Challenging Behavior – Another new Release from Embrace-Learning


Coping with Challenging Bbehaviour Embrace LearningChallenging Behaviour

A term used to describe behaviour which threatens the quality of life of an individual or others.

A single unit module, designed to provide information advice and guidance to those who encounter challenging behaviour at home or at work.


The course focuses primarily on challenging behaviour in dementia but includes guidance content which applies equally well to a wide range of alternative situations.

This course will help you to;

Understand what can reasonably be described as challenging behaviour.

Describe some common examples of challenging behaviour.

Apply good practice when addressing challenging behaviour in others.

Identify appropriate responses to different types of behaviour.

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First Aid – Another New Release from Embrace Learning

Save lives Embrace LearningFirst Aid: emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained.

First Aid is for everyone, whether the situation is a minor one or something serious, First Aid knowledge will give you the confidence to act, and your actions could be life-saving.

A great course for anyone who needs to know how to help others while waiting for professional help in the event of an accident, or sudden illness.

Learn how to identify first steps for common injuries or sudden illness.

Understand the responsibilities the First Aider.

List the duties of an employer.

Describe the correct contents of a compliant first aid kit.

Be clear about the fundamentals of First Aid, including CPR

Make your workplace a little safer – Embrace-Learning

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Working at Height – Another New Release from Embrace Learning

Embrace LearningWorking at Height

Working at height is one of the most common causes of fatality and major injury in the UK.

Used in the workplace the term usually describes work carried out in any place, where if there were no precautions in place a person could fall from a distance liable to cause injury, or where a person working below the site could be injured by falling objects.

This short course is designed to support safe working practice for those of us who have the occasional need to carry out work at height.

Learn the do’s and don’ts of working where there is a risk of falling or being injured by another person’s fall.

Work safely with ladders.

Perform a risk assessment before working at height.

Name the relevant regulations that govern working at height.

Make your workplace a little safer – Embrace-Learning.

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6 Top Tips for Staying Well When The Going Gets Tough.


Embrace; Providing e-Learning to the Care Sector Since 2004

Health and Social care teams deserve a greater than average measure of gratitude and respect for being there to care for us when we need it most. But without the right support, daily engagement in emotional and physically demanding work can seriously impact the health and well-being of anyone – and the most dedicated among you are also the most likely to succumb.

Which is why Embrace Resilience created a range of fully accredited Wellbeing modules designed specifically for carers and their managers – its’ also why we bring you our …

6 top tips for staying well when the going gets tough.

1. Embrace ResilienceTake some time for yourself.

This is not an optional extra. People depend on you too much to let your emotional shape go to the dogs.  Time devoted to your self is the one thing that will make it possible for you to continue caring for others.

Make a list of three things that make you feel happy.  Just a note here,  having a very clean oven does not count but a long walk on a big beach, dancing a quick tango in the kitchen and a big fat lie in all do.

Make sure that a least one thing on the list can be done at the drop of a hat and snatch a quick fix when you can.

Then commit to making absolutely certain that the other two become a permanent and unmovable feature of your week and month …

Which takes us directly to …

Ask for help Embrace Resilience and Wellbeing2. Ask for help. Everyone needs help.

You are not the exception to this rule.

When people offer help take it, every time, even on days when you don’t really need it.

Try to avoid making yourself indispensable. Encourage independence in others and get comfortable with delegation, which is not the same as abdication – I promise.

So you know, some people will genuinely want to help and others really ought to help. If the people who ought to don’t offer to, make a very specific request – and if they honestly can’t find the time – because we’re all busy – make the serious suggestion that they could pay someone else to do it.

Embrace Resilience 3. Meditate – yes, you’re short of time but this will reward you more than you think.

Sit still, breathe slowly and listen to silence for just three minutes in the day.

Count the sounds you can hear, which might include your heart beat, the dryer kicking in and the kettle cooling down –  just stop moving and stay in the moment.

Anyone who has experienced the stress of having a million thoughts all fighting for attention will benefit from this quick reboot – the minutes pass really fast and the benefits are more lasting than the sugar boost you might otherwise reach for.

