The Complex Needs Training Suite was set up in summer 2018, to pilot a new approach to complex needs training. It’s being delivered in partnership with Community Links Training.
The training is aimed at Mental Health Practitioners, Substance Use Practitioners, Peer Mentors, Homelessness and Housing Services and Criminal Justice – from all five localities in West Yorkshire.
Focusing on reflective practice, 30 delegates have already completed the introductory courses and are currently waiting to complete their individually chosen stage 2 courses. These include:
- Understanding Personality and Personality Disorders
- Working with Personality Disorders
- Trauma Informed Practice
- Dual Diagnosis – For mental health practitioners
- Dual Diagnosis – For substance use practitioners
- Learning disabilities, cognitive impairments and complex needs
- Working with Psychosis
A key aspect of the training is to measure its impact on delegates’ working practices and outcomes for people experiencing complex needs.
Delegates are been asked complete evaluations which focus on this, and there’ll be a short report published in the new year which will consider the impact of the training.
Please note that the training is not open for general booking.
Community Links Training
Community Links Training is a registered charity that provides mental health training to help employers develop their workforce.
We originally commissioned Community Links Training to produce a one day course on Learning Difficulties and Complex Needs. This is now become one of the optional stage 2 courses in the Complex Needs Training Suite.