Positive Behaviour Support
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a person-centred framework for people with disability; providing support in situations where there is, or is a risk of, challenging behaviour. The PBS framework recognises that challenging behaviour occurs for a reason, and can communicate information about a person’s stress, distress, and skills development.
What is PBS?
PBS aims to improve the quality of life of participants and their families by helping to prevent challenging or negative behaviour, through teaching new skills and making changes in their environment.
PBS clinicians work with individuals and their support team to better understand the factors which contribute to any challenging behaviour, and then recommend and implement strategies via a Behaviour Support Plan. This plan is used to train the participant’s support team to maintain a consistent delivery of support and services.
Behaviour Support Plans may cover:
- Preventative and proactive strategies to improve quality of life
- Changes to environment to reduce challenges
- Stress and anger management
Our goal is to give participants a toolkit of strategies to improve quality of life – ultimately having a positive impact on their relationships and sense of independence.
How to access
PBS services are available for adults and children, and can be accessed via face-to-face or telehealth appointments in locations across Western NSW, the Murrumbidgee and North East Victoria. To access this service, contact our team and complete a referral form. Our team will then be in touch with further information.