Positive Behaviour Support with our unique GEARS approach


At EVOLVE we are passionate about the ethical management of behaviours that challenge. We take a holistic approach to the management of behaviour that is rooted in positive psychology. We offer a one day awareness or a 3 day course that includes physical disengagement practical skills. We can provide attendees with both the knowledge and physical skills to deal effectively with challenges of all levels in a non-aversive, person centered and effective manner, as well as the best strategies to prevent reoccurrences. Areas covered include:

- Recognising the signs of mental distress

- Causes of behaviour that challenge

- Functions of behaviour that challenges

- What every individual needs to be healthy and happy

- The psychology of stress and it's impact on behaviour

- Effective assessment and recording

- Proactive and reactive strategies for the management of crisis

- Managing the emotional fallout following crisis and building resilience (staff and service users perspective)

- Using the GEARS approach to safely manage behaviour that challenges

- Functional analysis and reducing harmful behaviours ethically

- Physical disengagement and protection skills (2 day)

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