Conversations About Transition

This training has been co-produced and is co-delivered by young people with lived experience of transition. Healthcare professionals and parents have also supported its design and development through focus groups. We recommend that people attend the Me first Fundamentals course prior to attending this training, though is not essential to enrol on this course. 

Transferring from children’s to adult health and social care services can provide both risk and opportunity (Northumbria 2017).  The Me First course Conversations About  Transition was developed to support the national call out  to improve transition for young people in healthcare. One of our key principles is involving young people in conversation about their treatment. It is paramount during transition we include young  people by having the right conversations at the right time.

What will it cover?

A framework of knowledge, that facilitates shared decision making and the developmentally appropriate, person-centred support of CYP during adolescence & emerging adulthood; before, during and after transfer of service provision (transition).

A communication model which supports you to have conversations around transition. This can be applied holistically around a young persons life,  encompassing specific areas such as developmental needs, learning disabilities and mental health.

It identifies strengths in each professional’s current practice as well as opportunities for individual development and service improvement.

It enhances understanding of the experiences of CYP and their families as they transition and grow independence in heath care decisions.

It explores transition related resources that enhance CYP centred communication at a developmentally appropriate level. 

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for any health and social care professional across both paediatric and adult services where CYP are transitioning. This includes those working in clinical specialities, complex physical disabilities, mental health and learning disabilities.

Upcoming training dates

2024 DATES

Course Date Time Cost BOOK
Me first Conversations about Transition Monday 30th September 2024 13:00 – 17:00 £75.00 BOOK BOOK GOSH STAFF – Free
Monday 18th November 2024 09:30 – 13:30 £75.00 BOOK BOOK GOSH STAFF -Free
Monday 9th December 2024 13:00 – 17:00 £75.00 BOOK BOOK GOSH STAFF – Free