The Community Wellbeing Collective are a group of people living in and connected to Wester Hailes, Edinburgh who work collectively to run a Community Wellbeing Space in the heart of Wester Hailes. The area we work in has a history and present of violence and high rates of drug and alcohol use, it is also a very diverse space and one that is accessed by people who are sometimes in distress. Within this context we create a space of safety and work with principles of compassion, non-judgement and respect.
We have developed our own de-escalation policy and training, which we have refined through the public running of our space. Everyone who works in the space is trained in de-escalation, which raises confidence and the ability to de-escalate, and respond, to a range of situations.
We recognise each organisation is different and our trainings are designed for an organisation to:
With our experience being a social practice arts organisation running a community wellbeing space, our trainings are especially relevant for people working within community work and the arts. Our rates are dependant on exactly what you are looking for, though our standard rate for a 3 hour training would be £900, for up to 15 staff.
Though we always operate in solidarity and are flexible if this is not possible within the budgets your organisation has available.