The tidel model

The twenty key competencies of the Tidal model are designed to translate into practice the skills, knowledge and values required from our support staff for them to deliver this approach.

The ability to respectfully and actively listen to other peoples stories and version of events, giving them your undivided attention.

The ability to help others write their own story in their own words and to see this as an essential part of the on-going process of assessment and care.

The ability to help others express themselves always in their own language.

The ability to help others express their understanding of their experiences through the use of stories, anecdotes, or metaphors

Showing genuine curiosity about peoples stories by asking them for clarification of particular points, and by requesting further examples or details.

The ability to help others unfold their story at their own rate

The ability to develop a practical support programme, which expresses, wherever possible, the stated needs, wants or wishes of the person in care.

The ability to assist people to identify their specific problems of living, and what might be done to address or overcome these.

The ability to help others to identify and develop awareness of their own personal strengths and weaknesses.

The ability to help others develop a positive self-belief, thereby promoting their ability to take personal responsibility for their own choices and actions.

The ability to help people to be aware, at all times, of the purpose of all professional assessments and care.

To ensure that people are provided with (or have easy access to) their own copies of all assessment and care planning documentation.

The ability to help others become more aware of what works for or against them including any issues of potential risk to themselves or others.

The ability to help people identify who the key people are that can best help them with specific issues and to give them the kind of support they need.

The ability to help people identify what kind of change might be a step in the right direction for them to take right now to promote their recovery and good relationships.

The ability to help others to identify what further steps might need to be taken for them to improve their present situation and mental health.

Helping people to be aware that dedicated time is being given to them to address their specific needs.

Helping people recognise the value (and quality) of the time being given to their on-going assessment and care by others.

Helping people to develop an increasing awareness of very small changes in their thoughts, attitudes, feelings or behaviour.

Assisting others to develop an increasing awareness of how they, other people or events have influenced (or are continuing to influence) these changes.

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