Avon & Wiltshire Positive Behaviour Support Network

Location: Avon & Wiltshire – all events are held at UWE, Glenside Campus, Bristol.

Purpose: The Avon & Wiltshire Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Network is a group of individuals committed to promoting the values of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS). This commitment includes sharing knowledge, skills and resources about PBS with other people and agencies and promoting good practice.

Activities: The network steering group coordinates a monthly programme of free events about PBS. Each event includes a short presentation followed by a workshop.  We run a biannual conference.

The community have also devised and distributed Good Practice Guidance documents.

Who can join/ who the community is for: 

  • Family carers
  • Social Care providers (Large and small organisations)
  • NHS (Learning Disabilities and Mental Health, inpatient and community)
  • Advocates
  • Education
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Local Authority
  • Care Agencies
  • NHS England
  • Skills for Care
  • Student Nurses

Links to website/ forum:

Facebook page


Primary contact:

Alan Nuttall – alann@milestonestrust.org.uk

Tracy Cox – 07792915233, t.cox@cts-homes.co.uk


16 April 2021, 10-12pm, ‘How to connect with nature in practice’ with Alan Kellas. More information here>

Resources: The following resources have been created by the community

Reducing Restrictive Practices updated guidance>

Reducing Restrictive Practices Guidance - presentation

Challenging Behaviour Induction Tool march>

PBS Network Annual Summary 2020>

An introduction to psychological formulation

Functional Analysis and Formulation

Let's talk about Jargon

Attachment theory, Mentalization, Episystemic trust and PBS

Developing the workforce