Reflecting on a busy week

Last week was a busy one for myself, visiting new clients to see if there could be a good enough connection to allow us to work together, visiting current clients, helping one client who is currently dealing with louder voices than normal and making sure that I am putting each and every client at the centre of everything that I am doing.

 

Working with Breaking The Cycle is so rewarding and they have such a similar vision to myself that I am loving working with them. Take for instance my meeting last week with 2 clients who require PA support, I was asked to meet them to gauge if there could be a rapport built to allow me to support them. I see so many care companies just filling slots with names where as I feel that Breaking The Cycle takes in to consideration what I want and need, what I bring to the table as well as what the client wants and needs. This really empowers me and with clients currently being out of hospital for the longest in their lives I have to believe that BTC’s approach has something to do with that success.

 

Last week wasn’t my easiest as I had to cram the hours in before half term but reflecting on it I can’t help feeling satisfied by a job well done and a job worth doing.

A Guiding Hand in Engaging with Local Services

 

Are you or a loved one receiving support from mental health and/or social services?

Do you feel out of your depth?

Do you struggle to know what these services should be offering to you and/or your loved ones? 

If so this course can help by outlining services responsibility. By the end of the session we aim to provide you with a clear understanding of what appears to be very complex issues thus placing you in a better position to ensure high quality services are offered.

We can help you understand the terms professionals use such as:

  • Eligible Criteria
  • Mental Capacity
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Community Care
  • Empowerment

Breaking The Cycle feel that it is impossible to have full participation and empowerment unless we all know what the law tells us and what we should expect.

The laws tell us that individuals should be empowered to play as active a role possible in their own care. For this reason, the course uses person centred practice throughout the session, focusing on how individuals are supported to make decisions about their lives.

This course is delivered in a very interactive manner designed to increase knowledge for those who are not professionals by giving you the knowledge to answer some of the most commonly asked questions such as:

  • What is the Care Act and Mental Health Act and what does this mean to you?
  • What is Mental Capacity and why does this effect intervention
  • What is Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and how should it work.
  • What is person Centred practice and what does the law say.
  • What should you do if you feel professionals are not listening to you.
  • How should you complain if services appear unhelpful?

 

Duration: 3 hours

Saturday: 21st April 2018

Time: 11 – 2pm

Location – Braunstone Grove Youth Centre, Cort Crescent, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 1QH

Price – £45 – 2 spaces for £80

Includes refreshments

 

To book your place or to ask a question please click Contact Us

Extremely Informative, Edifying and Engaging

Breaking The Cycle have been delivering sessions to support our pastoral PSHCE programme for over 3 years.  Their sessions are extremely informative, edifying and engaging, which with the lower year groups is essential to peak their interest.  I have found their staff professional and experienced within a variety of fields which further enhances their delivery of emotive issues during sessions.  I would recommend BTC to any school that wanted to enhance their PSHE provision and provide the students with sessions that break down difficult and sensitive issues, in order to improve student understanding.

 

Miss T Spencer

Head of PSHCE & Careers

Ratcliffe College

Great Day at Ratcliffe college

Another PSHE sessions yesterday, this time at Ratcliffe college with the year 7’s exploring what emotional health is – what it looks like and how it feels. We spoke about negative experiences things that can influence our emotional health – bullying, peer pressure and ways that we can improve our emotional health by learning coping strategies – speaking to a teacher, listening to music, sports ect.

Thank you for being great to work with.

 

 

Simple Steps Are Often The Hardest

Another great day today with my client and another good day in a messy world of their mental health.

My client was great shopping today, they understood the benefit of not spending at a secondhand shop and actually budgeted their funds really well to get an array of food. They chose to think before throwing it in to the trolly, which for many seems such a small thing to do but for my client it is another big step.

Smiles Better

Another fulfilling day today as a PA.

I spent the day working with my Client sort their bills and putting up shelving to allow them to create a cleaner and more organised living room. On arrival they had cleaned as promised and they seemed so enthused to continue to make their property feel more like home. It is so great to seem them focusing on positive things and controlling their demons.

Difficult but rewarding day

Arriving to see my client in such a dark place was not the best feeling but with some distractions and some fresh air we soon saw a spark of light and a smile. It was a difficult day where I had to be on my A game but when you can impact someones life in a positive way it really gives you purpose as a PA. Fingers crossed my time with the client will keep them up until our next visit.