We have worked in the area of programmes for a number of years, in varying sectors and roles. Whist fulfilling these roles we have noticed that all programmes tend to be reactionary. Offending behaviour programmes after the person has committed the crime, and drugs and alcohol programmes once someone has an addiction. There are a number of factors that affect/influence these negative outcomes. We felt that surely it is better to prevent these larger problems from occurring by dealing with these areas to start with, such as emotions, communication or dealing with problems effectively, lack of knowledge and understanding, etc.
Our company, designs and runs interactive, preventative workshops and programmes. These aim to challenge client’s knowledge levels and thinking styles through interactive and stimulating activities. This visual process of information helps clients feel, see, relate and therefore understand more. We design programmes and workshops that will help aid in the prevention of future or further problems for the client. These range from accessible to all workshops that aim in giving information and explore the individuals thinking, to more specific courses that break down the clients thinking and helps them identify better ways of dealing with different situations. We stand out from other workshops by creating interactive and immersive activities that fully engage the client and help them to relate to the topics being covered.
The main thing that sets us apart from other companies out there is the way we present our courses and information. Our programmes are lively, interactive, engaging and informative. We highlight new ideas and allow opportunity for new thinking through a coaching style. We have fully immersive workshops which allow the clients to feel and experience the context being covered. Given our knowledge and experience we are able to tailor our programmes and workshops to benefit all customer needs.
Stacey Litster worked for the YMCA for a number of years. She helped set up Shepton Mallet Youth club and designed and implemented a number of programmes and workshops whilst doing this. She has facilitated on a number of projects with young people to help engage them, get them involved in their community and to give them a voice. Stacey has also worked in housing sectors which allowed her to work in more specific areas with vulnerable young people. She had to give advice and guidance not only on day to day living but also social and emotional development. She needed to deal with volatile and emotional situations when they arose in this demanding environment.
Stacey is a fully qualified Youth Worker and has completed various training in drugs and alcohol, safeguarding, behavioural Management, C-Card, Child protection and Sexual Health. Stacey is keen to develop and implement new and exciting ideas to fill the areas of need in today’s society.
Kerry Farmer worked in Shepton Mallet Prison as Treatment Manager for offending behaviour programmes. She worked with Life sentence prisoners offering CBT practices to look at the thinking that lead to offending. She also worked closely with sex offenders and aided in the Sex offender treatment programmes. Kerry has also worked in schools running Behaviour departments and in targeted youth support. In these roles, she aided young people with advice and information on drugs and alcohol, healthy relationships, being safe on social media and Child sexual exploitation.
Kerry is a fully trained facilitator and has completed various training in drugs and alcohol, offending behaviour, Safeguarding, Child Protection, Child Sexual Exploitation, FGM, Sexual Health, C-Card, and Healthy Relationships. Due to these work experiences Kerry is keen to change the way services are currently offered and ran.