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Code: SGC/21/0563 Mental Health First Aid (Adults)


The Mental Health First Aid England Manual that accompanies this course has to be purchased 2 weeks prior to the start date. Therefore, if you cancel within 5 working days of the course starting or you are a ‘no show’ on the day, then your organisation will be charged £25 for the Manual + £4 P&P.

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained.

Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to be therapists. However, it does teach people how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate help.

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in promoting positive emotional and mental health.

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1 02 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 03 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0348 Raising awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach


IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT OUR IT DEPARTMENT TO REQUEST YOUR ZOOM LICENSE.

Test your knowledge before you attend the training! (SGC employees only) https://www.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

This is a one day course that raises practitioners awareness to what child sexual exploitation is, what child criminal exploitation is and county lines. It will give practitioners an understanding of what signs to look out for, what contextual safeguarding is and how we are trying to tackle exploitation.

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1 02 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/1285 Remote Recruitment (ICS Managers Only)

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As the recruiting manager you’re at the centre of the process, driving the process to recruit the best person to meet your job needs. You have the insight and knowledge of how the role fits into the overall team, and what is needed to effectively perform this. This webinar will give you an understanding of good the skills required in remote recruitment and selection. It will include advert writing, candidate attraction, using CVs in selection and the council’s new recruitment system. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss how remote recruitment differs from face to face recruitment in terms of shortlisting and interviewing and gain advice on your own recruitment practices. We will also cover unconscious bias and how to promote equality within recruitment.

Please note; There is important pre-course work with activities to work through before you attend this webinar, this should take approximately 90 minute. Details of which will be in the joining instructions. Please read these thoroughly and get in touch with the course tutor if you have any questions.

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1 02 November 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/1221 AIS Training - Adults Advanced

** Users will not be able to attend this course if you have not completed AIS Training – Adult Intermediate **

AIS Training – Adult Advanced is designed to build on what was learned in the AIS Intermediate session by covering 3 Conversations. This includes Assessments, Plans, Reviews and case closure among other elements.

This is a virtual course conducted via Microsoft Teams and the AIS Training Database.

** Upon completion AIS Live Login details will be allocated **

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1 03 November 2021 13:30 - 17:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1211 AIS Training - Adults Intermediate

** Users will not be able to attend this course if you have not completed the relevant eLearning **

AIS Training – Adult Intermediate is designed to enable users new to SGC AIS to consolidate what they have learned through the AIS eLearning, navigate around the system and to be competent with the basics that AIS has to offer.

This is a virtual course conducted via Microsoft Teams and the AIS Training Database.

** Users will not be able to progress to ‘AIS Training – Adult Advanced’ until this course has been completed **

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1 03 November 2021 09:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/1152 ASYE Academy: Assessors Workshop (Assessors Only)

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This workshop aims to go through why we have ASYE, what your role is as an assessor and to effectively support them. Once you are booked on please email Georgina.burgess@southglos.go.uk, so the pre-workshop handouts can be sent to you.

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1 03 November 2021 13:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0712 Being Person Centred

This training is for external health professionals & social care support workers who require a basic understanding of Person centred practice and tools used to support people in their care.


• We will discuss and share ideas and experiences of person-centred practice – how does it differ from other approaches?
• We will become familiar with and try out a range of published person-centred thinking tools which can be used within other care planning/support planning frameworks.
• We will discuss the balance which is often needed between what is important to a person and what is important for them.
• We will become familiar with two published ‘person-centred planning’ tools, Essential Lifestyle Planning and PATH.
• We will identify personal attitudes, values and particular practice skills which support person-centred practice. What does it mean to ‘be’ person-centred when supporting someone else and helping them to plan?
• We will practice communication skills which are identified as useful in person-centred practice.

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1 03 November 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/1153 Light Touch NVR for Foster Carers

We are running a pilot Non-violence resistant training (NVR) ‘light’ course for foster carers across 6 weeks from November to January
Non-violence resistant is a therapeutic approach to reducing the instances of aggressive and/or violent behaviour from children and young people towards their carers.
We want to offer an introduction to the principles which underpin NVR and to support carers in making sense of aggressive/violent behaviour their children and young people display.
Each week we will go through an NVR principle and corresponding techniques which may help to reduce escalations of aggression and violence in the home.
By the end of the training, we hope to have provided you with the tools to make sense of why aggression and violence can occur and escalate from young people towards their carers. We also aim to provide you with techniques to reduce escalation of aggression and techniques to facilitate the ‘resistance’ of violence in the home.

o Week 1: Wednesday 3rd November 10am-12pm, introduce and gain an understanding of NVR
o Week 2: Wednesday 10th November 10am-12pm, what does it involve - summary
o Week 3: Wednesday 24th November 10am-12pm, introduction to escalation patterns
o Week 4, Wednesday 1st December 10am-12pm, the concept and relevance of parental parents to support our young people to make good choice,
o Week 5, Wednesday 8st December 10am-12pm, the concept of supporters and the circle of concern
o Week 6, Wednesday 12th Jan 10am-12pm, to identify and prioritise behaviours of concern and the concept of reparation acts


For more information please contact either Erin Waites at Thinking Aloud (erin.waites@nhs.net) or Sandra and Tracey (TherapeuticParentingPathwayProject@southglos.gov.uk)

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 10 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 24 November 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
4 01 December 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
5 08 December 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
6 12 January 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/1095 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (Emily Loveday)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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1 03 November 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Skype/Telephone Map

Code: SGC/21/1115 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (Emma Ford)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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1 03 November 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Skype/Telephone Map