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CARES open course


If you are from a charity, please contact [email protected] to see if you qualify for a special charity rate. 

We are offering an open CARES session to the public. The course will be held interactively (unfortunately, due to current restrictions, face-to-face training will not be possible at the moment). For further details about this course, contact [email protected]

19th January 2022, 9am to 1.30pm – Your Needs Met 

2nd February 2022, 9am to 3pm – Working effectively with the human brain – The APET Model

16th February 2022, 9am to 12pm – Understanding the Mental Health Continuum

2nd March 2022, 9am to 1.30pm – Effective Communication for Wellbeing

16th March 2022, 9am to 4pm – A framework for supporting wellbeing: RIGGAR 

30th March 2022, 9am to 3pm – Suicide and Self Harm

12th April, 9am to 12.30pm – Cycle of Addiction and  1.30pm to 4.30pm – Ethics and Wellbeing

Please note, you will need to attend every session to receive a course completion certificate. 

What the course is about

We know that it is rare for somebody to present with a single issue – people are complex and present with a variety of overlapping needs. The distress caused by these unmet needs increases the risk to the mental health of all involved.

We also know that the demand on mental health services far outstrips current capacity, as well as the expertise of services supporting non-mental health needs. In other words, people providing vital support need to have a much greater knowledge and skill set to handle the complex demands they face every day.

To meet this need, CARES (Crisis Advice & Recovery – Enhanced Support) – training equips you with:

  • a comprehensive toolkit of practical skills.
  • the most up-to-date theoretical knowledge from the fields of mental health psychology, addictions counselling and social sciences.
  • the ability to face these increasing demands with complete confidence

This means a better outcome for the people you support – as well as a boost to your morale.

Once you have completed the ICARES programme outlined, you are entitled to one free place on a 2-hour Cares in Practice interactive online reflective, session.  This place needs to be taken up within 6 months of completing the training programme (subject to availability).

For more details about the CARES course, click here.

This course is absolutely brilliant and certainly the best training I have been on in years!


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