Brief Intervention in Supporting Change -
All front line workers in health, social care and community settings should be familiar and confident to deliver opportunistic brief interventions to those they work with and support.
A brief intervention is a short, evidence-based, structured conversation about a health or behavioural issue. This is used by a practitioner that seeks to motivate and support an individual to think about /or plan behavioural change.
Brief Interventions are widely used to support and maintain healthy lifestyle change in areas such as:
Smoking cessation (tobacco and cannabis)
Substance / drug misuse
Obesity, Diet and Exercise
This fun and interactive course is perfect for anyone working in any health, housing or social care setting and is delivered by experienced professionals.
What are Brief Interventions and what does the evidence say
Brief interventions – ‘Who, Why, Where and When’
Essential components of effective brief interventions
Delivering brief interventions ‘a way of being’
Common communication barriers and how to avoid them
Screening and referral
Course length: 1 day
Date: Saturday 26th January 2018 10am – 4pm
Venue: TBC (Plymouth based)