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Code: SGC/21/0056 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.

COSTS: £40 for those outside South Glos

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1 27 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/025 The Write Way

How will this course help me? Our course will take you through the practical steps of writing clear and concise records and writing sequential, powerful and rewarding reports ° whether they are briefing notes, chronologies, summaries, assessments, care plans, safeguarding investigation reports or court reports. We will show you how to tackle your writing with clarity and confidence. You will understand the importance of: ° defining your purpose; ° organising your evidence; ° thinking and structure; ° writing analytically; and ° presentation. We will also highlight the seven deadly sins of social care writing and recording and show you how to avoid them. The standard charge for this course is £80. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 01 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0052 Providing Effective Supervision (Social Care staff only)

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Phil Harris (Training Exchange). You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL STAFF - you must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)

This one day workshop is designed to allow first-line managers of social care staff to understand what makes for effective staff supervision and to explore the key strategies and skills needed to make good supervision a reality within their own staff team/workplace. This course is relevant to all managers from social care agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors within South Gloucestershire. 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 03 February 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0063 Autism Spectrum Conditions: 1-day Training

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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1 10 February 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/030 Responding to Disclosures of Rape and/or Sexual Abuse

This 1-day course is for people working in an environment that involves disclosures of sexual violence/ sexual abuse. It Covers: - Barriers to disclosure -Current Sexual Violence Legislation -Discussions About Safeguarding -Information about trauma, flashbacks, and grounding techniques -The support needs of survivors of rape and sexual violence - Services that are available for survivors of rape and sexual violence. 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 18 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0065 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Older Adults

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 23 February 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0059 Principles of Strength-based Practice

This training is specifically for practitioners in South Glos Council's adult social care division, i.e. Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Social Work Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Senior Practitioners etc.
Strength based approaches are not new in Adult Social Care. You will be familiar with this term and will be able to identify aspects of it in your current practice. Our starting point will be recognising the practice strengths and professional curiosity you already apply in South Gloucestershire in your work with adults and carers and enabling you to share ideas and tools with your colleagues. A strength-based approach is as much about how professionals think and feel about their role, and the individuals they work with, as it is about using new and/or different tools. It requires finding ways to share both power and responsibility with people to promote wellbeing. During the session you will have the chance to explore what this means for you and your colleagues in the challenging climate within which you are working.
Aim: To enable delegates to gain a consistent set of underpinning knowledge and to further develop skills and confidence in applying a strength-based approach in practice

Charges: This course is currently free.

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1 23 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0067 End of Life: Providing Care & Comfort - Module 2

This excellent 1-day course is vital training for staff and managers who work in agencies and settings that support people (and their families) at End of Life stage.
It provides underpinning knowledge to support agencies in working to the CQC's standards on:

* Caring: specifically around compassionate care, and providing a personalised approach and emotional support 
* Responsive: for example supporting informed choices, documenting and personalising care plans; open and sensitive approaches to support a comfortable and dignified death; listening to users and carers regarding end of life care.  
As well as the Care Certificate, Standard 5: Work In A Person-Centred Way

Who should attend? All adult social care staff working in a professional care role, supporting the physical care needs of service users. 
The course will enable participants to have an understanding of how to meet an individual's care needs and maintain comfort and dignity in the last few days of life.

Please Note: The course is not suitable for people who have suffered a personal close bereavement within the last 12 months. 

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, particularly for agencies in the adult social care sector.

Comments from previous participants:
"Very informative"
"Interesting"
"Useful training"
"Really enjoyed the course"

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1 25 February 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0079 Responding to Aggressive Behaviour (Lone Working in the Community or Office)

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already attended 'Understanding & Responding to Anger & Aggression' you do not need to attend this one.

This one day course is designed for staff and volunteers who provide a service to children and/or adults in the community where they may be working alone; in the service users own home or in office based situations, engaging with people face-to-face or on the telephone. Staff who work alone in the community and in service users own homes can be subject to angry and aggressive behaviour from their service users. Staff working in offices and One Stop Shops are required to respond to members of the public on the phone or face-to-face. It is not unusual for customers to be upset and angry when they make contact with the council. Employers have a responsibility to put systems in place to support safe working practices; training in this area is an important part of the strategy. This course focuses on how to respond calmly and communicate effectively with people in an angry or aggressive state, to maintain the safety and dignity of both the member of staff and the customer/ service user/member of the public.

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 03 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0064 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 04 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map