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
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.
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!”
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
Paul Nagle, Social Inclusion Manager, Everton in the Community
I can only say a massive THANK YOU for what you did today, our staff have not stopped talking about the critical incident training you delivered.
I know our staff have dealt with similar situations on a daily basis, but this does bring it home a lot easier than integrating a two day course with streams of paperwork and booklets that no one ever reads.
Your guys are so talented, it really brought home how aware of the environment our EITC coaches need to be in their everyday roles, and how incidents can escalate if not dealt with from a very early stage. This training enables our staff to look for trigger points whilst safeguarding the youngsters and themselves.
I would like to see more football clubs use this method of incident and safeguarding training.
Your actors were really good at answering questions our Everton staff had, and acting out different scenarios. I thought it was fantastic how real you kept it all, and I can’t imagine how many youngsters and staff will benefit from the training you delivered today.
Once again THANK YOU.