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Course description
This event looks at simple sensory strategies that can be employed to improve the mental well being of Sensory Beings (people whose primary experience of the world, and meaning within it, is sensory, for example individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities). We also look at how these strategies can be extended to support our own well being.

At a time when we are considering mental health first aid for all it is important that we also turn our attention to those who are unable to access support through traditional means. Research shows that the more disabled a person is the more likely they are to experience mental ill health, which means it is especially important that we look to be proactive in caring for the mental well being of those likely to be at greatest risk.

The day will be collaborative, enlightening and empowering and should enable you to make simple instant changes to your practice that will have a positive impact on the mental well being of the Sensory Beings in your care.

The day will be of particular interest to:
  • Parents and carers of individuals with profound disabilities.
  • Staff from special school settings who support students with profound disabilities.
  • Staff from adult care settings that support individuals with profound disabilities or later stage dementia.
  • CAHMS teams.
  • Speech and language therapists.
The day will take place at Woodbrooke retreat centre Birmingham, a place that is very conducive to the mental well being of delegates. We will be served freshly baked snacks throughout the day and feast on a gorgeous home made ethically sourced meal at lunchtime.

The centre has rooms for delegates to stay overnight and delegates are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to make a weekend of it, taking time to fuel their own mental well being so they are better prepared to support the mental well being of those in their care. The fitting your own oxygen mask first approach to care.

This event is open for Early Bird booking now.
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