them up to speed on applications of new therapeutic approaches;
  • Designed and delivered Compassion Resilience and Self Help (CRaSH) Courses to over 100 frontline third sector workers and volunteers as part of a Crisis Care Concordat initiative;
  • Coproduced a University of Nottingham accredited Introduction to Mindfulness Based Approaches module for healthcare professionals on behalf of the Institute of Mental Health

Thanks to @RawsthorneMat for a great Peer and Recovery Coaching w/kshop. Great info, discussions and feedback from Aberdeen and Glasgow

Lesley Smith