Embrace Resilience4. Talk to your Friends

Sometimes you need to know that others care for you too. Choose your confidants wisely though. Saying your thoughts out loud is only helpful if you’re confident that they won’t be taken down and used as evidence against you.



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5.Eat something, preferably fresh, preferably green and preferably delicious at least once per day.

And drink enough water. If you had a glass of water every time you stood by the sink to wash dishes, cook something or clean something you’d feel a great deal better. Dehydration is more damaging than you think and it will make you look and feel worse than necessary. 85% of brain tissue is water, which is why not drinking enough can make you irritable and depressedEmbrace Resilience

Embrace Resilience6. Sleep.

If getting to sleep is a problem for you try listening to yourself; name every feeling you’ve experienced in the day, and as you name them, put them to bed.

If you wake too early listen to the world; name every sound you can hear and appreciate the quality of each in turn.

And if that sounds like a pointless waste of good worrying time – think again.

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So you work with an Autist?

Aspergers quoteAutist, Aspie or just another uniquely talented colleague who takes everyone at their word and probably loves the jobs you hate – lucky you.



No two people with Asperger’s are the same.

They share the same level of intellect, talent, skills and desire to work as the rest of the population and yet unemployment rates for people on the autistic spectrum range from 75% to 97%, even when the economy is healthy.

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It’s a commutation thing.

People with Aspergers often have quirks that require a degree of social adjustment from the rest of us, which can turn interviews into a special kind of minefield. But employers ignore this section of the population at their peril because about 700,000 people in the UK are on the spectrum and that’s a lot of potential to miss.

Why? Because characteristics of the condition often include professional attributes that few others can match. Perfectionism, the ability to absorb every tiny detail of a process and a willingness to test outcomes to the Nth degree are all on this list.

Here are just a few typical Asperger’s characteristic and some hints on how to embrace their potential.

Body language

They may find it difficult to understand non-verbal communication

Body language or tone of voice is often lost on those with Asperger’s.

Which means they won’t always pick up on what you didn’t say.

Which also means you’re less likely to accidentally hurt their feelings.

Try not to take their apparent ambivalence personally. If you’re having a bad day, or a good day and your facial expression isn’t getting the required response, just say so.

Say, I’m having a good day today, let me tell you why.

Say I’m proper grumpy today so I won’t be speaking to you till home time. Just do it, it’s fine.

whats your excuse?

Interpreting the thoughts and motives of others isn’t really their thing

Office politics, cattiness and unspoken motives are lost on the average Autist. They work at a refreshingly straightforward and much more transparent level than most. Share your feelings if you want some recognition, conceal them if it feels better but don’t expect your Asperger’s affected colleague to read your mood without help.

Autist colleagues wont always get the joke

Non-literal uses of language, such as jokes or irony won’t resonate

They might not get the joke and they almost certainly won’t pick up on irony. All of which might take a bit of getting used to. Be fair though, you probably don’t get every sense of humour you encounter either.

Don’t take it personally. The process of learning to say exactly what you mean can be a revelation.

You might even learn something about your own communication style in the process.

Respecting social conventions might not be instinctive

This can feel awkward – but the same rules of explicit instruction apply. Your colleague won’t be offended if you ask them to stand a little further from your desk, speak a little more quietly indoors, or stop talking to themselves. In fact they’ll most likely appreciate your clarity and willingness to help them fit in with the crowd.

Daily Routine

Getting anxious if their routine changes

Dependency on routine is what makes many Autists tick, it’s what allows them to excel at certain tasks and it’s part of their overall uniqueness. Embrace the quirk, don’t force sudden changes unless you absolutely can’t avoid it, give them plenty of warning and allow for a period of adjustment.


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Experiencing occasional sensory meltdowns

Imagine being asked to write a detailed report in the middle of a packed dance floor.

Some autistic people are incredibly sensitive to stimulation that most of us don’t even notice. The tick of a clock, the rumble of the coffee maker, a tiny flicker in the overhead light. These people have a lot to contend with, so expect occasional meltdowns and look for ways to offer a little bit of calm when they come along.



Crashing and banging

Yip, people can be clumsy, get used to it.

Don’t expect more than a person can offer and be kind, this isn’t carelessness we’re talking about.

