“100% of our participants said they would use the skills of the brief intervention model ABLE regularly in practice.”

What is ABLE?

ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen & Empower) is a brief intervention training model that helps to equip you with a framework you can use to support clients who turn to you for help.

Relationships matter.

Relationships in practice matter. Studies show that practitioners’ ability to listen, understand and empathise impacts positively on health and wellbeing outcomes. We provide you with the training and opportunity to develop those skills.

Our accredited ABLE training courses include emerging scientific insights from the fields of relationship theory, Parent-Infant Mental Health, Childhood Development and Interpersonal Neurobiology, to help you understand what may be going on for the children and adults you engage with at work.

Our courses have been developed and fine-tuned over many years. This is in response to changes in knowledge and research, and in response to feedback and evaluations from our trainers, participants and commissioners. Each course is designed for specific practitioners, with relevant scenarios and content to help you to identify with situations in your routine work.

Who is it for?

Any frontline practitioner working in healthcare, social care, education or in community or voluntary roles.

What does ABLE give you?

  1. Interpersonal skills and knowledge to help build your confidence in engaging with service users so that you can develop relationships of trust.
  2. A framework to manage your boundaries of time, role and competence during difficult interactions so that you can look after your own wellbeing.

Continuous Professional Development

Our three-day ABLE brief intervention training covers 16.5 learning hours. Courses are certified and practitioners may apply for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) from their relevant bodies. We welcome opportunities to apply for accreditation with relevant bodies where appropriate.

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Commissioned Training

We work in partnership with you to tailor our evidence-informed ABLE training courses to meet your needs and sector.

How our training helps you and your organisation.

A new framework for managing difficult interactions.

How our training helps service users.

The gift of time, attention and respect.


92% of participants also stated their skill levels had increased regarding anticipating moments when clients may struggle in their relationships, using opportunities to offer clients time to talk about their relationships/ worries, and empowering clients to seek their own solutions.

A key element of the course is highlighting the importance of reflective practice to build capacity and maintain wellbeing for both the practitioner and service user.

Our CPD accredited and evidence-based, ABLE training was delivered by two licensed co-trainers who use behaviour modelling and a mix of adult learning styles including auditory, visual and experiential techniques to support the learning experience and enable change.

A group of staff and volunteers from Hospital Family Resource Centre in Limerick completed our tailored 3-day ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower) training.

All of the participants reported an increased confidence in their ability to recognise and respond to clients in distress in their relationships and have increased knowledge and awareness of the factors that help to build and maintain healthy relationships.

A post-course evaluation revealed that 100% of participants said they would use the skills of the brief intervention model ABLE regularly in practice (75% said either daily or once per week.)