Effective Conversations About Change

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:00 - 16:00

Venue: Cloona House


This training is suitable for those with little or no training in health behaviour change and who have an opportunity to talk with their client group about lifestyle or parenting issues. It is aimed specifically at Community, Voluntary and Statutory sector services.

The aim of this workshop is to strengthen workers knowledge, skills and confidence to offer opportunistic brief advice or engage in effective conversations about change which could improve health, wellbeing and relationships

The promotion of health, wellbeing and positive change is part of every workers role. Yet how many workers are often faced with people who are often reluctant, ambivalent or resistant to change. Years of research tells us how workers talk to people about change can greatly influence if they change or not.

This training session aims to help participants:

  • Explore how conversational skills can improve health literacy
    • To explore delivery of the levels of a brief intervention
    • Improve their understanding of how people change
    • Identify factors, barriers, and practitioner behaviours that blocks change
    • Improve core skills that encourage change
    • Explore resources that can be used to facilitate conversations about change
    • To build on skilful advice giving
    • Help reduce resistance and reluctance that can arise in sessions
    • To explore our own attitudes as workers towards sensitive issues
      • Increase knowledge of the range of services available to refer on to
  • Identify opportunities in practice to incorporate conversations about change
  • To improve the uptake of onward referral

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All Dates

  • Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:00 - 16:00

Contact Us

Colin Neighbourhood Partnership
Cloona House
31 Colin Road
Belfast, BT17 0LG
Tel: 028 9062 3813
Fax: 028 9030 9722