• We strive to promote human wellbeing and create positive outcomes for staff and service users

    Adult Services

    Maybo’s industry-leading training provides adult services' staff with positive strategies to identify and respond to behaviours of concern

    Proven experience and expertise

    Maybo helps Adult Services to meet duty of care and regulatory requirements in a way that promotes positive values and behaviours. Our models and learning methods are consistent with the principles of positive behaviour support, focusing on primary and secondary strategies for preventing and de-escalating challenging situations.

    By building staff confidence and competence in how to prevent and safely manage challenging situations, quality of care and life can be improved and risks to staff and service users minimised.

    Maybo provides staff with positive strategies to identify and respond to a person's psychological and emotional needs, which may be an underlying cause of their actions. This gives staff the confidence to deescalate and manage challenging behaviours that represent a risk to safety.

    Maybo training is informed by guidance from NHS Protect, Department of Health and Social Care, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Skills for Health, Royal College of Nursing, BILD and the Restraint Reduction Network.

    Maybo training programmes

    Explore the range of training modules in our adult services curriculum below

    • eLearning

    • Classroom

    • Train the trainer

    • Blended learning

    • Promoting Human Rights and 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

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended learning Blended learning
    • Understanding Behaviour: A PBS Approach

      This module is designed for people providing care and support to people with learning disabilities or autism. It aims to develop their understanding of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and person-centred support.

      Principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

      • Understanding PBS
      • Principles of PBS
      • Three key areas of PBS

      Characteristics of Behaviour 

      • Behaviour considerations
      • Behaviours of concern
      • Effects of behaviours of concern

      Factors That Influence Behaviour

      • Factors that can influence behaviour
      • How inhibitors can influence behaviour

      Functions of a Person's Behaviour

      • Fast and slow triggers
      • Identifying the function of a person's behaviour


      This module is normally combined with the following Maybo modules to form a two-day PBS training programme:

      1. Promoting Human Rights and Reducing Restrictive Practices
      2. Understanding Behaviour: A PBS Approach (this module)
      3. Observing Behaviour to Inform PBS Plans and Strategies
      4. Implementing Person-Centred Active Support

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended learning Blended learning
    • Understanding the Needs and Behaviours of People Living with Dementia

      This module explores how to provide person-centred support to people living with dementia.
       

      Principles of Person-Centred Support

      • Understanding person-centred support
      • Principles and values of person-centred support


      Characteristics of Behaviour 

      • Behaviour considerations
      • Behaviours of concern
      • Effects of behaviours of concern


      Factors That Influence Behaviour

      • Factors that can influence behaviour
      • How inhibitors can influence behaviour


      Functions of a Person's Behaviour

      • Fast and slow triggers
      • Identifying the function of a person's behaviour

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended learning Blended learning
    • Observing Behaviour to Inform PBS Plans and Strategies

      This module is designed for people providing care and support to children or adults with learning disabilities or autism. It will develop their ability to contribute to behaviour-informed positive behavioural support plans and strategies.

      • Observation, recording and reporting approaches
      • Actions to protect vulnerable people
      • Positive planning
      • Proactive and reactive strategies
      • Reinforcing behaviour in a PBS framework


      This module is normally combined with the following Maybo modules to form a two-day PBS training programme:

      1. Promoting Human Rights and Reducing Restrictive Practices
      2. Understanding Behaviour: A PBS Approach
      3. Observing Behaviour to Inform PBS Plans and Strategies (this module)
      4. Implementing Person-Centred Active Support

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • Blended learning Blended learning
    • Implementing Person Centred Active Support

      This module is designed for people providing care and support to people with learning / intellectual disabilities or autism. It aims to develop their ability to implement person-centred active support and PBS values.

