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Code: SGC/19/713 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training (EVENT FULL)

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 20 November 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/075 ACE Ambassador Training (EVENT FULL)

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 half day 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 half-day 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 November 2019 09:30 - 13:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/19/159 NHS Health Check Annual Update


This is an updatefor both new and existing practitioners (e.g. Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants) who deliver the NHS Health Check in South Gloucestershire.



The update will include:

- How to bring your patients who are harder to reach into their NHS Health Check and provide appropriate support 

- How to take your patients through the Check and get the right local support (One You South Gloucestershire service overview)

- Dr Gregory Clarke - GP expert speaker on alcohol

- A chance to ask the panel anything you ever wanted to know about delivering the Check

- FREE lunch (served between 12.30-1.00pm)

Existing practitioners - The update will cover all of your NHS Health Check CPD requirement for the year.

New practitioners – are encouraged to attend the update. To attend the update please ensure you have completed your on line or work placed core skills training https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nhs-health-check/ and the online Dementia training tool.

Experienced and NEW NHS Health Check practitioners, clinicians with a clinical responsibility for NHS Health Checks, and others with a particular interest in the programme

Please note that practitioners new to the NHS Health Check will be asked to complete an online NHS Health Check introduction (30minutes) prior to attendance.

*Please note: This course is a repeat of the course on 5th February 2020 i.e. practitioners DO NOT have to attend both.*

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1 27 November 2019 09:00 - 14:00 Brook Way Activity Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/213 Making Every Contact Count

A two hour training course-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.

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1 10 December 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/180 ACE Ambassador Training (EVENT FULL)

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 half day 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 half-day 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 09 January 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/714 Basic Drug and Alcohol Training (EVENT FULL)

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 21 January 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/976 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 03 February 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/214 Making Every Contact Count

A two hour training course-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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 February 2020 09:30 - 11:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/160 NHS Health Check Annual Update

This is an updatefor both new and existing practitioners (e.g. Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants) who deliver the NHS Health Check in South Gloucestershire.

- How to bring your patients who are harder to reach into their NHS Health Check and provide appropriate support
- How to take your patients through the Check and get the right local support (One You South Gloucestershire service overview)
- Dr Gregory Clarke - GP expert speaker on alcohol
- A chance to ask the panel anything you ever wanted to know about delivering the Check
- FREE lunch (served between 12.30-1.00pm)

Existing practitioners - The update will cover all of your NHS Health Check CPD requirement for the year.

New practitioners – are encouraged to attend the update. To attend the update please ensure you have completed your on line or work placed core skills training https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nhs-health-check/ and the online Dementia training tool.

Experienced and NEW NHS Health Check practitioners, clinicians with a clinical responsibility for NHS Health Checks, and others with a particular interest in the programme

Please note that practitioners new to the NHS Health Check will be asked to complete an online NHS Health Check introduction (30minutes) prior to attendance.

*Please note: This course is a repeat of the course on 27th Nov 2019 i.e. practitioners DO NOT have to attend both.*

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1 05 February 2020 09:00 - 14:00 Poole Court Map

Code: SGC/19/330 Identification, Screening & Brief Intervention (Young people)

This practical and engaging half day course will directly benefit any practitioner working with young people and their families across health, youth, education, criminal justice & social care settings to ‘make every contact count’. Developed in line with best practice, this new approach focusses on the wider issues of substance use, smoking and sexual health. It provides the skills, techniques and tools needed to ask appropriate questions, assess risk, signpost and deliver a brief intervention. This innovative training will enable practitioners to develop their awareness and understanding of:
• Early identification & screening of risky behaviours
• How, why and when to deliver a brief intervention
• How to make the most of the resource pack which includes a tool kit for professionals and an information workbook for young people

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