Tads Training

Behavioural Health Training

The training process


Workshops are provided  for  a wide variety of participants working in primary health care, Primary Health Organisations, District Health Boards, community health and other first points of contact.

Participant groups include: GPs, practice nurses, dietitians, Māori and Pacific providers, primary health nurses, other primary health care professionals such as diabetes nurse specialists, long term condition management nurses, hospital based outpatient professionals, mental health workers, social workers, physical activity coordinators, youth workers.

More than 2 out of 3 premature adult deaths is due to behaviour initiated in teens

WHO 2002

TADS training provides participants with access to a time-efficient, cost effective approach to behavioural interactions which:

  1. Encompasses all lifestyle behaviours and mental health risks.
  2. Does not require appointment times for the patient.
  3. Is utilised opportunistically during the process and/or context of other work e.g wound care, diabetes education
  4. Removes the communication frustration for both practitioner and patient/client.
  5. Gives patients/clients the opportunity to personally identify behavioural issues in the absence of 'visible' symptoms.
  6. Transfers the power in the change process, from the practitioner to the person themselves (person-focused from the outset).
  7. Allows for a more likely long term sustainable change for the person.

TADS Workshop Training

  1. Open workshops for individual participants and specific workshops for organisations are provided in most geographical areas throughout New Zealand  depending on demand
  2. Workshops are three days duration and utilise a mixture of didactic input, interactive demonstrations and many practical opportunities
  3. TADS training is endorsed by the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and approved for 19 hours CME for GPEP2 and MOPS and HPCA Nursing Council of New Zealand CBAPC portfolio requirements (20 hours)
  4. A Certificate of Attainment (based on the competency attainment process established through the University of Auckland) is issued to those who complete the three days training workshop and demonstrate competency in implementation of the TADS PACT©/ BOI approach. Authorised utilisation of the TADS PACT© (Adult and Youth versions) is approved following demonstration of competency.
  5. In order to enhance interactive discussion and practical opportunities, participant numbers are restricted to a maximum of 12 for each workshop. Smaller group workshops can sometimes be accommodated however.
  6. Payment must be made prior to the workshop. 
  7. Workshop fees per participant: $NZ700 + GST. 

So book yourself and/or your organisation into a TADS training programme. It will provide you with an approach that will assist you to enhance your behavioural change communication  skills, with the added incentive that patients have identified this as their preferred method.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:   Please contact us through this website for training dates and options.  (See CONTACT PAGE)

 The benefits will assist yourself and your staff to become familiar and skilful with practical well tried and tested behavioural change facilitation; you will learn maximum efficiencies of staff time and improved patient partnership and of course, improved capacity for long term patient health and wellness tops this off.