Do you want to know more about brain injury and how to support your service users?

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The Foundation provides bespoke training for professionals who support homeless people, prisoners and ex-offenders to raise awareness of the problems individuals can face if suffering from a brain injury and give you the tools to support them.

The main aim of the training is to increase understanding of the impact brain injury has on people, and the effects on behaviour, emotions and social interaction, and to prepare staff to work with brain injured individuals.

Our expert trainer John McCrea has over 20 years' experience working with people with brain injury and delivering training to staff. A behavioural scientist, John continues to work with some of our most complex service users through the development of bespoke rehabilitation programmes. John works closely with staff working with service users to look at new ways of supporting challenging behaviours. This training requires no medical or specialist knowledge.

Designed for front line service staff working directly with service users within the homeless or criminal justice system. The training provides insight into the common presentation of brain injury, how to identify someone who might have a brain injury and expert guidance on how you can support people with a brain injury.

If you would like to receive training and need more information then please contact The Foundation. We also deliver a more in-depth one day programme to medical and health professionals; ideal for those working in mental health, forensic and psychology teams with clinical backgrounds.

Occupational Therapy Workshops

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) has designed workshops specifically for occupational therapists working in the field of brain injury.

Testimonials

"Excellent and Informative. Made me aware of the difficulties people experience following a Brain Injury. I feel all people who work professionally with prisoners should have access to this training." Mental Health Nurse, Community Mental Health, HMP Leeds.

"The training was thought provoking and provided knowledge I can use in my everyday interactions with clients." West Yorkshire Probation Trust