Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Training

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Training

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) has been proven to be as effective as some of the anti-dementia drugs and the evidence is growing.

Memory Matters use the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in all that we do, and you can be doing the same in your organisation. We deliver CST sessions on a daily basis in a variety of settings and have a wealth of experience of tried and tested sessions to share.

Recommended in NICE guidelines and also a standard for achieving Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (run by the Royal College of Psychiatrists) Accreditation, Memory Matters course is upbeat and fun, delivered by directors and qualified nurses, Kate and Laura, who are able to outline the importance of providing evidence-base interventions.

Their delivery features examples from practice and encourages learners to explore and create appropriate content and session plans for successful CST facilitation.

CST can be used in residential settings, community, care homes and day centres. An understanding of CST is the perfect basis for any activity planning for people living with dementia including in the arts. It can be used in groups but also on a one to one with clients.

The team are happy to travel to any location to provide this course. Please contact us for further information.

Feedback from our training days:

“Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, positivity and obvious care for what you do, and for passing that on and motivating me to think that at least change may be possible.”

“Included lots of group work, keeps everyone interested and awake!”

“A great day with the right balance of informality and quality teaching.”

“The course was very well presented. It was presented with enthusiasm and passion.”

“I liked the variety of clinical backgrounds of the people on the course giving differing perspectives. It was an interesting and valuable day.”

“The course was entertaining and informative.”

“Thank you very much for an enjoyable day.”

Learners will be able to:

Describe the structure, content and remit for CST groups
Outline the evidence-base and research supporting the use of CST as a structured psycho-social treatment
Identify the principles of CST and demonstrate how these can be used to create cognitively stimulating interactions
Recognise activities that fit the CST criteria
Prepare, facilitate and evaluate CST groups
We can deliver at your venue, anywhere in the UK. The course is facilitated by co-founders and directors Laura and Kate


Nurses, Occupation Therapists, Care Staff, Activity Co-ordinators (delegates will need to have an understanding and experience of working with people with dementia).


"I did not know much at all about CST before the training. There was a good mix of teaching methods that worked really well. I now know the research base as well as the more practical activities.
I definitely feel much more equipped to facilitate a group and am looking forward to it! A really informative and fun day. Thanks!"


Booking essential - click on link to book

Tuesday March 24th 2020
09:30 - 16:00

*£124.79 per head

*Price includes VAT. & Booking fee from third party booking administrator.

We can deliver the training at your venue. Please contact us for a quote.

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