Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has developed a new free e-learning course: Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Awareness Raising.
The course was developed in partnership with the Department of
Health as part of the Positive and Safe initiatives to reduce the
use of physical interventions in care settings.
The course has been specifically designed to be of relevance
across the adult care sector including services related to:
• mental health
• acquired brain injury
• older people
• learning disability.
It is important to note that the course has been designed to give
only a broad overview of Positive Behavioural Support and therefore
does not provide a detailed guide for
practitioners. It can be used as a general introduction to PBS
across service sectors or as part of an induction. It also lends
itself to refresher training for direct care staff in respect of
values and understanding behaviour. Staff and carers will need
further training and support if they are to implement PBS systems
and technologies in practice.
The PBS Awareness Raising course is now available on the National Skills Academy e-learning
platform. It takes 3 to 4 hours to complete and is open to all
learners, free of charge.
Those not registered on the platform will need to create a new
account. If your organisation is not listed, contact the helpdesk
to request access. This is a straightforward process and should
only take a few minutes. Once registered, just scroll down the
courses listed to find Positive Behavioural Support.
When you do access the course please take a couple of minutes to
provide feedback to the development team by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.