There is a lot of information packed into the "Difficult, Disturbing & Dangerous Behaviour" and this has to focus on clarifying the skills needed by frontline staff to respond skilfully, effectively and with confidence to that behaviour. This means that there isn't always sufficient time to expand on some of the more contextual issues concerned with dangerousness. These videos are being recorded to address those concerns. They are called the Lockdown Videos because recording started during the second wave of the Coronavirus in November 2021.

  1. About the WorkshopAbout the Workshop
  2. The Lockdown Tapes: an Overview

The next group of videos cover some of the myths, misconceptions and commonly held assumptions that can get in the way of the management of dangerous behaviour.

  1. Myths #1: Size Matters
  2. Myths #2: Stay Calm
  3. Myths #3: Let them Ventt
  4. Myths #4: Gender Matters
  5. Myths #5: Mental Matters

Below you will find resources supporting your learning on our workshops in relation to:

  • Violence

  • Suicide

  • Self-harm

  • Psychosis

  • Trauma

You can also find links to relevant articles at IMPACT NEWS


The General Aggression Model

The Implicit Harvard Association Tests

The Biological Basis of Hallucinations

Nicotine Use in Schizophrenia

Gender and Aggressive Behaviour

Psychopathy and Ant-social Personality Disorder

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

Humans have "Super Spidey Sense" for Danger Claim


Suicide, Self-harm & Risk - Royal College of Psychiatrists

Gender Differences in Suicidal Behaviour

Suicide Risk Assessment Guide


Suicide, Self-harm & Risk - Royal College of Psychiatrists