• Safer, everyday practical skills for managing conflict and clinically related behaviours of concern

    Conflict Resolution and Personal Safety Training for Nurses and Hospital Staff

    Hospitals can be challenging environments to work in and Maybo provides staff in different roles and services with the knowledge and skills to reduce and de-escalate conflict and safely manage behaviours of concern.

    Proven experience and expertise

    Staff working in hospitals strive to provide the best care for patients who can have diverse and often complex physical, psychological and emotional needs. As a result of these some patients can present 'challenging', unpredictable and risky behaviours. Added to this, staff can experience conflict with relatives and other visitors.

    Maybo’s award-winning training provides staff with positive approaches to behaviours of concern, including safer working practices and effective communication and de-escalation skills.

    Where necessary we can teach simple positioning skills to reduce vulnerability to injury when working in close proximity to patients, plus low arousal disengagement, guiding and redirection skills. In higher risk areas this can extend to clinical holding skills.

    Maybo also trains hospital security and response teams in the above areas and in any additional physical intervention skills required, such as holding and escorting skills.

    We are the preferred training partner for many respected healthcare providers in the UK, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

    In the UK, we were amongst the first organisations to achieve Certification from the BILD Association of Certified Training.

    Certified Training for Services Supporting Hospital Staff

    Click on the boxes below to explore our training modules

    • All

    • eLearning

    • Classroom

    • Virtual Classroom

    • Train the Trainer

    eLearning

    Maybo's eLearning programmes utilise the latest learning technologies, realistic scenarios and interactive exercises to offer an engaging self-study learning experience.

    eLearning can play a valuable role within a blended learning strategy, underpinning the knowledge and reducing staff abstraction time, or in some instances as a complete solution. It also works well for induction and refresher training.

    To find out more or for volume purchases contact our team or visit our eLearning store for individual purchases.

    eLearning is also known as self-directed learning. It often precedes Classroom or Virtual Classroom training to provide a foundation of knowledge in advance - this is known as a blended approach.

    Classroom

    Maybo designs and delivers training to meet your requirements and can deliver direct to your staff wherever you need it. We take time to understand your training needs and the unique challenges and scenarios your colleagues face, to ensure our Classroom courses are highly relevant. Learners receive superb resources and certificates with a range of accreditation and qualification options.

    Classroom training can be combined with eLearning to form a blended learning strategy, underpinning the knowledge and reducing staff abstraction time.

    Classroom training is delivered by a trainer at an agreed venue. It is also sometimes called face-to-face or in-person training.

    Virtual Classroom

    Maybo designs and delivers Virtual Classroom training to meet your requirements.

    Virtual Classroom training enables staff to benefit from engaging team training with high-levels of participation delivered remotely by a skilled facilitator over video conferencing software including Zoom and MS Teams.

    Virtual Classroom training can also be combined powerfully with eLearning to form a blended learning strategy, with eLearning underpinning the knowledge and reducing staff abstraction time.

    Virtual Classroom training is live, participatory training delivered remotely by a trainer with video conferencing software.

    Train the Trainer

    Maybo offers a Train the Trainer model that equips experienced trainers to deliver Maybo's accredited training curricula within their own organisation.

    We run regular courses on a variety of subjects that include supporting people with complex needs, positive behaviour support, preventing conflict and behaviours of concern, safer approaches to de-escalation and conflict resolution, personal safety, assault avoidance and low arousal handling skills.

    To find out more contact our team.

    Trainers receive access to Maybo's online resource centre where they can find everything they need to deliver and certify Maybo training in-house.

    Hospitals – All

    • 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
    • Promoting Human Rights & Reducing Restrictive Practices

      This 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

       This module is RRN Approved when part of a BILD ACT Certified Curriculum.

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Positive Approaches to Behaviour

      This module provides learners with positive and proactive approaches to managing behaviours of concern based on respect for the individual.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Behaviours of concern
      • Rights and responsibilities in your role
      • Plan 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 you interact with
      • Levels of escalation

      Positive Interactions and Choices

      • Needs and expectations of the people you support and interact with 
      • Influencing positive outcomes
      • Overcoming barriers to communication

      This module is RRN Approved when part of a BILD ACT Certified Curriculum.

