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:

Nurses
 - Ward
 - Accident and emergency
 - Out-patients
 - Theatre
 - Community and District
 - Primary care

Health care assistants

Support workers
 - Rehabilitation
 - Food service

Occupational therapists,

Physiotherapists,

Dieticians

Pharmacy technicians

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.