What about motivation?

No-one will change just because someone tells them to!

So family and informal carers supporting a loved one whose behaviour is causing problems can have a dramatic effect on motivation to change – or not! 

This can be the case whether the destructive and difficult behaviour is heavy drinking; aggressive rages due to lack of understanding why things happen; distorted thinking because of mental health problems or a host of other problems adversely affecting not only the individual’s life but also the lives of those around them.

Therefore to maximise motivational support on the longterm, it is essential for families to work out and find info on the best responses to difficult behaviour on an everyday basis.