      • Observation, recording and reporting approaches
      • Actions to protect vulnerable people
      • Positive planning
      • Proactive and reactive strategies
      • Reinforcing behaviour in a PBS framework

      This module is normally combined with the following Maybo modules to form a two-day PBS training programme:

      1. Promoting Human Rights and Reducing Restrictive Practices
      2. Understanding Behaviour: A PBS Approach
      3. Observing Behaviour to Inform PBS Plans and Strategies
      4. Implementing Person-Centred Active Support (this module)

       

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the trainer Train the trainer
      • eLearning eLearning
      • Blended learning Blended learning
    • Positive Approaches to Behaviour

      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 learning Blended learning
    • 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 learning Blended learning
    • Safer Lone Working

      This eLearning module explores the risks we may experience when working alone and the steps we can take to increase our personal safety.
       

      • Risks and vulnerabilities of lone working
      • Risk reduction measures we can take to prepare for working alone
      • Reducing risk when travelling alone
      • Reduce risk when arriving at a premises

       

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
    • Personal Safety and Disengagement

      This module provides additional practical strategies for reducing risks of assault and can include low level escorting and re-direction skills.

      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
    • 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

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

      Turning Point

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

      CareTech Holdings

    • 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

    • Good, worthwhile and beneficial training to certain areas in my role and in my workplace. Trainer was engaging and had the whole group taking part.

      London Borough of Islington - Delegate

    • We are very happy with the way the training was delivered. Both the trainers were very professional and everybody thought the training was very worthwhile.

      East Cambridgeshire District Council

    • 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

    • Well-delivered, excellent course, all relevant content, good pace, and a very knowledgeable and engaging tutor.

      Link Housing - Staff Member

    • The training has given me the confidence and ability to go about my job more safely and without adversely affecting or hurting the feelings of our service users.

      Brent Council - Adult Social Care Team Member

    • 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

    • Just would like to let you know the training provided by Maybo was excellent and that takes a lot for me to say that! Very good and well worth all staff attending.

      London Borough of Havering - Senior Practitioner, Adult Social Care Community Team

    • The feedback from eLearning was excellent....staff stated that it was nice to be refreshed on things that they do every day but often take for granted.

      London Borough of Ealing

    • The Maybo trainer was great, very engaging, everything went really well.

      London Borough of Enfield - Learning & Development Consultant

    • Excellent training that was explained and demonstrated well. Safety when visiting people’s homes and skills to defuse situations. Met all of my requirements.

      City of Edinburgh - Delegate

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • I was impressed by the trainer’s style and delivery, managing the “internal politics” very well. Maybo’s use of scenarios as a base to the training event is excellent. I have always had good feedback from staff in the past, but to personally see the training in action confirmed and reinforced their feedback.

      City of London - Manager

    • I would have no hesitation in attesting to the quality of the work Maybo does for this Authority and can confirm that we look forward to our relationship with them continuing into the future.

      Wealden District Council

    • 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

    • Wealden District Council has worked with Maybo for many years now and the results have always been very successful. Starting with programmes on Lone Worker Safety, the work we do has extended into Telephone Violence, Face-to-Face Violence in the Office and Panic Alarm Response. I would have no hesitation in attesting to the quality of the work Maybo does for this Authority.

      Wealden District Council

    • 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

    • 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

    • The trainer was able to tailor this excellent training to be relevant to my job role. The course was enjoyable and engaging.

      South Lanarkshire Council - Delegate

    • 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

    • The training met all our needs and the feedback from staff was universally excellent.

      Lewes District Council

    • 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

    • 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

    • We have used Maybo as our preferred supplier for Conflict Management training since 2009 and such a long partnership is evidence of the success of the workshops they deliver for us.

      Richmond Housing Partnership - HR Training Advisor

    • 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

    • Having provided training for us for many years, we have found Maybo to be very professional. Maybo training gives you peace of mind that your staff will be safer.

      City of Westminster

    • 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.

      Richmond Housing Partnership - HR Training Advisor

    • The relevance of the training to children being first and foremost was utmost in our minds when we commissioned this package for our teams. The language use and the way of thinking about impact and understanding has been amazing. There is a real buzz in our residential homes and people keep asking for more!

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

    • 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.

      Cygnet Health Care - Regional Trainer

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