Our focus on ‘relationship-first’, candid discussion, and personal reflection fosters an environment of warmth, openness and clarity. The result is transformed perspectives and renewed commitment to whole-organisation wellbeing.
In addition to the ‘environmental-shift’ that often occurs as a result of in-person training, there are numerous other advantages to choosing on-site training for your organisation.
CALM supports Early Years providers and their staff to understand and address the root causes of behaviour that challenges using a whole-organisation, public health approach through our integrative practice model. A focus on attachment, trauma and nurture enables staff to make sense of challenging situations and to develop child-centred plans to prevent, avert and more safely manage crisis.View
In working with people who experience distress, feelings of fatigue, burnout and stress can seem unavoidable. However, by finding ways to nourish our own wellbeing – cultivating our own innate capacities for mindfulness and compassion – we can discover that not only are we better able to cope, we can realise a more sensitive, wiser and more responsive approach to the people we work with. Relationships are at the heart of the work we do and growing our strengths of calmness and presence brings about the possibility of Reciprocal Flourishing.View
Sometimes levels of distress for children and young people can become so overwhelming that they may pose a physical risk to themselves and others around them. CALM understands and acknowledges that at these times it may be necessary to hold the child and all involved must ensure this takes place as safely as possible.View
Who cares for the carers? The vast majority of care is delivered by parents or carers who are often left largely unsupported and whose training and support are often not recognised or addressed. This can leave parents and carers in an unsafe position, unsure about what to do for the best. We believe that parents and carers have the right to quality training and support tailored to their circumstances and needs.View
In the aftermath of a serious incident, organisations have duties to the people they support, their staff and regulators. De-briefing can play a significant role in meeting such duties, supporting staff, promoting reflection and accountability, maximising learning, reducing the likelihood of further incidents and ultimately improving the service.View
CALM works with many service sectors including some of the largest housing service providers, further education provision and customer service staff. Within many sectors including social care there has been a fundamental shift from staff working in buildings and in teams to staff increasingly working on their own. This can lead to staff feeling less safe and a need for organisations to develop new and different approaches to risk. Getting this right matters.View
Older people and those living with Dementia can become extremely stressed and distressed. Their confusion and disorientation may be very frightening with old memories and traumas sometimes re-surfacing. Their distress can sometimes result in aggression posing huge challenges to staff and families providing support who may at times face violence even when attempting to provide urgently needed care. We can help.View