This 3 hour workshop is run by 3 facilitators. It uses a mix of small group work, lectures and rehearsals to teach participants how to have an evidence-based, structured conversation with someone who has concerns or is distressed.
After a short introduction, the workshops uses small groups to establish what the participants already know about how to pick up and respond to concerns.
This is followed by a half hour lecture on research findings and policy relating to effective communication skills. The SAGE & THYME model is introduced as a model to help participants translate the research and the policy into their interactions with distressed or worried people.
The small groups then reconvene to reflect on the SAGE & THYME model.
After a short break, the SAGE & THYME model is demonstrated in two rehearsals involving an acted conversation between a patient and a healthcare professional (demonstrated by two facilitators), using scenarios suggested by the participants.
A film lasting about 5 minutes is then shown to demonstrate another acted conversation between a member of staff and someone who is concerned/distressed using the SAGE & THYME model.
The workshop ends by a final group work exercise reflecting on what the participants have learnt.
There will be a small non refundable charge of £30 for the workshop that is payable in advance.
The next workshop will take place:
8th November, 09.30-12.30, registration at 09.15 for a prompt 09.30 start, The Cove Macmillan Support Centre
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