Want to improve communication skills in your organisation?

"To use an analogy, teaching SAGE & THYME is like teaching first aid for people who are upset."

Jane Berg, Deputy Director - Skills, Knowledge and Research, Princess Alice Hospice
Why should your organisation run SAGE & THYME training?

SAGE & THYME training will teach your staff, students and volunteers how to speak to and support people who are worried.

This will help:

  • Your patients to feel listened to and supported
  • Your staff, students and volunteers to support each other with their worries
  • Your staff, students and volunteers to feel more satisfied and in control of conversations.
What is SAGE & THYME?

Watch this short video to understand how using SAGE & THYME in a conversation works

How can we work with you?

We can run SAGE & THYME workshops for your staff. 

However, our main focus is on training up your staff and giving you access to all the SAGE & THYME training materials so that you can run the SAGE & THYME workshops for yourself.

We have found that most organisations prefer to teach SAGE & THYME workshops face-to-face, but some find SAGE & THYME online workshops helpful.

Licence map
Licensed organisations

See which organisations have a licence to run SAGE & THYME training

Next steps for running SAGE & THYME in YOUR organisation

Step 1 - Find out more about how the SAGE & THYME training works

Learn more about SAGE & THYME training.

Our 'basic guide' provides a summary of all the information you need in one place.

Step 2 - Learn how other organisations run SAGE & THYME training

Read some case studies to understand how other organisations have adopted SAGE & THYME training.

Then contact us to get any questions answered.

Three case studies
Case studies

Find out how other organisations started running SAGE & THYME training

Step 3 - Make a case for the funding             

Use our 'business case guide' to put a business case together.

You can find example costs in our 'basic guide'.

Brief case
Read our business case guide

Find information to put in a business case.

Step 4 - Consider who will become your facilitators

There is a person specification that acts as a guide for finding the right people.

This is explained in the 'Becoming a facilitator' guide.

Commonly, facilitators are:

  • Specialist nurses
  • Doctors
  • Social workers
  • Staff working in psychological support (including Clinical Psychologists)
  • Chaplains
  • Human resources and organisational development staff and managers
  • Preceptorship staff
  • Allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Community staff
  • Training department staff
  • Occasionally non-clinical staff
Download the 'becoming a facilitator' guide
Facilitator giving a presentation
Find out everything about becoming a facilitator

Step 5 - Organise for your staff to be trained as SAGE & THYME facilitators

You can either send your staff to Manchester to be trained, or if you have sufficient people (normally twelve) then we can give a quote for the cost of our trainers delivering this locally in your own venue.

Each person wishing to become a SAGE & THYME Facilitator must attend a SAGE & THYME Foundation Level workshop followed by a SATFAC course over the following two days.

Step 6 - Organise a licence from us to run SAGE & THYME training

You need a licence from us to use the copyright materials and SAGE & THYME logo when you run the SAGE & THYME workshop.

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Understand the licence

Step 7 - Start teaching SAGE & THYME workshops

Once your staff are trained up and the licence is signed, you can start running SAGE & THYME workshops.

SAGE & THYME Facilitators and organisers can log into the 'Trainer Area' of this web site to access the resources they need to:

  • Prepare for the workshop
  • Run the workshop