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Code: SGC/19/750 Talking Mats (EVENT FULL)

Talking Mats is a visual framework that uses picture symbols to help people with a variety of communication difficulties to communicate more effectively. 

The approach ensures that people are involved in choice making and expressing opinions in an accessible way. It is an excellent tool for encouraging inclusive practice. 

Talking Mats is used by clinical practitioners, carers and support workers in a wide range of health, social work, residential and education settings.

Further information is available on the talking mats website https://www.talkingmats.com

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1 12 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 TBC Map
2 09 April 2019 09:30 - 12:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/19/289 Epilepsy Refresher (Morning)

This half-day course is available to anyone who has previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years. 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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1 18 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/238 Making Every Contact Count

Making Every Contact Count is an approach that uses the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and individuals have with people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Rather than telling people what to do Making Every Contact Count is about recognising opportunities to talk to people about their wellbeing using the skills of asking and listening. Making Every Contact Count is not intended to add to busy workloads. The course signposts to appropriate VSCE organisations and their available training

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1 18 March 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/588 Understanding Autistic Spectrum Conditions (Autism) - Level 1 Awareness (AM)

This half day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the autism spectrum. Recognising and understanding the key areas of difficulty experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum is vital to providing effective support. This course is aimed at staff working in agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector in South Gloucestershire who are directly or indirectly supporting individuals with autism and people who come into contact with adults with autism in their work. This course is delivered by The National Autistic Society and will be made up of tutor presentation, audio visual material, 'real life' example, discussion, group exercises and question and answer. You will be given a comprehensive set of notes. 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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1 18 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/268 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)

The Basic Drug and alcohol awareness training is aimed anyone who thinks that an increase of awareness around the effects of substances would benefit their working life.

We will include exercises on what a drug is and their effects, drugs box information (a look at some example (fake) substances) and information about them. New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) information and the problems associated with this new trend in drug use will be discussed. Participants can take a look at paraphernalia, and trends in use locally and nationally. Alcohol and identification and brief advice and how to recognise signs and symptoms of use (both drug and alcohol), signposting and referral pathways.

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1 19 March 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/018 ''Medicine in Mind'': Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use

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

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1 25 March 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/587 Sensory Considerations (Autism)

This half-day course will provide an introduction to sensory differences in people with autism. Course overview: - The sensory world of people with autism and how it can affect individuals - Behaviour and sensory differences - The evidence base - Sensory strategies, support and environmental changes. Who should attend? This course is suitable for those wishing to increase their understanding of the potential sensory differences experienced by people with autism. A basic understanding of autism is required for this course. 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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1 25 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/228 Connecting with People who have Dementia

Delegates should attend Dementia Awareness before attending this course. This session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care and whose role requires them to interact and communicate with people who are living with dementia. We consider approaches and practices that will enable us to connect effectively with people who live with dementia. 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 01 April 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/481 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Older Adults (EVENT FULL)

This one 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 £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 10 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/717 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training INVITE ONLY

The Basic Drug and alcohol awareness training is aimed anyone who thinks that an increase of awareness around the effects of substances would benefit their working life.

We will include exercises on what a drug is and their effects, drugs box information (a look at some example (fake) substances) and information about them. New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) information and the problems associated with this new trend in drug use will be discussed. Participants can take a look at paraphernalia, and trends in use locally and nationally. Alcohol and identification and brief advice and how to recognise signs and symptoms of use (both drug and alcohol), signposting and referral pathways.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 April 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map