About Helen Behrens
Helen Behrens is a registered nurse, with a BSc in Dementia Studies from Bradford University, and has worked with older people in various health and social care settings.
Helen was employed as a trainer for the Alzheimer’s Society between September 2009 and March 2010, and continues as a gold standard associate trainer for the organisation. Whilst in post, she developed and continues to deliver a flexible and successful “Caring for people with Dementia in the Acute Hospital setting” course.
Helen has delivered courses to the following acute Trusts, many with repeat bookings:
Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust
Delegates have included members of multidisciplinary teams including:
- Accident and emergency
- Community and District
- Primary care
Health care assistants
- Food service
Ward and GP receptionists.
Since leaving the Alzheimer’s Society, Helen has created and developed on commission, an end of life care course for people with dementia. This course has been successfully delivered in both the acute and community settings to members of staff working within the multidisciplinary team.
Helen has developed and delivered courses for staff working in the community: Both in health and social care.
New Generations, Hertfordshire, has commissioned Helen to deliver the new QCF dementia units, both Level 2 and level 3, to staff working with people with dementia, and people with dementia and learning disabilities, in a variety of settings including domiciliary and residential.
Helen has worked in a variety of educational settings including a further education college and secondary education where she was responsible for a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC programmes covering all aspects of health and social care.