• Responding to the complex needs and behaviours of people with acquired brain injury

    Neuro-Disability

    Professionals working in neuro-disability settings strive to provide the highest possible level of care for people who have varied and often complex requirements. Maybo’s award-winning training aims to help reduce the pressure being faced by staff, by providing them with the skills to cope in challenging situations, so that they can provide the best possible care to the people they support.

    Proven experience and expertise

    Maybo training helps carers of people who have an acquired brain injury with positive approaches to behaviours of concern based on understanding and meeting needs. Neuro-disability refers to the deficits or impairments an individual can experience when they have been affected by a brain injury.  It can begin during the development process such as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD) or following a traumatic brain injury (ABI). 

    We have developed safer working practices for common tasks in ABI services that reduce arousal, improve communications and keep staff safe. This can extend to clinical holding where necessary.

    We provide staff with primary and secondary strategies to prevent and defuse behaviours that challenge, this helps staff to:

    • Better understand a person’s physiological and emotional needs
    • Improve their environment
    • Engage them in ways that reduce behaviours of concern
    • Reduce the need for restrictive practices

    Our physical skills are gentle and low arousal, yet robust and safe for use with adults and children when required as a last resort.

    We are the preferred training provider for some of the largest care providers across the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

    Maybo Training Programmes

    Explore the range of training modules in our neuro-disability curriculum below

    • eLearning

    • Classroom

    • Train the trainer

    • Blended

    • Promoting Human Rights & Reducing Restrictive Practices

      RRN Approved

      This RRN Approved module explores the principles of supporting a person's needs through a human rights approach. It develops learners' ability to take effective, person-centred measures to reduce restrictive practices that might be used intentionally or in some cases without realising they are restricting the person's liberty or autonomy.

      • Underpinning legislation, principles and definitions
      • Strategies to improve quality of life and reduce risk
      • Recognising restrictive practices
      • Ethical decision making

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended Blended
    • Understanding Trauma and Trauma‑Informed Approaches

      Trauma can affect anyone. When a person lives with trauma their brain works differently and their behaviour changes, yet we as a society often respond in unhelpful ways.

      This comprehensive eLearning course seeks to bridge the gap between identifying and understanding trauma, and, responding with intelligence and compassion in a way that opens the door for recovery and a better way forward.

      Designed for people providing care and support to someone affected by trauma, four engaging and informative eLearning modules explore the fundamental concepts of trauma and how it affects the minds, emotions, lives and behaviours of people who experience it and those close to them.

      This comprehensive course provides a great starting point for those embarking on training and qualifications in trauma-informed approaches. It also provides a pragmatic, engaging and practical way for organisations to provide trauma-awareness training to their whole workforce.

      • Psychological trauma and its potential impact. 
      • Individual factors that can create resilience to trauma and the possible signs and symptoms of trauma.
      • Physiological and psychological effects of trauma.
      • Adopting a trauma-informed approach.

       

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
    • Positive Approaches to Behaviour

      RRN Approved

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Behaviours of concern
      • Rights and responsibilities
      • Planning to reduce risks and vulnerabilities 


      Factors That Influence Behaviour

      • Common functions of behaviours of concern
      • Instinctive reactions to emotional or threatening situations
      • Potential triggers in self and others
      • Levels of escalation


      Positive Interactions and Choices

      • People's needs and expectations
      • Influencing positive outcomes
      • Overcoming barriers to communication 

        

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended Blended
    • Safer De‑escalation

      This module covers de-escalation strategies to alleviate a situation and achieve a positive and safer outcome.

      Dynamic Risk Assessment

      • Maybo SAFER model
      • Risk identification
      • Informed decision-making


      De-escalation Skills

      • Positive, non-aggressive approaches
      • Safer positioning and teamworking skills
      • Strategies to defuse, calm and resolve


      Personal Safety and Post-incident

      • Confronting behaviour
      • Heightened risk indicators
      • Exit strategies in higher-risk situations
      • Post-event impact and responsibilities

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended Blended
    • Personal Safety and Disengagement

      RRN Approved

      This module provides additional practical strategies for disengaging and reducing the risk of assault.