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Safer De‑escalation

      This module introduces secondary responses to alleviate the situation and prevent distress or behaviours of concern from escalating.

      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

       This module is RRN Approved when part of a BILD ACT Certified Curriculum.

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Personal Safety and Disengagement

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

      It is relevant where behaviours can present risks of harm for people and/or those that support and care for them.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Defining defensive skills and interventions
      • Risks of using physical skills in healthcare settings
      • 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

      This module is RRN Approved when part of a BILD ACT Certified Curriculum.

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Redirection and Guiding

      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

       This module is RRN Approved when part of a BILD ACT Certified Curriculum.

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Safer Holding

      This module provides non-aggressive physical intervention skills for use as a last resort to prevent people coming to harm. It is relevant for employees whose roles require them to engage with people whose behaviour can be unpredictable and may need to be held.

      Recognising and Reducing Risk

      • Key risk factors of restrictive physical interventions
      • Individual and team responsibilities to reduce risk and respond to medical emergencies

      Holding and Escorting

      • Training and operational risks associated with non-pain compliant restrictive skills
      • Non-aggressive restrictive holding and escorting skills 
      • Structured exercises
      • Positioning and teamwork in transitions between skills

      Containing and Supporting

      • Reduce risk whilst containing a seated person
      • Teamwork skills to support a person to a seated position on the floor
      • De-escalation and re-engagement skills
      • Applications relevant to the role

      Some services and roles may require training in higher levels of intervention and equipment, which Maybo can provide subject to controls.

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Clinical Holding

      This module provides non-aggressive physical intervention skills for use as a last resort to prevent harm. Its content is shaped around the specific needs and behaviours of the individuals being cared for.

      The restrictive interventions included in the delivery of this module will be assessed to ensure they are suitable for the needs of the people being supported by the participants on each course.

      Where a training needs analysis has highlighted elevated risks to individuals or populations, any additional safeguards, limitations or restrictions will be included in the delivery of this module. 

      Recognising and Reducing Risk

      • Key risk factors of restrictive interventions 
      • Individual and team responsibilities to reduce risk and respond to medical emergencies 

      Clinical Holding Skills

      • Training and operational risks of clinical holding skills
      • Non-aggressive restrictive clinical holding skills

      Training in the use of restrictive interventions must only be provided within the context of a commitment to the reduction of the use of all restrictive interventions and the provision of person-centred support.

      Some services and roles may require training in higher levels of intervention and equipment, which Maybo can provide subject to controls.

      This module is RRN Approved when part of a BILD ACT Certified Curriculum.

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Safety Pod™

      Holding skills for use with the Safety Pod™

      Preparation and Use

      • Features and benefits of the Safety Pod™
      • Health and safety precautions
      • Preparing, using and storing the Safety Pod™

      Seated Holding Skills

      • Using Maybo’s seated wrap skills with the Safety Pod™ 
      • Using Maybo’s wrap reverse skills with the Safety Pod™

       This module is RRN Approved when part of a BILD ACT Certified Curriculum.

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer

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    • 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

    • Maybo training is second to none and is delivered by professionals who understand the complexities involved in supporting people on the Autism Spectrum.

      Autism Jersey - Chief Operations Officer

    • Maybo training has helped our colleagues spot early signs and trigger points where behaviour may become challenging, empowering them to address the situation before it escalates.

      Cornwall Care

    • We receive a truly outstanding and professional level of service from Maybo. Using their training approach has made a difference to the care of our patients.

      The Huntercombe Group

    • 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.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • More aware of strategies to support our clients- great session

      Support Worker - Branches Lifestyle

    • 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

    • Maybo training is paced to meet the learning needs and styles of each and every course participant and there is a healthy balance between theory and practice.

