Our Approach

Looking Behind the Behaviour

Why We Started

Timian’s mission was to develop strategies that enabled staff to safely support people in crisis. Our focus was on understanding why behaviour was occurring, how to defuse situations before they escalated and keep everyone safe. When Timian Started in 1994 this wasn’t the focus of many other training organisations. They were far more concerned with teaching restraint techniques to combat violence. At that time, much of the training in managing challenging behaviour was delivered with a heavy emphasis on restraint and used pain-based techniques.

Because we were working with the most vulnerable in society, we wanted to have an approach with a strong ethical base. We developed a system focussing on understanding behaviour and trauma which would reflect the core values of dignity and quality of life. At the heart 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 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. For this to work, you need certified training from an established company that understands your unique requirements. We believe you want to support people, not just manage their behaviours.

This is why we have spent the last twenty-seven years working with organisations to develop individualised strategies focussing on communication skills, de-escalation and reducing the use of physical interventions and restraint.

An Experienced Team

Our Training team can draw upon the skills, knowledge and experience of a diverse body of professionally qualified (Through Educational Degrees and Qualifications) instructors and experts to create the best match in meeting your unique organisational and service user needs. Our Training team currently represents but is not limited to the professional fields of; Education, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Social Work, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, Management and Psychology.