I’m Stuart Sorensen. I’ve been a trainer, writer and speaker for around 15 years now but I still practice ‘at the coalface’ too, just as I always have. I’m passionate about mental health, rights and liberties and in helping both workers and service-users to be all that they can be. In the last few years I’ve worked as a community psychiatric nurse and also as Quality Development Lead for a large UK social care provider. Before that I worked in acute psychiatry, as a clinical lead nurse specialising in recovery from serious mental disorders and I led a team of drugs workers in residential social care. You might say I’ve been around a bit.
I have long believed that for a trainer or consultant to stay relevant he or she must keep their practical skills up to date. I know that my clients think so too. From learners in training sessions to managers in consultancy you want the person you’re talking with to understand the real world of practice. You want him or her to understand your world and the challenges you face. You want him or her to ‘know’.
That’s why the best freelancers make a point of staying in touch. But spending time in practice is only half the battle. How that time is used is just as important. Freelancers in practice need to take note of changes and understand new challenges. We need to think strategically and come up with practical ways to meet the demands of the real world. And we need to use that experience when we work with our freelance clients.
For me the net result of all this is a constantly evolving range of services based upon the most up to date principles of mental health practice, social care, organisational strategy and personal development. That’s why my training and consultancy clients keep coming back – they know how hard I work to keep in touch with the real world.
General social care training courses:
Safeguarding of vulnerable adults
Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act
Introduction to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
Advanced Mental Capacity Act
Duty of Care training (Hanged if you do & hanged if you don’t)
Positive risk management
Coping with challenging behaviour (including hostility and aggression)
Supervision and appraisal skills
Mental health specific training courses:
Introduction to schizophrenia and psychosis
Schizophrenia for support workers
Dual diagnosis (mental disorder & substance misuse)
All courses listed are available as either one day or two day programmes
Prices reduce for multiple bookings made together.
There are no hidden expenses. The price includes all training materials and handouts. All you need to provide is the venue (and the participants, of course).
One training day £400
Two training days £750
Three training days £1,000
Contact us to arrange training for your team. Training will be delivered to your exact specifications at the venue of your choice anywhere within mainland Britain.
If the course you want isn’t listed, please get in touch. I regularly design bespoke training upon request.