Living with Emotional Intensity (Borderline Personality Disorder / BPD)

For our upcoming Supporting People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) training course, we worked with someone who lives with and manages the condition. Janette has agreed to blog about her experiences, from her initial diagnosis to how she makes sense of her behaviours. In 1992 I was told I had a Borderline Personality disorder. “Are you telling me I don’t …

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The world of benefits never stands still

The world of benefits never stands still… and so within a few days of the appointment of the new Prime Minister, we were introduced to the third Secretary of State for the Department for Work & Pensions since the start of the year. BHT’s benefits trainer Jayne Knights brings you up to speed with the major news to affect all things …

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How to bust stress!

Stress has been defined as: The adverse reaction that people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed upon them. Health and Safety Executive BHT has worked with our mental health trainer Alex Langridge to develop a new Managing Stress in the Workplace for Managers course. In our blog, Alex talks about the importance of preventative strategies to …

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Universal Credit can be hard on the brain…

Three years after the first Universal Credit claims went live, this new benefit is as controversial as ever. BHT’s benefits trainer Jayne Knights explains both the positives, and the criticism for, Universal Credit. Stephen Crabb has made it very clear that he has no plans for any slowing down of the rollout of Universal Credit, and the focus is now …

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Substance misuse: causes of dependence and withdrawal

BHT’s substance misuse trainer Scott Henery talks about the main effects drugs have on the brain’s chemistry. Scott will be running Advanced Alcohol & Substance Misuse training on 23 & 24 June, where you kind find out more about neuropharmacology, how all the key drugs work and how dependence and withdrawal are likely to occur. We’ve seen how drugs of …

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Dual Diagnosis – true or false?

BHT’s substance misuse trainer Scott Henery shares some of the common misconceptions about Dual Diagnosis, as well as some facts you may not be aware of. All answers are at the bottom of the page. Book onto BHT’s Dual Diagnosis training on 21 & 22 April where these answers will be explored more fully. 1. Cannabis causes psychotic illness Myth or …

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Welfare reform – what’s next?

With Universal Credit is now in place throughout the country, technical glitches and rent arrears will start to affect your clients. Welfare and Benefits trainer Jayne Knights asks: are you prepared? “In my last blog, I wrote about this being an exciting time to be a benefits trainer, and even though I’ve now been in benefits world for over thirty …

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ITEP: Helping Substance Misuse Clients Become Their Own Change Makers

ITEP and Node-Link Mapping and Abstinence and Integrated Recovery trainer Scott Henery explains how ITEP works, and how it is changing lives: The International Treatment Effectiveness Project – or ITEP for short – has one simple aim for clients on a substance misuse pathway: to improve treatment effectiveness by making the delivery of psychosocial interventions easier and clearer, and by …

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Getting Presentations Right… and Getting Them Wrong!

Standing in front of people and presenting information and ideas isn’t always easy. Presenting with Confidence trainer Sally Hale shares her top tips for delivering presentations: One of my first contracts as a newly self-employed trainer was a series of Presentation Skills training courses for Westminster City Council. This was 22 years ago. Since then, I’ve regularly been asked to …

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