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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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Events in May

We thought May would be a bit quieter but as you can see there is a lot on: 2nd May: Joan is running our new course on Talking Mats and Residential Care for Salvation Army Care Home Staff in Edinburgh 3rd and 4th May: Lois is running an Accredited Trainers’ course in Stirling 11th May: […]

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Talking Mats in the Acute Setting

Last week I was training therapy staff (mainly OTs and Physios) who work in the acute setting in London hospitals. Some interesting issues were raised about the demand to discharge patients but also the importance of setting goals that are meaningful to patients. We talked a lot about helping patients to set their own goals […]

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Everyone is out!

I’m in the office on my own today as it’s Karen’s day off and Becca is on holiday so I am fielding the phones and emails as well as trying to write a proposal (Also procrastinating by writing a short blog!) Lois is running a 2 day course on the Adult Support and Protection Act which has […]

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