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Talking Mats – Keeping Safe Course

October 23, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Talking Mats and Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project are offering a free training opportunity for staff to support people with learning disability to keep safe and raise issues of concern.

There are two types of training:

1. For people who have not attended Talking Mats then they must attend 2 days; first day is
the 25th of September and the second the 23rd October(group 1)

2. For people who have completed their Talking Mats training then they only need to attend on the afternoons of the 25th September and 23rd October (group 2)

This project will develop the ‘Keeping Safe’ Talking Mat resource and provide a comprehensive and reflective practice training course to develop confidence and skills in using the resource and also in supporting an individual through disclosure. Staff will be given the ‘Keeping Safe’ Talking Mat resource pack as part of the training. This resource explores 3 topics:

Health and wellbeing
Thoughts and feelings

Health and social care staff who work with people with learning disability in Scotland are invited to apply for this free training.

They will be required to:
• Undertake relevant pre-course reading and activities
• Commit to using the Talking Mats resource
• Arrange for a DVD to be taken of their use of Talking Mats – this will be used as an aid to reflection on the second day (group 1 only)

Quotes from the previous projects included

‘The training helped me understand the impact that abuse can have on an individual, I did not appreciate this before. I will consider more how behaviours that clients with LD display could be related to abuse in their past or present.’

‘I feel that the training greatly increased my awareness of my responsibilities with regards to disclosure and how to support my client’s in expressing themselves.’

‘This is an excellent communication tool – the reason: it provides structure, control, indirect prompts for individuals to discuss personal and difficult topics in a safe context’

Complete the form below and return to [email protected] to book your place:



October 23, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Talking Mats, with Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project


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Drip Road
Stirling, FK8 1SE
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