Timian Physical Interventions Training

3 Day Course

This training course is Certified by BILD ACT and approved by the RRN.

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This course is designed for staff to safely and confidently support people in crisis. This would include physical interventions based on a training needs analysis. We also train staff in developing individual response strategies.


What’s Covered

  • Understand why people challenge
  • Explore strategies based on Positive Behavioural Support
  • Understand the role of communication
  • Examine relevant legislation
  • How to manage situations safely and ethically
  • Improve confidence in staff dealing with behaviour that people find challenging
  • Understand the role of debriefing
  • To give individual learners the ability to breakaway for difficult situations
  • To provide confidence in safely holding people who present with more difficult challenges


  • Staff working in organisations which can evidence that training will be adhered to.
  • All organisations must adhere to the RRN Standards.
  • The training is developed for Private Sector, Public Sector and Charities providing services to people within; Education, Healthcare, Social care, Mental health, Learning disabilities, Adolescent psychiatric, and EBD.

Available to

  • Organisations following the current RRN Standards
  • Organisations that support individuals who challenge services
  • Organisations requiring BILD Act Certified training

Common Questions

  • Do you only teach physical techniques on this course?

    Absolutely not! This course is a minimum of three days long and we would only teach physical techniques on the last day. All physical techniques are taught in the context of a Training Needs Analysis.  

    We do also ensure that all training is delivered in the context of understanding behaviour and avoiding using any physical interventions if possible. This course is developed to be trauma informed and based on Positive Behavioural Support principles.

    In line with our Bild Act certification and approval from the Restraint Reduction Network, we do deliver courses which include restraint techniques.

    • Are staff members assessed for competence on this course?

      The short answer is Yes, we expect that any course delivering this kind of training should have criteria for measuring people’s ability to put the training into practice. There are four theory chapters which all have a quiz at the end of each chapter, we will expect everyone to pass those before we move onto physical skills. We will then assess staff members physical skills. This is part of our Bild Act Certification requirement.

    • Is this course BILD Act Certified

      Yes, This course is  Certified by BILD ACT following the RRN Standards. This course includes an element of restraint, based on your Training Needs Analysis. If you want to know more about this course, please contact us. Our certification certificate can be found here.

    • How many participants are there on the course?

      We are limited due to current national guidance and our certification to 12 participants on each course. However, we do feel that a maximum of 12 participants allows our trainers to create a more interactive course.

    • Do you teach restraints which include prone position or pain based?

      This is an emphatic NO. We have never taught prone position holds due to the levels of risk involved. There is also the psychological damage that these techniques do to the relationship between staff and those they support.