Hurry and book onto our next carer’s workshop taking place on June 30th

Hurry and book onto our next carer’s workshop taking place on June 30th

There’s a chance for family, friends and carers to find out more about ‘motivational interviewing’ and how they can help support those they care for to make changes, thanks to a free workshop.

‘How to listen and respond to conflict with people we care for’ will be running from 10am-12.30pm on Thursday June 30th and is provided to the family, friends and carers of our service users who are currently under the care of our Oxfordshire Mental Health services.

Places are free but limited so make sure you email Di Hilson, the Trust’s Carers Lead, if you are interested in taking part- Diane.Hilson@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk, giving your name, number and the course you would like to attend..

Di says: “Often when we care for people, we feel we can see things they could be doing to feel better. However, when people are feeling low or anxious there is often a lack of motivation or ambivalence to change. This often creates conflict, with us trying to impose change on someone.”

Motivational interviewing looks to resolve ambivalence to change, with people developing a desire to change from within. It’s about helping people to see what they value and want in life and supporting them with making these changes.

For more information on where and how you can get support visit our carer’s site here and to get a better insight into the upcoming workshops, click here.

Published: 22 June 2022