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Talking Mats in Germany

Talking Mats in Germany is being extended by one of our trainers Professor Norina Lauer.  Here she describes two of her current interesting  projects and we look forward to reading her findings.   The German version of the Talking Mats app will now be tested in two more projects in the west of Germany. As the […]

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Training trainers –Talking Mats accredited trainer course

Our next train the trainer course is in 2 weeks and we’re  looking forward to welcoming people from a range of professions and a range of places-  New Zealand, Japan, England and Fife! Becoming a trainer for Talking Mats means the staff member can offer Foundation training within their organisation or partnership.  This ensures that the […]

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Advantages of GDPR !

Apart from the necessity of fulfilling the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation which has to be completed by 25th May, I have been pondering on other advantages of complying with the GDPR. Here at Talking Mats we are all going through files, bagging up paper for shredding, deleting data files on our master computer […]

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A pound invested in Keeping Safe saves services £23.00

 ‘For every pound invested in the Talking Mats Keeping Safe resource and training there is a potential saving to services of £23.00’ .This was the findings of a cost benefit analysis carried out during the development phase of the Keeping Safe Talking Mat resource.  A Cost-benefit analysis demonstrates the overall economic value of an intervention […]

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Thinking Ahead: supporting people to plan for the future

This new resource has been developed by Strathcarron Hospice and Talking Mats to help people with advanced illness or long term conditions to think ahead and plan for the future. It consists of a booklet and 3 topic symbol sets: Affairs; Care/treatment; Personal values It can be used to help people have conversations about: • […]

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