Education, information and awareness is a key part of our mission to help people of all ages and all genders heal from emotional trauma and to prevent and reduce its occurrence. At CLEAR we deliver a range of services, products and resources so that people of all ages and all genders can: understand what abuse is and what to do if abuse occurs; how it impacts on people and society; and to build emotional resilience and stay safe.
All our education, training and awareness delivery is tailored to the specific audience (all ages and circumstances), and delivered by qualified professionals. We also deliver a range of Continuous Professional Development opportunities through our Centre of Excellence
Our PREW programme promotes and supports emotional wellbeing and provides a supported space to safely explore challenging relationship issues and to explore the problems that surround them and the resolutions that are possible.
PREW is a course that:
• Can be tailored for all ages and circumstances
• Works equally well in schools, colleges, organisations and businesses
• Promotes emotional wellbeing – what it is, and how to enhance it - looking after self and others
• Enables people to develop positive attitudes towards relationships in order to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence.
• Is interactive and creative, using various film clips, activities and discussion.
PSP provides people with information and an understanding of peer support. The interactive style of delivery gives the potential peer supporters the opportunity to explore the peer support role and understand what will be expected of them.
Our PSP programme covers:
• Encouraging a culture of openness and responsibility across the organisation
• Recognising respectful, abusive and exploitative relationships and where to get help
• Improving self-esteem, confidence, problem solving and communication skills
• Peer Support – what it is, why it is important and how to support it
• Developing mentoring skills
• Improves a sense of belonging to their organisation
• Helps reduce the incidence of negative behaviours
• Is ASDAN accredited
The programme also includes help for the organisation to develop safe and supported implementation of their preferred peer support programme. This includes follow up support for the subsequent peer supporters.
The programme encourages a participatory and interactive approach to learning, and is delivered through a range of individual and group activities. We recognise that the PSP will should meet the needs of the organisation and that there may be particular issues that need to be addressed. If the organisation has a particular challenge courses can be tailored to meeting this.
Emotional wellbeing is vital to our everyday confidence and resilience. It is important that this is actively developed and maintained.
• CLEAR is accredited to deliver Connect 5 which was developed by Public Health England & Health Education England.
• Connect 5 promotes a self-help philosophy, through the five ways to wellbeing, of helping people to better understand, manage and improve their mental health. Sessions are very interactive, encouraging participation and open discussion.
Domestic abuse and sexual violence can impact in a myriad of ways, on our friends, family and work colleagues, including health, wellbeing and attendance at work. It is important for us all to understand the signs and provide support.
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Safeguarding and protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is an important shared priority. Setting up and following good policies and practice is vital in ensuring proper safeguarding.
Our safeguarding training:
Our next Level 3 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults course (Lifetime Qualification) is being held online on 11th May 2022. Book here:
This bespoke training course runs for 5 face to face sessions. It also includes 6 hours of self-study. Delivered by an experienced counselling psychologist and clinical service lead alongside an experienced therapist and professional trainer it provides 30 hours of CPD to be endorsed by CPCAB. The course also includes NUCO accredited Safeguarding L3 training (children and adults) which is a lifetime qualification
On completion of the training there may be an opportunity to have a clinical placement or to volunteer with CLEAR. This will depend on our capacity and a successful interview.
Our next Supporting Adults Harmed by Sexual Abuse and Relationship Trauma course is starting on 25th April 2022. Book here:
There are a number of national and local sources of information that provide data about domestic abuse and sexual violence. There are a number of useful local and national sources that we use on our Information and Data page.
We highly value your feedback on our service. It helps us understand what we do well, where we can make changes to improve what we do and where we can grow in terms of developing our services. You can provide us with feedback here
There are many other services, organisations and partnerships, both local and national, that provide specialised advice and support covering a range of needs and issues. If we are unable to help, are not the most appropriate service to support you, or you need additional help alongside support from CLEAR, take a look at the links and information below. They are organised into four broad categories: Children and Families, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, Health and Wellbeing, Other Advice and Information. An additional category has been added for specific advice for the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic