NHS Breakaway Training
Protect your staff from distressed behaviour and assaults.

Staff who feel safe and confident deliver more compassionate care more consistently.

We understand the challenges and risks that healthcare workers face, and we believe that every healthcare worker should feel safe and confident in their ability to handle potentially dangerous situations. That's why we offer breakaway training that is specifically tailored to the needs of NHS staff.

Staff who feel safer, spend more time with patients

As a healthcare provider, your staff are on the front lines every day, working tirelessly to provide care and support to patients. However, this work can come with significant risks, including exposure to verbal and physical violence.

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NHS Breakaway Training

Tailored Training

We work closely with our clients to develop training programs that are specifically tailored to their unique needs and challenges. This ensures that the training is relevant and effective for their staff.

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors have years of experience.  They understand healthcare settings and they are passionate about helping staff feel safe and confident in their ability to handle potentially dangerous situations.

Affordable Pricing

We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality training. That's why we offer our services at competitive and affordable prices.

Flexible Scheduling

We understand that NHS organizations have busy schedules. That's why we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your needs.

An accredited and endorsed training provider

Dynamis is a Quality Award Centre (#2201) accredited by the Institute of Conflict Management and has been endorsed at the highest 5-star level by the expert- panel at SWC - Safety Without Compromise.

Breakaway training helps staff to feel safer, more confident and to be more effective...

There are many benefits to breakaway training for NHS staff. For starters, it provides staff with the skills and knowledge they need to handle potentially violent situations. This can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can lead to better decision-making and a safer workplace.

Additionally, breakaway training can help improve communication skills, which are essential in any healthcare profession. By learning how to effectively communicate and de-escalate situations, staff can help prevent confrontations from escalating and potentially becoming violent. This can help improve relationships between staff and patients, leading to better patient outcomes and overall job satisfaction for staff.

Another benefit of breakaway training is that it can help reduce the risk of injury. By learning how to safely disengage from physical confrontations, staff can minimize the risk of harm to themselves and their patients. This can help reduce the likelihood of legal action against the healthcare organization and improve overall staff retention.

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What is Breakaway Training?

Breakaway training is a form of personal safety training that teaches individuals how to disengage from physical confrontations and prevent harm to themselves and others. This training covers a range of skills, including non-violent communication, de-escalation techniques, and physical interventions.

At Dynamis, this healthcare-specific breakaway training is designed specifically for your NHS staff. We understand the unique challenges and risks that healthcare workers face, including working with patients who are under significant stress or experiencing emotional distress.

Our training programs are delivered by experienced instructors who have worked in healthcare settings themselves. They understand the challenges and risks that healthcare workers face, and they are passionate about helping staff feel safe and confident in their ability to handle potentially dangerous situations.

What will staff learn on NHS Breakaway training?

we understand that every NHS organization is unique. That's why we work closely with our clients to develop tailored training programs that meet their specific needs. We take the time to understand the specific challenges and risks that healthcare workers face in each organization, and we develop training programs that address those challenges and risks.

Our training programs are delivered in a variety of formats, including online training, in-person training, and train-the-trainer programs. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate the busy schedules of NHS organizations, and we work with our clients to ensure that the training is delivered at a time and place that is convenient for them.

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    How to spot the signs of an escalating encounter Staff who know about the most common triggers which escalate situations will be able to spot the signs that an interaction is risky or dangerous and can stay alert to signs that things could get tricky, allowing them to take precautions or decide not to prolong exposure to them if they wish.
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    Employ de-escalation strategies, based on understanding of triggers, behaviour and crisis pathways Staff who have a range of conflict management and deescalation strategies can use their skill with words and influence, or listening and empathising to steer an escalating encounter to a place of safety rather than allowing it to (sometimes literally) blow up in their face.
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    Use exit-strategies and escape routes, or call colleagues to assist as necessary (if possible!) Greater situational awareness and the ability to detect threatening factors in a situation will allow staff to be able to exit the situation more effectively and more safely if they have been alert and decisive to the environment and the objects or people in it which could help them to stay safe.
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    Deploy modern, practical and effective tactics to get free and escape from physical violence if it starts before you can get free.  Staff who can identify the pre-cues of an assault will be faster to react to the threat of assault.  Our approach is to rely on very fast instinctive movements which the body already knows and capitalise on the amazing ability of the body to protect itself through natural reflexes and the mitigation of damaging impacts or greats which might happen in a motivated assault.

Gerard O'Dea  //  Director of Training at Dynamis

As a 5-star endorsed training provider, with over 15 years of experience helping health and social care staff to manage the risks of unpredictable and sometimes very harmful behaviours, my team and I are ready to help your NHS staff to approach the difficulties of personal safety and breakaway in a caring environment, combining compassion with alert, protective personal safety habits.

By using pragmatic and workable skills which keep them safe, we can increase confidence and thereby make sure that we reduce the fear staff have of working with some patients and visitors.  This creates an openness and ensures that staff engage with with some patients who otherwise would suffer a less compassionate and genuine level of care.

Let us help you to keep everyone safe in your services.

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"pitched at the right level"

The Dynamis trainer gave a very good session, I attended in my role as Director for Medical Education I am keen for us to continue working with your team - the session was pitched at the right level for senior psychiatrists

  F. Rohricht MD FRCPsych //  Director of Medical Education, Barts NHS Trust, London

"Would highly recommend"

The trainer made all the information very helpful and easy to understand.  The trainer was clear, kind, great listener and teacher - Would highly recommend to colleagues 

 Specialist Nurse, Spire Healthcare, Southampton



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You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied by the training we deliver for your team, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the training carried out?

Usually the training venue will be our client's responsibility and full details of this are made clear around the time of booking so that you know what we are going to need to give your people the best possible experience of training with our team.

We have often helped our clients to source appropriate training venues, where that assistance was requested!

Due to the nature of our training approach, we often require a good-sized training room which has the capacity for your team to move around in and in which we can set up scenarios which are as close as we can get them to real-world applications of the material we teach your people.

What is the investment in training?

Our training costs are often calculated on a per-day basis and directly related to the Needs Analysis which we carry out with you.

We are constantly working to make sure that the investment level is reasonable and competitive.

We generally ask for an investment which takes into account the type of content we are going to work on with your staff, the numbers of staff involved, the risk level of the encounters they engage in and the number of days of training which will be required to get your people up to the proper standard.

We are VAT registered and all pricing sent to you is 'plus VAT at the prevailing rate'.

We also charge travel expenses which you should discuss with our training advisor so that these are as clear as possible as you book in your training course.

How quickly can I book training to happen?

Our training advisor is waiting to have a call with you to discuss your timelines and preferred schedule. We generally book training 4-6 weeks out from today, however we always have been able to respond to clients who need training 'as soon as possible' when urgent needs pop up. The sooner we talk with you, the sooner we can get the training in place!

How many people can attend a training course?

There are numerous formats which we use to deliver training with your team, whether it be a large group or a smaller team. We know that the best group sizes for learning depend on the complexity of the material to be covered, the amount of time we have with your people and also the constraints you may be working with in your budget and resources. Most of our clients put 12-16 people in our less-physically demanding training courses, and often fewer people than this into our more demanding courses. Let's talk about the best solution for your needs....

Is Dynamis training Accredited?

Dynamis has attained the respected Quality Award Centre status (QAC #2201) with the Institute for Conflict Management (ICM), demonstrating our commitment to quality assurance and strict adherence to the most recent guidance on the management and prevention of workplace conflict.  All our trainers are fully qualified and attend CPD development on a regular basis in accordance with ICM requirements.

Is the training suitable for my staff and my context?

Our goal is that you see a tremendous improvement in your team's ability to prevent and manage difficult encounters with the people in your service, so we focus on making sure that each training session with your people feels directly connected to their everyday work and is compliant with the relevant guidance which governs it.