Groupwork is an effective route to accessing therapy and sustainable change. It has the benefit of normalising experiences, sharing practical knowledge and building peer support. Effective Groupworking can speed up the change process, helping present challenging information to resistant people in a more accessible manner. For groupwork to yield the best outcomes, highly skilled practitioners should be used who can gently promote key learning whilst retaining a safe and secure environment.

An Introduction to the Betterminds' Groupwork Course

The Betterminds Groupwork training is designed to upskill your team to have the skills and understanding to apply groupwork tools and techniques, creating better outcomes for your service users.

The course includes a range of tools to help a group form, easily integrate new members, build a nurturing culture of positive engagement and promote a safe and secure working environment.

The training will help your team to grow a clear understanding of how to adapt to equality and diversity, evolve learning needs of individuals within a group, and enhance their flexibility to meet the evolving needs of the group as a whole.

Training will also include approaches and techniques to plan and guide all works to meet existing KPIs.

How Long is the Groupwork Course?

The Betterminds Groupworking Course usually runs for a single day, however, this may be extended depending on the requirements of your organisation.

What Will My Team Gain From The Betterminds' Groupwork Course

  • A range of presenting skills
  • An insight into the needs of introverts and extroverts
  • A range of tools and techniques to meet those needs
  • The skills to develop a culture of change in the work environment
  • Increased staff morale
  • KPI responsive staff
  • Raised expectations within the service
  • Increased confidence in their role as practitioners


Where Will The Betterminds' Groupwork Course Be Useful

This course is useful in all organisations that use group working or are investigating group working as a strategy to promote their works.

This can include all aspects of social care, criminal justice and substance misuse services. This training will help raise attendance and engagement in social housing, probation services, drug treatment provision, eating disorders, mental help provision and any form of community engagement and social prescribing.

What Are The Primary Course Objectives

  • Understand the elements behind effective groupworking
  • Grow the skills needed to plan and deliver effective groupwork sessions
  • Raise groupwork attendance and engagement
  • Achieve better outcomes in groupwork
  • Enable more confidence in groupworking ability
  • Cascade these skills and principles to fellow practitioners




What Else Will Our Team Learn

  • Advantages of group over one-to-one keyworking
  • Group work planning skills
  • Risk assessment for groupworking
  • How to build a self and secure group environment
  • Tools and techniques to build groups
  • Effective starts to groupworking sessions
  • Strategies to meet the need of each group member
  • Tools and techniques to deal with resistance, create bonds, create change and promote effective dialogues
  • Group management skills
  • How to structure groups to create positive changes
  • Effective group plenaries