Group is an effective route to accessing therapy and sustainable change. It has the benefit of normalising experiences, sharing practical knowledge and in building peer support. Effective Group-working can speed up the change process help present challenging information to resistant people in a more accessible manner. For group-working to yield the best outcomes, highly skilled practitioners should be used who can gently promote key learning whilst retaining a safe and secure environment.

An Introduction to the Betterminds' "Groupwork" Course

The Betterminds Groupwork training is designed to upskill your team to have the skills and theoretic understanding to apply the effective group work tools and techniques to create outcome for your service users.

The course includes a range of tools to help a group form, to easily integrate new members, to build a nurturing culture of positive engagement and promote a safe and secure working environment.

The training will help your team to grow a clear understanding of how to adapt to the evolving needs of individuals within a group or to the evolving needs of the group as a whole, what alternatives there are and how to drive work to meet existing KPIs.

How Long is the Groupwork Course?

The Betterminds Groupworking Course usually runs for a single day, however, this may be extended depending on the requirements of your organisation.

What Will My Team Gain From The Betterminds' Groupwork Course

  • A range of presentational skills
  • An insight into the needs of introverts and extraverts
  • A range of tools and techniques to meet those needs
  • The skills to develop a culture of change in the work environment
  • Increased staff morale
  • KPI responsive staff
  • Raised expectations within the service
  • They will be more confident practitioners


Where Will The Betterminds' Groupwork Course Be Useful

This course is useful in all organisations that use group working or are investigating group working as a strategy to promote their works.

This can include all aspects of social care, criminal justice and substance misuse services. This training will help raise attendance and engagement in social housing, probation services, drug treatment provision, eating disorders, mental help provision and any form of community engagement and social prescribers.

What Are The Primary Course Objectives

  • To understand the elements that make effective groupworking
  • To be able to plan and deliver effective groupwork sessions
  • To raise groupwork attendance and engagement
  • To have better outcomes in groupwork
  • To be more confident groupworkers
  • To be able to cascade these skills and principles to fellow practitioners




What Else Will Our Team Learn

  • Advantages of group over one-to-one keyworking
  • Group work planning skills
  • Risk assessment for groupworking
  • How to build a self and secure group environment
  • Tools and techniques to build groups
  • Effective starts
  • Strategies to meet the need of each group members
  • Tools and techniques to deal with resistance, to create bonds, to create change, to promote effective dialogues
  • Group management skills
  • How to structure groups to create positive changes
  • Effective group plenaries

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