This is a one day course for people working with children and young people in West Sussex.
This course is being delivered through a partnership between Coastal West Sussex Mind, Grassroots Suicide Prevention, YMCA Downslink Group, Joint Diversity and West Sussex County Council.
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) 1 day course
With emphasis on working with children, young people and families
Motivational Interviewing is a refined guiding approach that uses counselling skills and techniques to encourage clients into deciding to make positive behavioural changes. It originated in the drugs and alcohol field, but has been successfully used in many other fields and behaviours including smoking, eating, sexual behaviour, offending behaviour and many other behaviour choices. MI strategies avoid confrontational methods, because the aim is to get the client to be the one who presents the arguments for change.
Course aims to:
- Introduce the principles of MI.
- Introduce and practise MI strategies and skills.
- Examine different possible applications of MI specifically when working with children, young people and families
Getting to the Venue
The Community Centre is closest to Durrington train station which is a 30 minute walk or you can catch the local Pulse bus service. The parking is ample and free and is near the big Tesco's. Park on the left hand side of the car park as this is closest.
Timings and breaks
The course runs from 9.30am-4.00pm. There will be two refreshment breaks and a lunch break.
Tea and coffee will be provided. Lunch is not provided, but there is a cafe in Tesco's and ample facility for purchasing lunch.
Your £15 registration fee for this course helps towards the additional venue and refreshment costs. This is a non-refundable deposit.
Please notify us ASAP if you are unable to attend the course. As this is a funded programme our aim is to ensure all available places are taken up. Early notification may mean we can offer this space to someone on our waiting list.
In House courses are a cost-effective way of training a whole team in your own venue, on a date that works for you. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs on:
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Coastal West Sussex Mind
Welcome to Coastal West Sussex Mind
We are an independent local mental health charity working in West Sussex.
We aim to promote good mental health through the provision of high quality services and through campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and understanding.
Our services support young people, adults, older adults, carers and families affected by mental health problems. We offer help and advice to people around improving their physical and mental well-being, strengthening their self-esteem and confidence, building strong relationships with family, friends and communities, getting into education, training and work and achieving their personal and social goals.
We also work actively in local communities to raise awareness about mental health and tackle the stigma and discrimination.
Phone: 01903 277000