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Code: SGC/22/1285 ASYE Academy - Introduction to Children, Young People & Mental Health (Dev Hub)

Course description:

Mental Health and wellbeing work shop includes:

• Mental health awareness: What is mental health? What are the inequalities relating to mental health?
• Drugs and alcohol and how they impact mental health: This section explores what types of substances people might use and the reasons behind this and how to support.
• Resilience and self-care- This section supports participants to learn and develop resilience strategies and tools for themselves, and the people they work with.
• Local mental health provision- In this section you will hear from three local providers about their offer of support in south Gloucestershire (Off the record, Vita minds and Kooth). We will also look at signposting to Mental health and wellbeing support more widely.  

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1 30 November 2022 09:00 - 14:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/1281 ASYE Academy - Tool Kit & Reflection

Tool Kit & Reflection

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1 30 November 2022 10:00 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/22/1248 Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making (self-study course) SGC Staff Only

This interactive online learning introduces a variety of creative solution generation and decision-making techniques. You will develop the skills necessary to analyse a problem, generate creative solutions, and decide which solution most closely matches their needs. You will find out about problem solving styles and be able reflect on the typical approach you take and compare it with other styles. You'll gain knowledge about how defining the problem can be key and different tools you can use to do this, different creative approaches you can apply to the issues to generate solutions and alternative ideas and then evaluation processes so you reach decisions that achieve the outcomes you want.

This course is aimed at any internal staff who want to develop practical skills and approaches to problem solving, creative idea generation, and decision making tools where the solutions are not always obvious.

This is a self-study course and you can undertake this course at any time. It can be useful if you have some of your own examples that you can work through as you go through this course to provide you with a relevant context.

You may also find it useful to do with other people that you work with so you can discuss it together. If you wish to do this we recommend putting aside three hours and setting up a MS Teams meeting so you can use the chat function to record important points, questions you have, tips you can share and record any changes you want to make.

To access this course please use this link.

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1 30 November 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/22/1194 Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Network

This network is aimed at setting practitioners and childminders of all levels and experiences.

This course will provide opportunities for setting practitioners, and childminders to come together and reflect upon Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the early years.

This will be an open forum for reflective discussion; therefore, an expectation of contribution is required from all attendees. A comfortable, albeit virtual space will be created to share and reflect upon key aspects of inclusive practice including; unconscious bias, tokenism in the absence of diversity, challenging racial incidents and talking about race in our settings.

Previous attendees are welcome to return to the network, however, please note that as we will be exploring similar themes, some content will be repeated.

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1 30 November 2022 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 22 February 2023 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 31 May 2023 18:30 - 20:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/1070 Getting That Job (Self-study course) SGC Staff Only

This course is for people who are looking to change jobs or are at risk of redundancy within the council. It explains how to approach applying for roles in the council and preparing fully for the process. It also gives tips and advice about application and interview preparation as well as signposting to further support and more details on this subject and other topics relevant to career change.

This is a self study course that you can complete at your own pace.

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1 30 November 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/22/1071 Help with CV's and Application Forms (Self-study course) SGC Staff Only

Most people need to use a CV to complete an application form at least once in their life, as they are key to getting that all-important interview. This short online course will guide you through best practice in writing your CV and how to complete application forms, including: structure, presentation, and how to tailor CVs and application forms for each specific job role.

This is a self-study course that you can work through at your own pace.

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1 30 November 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/22/1249 Interview Skills (Self-study course) SGC Staff only

This course will give you some hints and tips on how to prepare for your next interview, and will guide you through the preparation process, the interview itself and then what generally happens afterwards.

This is a self-study course that you can work through at your own pace.

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1 30 November 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/22/1250 Journaling for Wellbeing (self-study course) SGC Staff Only

In stressful times it’s important to find different tools that can support you to manage your own wellbeing. There is an increasing body of evidence which shows the link between writing as a therapeutic practice and enhanced wellbeing. This course is intended to give you an overview of different methods and formats you can use to develop a journaling practice that works for you. You can work through it at your own pace or in small groups where you may wish to do this with colleagues.

This online course covers the different ways to journal, including with paper and pen or online methods and techniques which may be creative and expressive or fact based documentation. It also includes the benefits of savouring positive emotions through reminding, reinforcing and recording events. There will be exercises you can try for yourself and wellbeing tools. This course includes the five ways of wellbeing, which has a scientific basis and is endorsed by the NHS, it also includes the PERMA model from positive psychology and happiness habits both containing the elements which have been scientifically proven to boost levels of happiness.


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1 30 November 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/22/1251 LGBTQ+ Matters (self study online course) SGC Staff Only

This online course is for all professionals to increase awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning+ (LGBTQ+) language, culture and histories. The course will give you increased knowledge of LGBTQ+ equalities and discrimination. Through exploring the links between discrimination and health inequalities you will gain an insight into the challenges of coming out to professionals when accessing services. The course focuses on the impact of language and making assumptions to help you to reflect on best practice. Further information, advice and resources are included for those who would like to read further on any of the topics covered. If you require this course in a different format please contact the Workforce Development team (hrworkforcedevelopment@southglos.gov.uk)

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1 30 November 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/22/1252 Managers Induction (Self study online course) SGC Staff Only

This online course is intended to give you an overview of the main people management responsibilities within the council and will take around an hour to complete. You can come back to this e-module at any time. After completing this module you will be able to: Identify the role of managers within the council; Understand the requirements of managers; Know the steps to manage performance within the council; Be aware of the range of relevant policies and procedures; Be confident in knowing where you can access help and support; Know how to assess your own strengths and weaknesses and to manage your own personal development.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 November 2022 09:00 - 10:00 Online Learning Map