We provide in-house training to volunteers who have the key qualities in order to provide bespoke support for clients where this type of therapeutic intervention would be beneficial.
Our coaching model is based on community engagement and building positive development. This is about empowerment, self-reliance, self-resilience and independence. Encouraging coaches to move forward and not back, turning past negatives into future positives. Looking at old behaviours and how we react and reflect on responding differently.
Our coaches empower services users, it is a process of suggestion rather than being forceful or controlling. A coach will use the Five Ways to Wellbeing as a platform to determine the level of support and at what point an individual journey needs to start. Using the Asset Tree they also help to find areas of support, treatment and sign posting, but most of all this will clarify for a service user where they really are, helping them to identify and map out their own recovery journey with support from their coach.
Confidence building course delivered in-house by our in-house training team where participants are given the confidence to speak and deliver a key message through public speaking.
Asset Based Community Development
An introduction to ABCD and the 5 ways to wellbeing. Mapping assets within the group and their wider community, identifying strengths/skills/assets and what the local community has in terms of resource.
The programme provides an aspirational and defined pathway promoting engagement (buy-in), resilience and improvements in personal and community development. The first phase of the full programme, addresses issues around motivation and social etiquette. The programme embraces the Five Ways to Wellbeing with activities available across Lancashire, which are diverse in content, enabling participants to learn, take notice, be active, connect and give back.
- Learn – wide range of community based training courses. Confidence building and motivational speaking workshops, coach training delivered by RRR.
- Take Notice – Service users are encouraged to take notice of the world around them and how their contribution can bring positive changes to themselves, families and communities.
- Be Active – numerous outdoor and environmental projects. LUF Boat-a canal barge providing opportunities to learn about waterways, navigation and barge maintenance, also serving as a base for the RRR Fishing Club. Referrals to the Challenge Through Sports Initiative, to increase participation in physical activity amongst disadvantaged individuals who have sedentary lifestyles.
- Connect – engagement with our community and Families in Recovery groups, Lancashire User Forum (service user group), locality drop ins where service users meet and share their experiences and concerns.
- Give Back – Service users ‘give back’, in the form of activities which benefit their communities or supporting others to assume responsibility in developing their own projects.
Volunteer/Peer Support Development
Workshops aimed at existing volunteers to promote the benefits of volunteering/peer support.
Testimonials from Training
“I was very scared at the start but as getting through the day I grew and became more confident in speaking I’m still a little shaky but in time I think that it will go away, and the things said were very powerful and moving. I thought my story wasn’t anything special and that I didn’t really have one but today has made me realise I have got one and I am bettering myself every day.”
“Although I did not stand up in the final assessment, I still feel like an eagle! Today has opened my eyes to the art of speaking. I didn’t think id be able to stand up at all. Thanks for your time spent with us today. When I have enough to say I will say it. Listening to others today that were in my position inspired me to stay strong.”
“Grown in experience and confident talking about my recovery and my part of being a member of red rose recovery.”
“I found it really hard, scary and had a lump of anxiety in my throat and my stomach all day but this afternoon I’ve been bowled over and honoured with such inspirations. Glad I was here and thankful, I will practice on these skills.”
“My feedback from Emma was truth and positivity what I have taken from it was more hope and inspiration. I am worthy I can rise up like an eagle and most importantly for me is to get rid of the chicken is in my life. An inspirational real talking group and truth has power in it, real emotions and trust.”
“I was nervous from the beginning, especially. When I was told I’d be videoed on the first presentation. I struggled to do the first 2 minutes as I ran out of what to say. But with good constructive comments from Emma and other participants I felt better.
I liked the way quick sessions were done, each one adding a different skill. I really enjoyed the session.”
“Very amazing, good wellbeing different levels of understanding. U learnt so much and can put the work into practice. I know what I want to be in life work with people who are getting through struggles. Anything I can do to heal others, my energy and positive out there.”