Two new e-learning courses by Neil Thompson: ‘Risk Assessment and Management’ and ‘Outcome-focused Practice’.
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Assertiveness is a widely misunderstood term. Many people use it to mean being stroppy or difficult, unaware that this is a significant distortion of the philosophy underpinning the idea of assertiveness. For example, on training courses I have been running I have many times come across comments to the effect of: ‘If I were assertive, I would be disciplined’ or ‘If I were assertive people would give me a really hard time’ …Continue Reading →
More than 30,000 people over 60 in Wales are victims of domestic abuse, the older people’s commissioner has said. Sarah Rochira said more needs to be done to support them. The Welsh government said it was “committed to supporting all victims of domestic abuse”. Ms Rochira said there were unique issues for older people in abusive relationships and the support in place is not always appropriate.Continue Reading →
Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. Nobody has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad. If you are being bullied you don’t have to deal with it alone. We are here to help you.Continue Reading →
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees (including workers) because of a mental or physical disability. Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantially adverse and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. In the workplace such activities are taken to include things like using a telephone or computer, interacting with colleagues, following instructions, driving and carrying everyday objects. ...Continue Reading →
Though the following short video focuses on high school/college students, the message it promotes has relevance for a much wider audience. Wherever people work with people, there is the potential for miscommunication, or a lack of communication, about differing perspectives. This video reminds us of the importance of making assessments rather than assumptions.Continue Reading →