Keeping Safe -A new Talking Mats resource available to purchase

The Keeping Safe Talking Mat resource provides a structured framework to ask someone ’How’s your life going?  It has 3 topics: Your Well-being;  Relationships; Thoughts and Feelings Do you find it difficult discussing feelings with people who have limited understanding? Do you have limited time to discuss sensitive issues with people? Do you want to find […]

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” Mummy I don’t want to go to nursery today.”

Laura, shares a story from a speech and language therapy colleague. Her 4 year old daughter  was getting upset at the thought of going to nursery; she wanted to see if using a Talking Mat might shed some light on why she was upset as the reasons were unclear. Topic: Nursery Top Scale: Like/ Don’t know/ […]

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Talking Mats and Mental Health

Health professionals from Stockport have shared how using Talking Mats has positively impacted on their clinical work. Laura, our North West  Associate, met up with Carla Innes, Clinical Psychologist for learning disability from Healthy Young minds Stockport (a child and adolescent mental health service provided by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust) and Clare Royle, Family […]

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Using Talking Mats in SLT Supervision

In 2016 ten Speech and Language Therapists working in Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust were funded to attend a Talking Mats training day. During that day the trainers mentioned that Talking Mats is used within their organisation to carry out appraisals. This highlighted that Talking Mats could not only be used with clients but also […]

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Talking Mats-Supporting conversations, Supporting friendships

Conversation with friends is key to our well- being. Talking Mats is a tool to maximise people’s capacity to communicate about things that matter to them.   For people with communication difficulties the ability to have a good conversation is restricted.  For this reason we have developed Conversation sets, described in an earlier blog  […]

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