Congratulations to one of our staff, Andrew Hill, for having his PERMA booklet – a guide to promoting wellbeing – recognised by a national organisation.

His guide looks at the PERMA model, one of the more immediately accessible aspects of the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework practised by Autism Together, and has been praised and featured by BILD – a national organisation which provides PBS coaching and qualifications.

It’s a fantastic achievement for Andrew that BILD have recognised the value in his guide.

BILD said of Andrew’s work:

“Andrew Hill from Autism Together has produced a PERMA booklet to help introduce Positive Behaviour Support to staff in a way that is engaging, practical and not overwhelming.

“The aim of the booklet is to provide staff with practical and useful information regarding a simple model of positive psychology that anybody can apply to life throughout the current pandemic (and beyond) – for both themselves and the people that they work alongside.”

Autism Together’s Andrew Hill

Andrew, an Activity Manager in our Performing Arts team, said:

“At its core, my project started around the PERMA model because I wanted my staff (who had spent months working in exceptionally difficult circumstances amidst the existing stress of the pandemic) to look after their wellbeing.

“My aim was that once staff used the model to assess their own lives and look with some depth at what gives them feelings of happiness and wellbeing, they could then utilise this knowledge to help the people they support to ensure good quality of life through putting the PERMA model into practice with them.”

If you’d like to learn more, Andrew’s PERMA Booklet is available for free download from Bild, here.