Respond More Effectively

If you are regularly ‘turned to’ for support by people who are struggling, our courses will help you to respond more effectively.

Learn To Listen

Before you can help, you need to understand; before you can understand, you need to listen.

Empower Yourself

By learning to listen, you can listen to learn, and by following some simple techniques, you can empower those around you.

Achieve Positive Outcomes

Our training will show you how to achieve positive outcomes for your clients by focusing on the core values of time, attention and respect.


We are an Irish registered charity who deliver training to frontline practitioners working in the health, education, social, youth and community sectors in either a professional or voluntary capacity. Since 2001, we have delivered our evidence-based, accredited and evaluated training to over 1,500 frontline practitioners.

We offer a range of training programmes, including ABLE, ABLE4Teachers and Ag Eisteacht4Business, which are built on our core values of time, attention and respect. We focus on relational capability which is the capacity of people to establish and maintain close relationships, both at home and in the wider community, as a key determinant of health and well being.

Watch Our Video About The ABLE Training Programme

To learn more about what our accredited, evidence informed, relational training programme ABLE is all about watch the short clip below where our CEO, Dr Maeve Hurley, gives a brief summary of what the training involves and the research that underpins it.

Upcoming Courses

ABLE Training Programme

Croke Park Hours

Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice


“I found it so useful to re-focus myself on what we can do and what is achievable when you have a short window of time with a service user.”

Aoife, Regional Services Manager

“It teaches useful strategies to help client’s problem solve and come up with solutions.”

Grainne, Speech & Language Therapist

“I will use the ABLE model daily. Excellent course, facilitators excellent, well presented.”

Stephanie, School Completion Programme Coordinator

“Having completed the course with some colleagues, we will be able to implement the model with peer support. I will be recommending this course to other colleagues.”

Marianne, Psychologist

“Very worthwhile – Worth doing to support our work”

Strengthening families site coordinator

“Do it. It will change your way of thinking and allow you to make positive interventions.”

Bernadette, Clinical Nurse Specialist

“Very relevant to our practice”

Nuala, Public Health Nurse

Who Benefits?

  • Frontline workers in the health, education, homeless, social, disability, youth and community sectors
  • People who work directly with children and families
  • HR directors, managers and teams


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