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Aged Care

Oct 16, 2017

Maybo Training: Positive and Safer Dementia Care

With over 400,000 Australians living with dementia and the potential for this to double by the year 2056, Maybo recognises the increasing need to create safe environments for service users, their...

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Jun 9, 2017

Three ways Maybo will help you meet the needs of the National Quality and...

Maybo training meets the needs of the NDIS National Quality and Safeguarding Framework and the National Framework for Reducing and Eliminating the Use of Restrictive Practices in the Disability...

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What Is PBS

Apr 30, 2017

What is Positive Behaviour Support?

This animatied video produced by the Centre for the Advancement of PBS at the British Institue of Learning Disabilities gives a very helpfil introuction to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and how...

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Mar 20, 2017

Understanding human behaviour with Dr Daniel Siegel's 'Hand Model of the Brain'

Over the last few weeks I have been running our Conflict Management train-the-trainer programme to organisations ranging from disability services to transport providers. This programme equips an...

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Oct 31, 2016

Communication is important to maintain and enhance relationships

This week I was lucky enough to support “Reading Group” for my son’s class at school. Like many schools, there is a focus on developing social skills and I was struck by one...

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Sep 27, 2016

NAPICU seclusion policy statement

The UK Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice Updated 2015 seeks to provide clarity on seclusion, yet it also raises questions. We are therefore pleased to share this very helpful summary by the...

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Aug 25, 2016

How to make a difference

There are those that are born to greatness, those that achieve greatness and those that have greatness thrust upon them (sic. William Shakespeare; Twelfth Night, Act II scene V)...

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Cheese

Aug 9, 2016

Say 'Cheese' to Calm Conflict

Many of you will know the parable about the three blind men who all feel an elephant to ‘see’ what it is like. They all touch different parts of the animal (trunk, body, tusks) and...

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May 19, 2016

Would You Walk On By? How Attitude Affects Behaviour

Last Monday, I spent the day in Melbourne delivering our Conflict Management course. We had spent the day exploring how our attitude affects our behaviour, attribution theory, the choices we make...

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Customer Care

Apr 13, 2016

Caring for .....Customers

Is your organisation ready for the onset of NDIS and Consumer Directed Care? It isn’t only a different way of funding; it’s a fundamental change in the way that services are to be...

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Altzheimers

Apr 4, 2016

Six Suggestions to Support Introducing Respite Care

A friend of mine whose father has developed dementia has recently been considering respite care to help his mother with the care that she provides. Unsurprisingly, his mother feels incredibly...

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Lone Worker NHS

Apr 1, 2016

Looking after the Lone Worker

Lone working is a fact of life for many people. Those who provide in home support, who work in remote locations, those who's job means that they travel from place to place, all have the increased...

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Risk

Mar 14, 2016

Assessing Workplace Violence Risks

For those working in an environment where there is a possibility of violence or aggression to staff it is important that appropriate precautions are taken to assess this risk. This is a two fold...

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All Cats Have Aspergers

Feb 29, 2016

”All Cats have Asperger Syndrome

Last night my 7 year old son brought home a book he had borrowed from his school library; ”All Cats have Asperger Syndrome" by Kathy Hoopman. I asked him why he picked it and he said he could...

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Feb 15, 2016

Are We Slaves to Auto Responses?

As I sit in the waiting room of the hospital, whilst my wife is having a procedure I reflect on the conversation I have just had with the receptionist, which I know made my wife cringe at the time....

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Dementia

Feb 1, 2016

Sign Up to Improving Quality Care

Have you heard about the ‘National Aged Care Quality Indicator Programme’? If you're thinking of taking part in this voluntary scheme we can partner with you to help you comply with and...

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Jan 25, 2016

Training in the Brave New World

With the advent of technology we are now more versatile in our approach to learning. We also expect more from our trainers and are constantly looking for ways to achieve the same (or more) for...

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Jan 21, 2016

Rest and Relax - It's Your Duty

As I sit here in my home office in Brisbane listening to radio from the UK I think back on my recent holiday to the USA. For 3 weeks I was able to leave the workload behind and relax. And relax I...

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Scales

Jan 18, 2016

New Sentencing Guidelines for Health and Safety Offences – Five things you...

New guidelines from the Sentencing Council for health and safety offences come into effect from 1st February 2016 and may lead to greater fines and more people being imprisoned. The Health and...

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Top7

Dec 21, 2015

Our Pick of the Blogs of 2015

In case you missed our blogs first time round, or simply want to re-read one you found interesting or particularly relevant to your work, we've put together our seven most read blogs for 2015. Hope...

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Nov 16, 2015

A Christmas Tree Tale: Supporting People Through the Festive Season

Let me tell you a Christmas story told to me by my wife. She has been a nurse for people with an Intellectual Disability for 30 years and has managed many homes supporting people. It was nearing...

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Care

Nov 2, 2015

Challenging 'Challenging Behaviour'

It was Professor Eric Emerson of Sydney University, Australia and Lancaster University, UK who defined what we mean by the term “Challenging Behaviour” in the mid 90’s. His...

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Oct 19, 2015

Doing it Differently - Reducing Violence and Aggression: Our Guest Interview...

Retired Occupational Health and Safety Team Leader at a large Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Brian Smith, speaks to Maybo’s Mark Wakefield about the hospital’s response to the...

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ICE

Aug 27, 2015

Alcohol and Drug Misuse: Managing the Fall Out

Used by 2% of the population of Australia, Meth-Amphetamine (ICE) is a significant contributor to ambulance call outs. The UK useage levels may be lower, but alcohol and drug misuse impact on our...

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Seclusion

Aug 19, 2015

Is Time Up for Time Out? The Use of Seclusion and Restrictive Practices in...

Maybo Australia's Learning Disabilities specialist Mark Wakefield, questions the use of seclusion as a means of managing challenging behaviours. The example of the classroom 'cage' quoted was in an...

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