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Important New Initiatives from our Behavioural Change and Support Unit

Key insight 14 September 2021

Our Behavioural Change and Support Unit is now delivering a suite of important interventions, targeting compulsive and obsessive behaviour, stalking perpetrators and substance misuse.

The Compulsive and Obsessive Behaviour Intervention (COBI) is the first of its kind in the UK, delivering challenging and intensive talking therapy which uses a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) treatment model. This therapy helps the perpetrator to acknowledge, accept, recognise and manage the difficult emotions that trigger harmful behaviour.

Our Healthy Relationships programme, targeted at domestic abuse perpetrators, uses cognitive behavioural therapy to enable perpetrators to have better relationships and reduce the risk to current or future victims.

We have already received positive feedback from participants in our stalking perpetrators programme regarding how the service is helping them. When asked what they have found the most helpful, the participants said:

“Learning to be mindful and to be in control of my emotions has helped greatly in the work place and in my family.”

“I think the concept of wise mind is very helpful as it has made me realise that I was being driven by my emotions with my recent behaviour.”

“Space to talk…I’m beginning to work on my boundaries.”

We’re proud to be working in partnership with our commissioners and local partners to deliver these necessary programmes.