      It is relevant for employees whose roles require them to engage with people whose behaviour can be unpredictable.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Defining defensive skills and interventions
      • Risks of using physical skills
      • Authority for the use of physical skills
      • Individual and team responsibilities 
      • The importance of secondary strategies to reduce the need for physical skills


      Defensive Personal Safety Skills to Avoid Assault and Disengage

      • Training and operational risks associated with the use of Maybo physical skills
      • Low arousal positioning and defensive skills to avoid assault and reduce risk
      • Low arousal skills to release from wrist and clothing grips
      • Contextual applications of Maybo disengagement skills

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
    • Redirection and Guiding

      RRN Approved

      This module provides additional low arousal redirection and guiding skills. 

      • Training and operational risks
      • Low arousal physical intervention skills to prompt or guide an individual
      • Low arousal physical intervention skills to re-direct an individual

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
    • Maybo has worked closely with BSUH to develop and enhance the violence reduction training we deliver to frontline staff. The passion, knowledge, commitment and support to the Trust and more generally in developing effective evidence-based violence reduction programmes for healthcare settings, mark them out as an organisation the Trust is pleased to continue to work with.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust

    • Very happy with Maybo content and back-up services. I like how the content is aimed at the majority of staff and not just high end situations. The session content and layout of the presentations are a big improvement on previous training packages.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • May I say a big thank you for the Maybo violence and aggression course for the ITU nurses. I attended the course today and it was excellent. I think the staff would all agree that the knowledge and skills taught will be hugely beneficial, but in addition, it was a great team-building exercise too. I feel it is imperative that all our ITU nurses attend this course.

      Ashford & St Peter's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - ITU Nurse

    • It has been a pleasure working with Maybo to coordinate St Mungo’s conflict management learning programme. This solution is ideal for staff and the pre and post support from Maybo is excellent.

      St Mungo's

    • The training package was facilitated clearly, concisely and in an easy to understand way. The trainer was engaging and knowledgeable of the course content and catered for the diverse group of learners really well. The trainer kept us on track and encouraged everyone to engage and bring their own experiences. We all had a fabulous week.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • Please make it known that the whole team had nothing but praise for the trainer and that even the “old hands” found it very stimulating as he raised issues in a very understandable way. May I comment that as a general rule, I have never known of any candidates coming away without having gained a lot from these refresher courses.

      Medirest Services - Security Manager

    • Training was contemporaneous and provided contextually. Impressed with the overall content.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • The training design was based on a comprehensive Training Needs Analysis informed by a bespoke staff survey and review of incidents. It has been an incredibly thorough and risk/evidence-based approach. Evaluation of this training by security and clinical staff has been very positive.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust - Head of Security

    • Maybo has great content relevant to hospital and health services. Experienced trainers were able to take-away some excellent strategies that can be delivered in such a way that feels comfortable and natural. The Maybo trainer was patient and informative and this was appreciated. Quality course/quality trainer. Thanks.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • The Maybo Train the Trainer programme has enabled us to deliver Maybo’s excellent training to staff with our own trainers who have the knowledge and experience of the issues faced by the organisation. Staff in high-risk roles were given the confidence to deal safely with violent incidents.

      NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

    • Very professional instructors with good background knowledge of the Ambulance Service. Always willing to suggest solutions to possible problems.

      South Central Ambulance Service

    • They have extensive demonstrated
      experience in the delivery of conflict resolution and
      assault avoidance training in the health care sector both in
      Australia, and around the world. It has a layered and blended approach. They provide a
      comprehensive training program to meet the needs of staff
      in different service areas, all are based on a human rights.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • Maybo's licensed programme gives us the control and flexibility we need to train our staff effectively.

      Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust

    • We have seen a reduction in the number of reported physical assaults of 11% trust-wide so far and up to a 60% reduction in targeted wards.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust - Head of Security

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