Therapeutic Management of Violence & Aggression(TMVA ) course-(£450 per person)


This course is developed and delivered by NHS Trainers for those working within the Mental  Health settings in NHS Trainers: Experienced 2 Trai... [ + read more ]
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This course is developed and delivered by NHS Trainers for those working within the Mental  Health settings in NHS

Trainers: Experienced 2 Trained by the National Control and Restraint General Services Association (NCRGSA)


This course aims to equip delegates to deal with people who because of the risks posed to either themselves or others need to be restrained for safety reasons. It is a practical course, which requires active involvement of all delegates. A high emphasis is placed on health & safety from both a legislative point of view and of the delegate’s own safety during the course. 

Candidate requirements: 

There are no specific prior experiences or qualifications required to undertake the training course.   


By the end of the course delegates should be able to: 

Understand the legal framework surrounding restrictive physical intervention.

Be aware of the use of “non pain compliant” physical intervention & why it is used.

Be able to assess when to apply physical intervention and which technique to use in any given situation and recognise the importance of continuous communication throughout the restraining process.

Know what are considered to be unsafe methods of physical intervention and why they are unsafe.

Be able to work as part of a team in order to apply the most safe and effective intervention.

To continually remember that physical intervention is used as a last resort & the emphasis should always be to calm the situation through verbal skills wherever possible 

Areas covered

ü      Definition & overview of restrictive physical intervention

ü      Risk assessment & risk factors in physical intervention

ü      Communication skills

ü      Why you should avoid restrictive physical intervention if at all possible

ü      Post incident review and de-briefing

ü      Non pain compliant restrictive physical intervention techniques

ü      The ethical & legal issues around pain compliance  

ü      Relevant legislation dealing with violence & aggression, physical intervention -criminal law

ü      Escape from wrist grabs, body grabs, hair & clothing grabs.

ü      Breakaway from strangulations including attacker using ligatures

ü      Dealing with punches, head butts, kicks, & groin attacks, The guide, The soft hold, The scoop,The huddle

ü      How to deal with assaults whilst on the floor.

ü      Use of defensive body positioning & personal space  






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