From the very beginning, Timian’s goal was to develop training strategies that enable staff to support people in crisis.

When Timian Started in 1994 many other training organisations were more concerned with teaching pain based restraint techniques to combat violence. At that time much of the training in managing challenging behaviour was delivered with a heavy emphasis on restraint with little to no emphasis on understanding behaviour or trauma.

We felt that this was both inappropriate and unethical when supporting the most vulnerable people in society. Instead, we developed a system that focussed on understanding behaviour and trauma, which would also reflect our core values of dignity and quality of life.

At the core of this system is an emphasis on the needs of the individual being supported using positive behavioural support.

Why Use Timian?

At Timian, we understand that you want to create a positive, supportive environment for your staff and the people they support. To do that, you need to develop strategies to understand the needs communicated by people in crisis.

You need training from an established company that delivers certified training and understands your unique requirements. We believe you need to learn how to support people, not just their behaviours. Which is why we have spent the last twenty seven years working with organisations to develop communication strategies for de-escalation and restraint reduction.