Our Training

Our training is not mandatory but we highly recommend it so you can get the most out of I.ROC and the HOPE framework. Our courses are delivered online via Teams or Zoom. We typically expect training sessions to include approximately 8-10 staff members – however we will do our best to accommodate numbers, availability and budget. Please get in touch for a quote.

Penumbra I.ROC and Y.ROC Training Summary

The amount of and topic focus within any training delivered to enable people to use I.ROC and Y.ROC effectively will, naturally, vary depending on organisation type, operational settings and who is being supported. However, the following programme should provide a grounding in the rationale behind I.ROC and Y.ROC, as well as the approach and mindset needed to make the most effective use of these personal outcomes tools.

The training required to facilitate a semi-structured conversation, around a range of factors that impact on mental health and wellbeing and then use this information to inform support and personal recovery is similar irrespective of whether you are using I.ROC or its young person version Y.ROC. Experience has shown that I.ROC/Y.ROC training is received and absorbed well when delivered to a maximum of 10 people over three sessions, each lasting around 2.5 hours as follows:

Session 1. Recovery, Wellbeing, Origins and using the I.ROC tools

Underpinning Principles

  • What is I.ROC and who is behind it?
  • The concept of personal recovery.
  • Understanding wellbeing factors.
  • The validation and legitimacy of I.ROC.
  • How to introduce I.ROC to other people.
  • How a coaching approach supports I.ROC.

I.ROC Resources

  • An introduction to the Questionnaire
  • How to use the Guidance Book
  • How to go about having an I.ROC Conversation.

Have a go!

  • An exercise where people create an I.ROC for themselves with colleagues. *

*This is a vital part of the training and must be completed before session 2. Until people have experienced using the tool on themselves, they may not fully appreciate its value and the second part of the training would have little meaning.

Session 2. Outcomes and Personal Planning

Using I.ROC

  • How did people get on using the tool?
  • How do they envisage using it within their practice?

Personal Outcomes

  • What is a personal outcome and how can I.ROC help to find them?

Recovery Journey

  • Personal Planning conversations.
  • Breaking down a recovery journey.
  • Introduction to accompanying tools and resources that facilitate recovery.

Session 3. Recording and using I.ROC information

Information Gathering

  • What to note and how to store it using the digital I.ROC Wellbeing platform.

Understanding Results

  • Ensuring that people recognise that I.ROC is interested in what changes for people, not simply scores going up.

Report Capabilities

  • Identifying what types of report using I.ROC data can be useful at an individual, service or organisational level.

Training for Trainers (T for T)

There are no specific qualifications or accreditation needed to deliver I.ROC or Y.ROC training, just a enthusiasm for and belief in the value of the tool, and an ability to communicate effectively to others. Where organisations wish to carry out their own training on using I.ROC or Y.ROC, it is recommended that prospective trainers first complete the three-part course above and then take part in a further T for T session. This, again, lasts 3 hours and covers all the topics in the training and identifies the communication methods and key points associated with each. This training should leave participants confident to share the tool with colleagues and embed or reinforce the approach that supports it.