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Bronwen Williams Development Training & Consultancy

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Bronwen Williams Development, Training & Consultancy

RMN, PGCHE, NMC Teacher, BSc (hons), MSc

Book due out August 2024 with Wiley  - Practical Human Behaviour Change for the Health and Welfare of Animals

I am a Mental Health Nurse with over 40 years experience of clinical practice, service management, training and education. I am experienced in training needs analysis, designing bespoke training packages and delivering sessions, days and longer courses. I am also an independent researcher and write about mental health issues, animals and their impact on humans, and training and education. I have also volunteered in Equine Welfare for over 30 years. 

I regularly deliver longer behaviour change, including Motivational Interviewing courses  for animal health, care and welfare workers to support the owners and clients they work with to make behaviour changes to improve the welfare of their animals. I also deliver a similar course for health and social care workers. 

Other courses include bespoke Mental Health Awareness courses for a variety of workers. These can be tailored to particular needs for professional groups or organisations.

Courses can be delivered online or face to face. 

Clinical supervision and reflective practice course design and delivery for both human health and animal health and welfare workers. 

Writing coaching and supporting others  to write for publication. 

Using Supervision for Animal
Welfare Workers Operating
Remotely During a Pandemic

Sam Chubbock from World Horse Welfare I presented at the International Supervision Week in 2022.  


We reported on some novel interventions done in recent years with equine welfare workers.


A number of the World Horse Welfare team have been trained by in the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI), and then reflective practice groups (also known as supervision) were used following the training to support people in transferring these skills into practice. Our presentation is intended to give an overview of MI and how reflective practice groups have been used following the training, and we will look at what animal welfare organisations and workers might take from this and how reflective practice might be used by others working in this field.

You can find out more about the presentation and the pricing structure through this link;



Courses

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Supporting Behaviour Change in Animal Owners

Using Motivational Interviewing to support animal owners with behaviour change over 5 1/2 days  
Delivered by trainers who are experienced in Mental Health, Education and Animal Welfare

DATES 2024

Please email for information

We have run one course this year and plan to do another later in the year, dates are yet to be confirmed. 

 

Over 35 hours taught time 

The online course is delivered to 10 people, so places will be limited to allow for individual support and coaching from trainers for all participants.

Mental Health Awareness for Animal Health and Welfare Professionals

Mental health awareness courses specifically designed and delivered for animal health, care and welfare professionals

Email for more information, dates and price 

Currently delivered over two consecutive mornings on line.

Small class size of 10 maximum. 

CPD that will support your understanding and help for yourself, your colleagues and your clients and owners.

Covers:

  • What is mental health/ mental ill health? What influences mental disorders?

  • Common mental health problems including anxiety, depression and dementia. More complex disorders; bipolar disorder, personality disorders, PTSD, psychosis and Autistic Spectrum Conditions

  • Other issues including the impact of trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue, human mental health and attachment to animals and risks, bereavement and grief in animal owners and those who have suicidal thoughts and behaviours   

  • Tips and guidance on how to support others with mental health problems and illnesses and how to look after our own wellbeing

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Bespoke Courses

For animal health and welfare workers
For human health, care, and other workers
Sessions, half days and full days

Courses that can cover a range of subjects including

  • Mental Health Awareness for those working in animal health, care and welfare

  • Mental Health Awareness for human agencies including Police, Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, Housing and others

  • Animal Hoarding

  • Bereavement in Animal Owners

  • Introduction to supporting Behaviour Change 

  • Listening and Communication Skills

  • Suicide Awareness

  • Suicide - helping those who have thoughts and feelings 

  • Building resilience in ourselves

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Mental Wellbeing in Retirement 

  • Supporting our own mental wellbeing 

Writing for Publication

Half day and whole day workshops

Practical workshops which will give you knowledge of what to write and where and how to submit for publication. 

With a mix of information about the whole of the writing for publication process and practical exercises to start you on your writing project you will come away with a plan of how to progress with your writing.

It is recognised that three main issues get in the way of successfully writing for publication; confidence, time and how to actually write. These workshops look at all of these areas and how you can overcome them with ideas, tips and methods that can be individualised to meet you needs. 

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