The Thistle Foundation are hosting “Making It Personal” practice development courses from January – March 2017, open to frontline practitioners, team leaders and managers from all sectors, health and social care, voluntary and independent.
The courses bring together health and social care practitioners in a learning environment to explore why personal outcomes and asset-based approaches are a central feature in health and social care. They will also begin to explore the values and skills which underpin these approaches.
Irrespective of professional discipline, there is a core set of values, principles and skills which enable practitioners to focus on what matters most to participants, and what they want to achieve from support. The courses explore how to harness the role of the participant: their strengths, social networks, and community supports.
These skills enhance practitioners’ abilities in assessment and planning of support and rehabilitation, as well as supporting a focus on wellbeing, recovery, prevention, anticipatory care and support for self management.
As a result of attending the “Making It Personal” course, participants will see an improvement in their knowledge and understanding of:
- Personal outcomes and asset-based approaches
- What is involved in implementing a personal outcomes approach
- How to support staff with the practice change that may be involved in taking this approach
- What is involved in having “Good Conversations”
- How to support others in the practice of having “Good Conversations”
The courses will be held in three sets of two sessions on the following dates:
- Monday 30th January and Tuesday 21st February at the Thistle Centre of Wellbeing, 13 Queen’s Walk, Edinburgh, EH16 4EA
- Monday 6th and Monday 27th February at Enable Scotland, 283 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 3ER
- Monday 6th and Monday 20th March at Dudhope Castle, Dudhope Park, Barrack Road, Dundee, DD3 6HF
Each session is from 9:30am – 4pm, with registration beginning at 9am.