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Code: SGC/20/0508 Anxiety & Depression - Awareness

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Suzanne Pearson. You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

South Glos Council employees must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)

This half day course is aimed at people working in a variety of settings and will provide information and greater understanding about anxiety and depression and the evidenced-based strategies and services that can help promote wellbeing.

Target Audience: Managers, staff, volunteers, carers and others from a wide range of services and backgrounds with an interest in promoting wellbeing and addressing anxiety and/or depression in the workplace, in service provision and in the wider community. Bookings are welcomed from statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies and individuals.

Approach: The workshop will consist of a mixture of factual presentation, small group work and large group discussion within agreed ground rules of confidentiality and respecting each other’s points of view. There will be comprehensive handouts available on completion. 

The standard charge for this course is £20. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.X

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1 08 July 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/0535 Court Skills - Adult Social Care (South Glos Internal Employees) (Cancelled)

This is a half-day workshop specifically designed for practitioners in the council's adult social care division.

It aims to give an overview of
• court room etiquette and processes.
• recording techniques for the recording of essential evidence
• key court forms , providing a guide to completion of the Court of Protection forms to increase worker skills and confidence in writing court documents.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 July 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0562 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties (Cancelled)

NOW 9.30am - 1.00pm

This half-day workshop is specifically focused on good practice in supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties who are living with dementia. It aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the causes and impact of dementia on individuals, and to highlight ways in which staff can work positively and effectively with Adults with Learning Difficulties.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 14 July 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0519 Introduction to the Care Act (Cancelled)

Who it's for:  Social Care and OT Practitioners working directly with people in need of care and support.

The course gives an understanding of the Care Act 2014, its principles and duties.
Content includes:
• an overview of the Care Act and its implications
• an outline of the wellbeing principle and duty
• general and specific duties under the Care Act
• how to prevent, delay or reduce care needs with information and advice
• a look at independent advocacy
• safeguarding adults
• assessments of needs, carers assessments and eligibility determination
• an individual’s journey through the reform system.

The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 16 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/360 ACE Ambassador Training (Cancelled)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative experiences in early life and childhood that can have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout life.
South Gloucestershire is committed to developing a co-ordinated and consistent ACE-informed approach, with a focus on recognition, prevention and early intervention and the cultural change that may be needed to support that. An ACE-informed approach is moving away from asking ‘what is wrong with you’ to asking ‘what happened to you’. It is more than just knowing about ACEs; it is using that knowledge to work together to:
- Prevent ACEs in future generations, including breaking the cycle within families
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of ACEs to enable appropriate early intervention to build resilience 
- Recognise the impacts of ACEs already experienced in children and adults and help them to receive support
- Support and build resilience in communities, families and children who are at risk of exposure to ACEs

The ACE Ambassador Network includes professionals from across public sector agencies, VCSE organisations and communities, and experts by experience. As well as delivering ACE-awareness raising sessions, the network offers opportunities to share updates and best practice and to build professional relationships and support. We hope that this network will be the mechanism by which cultural change will occur.

This training session is for participants who have signed up to be ACE Ambassadors from a variety of settings and backgrounds. Participants will already have basic awareness of ACEs and their impacts across the life course. This session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about how to facilitate the culture change needed to become ACE-informed. This course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about joining the network but are unable to deliver training, please contact aces@southglos.gov.uk

Participants should have been identified within their organisations as ACE Ambassadors and have notified aces@southglos.gov.uk of their interest in the role prior to attending.

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1 27 July 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/1084 Mental Health First Aid - Adults (Online)

You must provide a postal address, as well as your e-mail address, in order to register for this course which is delivered via the MHFA England Online Learning Hub.  Please e-mail these details to sharon.hall@southglos.gov.uk who will forward to our contact at Bristol Mind so they can register you.

The programme consists of 4 x instructor-led live sessions and 4 x individual learning sessions. You must complete all of these in order to receive your certificate. You cannot swap between programmes.


The MHFA online course is delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub which is an integrated learning platform. Learners will be able to access, interact with, and complete their learning modules for both their individual learning and instructor-led live sessions. Once a learner is confirmed as a delegate on their course they will receive an invitation with a link to the Online Learning Hub as well as login details. The delegates will be able to access the course materials via the Online Learning Hub from once the course is fully set and delegates registered, until a month after the course has completed.

They will also have access to the printed Adult MHFA Manual, Workbook and ALGEE card to refer to at any time, including before, during, and after the course. The MHFA England Online Learning Hub works best when learners use Google Chrome as their internet browser. However, the hub can be used on Firefox and Edge, provided they are the most up to date versions of these browsers. The Online Learning Hub is compatible with Apple Mac, although not yet with Safari (coming soon). To ensure the best learning experience, MHFA England do not currently recommend connecting via tablet/iPad. Delegates will be invited to join the live sessions approximately 15min before the Instructor Member starts the course. During this time, the instructor will make introductions and take delegates through what they need to do to get settled, including ensuring the technology is working correctly.
 
If a delegate has an accessibility requirement - any accessibility needs are captured when the delegate registers for a course and this will be shared with their Instructor Member. The instructor will then contact the delegate ahead of the course to chat through and agree any adjustments that will support their learning experience.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 August 2020 10:30 - 12:15 Online Learning Map
2 07 August 2020 10:30 - 13:00 Online Learning Map
3 10 August 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Online Learning Map
4 14 August 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/20/0490 Epilepsy Refresher (Morning) (Cancelled)

This half-day course is suitable for those who have previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years AND only if they are responsible for administering rescue meds.
(The Joint Epilepsy Council recommends individuals named to administer rescue treatment to attend a refresher course within at least two years). Epilepsy Buccal Midazolam/ Rectal Diazepam instatus Epilepticus Refresher.
The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 August 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0480 ''Medicine in Mind'': Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use

''Medicine in Mind'' : Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use.

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1 04 September 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0560 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Older Adults (EVENT FULL)

NOW 9.30am - 1.00pm

This half-day workshop aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the causes and impact of dementia on individuals, and to highlight ways in which staff can work positively and effectively with older people who are living with dementia.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 07 September 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0554 Autism Spectrum Conditions: 1-day Training (EVENT FULL)

This 1-day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The course is delivered by Matthew Trerise, a specialist trainer who has 15 years of experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. Matthew currently works for a nationally recognised specialist diagnostic service, delivering training and clinical supervision to frontline staff across the care pathway.


Previous delegates have said:

“It is essential that anyone coming into contact with people diagnosed with ASC attend this course”

 “Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”

Topics:
· Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism.
· Effective communication.
· Theory of mind.
· Executive functioning.
· Central coherence.
· Sensory issues.
· Social inclusion.
· Service issues.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 September 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map