About the training

Our Autism and Mental Health Support Team delivers training aimed at health and social care professionals to help you understand and work effectively with adults with autism in your services.

Learning outcomes

Our interactive online training session will:

  • Increase your understanding of autism and neurodiversity
  • Provide information and tools on how you can understand, assess and provide effective interventions for adults with autism and mental health difficulties
  • Reflect on and identify realistic and potential reasonable adjustments you can make in your work
  • Think about how to assess and manage risk for individuals on the spectrum
  • Suggest what models and approaches can assist you in your work
  • Show you why we think in the way we do, and understand why we can sometimes struggle with difference

A certificate of attendance is provided. 

Who our training is for?

Our training is for health and social care professionals working in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington.

You can book onto our training if you work for:

  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust – Mid Mersey services
  • Halton, Knowsley, St Helens or Warrington Council
  • Halton, Knowsley, St Helens or Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group
  • A Halton, Knowsley, St Helens or Warrington GP practice

Duration: Three hours


Training dates

Date

Time

Where/platform

Friday 8 October

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Microsoft Teams)

Wednesday 13 October

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Microsoft Teams)

Monday 18 October

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

Thursday 4 November

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

Wednesday 10 November

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Microsoft Teams)

Thursday 18 November

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Microsoft Teams)

Wednesday 24 November

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

Wednesday 1 December

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

Friday 10 December

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Microsoft Teams)

Thursday 16 December

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Microsoft Teams)

Thursday 21 December

10.00am to 1.00pm

Online (Zoom)

Booking information

To book your place on one of the training sessions above please email the following address with your job role/service and chosen training date: lynn.kinnear@merseycare.nhs.uk


Testimonials

We've been delighted with the feedback we've received for this training and love hearing how it has made a difference.

Here are some of the things previous attendees have shared:

“It was one of my favourite training sessions I have ever had and really made me think about my practice and my approach to service users”

“I found the training enlightening and useful. The material/content was well thought out and presented. I now have a much better understanding of the condition and of the adjustments I would need to make in conducting therapy with someone with autism”

“I have worked in services for several years now and we work with many service users who have diagnosis of ASC. Although feeling that I had experience in this area – so much of the theory and background that was covered during this training was new to me! I have come away feeling much more mindful of considering a person’s needs in the context of their ASC"

“The contributions from the experts by experience really enriched the training. Excellent interactive and interesting course – even when done online!”

“I was very ignorant about autism thinking that there was only one issue. I have had my eyes well and truly opened and have thoroughly enjoyed the session”

“The session really sparked off some new ideas for me. It shone a new light on current/previous clients’ presentations/difficulties, and the fact that a colleague emailed me straight after the session with similar ideas suggests that there is definitely a need for us all to think more globally about some of our clients’ presentations and needs”

“Engaging and knowledgeable speakers who really know their stuff and are so passionate about autism!”

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