Introduction to Motivational Interviewing - Coastal West Sussex MIND


What is the event?


This is a one day course for people working with children and young people in West Sussex.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) 1 day course

With emphasis on working with children, young people and families

Motivational Interviewing is a refined guiding approach that uses counselling skills and techniques to encourage clients into deciding to make positive behavioural changes. It originated in the drugs and alcohol field, but has been successfully used in many other fields and behaviours including smoking, eating, sexual behaviour, offending behaviour and many other behaviour choices. MI strategies avoid confrontational methods, because the aim is to get the client to be the one who presents the arguments for change.

The course aims to:

Introduce the principles of MI. Introduce and practise MI strategies and skills. Examine different possible applications of MI specifically when working with children, young people and families Getting to the Venue

By Car - there are 90 free car parking spaces available at the venue. Once you are parked, you need to collect a free permit from reception and display the permit in your car.

By Train - the nearest station is Haywards Heath station which is about a 10 minute walk away from the venue.

By Bus - the venue is about 5 minutes walk away from the town centre, where there are many bus routes.

Timings and breaks

The course runs from 10am-4.30pm. There will be two refreshment breaks and a lunch break.


Tea and coffee will be provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Lunch is NOT provided.

Registration fee

Your £20 registration fee for this course helps towards the additional venue and refreshment costs. This is a non-refundable deposit.


Please notify us ASAP if you are unable to attend the course. As this is a funded programme our aim is to ensure all available places are taken up. Early notification may mean we can offer this space to someone on our waiting list.

In-House Courses

In House courses are a cost-effective way of training a whole team in your own venue, on a date that works for you. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs on:

01903 277010

We hope you enjoy the course!

Book onto the course HERE

See all training from West Sussex Coastal MIND here

This event is run by the following services:
  • Coastal West Sussex Mind, mental health training
  • When is the event?


    Free to attend?

    Regular event?

    Contact Details
    Location Details

    Clair Hall,
    Perrymount Road,
    Haywards Heath,
    RH16 3DN