Conversations Around Transition

Transferring from children’s to adult health and social care services can provide both risk and opportunity (Northumbria 2017).  The Me Firsts’ course conversations around transition was developed to support the national out call 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 included young  people by having the right conversations.

This Me first interactive training module promotes advanced communication skills. It provides 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).

Our 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.

Learning Objectives

  • To apply the Me first Transition Communication Model to conversations with CYP about transition, thinking holistically about their life and encompassing specific areas such as developmental needs, learning disabilities and mental health.
  • To Identify strengths in each professional’s current practice as well as opportunities for individual development and service improvement.
  • To enhance understanding of the experiences of CYP and their families as they transition and grow independence in heath care decisions.
  • To have overview of transition related resources that enhance CYP centred communication at a developmentally appropriate level. 

Who is this training 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

Course Date Time Cost Gosh External
­­Me First conversations around transition Monday 19th September 2022 12:30 – 16:30 £50.00 Click here Click here
Monday 10th October 2022 9:30 – 13:30 £50.00 Click here Click here
Friday 9th December 2022 12:30 – 16:30 £50.00 Click here Click here