• Mayo's conflict management, personal safety and lone worker training gives housing staff the skills and knowledge to manage challenging situations more safely

    Housing

    Better protect your colleagues, clients and the reputation of your organisation with Maybo conflict management and disengagement training. Regarded as a leading UK specialist, we work to develop the confidence and skills of staff, so that they can identify times where their personal safety may be at risk and use effective communication skills to resolve confrontational situations.

    Proven experience and expertise

    Staff working for housing associations and local authorities often work remotely, are on call for extended hours and have to deal with challenging situations such as collecting payments, dealing with disputes and perceptions of unfairness. This can make them vulnerable to confrontational situations where their personal safety is at risk. 

    Maybo training provides teams and lone workers with the skills to communicate confidently and effectively so that they can prevent and defuse challenging situations.

    We believe that great service is also good for personal safety, which is why the development of great communication skills is central to the training that we deliver. This also benefits team members who may work in-house providing customer services.

    With great customer service and positive communication skills, the majority of incidents can be avoided or defused before they escalate and present a risk to the health and wellbeing of your staff, clients or your organisation’s reputation.

     

    Maybo training programmes

    Explore the range of training modules in Maybo's housing curriculum below

    • eLearning

    • Classroom

    • Train the trainer

    • 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
    • Preventing Conflict and Reducing Risk

      This module is for people who regularly interact with customers or members of the public in their role.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Workplace violence and difficult behaviours
      • Rights and responsibilities
      • Plan to reduce risks and vulnerabilities


      Understanding Human Behaviour

      • Common causes of difficult behaviours
      • 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
    • 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 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 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

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

      Link Housing - Staff Member

    • 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

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

      London Borough of Enfield - Learning & Development Consultant

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

      Lewes District Council

    • 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

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