We experience many different people and also lots of different types of behaviour. In some cases, and in some jobs, it might be that we experienced this a lot more for example when working with people with mental illnesses or with life challenges that they might be struggling to cope with.
When we work in this sort of situation it is important that we have the right sort of training in place to deal with the sorts of behaviours that might challenge us. Training courses like this challenging behaviour training course can be really helpful in order to deal with this.
What is Challenging behaviour?
Challenging behaviour can cover a range of different things some of these include being self-destructive such as hitting themselves, self-harm such as poking themselves in the eye or biting, hurting other people and lashing out or doing things that might make the person vulnerable such as running away all doing things that are not acceptable in public.
Reasons why people might be exhibiting this behaviour and it is something that can be seen across all age groups. Mental illnesses can certainly be one of the things which can cause this as well as long term conditions and neurodiverse people such as those with autism can sometimes also exhibit these sorts of behaviours.
Out of the people who might have a condition such as Alzheimer’s disease might also be fearful and exhibit some of these behaviours too which can make them very challenging to care for at times.