Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Training

Become a CST Facilitator

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) has been proven to be as effective as some of the anti-dementia drugs and the evidence is growing.

Whilst there is no cure for dementia, there is a treatment that boasts good results. The principles of CST can be used as a basis of all stimulating group activity planning. Ideal for residential settings, community groups, care homes and day centres.

Memory Matters have delivered CST sessions on a daily basis in a variety of settings for the last 10 years and have a wealth of experience to share with you.

  • Recommended in the NICE Guidelines
  • Part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists National Accreditation Programme for Memory services
  • Evidence-based, proven through Randomised Control Trials

Memory Matters course is upbeat and fun, delivered by co-founder, joint CEO and qualified nurse, Laura Walker.

An understanding of CST is the perfect basis for any activity provision for people living with dementia, including in the arts. It can be used in groups but also on a one to one with clients.

Flexible Training

  • Complete in your own time and at your pace
  • Life-time access
  • Certificate on completion 

We can deliver the CST Training either LIVE via zoom and face to face too, if you would like some more information then please contact us on 

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, positivity and obvious care for what you do, and for passing that on and motivating me to think that at least change may be possible.

Included lots of group work, keeps everyone interested and awake!

A great day with the right balance of informality and quality teaching.

The course was very well presented. It was presented with enthusiasm and passion.

I liked the variety of clinical backgrounds of the people on the course giving differing perspectives. It was an interesting and valuable day.

The course was entertaining and informative.

Thank you very much for an enjoyable day.

Feedback from our training days

The course is facilitated by co-founders and directors Laura and Kate. Under normal circumstances, we host training in Plymouth at Moments Cafe and can also deliver the training at your venue, anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

Learners will be able to:

Describe the structure, content and remit for CST groups

Outline the evidence-base and research supporting the use of CST as a structured psycho-social treatment

Identify the principles of CST and demonstrate how these can be used to create cognitively stimulating interactions

Recognise activities that fit the CST criteria

Prepare, facilitate and evaluate CST groups

Who is it for?

Nurses, Occupation Therapists, Care Staff and Activity Co-ordinators. (Delegates will need to have an understanding and experience of working with people with dementia).