Asperger’s is often accompanied by Dyspraxia – yet another life challenge for your colleague – vive la difference.


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All About Embrace

 EMbrace resilience and wellbeing hatsAbout the Team

We’re a tiny team of specialists, which means while we all get to wear a lot of different hats you’ll always hear a friendly voice when you call.

We all have our own area of expertise, but we also place really great customer service at the top of our big list of important things to do – it’s a nice place to work.

About our Partners

We work with a long list of associates, in lots of different disciplines including subject matter experts, techies, designers, artists and actors. These are the people who make it possible for us to give our customers exactly what they want – great looking e-learning with really good content that makes our learners want to keep clicking.

Embrace resilience All Aout UsAbout our Product

Holding a positive view of ourselves, our relationships and the work we produce has a huge impact on mental health and our ability to make a consistently great contribution.

Embrace Resilience and Wellbeing titles are packed with information designed to develop resilience by creating a healthier state of mind and body. Giving every member of your team – or family –  all the tools they need to stay well and excel every day.

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About our Mission

We aim to make workplaces and communities healthier, happier and more productive by giving people, whether in paid work or not, the information they need to take care of their own resilience and well-being. Making everyone feel better equipped to take care of business, at work and at home.

Check out the Wellbeing Ecosystem for more information about how to access Free Learning for your Community Group.

Discover Asset Based Community Development e-Learning

Discover Asset Based Community Development e-LearningCo-designed by Embrace-Learning and some very clever people at Forever Manchester. ABCD introduces the principles of Asset Based Community Development to those with an interest in improving lives and reducing dependency in local communities.

Embrace Resilience ABCD Course


With the focus firmly on the positive aspects of community life, the module aims to support pride, in ownership and positive action. Suitable for professionals or volunteers, the course suggests some fab ways to uncover the secret skills and hidden passions in your neighbourhood and includes fun ways to bank new connections and get people talking about what really matters where you live.

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Safeguarding Children – New Realease

Embrace Resilience Safeguarding Children Going Live Today.

A newly updated version of perennially popular Embrace-Learning, Safeguarding Children Course.

A comprehensive six-unit module, combining a legislative overview with advice and guidance on day-to-day responsibilities for anyone who works with children.

Modules cover essential information including the early identification of child abuse, and neglect, alerting, disclosure, assessing risk and information sharing. Using scenarios and case studies to illustrate the application of learning.

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5 Great Reasons to Embrace Resilience and Wellbeing in Social Housing Communities.


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1.Quality housing services make a huge contribution to community resilience.

A combination of higher living costs and lower benefits are putting normal life out of reach for thousands of social housing tenants. Unsurprisingly we’re also seeing an across the board increase in mental health issues. Raising awareness of very simple resilience building steps can make a real difference to how well your tenants approach change and cope with challenges.


2.The well-being of tenantsCommunities need employment opportunties individuals need reliable work is critical to a healthy and economically sound environment.

Lifestyle choices, relationships and personal histories all impact the way we feel about work. Embrace Resilience and Wellbeing modules are packed with easy to absorb information which supports productive working lives and economically viable neighbourhoods.


3. Healthy Communities are Sustainable Communities.

Helping people to stop smoking or think about their drug and alcohol use, weight loss, nutrition, exercise and mental health management makes a big contribution to community resilience.

Embrace gift a certain number of Resilience and Wellbeing e-learning modules to nominated communities every month.

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Resilient communities4. Improved employment opportunities depend on improved health outcomes.

Support fuller working lives by providing families affected by illness or disability with realistic insights and new coping strategies.

E-learning modules which provide need-to-know info about health conditions and suggest helpful ideas about care and pain management can make a huge difference to people living with illness or caring for family members.


5.Encouraging individuals to tap into their talents is a great way to build community engagement.

Embrace and Forever Manchester have co-designed an Asset Based Community Development module focusing on whats right rather than whats wrong in community settings, the course gradually turns beginners into fully fledged ABCD practitioners, with all the skills required to recruit, coordinate and sustain community projects.

The module works equally well for professional or community engagement. The material is easy to follow and highly interactive.