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Embedding Talking Mats in Practice

We have been considering how best to make Talking Mats sustainable in organisations. We have developed a new structure for the training we provide to organisations to help them evaluate and embed the use of Talking Mats in their practice. We are proposing a 3 tier structure of bronze, silver and gold levels which will […]

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Student Employer Award

We are delighted to have won the Regional Student Employer of the Year award (SEOTY) for Scotland and Northern Ireland. We will now go foward to the National Awards and will hear the results of this on 18th June. Many thanks to Anne Marie, our intern, for her nomination – its been great working with her.

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Events in June

7th June: Jane is presenting at the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care Conference in Glasgow 13, 14,15th June: We have a stand at the National OT Conference at the SECC in Glasgow 14th June: Joan is training in Dublin 15th June: Jane and Margo are running 2nd part of rolling training in Stirling 15th June:  Advisory Group 18th June: TALKING MATS SEMINAR 21st […]

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Can Talking Mats be used in groups?

At our recent accredited training Anne Lafferty form the Advocacy Project Glasgow described how she used Talking Mats in a group setting. She had been asked to work with a group of adults with mental health difficulties who lived together in a house but found it a challenge to relate to each other. She decided […]

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Paediatric Care Measure

Morag and Joan have just completed phase 1 of the Paediatric CARE measure project.  The CARE measure (Mercer, 2004) is a tool for health professionals to ask for feedback on their ‘relational empathy’.  For this project it has been adapted for use by children, young people and parents.  We have made several modifications to the […]

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