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.
|Pages (from-to)||5 - 12|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2007|
- breakaway training
- violence reduction