Helpline Skills Training
London & Online
Comprehensive Communication interactive skills training provides an opportunity to confirm your current practice or learn new techniques. We commence with a focus on your role in assisting others, maintaining boundaries, listening effectively and developing core techniques to enable you to respond to the caller.
Listening and responding to people who are in distress on a regular basis can have a cumulative effect on you. Have you been impacted by your engagement with callers? It is essential that you have the right mechanisms in place to protect your own mental health. This course will explore your resilience, provides an opportunity to reflect and shares the tools to enable your own self-care and build resilience.
This course will cover all the techniques that can be used to evaluate your quantitative and qualitative call data. What difference did you make to your caller? This course enables you to consider how to use the qualitative and quantitative data collected by your service to understand your impact. We analyse the different ways to measure outcomes and how these can be implemented into your organisation.
If you work with callers who are at risk of suicide, our Beyond Blue course will cover all the soft skills, communication skills and knowledge you need to provide effective help. The course will explore questioning techniques, mechanisms of support and provide a supportive space to practise responses.
If you are considering or setting up a new service, this is the course to provide you with guidance on the key components. Our course will enable you to work through the framework for delivery; consider options for channels, staffing, opening hours, as well as identify the policies and procedures required to support the work of your service. It is an excellent opportunity to network with others at similar stages of development.
Our webinar series will provide a quick deep dive by shining a spotlight on key topics or sharing knowledge on a support or response mechanism. We commence with differentiating between your personal and professional boundaries and the importance of self-care.
We build your confidence in responding to livechat conversations. Our course delivers a skills toolkit to enable you to engage with service users. Our live chat structure provides a framework to respond and consider the key components to deliver a consistent service.
Responding to complex calls can impact helpline workers. We look at the distinction between compassion fatigue, burnout and vicarious trauma. How we can mitigate risk, measure the impact and look at creating our own selfcare toolkit.
I’ve been trained by Priya on a number of occasions, and it’s always been a pleasure. I’ve found her to be a really engaging and inclusive trainer, with loads of helpful insights from her own experience to be able to share