The Relationship Hub delivers training for professionals addressing issues that arise in counselling, to enable greater awareness in complementing an existing counselling programme. For instance, we offer workshops for teachers and others with pastoral responsibility for children and young people, to help raise awareness of presenting issues, and aid decisions about referrals.
If there is something of this nature you believe your organisation and staff could benefit from, please contact Ross Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone him on 0161 764 7813.
We believe that relationship skills can be learnt and that it helps to talk about relationships with other people who are going through similar things. This can help you to put things in perspective, learn how to deal with difficult situations, restore balance to family life, and keep time aside for you and those close to you.
The Relationship Hub has recently secured funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All programme to develop a ‘stronger relationships’ training programme and toolkit, initially aimed at groups who do not systematically engage with relationship counselling and support agencies. We will therefore be undertaking a pilot project informed by young men aged 18-25 and autistic young adults, which we hope to extend to other groups that would benefit from our services. Watch this space!
Supervision in the Helping Professions
Supervision is an integral part of the counselling and psychotherapy professions.
It has spread to many other helping professions including support workers, children centre staff, teachers, learning mentors, designated safeguarding leads, social workers, pastoral workers and many more.
Many professional roles have come to include a high level of “helping” in addition to the primary function. Teaching for example, now has a very high pastoral component requiring school staff at all levels to engage with issues affecting pupil well-being. A pressurised school environment often does not provide the opportunity for de-stressing, reflecting or monitoring professional and personal responses to distressed pupils, fraught parents and complex situations such as safeguarding matters.
For professions with a high ratio of client contact, supervision can provide a separate space in which to reflect on professional practice and personal responses. Paying attention to the professional and personal needs of staff enables them to recharge their batteries and maintain enthusiasm for the work.
As well as helping the individual, the benefit to the organisation is less stressed staff and a reduction in staff absenteeism. If you think a member of your staff would benefit from supervision in this way and would like further information please contact us via the contact page.
The Relationship Hub is seeking to employ sessional CBT-qualified counsellors to strengthen our team in supporting the people of Greater Manchester North. You can find out more about this great opportunity here.