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Code: SGC/19/977 Understanding your role in supporting children and families with Early Help

This ½ day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire’s Early Help Partnership Support Team and is targeted at professionals working directly with children and families. Recognising when families need early support is everyone’s responsibility and this multi-agency course aims to give professionals the opportunity to understand more about Early Help and how early intervention can help to improve outcomes for children and their families. This course will also cover basic information about the Early Help/ SAFeh assessment and the processes and procedures for making a referral to South Gloucestershire’s Children’s Services.

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1 05 May 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0506 Understanding Personality Disorder

This half day workshop aims to provide an opportunity for participants to understand more about the diagnostic category of personality disorder in order to better provide services and support that can make a positive difference to peopleðs lives. It is aimed at all employees and managers of the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors. This is a workshop that is suitable for participants at all levels, mainly as an introduction to the issues, though it can also provide an update for staff who are already trained / more experienced in working with people with a personality disorder. It will draw upon personal experiences of receiving a personality disorder diagnosis and up to date evidence of helpful interventions and approaches. 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 06 May 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0537 Understanding Self Harm

In this 1 day training, aimed at all supporters and allies of people who self-harm, you will be provided with the opportunity to: - Understand what self-harm is, and consider why someone might use this strategy as a way of coping with their experiences. - Explore some myths and the impact of stigma for people who self-harm - Hear about what people who hurt themselves have said about self-harm, and what they have found helpful in professional and personal responses - Explore some of the shared challenges faced by supporters of people who self-harm from a wide variety of settings - Gain knowledge and information in order to build confidence when supporting someone who self-harms, including harm minimisation and safer self-harm approaches - Consider your own wellbeing and emotional health needs in a supportive environment.

The standard charge for this course is £60. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 11 May 2020 09:30 - 14:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/358 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 13 May 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/417 Mental Health First Aid (EVENT FULL)

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. This course is currently free to everyone.

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1 13 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 14 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0502 Being Person Centred

Target Audience - all adult care workers supporting people in South Glos in: learning disability services, services for people living with dementia, older peoples’ services, mental health services. To help staff to understand the concept of person centredness and its implications for good practice. To help staff to develop skills in working in a person centred way, in a range of settings. 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 19 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0513 Mental Health Awareness

A community based course to increase awareness and challenge stigma about mental health that participants can draw upon in their day-to-day lives and work.

The views of people with ‘lived’ experience of emotional or mental health issues are central to informing the course content as well as up to date research evidence. This course is currently free to everyone.

The course is suitable for anyone including staff and volunteers from a variety of settings working with Adults, and/or Children and Families, who wish to learn more about mental health. It consists 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 are extensive handouts available

The trainer Suzanne Pearson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and CBT therapist with experience of working in the NHS and voluntary sector. She is a qualified adult trainer with extensive experience of delivering high quality mental health training to a range of participants and organisations. She is a Mental Health First Aid instructor (Standard and Youth courses) and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer.

This course is currently free to everyone.

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1 04 June 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/161 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches

This training session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care settings who interact, communicate with and support people who have dementia.

This day is an updated version of the course entitled, ‘Connecting with People with Dementia.’ The facilitators believe people who have completed the previous course would benefit from attending this course too, as it has been adapted to incorporate Positive Approaches to CareTM. The core principle of PACTM is that as carers, we need to change our approach in order to understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and learn techniques to support people in a person centred way.

The day introduces Positive Approaches to CareTM and will enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in order to provide person centred support to people who have 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 09 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0556 Introduction to Autism: 3-hour workshop

This 3-hour introductory course is suitable for staff who could be in contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

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.

Course Aims: Develop knowledge about 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 training”
“Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”

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1 10 June 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/359 ACE Ambassador Training

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 24 June 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map