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 out any issues which may be slowing recovery or preventing someone moving forward in life?
A cost benefit analysis demonstrated that using the Keeping Safe resource to create a listening space for people to think and share how their lives are going, is cost effective for organisations.
The design of the resource is described in the Tizard Learning Disability Review More Than Pictures TLDR 2017
It has been trialled and tested with people with learning disabilities throughout Scotland, but has also been used effectively with a range of people who find it difficult to discuss their life e.g. Young people with mental health condition.
It has been shown as a helpful way to
- discuss new information (89%),
- discuss and resolve fears (84%)
- support thinking (89%)
This poster gives an overview of the project KS 2nd Poster (click to enlarge)
The Thoughts and Feelings topic uses a different top scale and this resource is best used by people who have completed Talking Mats Foundation Training. If you want to buy it (£55.00 +VAT) contact the office www.talkingmats.com tel. (+44) 01786 479511