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Front line staff: Communication and health behaviour change training

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University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus

Hatfield

AL10 9EU

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With Dr Angel Chater (£95 Hertfordshire Organisations/£195 non-Hertfordshire Organisations)

Course description:
Good communication skills are essential for the success of any programme that aims to engage with a diverse audience to change or maintain behaviour. This 3-part workshop will enable you to understand client engagement in services, and how to support behavior using motivational interviewing, health coaching and behavior change theory. This practical workshop aims to increase your knowledge and confidence to actively engage with people and motivate them to take greater responsibility for their health and adopt healthier lifestyles.

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The course will be delivered in 3 parts;
Part 1: Saturday, 1st July 10am – 1pm
Part 2: Thursday, 13th July 6.30 – 9.30pm
Part 3: Wednesday, 27th Sept 6.30 -9.30pm

*It is essential delegates attend all three sessions.*

By the end of these sessions you will:

1. Initial training session

  • Understand the determinants of behaviour, and principles of behaviour change and self-management as applied to physical activity

  • Develop skills in engagement, empathy, agenda setting, identifying and agreeing targets/goals, exploring barriers and facilitators to change and developing action plans

2. Second and third training session

  • Reflect on your progress in putting training into practice

  • Understand disengagement and relapse prevention

  • Develop skills in reviewing patients behaviour change actions, further exploring barriers and facilitators to change and action planning for continuing self-management

Who is this training for?: Exercise instructors, sports coaches, youth workers, or anyone who is delivering sport and exercise sessions to groups of people

Trainer biography:

Dr Angel Chater is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Health Psychologist and Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is a Reader in Health Psychology and Behaviour Change at the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine at University College London (UCL). She has applied experience as a Health Psychologist to Specialist Obesity Services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, with a focus on bariatric surgery. She is also an experienced Health Coach in private practice. She is the founder of SEPIA Health, a company that Specialises in the Education for Professionals in Applied Health (www.speiahealth.com).

Angel has been delivering training in motivational interviewing, health coaching and behaviour change for the last 15 years, schooled by experts such as Stephen Rollnick and Susan Michie. External consultancy clients include Herts County Council, the Health Education North Central East London (HENCEL) Local Education and Training Board, London and Herts CCGs, Cambridgeshire County Council, Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education, Sport England, Herts Sport Partnership, and Active Luton, alongside training within the institutions of UoB, UCL, the University of West London (UWL), Roehampton University and Bath University.

Angel has a keen interest in subjective wellbeing, health promotion and disease prevention with a focus on behaviour change interventions, most specifically drawing on positive psychology for weight management and physical activity enhancement. Her PhD investigated the psychological determinants of children’s healthy eating, physical activity and substance use behaviours and she has a keen interest in young people’s health.

Contact Us:
If you have any enquiries about the course please contact Fiona Deans on; 01707 284824 or
f.deans@herts.ac.uk.


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