Is breakaway training effective? Examining the evidence and the reality

Paul Rogers (Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust and Caswell Clinic, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, University of Glamorgan)
Gail Miller (West London Mental Health Trust)
Brodie Paterson (Department of Nursing, University of Stirling)
Clive Bonnett (Prevention and Management of Violence, Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust)
Peter Turner (Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust)
Sue Brett (Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust)
Karen Flynn (Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust)
Jimmy Noak (Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust)

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Publication date: 1 September 2007

Abstract

Breakaway training is a mandatory training programme for mental health staff in both NHS and private services. However, the question that remains outstanding from the recent guidance on the management of short‐term violence published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) (NICE, 2005a; 2005b) is whether breakaway training is effective?This paper provides a history of and evidence for breakaway training, and a study examining the content of breakaway training in one English high secure hospital is provided.

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Rogers, P., Miller, G., Paterson, B., Bonnett, C., Turner, P., Brett, S., Flynn, K. and Noak, J. (2007), "Is breakaway training effective? Examining the evidence and the reality", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 5-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200700008

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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