We have crafted successful and powerful training sessions for the likes of the NHS, Premier League football clubs and County Councils. But we can also create sessions suited to small independents with considerably fewer members of staff
Find out more about who we’ve worked with and what they’ve had to say about our sessions.
Afta Thought’s worked extensively with both the public and private sector over the last 30 years. We’ve been involved with all sorts of training through drama, from safeguarding and dementia to conflict resolution, performance management and customer excellence.
We’ve worked with a range of clients across different sectors, including shipping (CMA-CGM), healthcare (BUPA), pharmaceutical and research (Unilever), 40 health and NHS trusts, culture (NML), housing and the public sector, where we’ve worked with 38 local authorities so far, and counting…
These are a few examples of our recent work; you can see our complete training list here, or can keep up to date with our latest news and events by taking a look at the blog.
Paul O’Donnell – Professional Advisor – Mental Health Legislation (Cumbria)
“Cumbria have used the services of AFTA Thought so that staff can really understand what it means to apply the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. We’ve asked them to present to multi-agency groups, to groups of care home managers and to carers, and in all of those situations they’ve enabled us to have the conversations that we actually wanted to have. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards can be a very dry and difficult subject to explore in a training room but the actors and the scenarios means that everyone stays awake and the penny drops about what this means back in their own workplace and with their own practice.”
Approved Mental Health Professional & Approved Best Interest Assessor
Kate Henderson – Strategic Housing Manager, South Ribble Borough Council
“Afta Thought delivered Safeguarding Training to a wide range a staff in the council using drama. Afta Thought were chosen due to their wealth of experience and unique approach in tackling difficult subjects.
“Before the training, Mary worked closely with staff to really understand the current issues, together with the council’s policy and approach to safeguarding. This background work really paid off during the training. All staff who attended the training remained fully engaged and were able to relate to the situations that were played out. Staff feedback after the session was overwhelmingly positive, with one member of staff stating that the training was “one of the best training events I’ve ever attended. Excellent and memorable delivery of a very serious subject”. The council wanted to make sure that staff were aware of not only the range of safeguarding issues, but also the subtle signs of abuse. We genuinely feel Afta Thought helped to achieve this.
“Thank you to Mary and her team!”
Kim Dennison – Fostering Development Officer – East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Firstly I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent presentation you delivered on our fostering conference. It was a powerful, emotional and thought-provoking session. It has been great to work with AFTA Thought from planning the scenarios to the presentation on the day, all of which was tailored to our needs. Communication throughout the whole process has been excellent… We had very positive feedback from our delegates some of which I have shared below:
“An exceptional day”
“The session with AFTA Thought was without doubt the best I have ever attended in my 10 years as a foster carer.”
“Acting was outstanding!!”
“AFTA Thought was a well-organised production and well put across, really thought it was real life.”
“The presentation for AFTA Thought was innovative, interesting and very thought-provoking; it will have a lasting impact on my practice.”
“I have never seen AFTA Thought before, would recommend anyone to see them, very well done, get them back!!”
“AFTA Thought were stunning!! a very good way of delivery training.”
“The AFTA Thought presentation was very interesting and gave a good insight in to experiences of children in care”
“AFTA Thought presentation was superb. Made me reflect on my practice and hopefully enable me to improve”.
“AFTA Thought presentation was very powerful and thought provoking”
“AFTA Thought – Awesome!!”
Dan Jolley, Project Manager, League Football Education
“AFTA Thought have delivered a number of My Future Today training events in conjunction with League Football Education and Dame Kelly Homes Trust.
These events were developed for football apprentices to promote personal development to become a well-rounded person and player. The apprentices found themselves emotionally connected to the training material which meant that strong messages and key training points hit home. The MFT (My Future Today) project was delivered across the country to every Football League club, working with their apprentices at a time when personal development is hugely important. We have worked with AFTA Thought to help develop interactive training scenarios that are both powerful and relevant to the football apprentices. Their input has been invaluable and the feedback from the young players has been very positive”
Dan Jolley, Project Manager, League Football Education
Sheffield CCG – The Prevent Duty for GPs
“The training delivered to our GPs by AFTA Thought really brought the situations to life for the delegates and provoked meaningful and insightful discussion. This was expertly managed by the facilitator who had a real in-depth knowledge of the topic. This meant he was able to respond with a deep level of knowledge to any questions and engage fully in discussions. The GPs attending left with a much broader understanding of the topic and how their roles and safeguarding duties applied to it.” – Rachel Welton, Designated Professional Safeguarding Adults – Sheffield CCG.