Creating a supportive space for people with a mental health need and the people who provide the support. Otherwise called a Psychologically Informed environment (PIE).
KS2 Carers group commissioned the training which is being developed by St Mungo’s Building Bridges service in collaboration with carers and AWP’s Lee Rawlings. The four sessions are:
Understanding Mental Health Challenges
Aim – To provide an opportunity to explore what it can be like to experience mental health challenges and how mental health needs can impact on people’s behaviour.
What is Mental Health and what are Mental Health issues
Recognising Distress and our reaction to it
Understand why other people behave in the way they do
How we all perceive the world differently - Hearing voices activity
Understand the experience of having mental health issues
The importance of consistency and boundaries
Relationships 1 – Support people with mental health needs to make changes
Aim - To explore some of the challenges of supporting people who have mental health needs to make changes and introduces some techniques for working with change.
Cycle of change and support
Exploring different Caring Styles
Identifying resistance to change – what can we do?
Ambivalence to change - what can we do?
What would be different if it wasn’t your relative or friend?
Stages of change and motivation for change
Relationships 2 – Conflict and Crisis
Aim - Reducing and managing conflict and crises with the person you support who has lived experience of mental health issues
Understanding challenging behaviour
Drama triangle and de-escalation for conflict Keep everyone safe – managing a crises
Non-listening & Listening activity
PLACE – Playfulness, Love, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy
I’m OK your OK – the aspiration Understanding
The Vicious Cycle - Feelings, Behaviour, Body, Emotions
Learning, reflecting and support – what carers need to create more boundaried relationships
Aim - To be better able to establish clear boundaries, positive communication & relationships with someone with lived experience of mental health issues
Wellness Action Plan (WAP)
Containment/stress bucket Communicating - it's not enough just to listen
Less good-support is better than lots of bad-support Setting Boundaries (e.g no mental health talk/arguing at dinner)
Remember to do “fun” things together too.
Gibbs reflective cycle – A model to help reflect when something happens