Namaste Train the Trainers


1 day
03 Oct, 2018
9.30am to 16.30pm
Early bird price £108 before 3 August 2018
Regular price £132
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St Christopher’s Hospice, London
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"And you get that relationship... touch builds a relationship between people doesn’t it? … The people that do the Namaste, I see them doing it and enjoying it, and you see the expression. They are very calm. So in that moment there is a really good bond between the staff and the resident"

Manager of a care home

Equipping those who wish to promote and implement the Namaste Care Programme

About the event

Namaste was introduced to the UK by Prof Joyce Simard in 2010. The programme is multidimensional, including physical, sensory and emotional elements; combining compassionate nursing care with individualised meaningful activities. There has been widespread interest from the care home sector and from hospices. Research has shown that the Namaste Care Programme can effectively reduce agitation in people with advanced dementia. This has a significantly positive effect on the quality of life for residents and also impacts on the experience of families and care staff.

Since 2014 St Christopher’s have been running Namaste workshops for care home staff wishing to improve care for people with advanced dementia through this person-centred programme. We now wish to offer support and training to others who wish to promote the Namaste Care Programme.

  • What will I learn?

    By the end of this course you should;

    • Understand the rationale and research-based evidence underpinning the effectiveness of Namaste Care
    • Understand the relationship between the philosophies of palliative care, person-centred and the Namaste Care Programme
    • Appreciate the importance of leadership in achieving change in the care of people with advanced dementia
    • Be able to implement the Namaste Care Programme using the St Christopher’s Namaste Toolkit©
    • Understand how adults learn new skills and how to support attitudinal change
    • Be able to train others to deliver the Namaste Care Programme
  • Who is it for?

    This course is most suitable for:

    • Care Home Managers/Owners
    • Care Home Regional Trainers
    • Hospice Educators

    In order to be accepted for this course, applicants will need to have previously attended either the St Christopher’s Namaste Care Programme Training Package course or an equivalent or must already be implementing Namaste Care within their care setting.

  • Course tutors

    • Min Stacpoole, Nurse Specialist in Dementia and Palliative Care
    • Steph Storer, Palliative Care Nurse Lecturer, St Christopher’s Hospice

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We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
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Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
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At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses