WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Complex Needs Training Suite

The Complex Needs Training Suite – What is it?

This suite of courses will be delivered by Community Links Training at the WY-FI Hub in Leeds. This is an opportunity for a group of front facing staff from across West Yorkshire to experience a cohesive training package containing key principals and learning which both the National Fulfilling Lives programme and MEAM have established are fundamental to working with multiple disadvantage. Also, the programme of training will be evaluated robustly to measure the impact this training has on its participants, their colleagues and, most importantly, the people they work with.

All participants will complete an introductory course over two days which will consist of the following elements:

  • Psychologically Informed Environments
  • Personality Disorders and Complex Trauma
  • Risk Enablement
  • Working with Challenging Behaviour

This course will run on the 19th/20th September 2018 and on the 1st/2nd October 2018. Participants can indicate their preference on their expressions of interest.

The participants will each then choose to complete 3 of the following extension courses (all 1 day each):

  • 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

These courses will run during January, February and March 2019

Who can do the training?

 The training is not open for general booking. Please do not contact WY-FI and ask for a place.

Training will be provided to a cohort of 32 people (divided into 2 groups of 16). These will be selected following expressions of interest. The selection will ensure that there is representation on the training from all HARM* areas and a proportional representation from the five localities in West Yorkshire.

The successful candidates will complete a learning agreement prior to starting the training which must be signed by both the participant and their line manager. A sample copy of the agreement can be seen here. Please read this before applying for a place on the training.

*HARM = Homelessness, Addiction, Re-offending, Mental Health

What will the Complex Needs Training Suite consist of?

For more information about the content of the training please click on the links below:

Expression of Interest – How to apply for a place

If you would like to apply for a place on the suite of courses, please click on the link below. You will be directed to a questionnaire that will be used to select the 32 candidates for this training programme. Further details are on the first page of the survey. Please read these fully before completing the questionnaire.

Complex Needs Suite Expression of Interest