Our Approach

Looking Behind the Behaviour

Positive Behaviour Management Strategies

Timian’s mission is to develop positive strategies that enable staff to safely support people in crisis. Our focus is on understanding the underlying reasons behind challenging behaviours. This helps us defuse situations before they escalate and keep everyone safe.

We work with the most vulnerable in society. Therefore, we want to have an approach with a strong ethical base. Timian developed a system focussed on understanding behaviour and trauma. As a result, our physical intervention  training reflects the core values of dignity and quality of life. At the heart of this system is the needs of the individual being supported and we do this using a positive behaviour support model.

The History of Restraint Training

When Timian Started in 1994, the national picture was very different. Most training organisations were far more concerned with teaching restraint techniques to combat violence. They treated all forms of violence as being equally harmful and dangerous – whether it was someone attacking you in the street, or a vulnerable person who was confused and upset.

Much has changed since then, and we’ve seen an improvement in developing more positive approaches to managing challenging behaviour. This is partially due to national standards being implemented.

Why Use Timian?

We understand you want to create a safe, supportive environment for your staff and the people they support. Timian has spent the last 27 years developing individualised positive behaviour management strategies which focus on communication skills, de-escalation techniques and reducing the use of physical interventions and restraint. 

As a long-established business, we offer certified BILD Act training to organisations in the UK and beyond, helping staff and individuals understand and support the unique needs communicated by people in crisis.

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An Experienced Team

Our positive behaviour management training team can draw upon the skills, knowledge and experience of a diverse body of professionally qualified instructors and experts. 

We will create the best match in meeting your unique organisational and service user needs. Our team currently represents the professional fields of; Education, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Social Work, Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, Management and Psychology.

Who Uses Timian?

We work with and support organisations from the care, education and health sectors in England, Wales, South Africa and Chile. Almost all of our organisational relationships are long-term working with some education authorities in North Wales for the best part of two decades. Where there is a requirement, our training is also BILD Act Certified.