      Autism Jersey - Chief Operations Officer

    • 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

    • We use all levels of Maybo training, including some bespoke courses that have been created by Maybo visiting our services to understand their unique ways of working in a person-centred way to enable positive outcomes for all.

      Turning Point

    • 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

    • I just wanted to take this opportunity to let the Maybo team know that this week’s training was a pleasure to attend. I have now had a few hours at home to process the experience and to reflect on what we accomplished. The guys were excellent tutors and made the whole week enjoyable as well as a superb learning experience.

      Jersey Hospice Care - Training Co-ordinator

    • Key learnings were personal safety, planning, alternative strategies of intervention when there is a risk of harm.

      Marist 180- Youth Worker

    • 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

    • Trainers are very experienced.

      Marist 180, Youth Worker

    • Our staff team absolutely loved the training and found it to be the most useful and thought-provoking training they had ever been on. One person said ‘why did we not have this 30 years ago when I started?’.

      States of Jersey - Head of Service, Children, Young People, Education and Skills

    • 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 human rights.

      Queensland Health - OVP 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

    • My key learning was to step back and assess the situation to avoid situations escalating. It was very eye opening and gave me alternatives to use.

      Marist 180 - Youth Worker

    • We now have a team of carers who are confident in their ability to handle our son's outbursts and violent behaviour with a safe and consistent approach which minimises any risk to both Charlie and those looking after him.

      Parent

    • We at Autism Jersey have developed an excellent working relationship with Maybo. I would recommend Maybo to any organisation supporting people who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

      Autism Jersey - Chief Operations Officer

    • 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

    • Maybo have continued to be supportive, collaborative and have added value in keeping our services a safe and positive place to be for staff and the people we support.

      Turning Point

    • There was a significant reduction in the need to use physical interventions and staff and young people’s injuries are minimal, almost non- existent, as a result of using the Maybo techniques.

      CareTech Holdings

    • 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

    • As a newly qualified Maybo trainer, I am very much looking forward to getting started on training up our staff and can’t wait to attend my next Maybo trainer development course.

      Barnardos - Children's Services Manager

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

      Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust

    • The MLP programme has revolutionised our conflict management and physical intervention training.

      CareTech Holdings

    • Springboard would like to thank the Maybo team for delivering training to us. It was very useful, the feedback was very positive, and the trainer was excellent.

      PBS Mentor - Springboard Education

    • Maybo have supported Turning Point in creating a flexible, service user-focused training programme that enables us to support the people we work with in a safe environment.

      Turning Point

    • Regarding the introduction of the Safety Pod, everyone who has attended has seen how this will improve on the reduction of using floor restraints. We all feel this is a massive improvement in reducing risk to the service user, as well as staff, and can see how this is less invasive for the service user.

      Regional Trainer in Mental Health Service

    • All of the Maybo training is connected to the situations that we face at work. As a result, I feel safer and more confident I can support the people in our care.

      Turning Point - Learning Disability Carer

    • Working with Maybo has helped us to achieve our goal of providing our staff with high-quality training that works. The course facilitators are happy to create bespoke sessions and are excellent at pitching the content to different employee groups. We get excellent feedback from course delegates who also receive an accredited qualification after attending the sessions.

      St Mungo's

    • The assault avoidance trainer training was excellent. It is non aggressive, gentle, logical in its learning and applications.

      Manager, Aboriginal Family Support Services, Ceduna SA

    • Maybo were fantastic, taking the time to talk to staff and managers to create a programme that works for that service.

      Turning Point

    • As parents running our own team of carers to look after our severely autistic son, Charlie, Maybo techniques offer our staff effective ways to both de-escalate Charlie’s outbursts and to restrain him safely if necessary. Everything we learnt was relevant and tailored to ours and Charlie’s needs.

      Parent

    • We use Maybo eLearning as an introduction as this reduces the time spent away from the workplace and allows more time to be spent developing and practising practical skills.

      Cornwall Care

    • 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

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

      South Central Ambulance Service

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