This month a number of Back Up staff and volunteers went on a Motivational Interviewing course run by trainer and consultant, Majella Greene who has been doing great work with Back Up for over a year.
Motivational Interviewing is a method of strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change through focused and goal-directed conversation.
Our volunteers offer support across all of our services, including peer mentoring and schools and family inclusion and this training has been invaluable for the one-to-one peer support they give to people affected by spinal cord injury.
Pete, one of our family mentors said;
“It was inspirational. It made so much sense and I learnt a lot which I’ve been able to put it into practice in my role as a mentor.”
Find out more about Majella Greene's work.