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Code: SGC/23/0366 Managing your team’s mental health and wellbeing (SGC staff only)

This is an online blended programme that will provide you with information and the opportunity to discuss the processes and your thoughts, questions, and concerns around managing your team’s mental health and wellbeing. As 1 in 4 people experience mental ill health each year, and wellbeing is relevant to everyone, you will find this course sets out your responsibilities and provides you with tips and techniques, so you become more confident having conversations with your team around their wellbeing and responding when people raise mental ill health concerns.

This online training course consists of the following elements.

  • A webinar that that introduces mental health, wellbeing and stress in the workplace and your responsibilities as a manager
  • Further information and resources to support you in managing your team’s mental health and wellbeing.
  • Self-study time to complete the Managing mental health in the workplace e-module.
  • Time for discussion to raise your own questions.
Tuesday 27th June 2023  9.30 am- 12.30 - Click here to join the meeting

We embrace diversity and want to ensure that our sessions are fully inclusive for all. Please let us know any requirements or needs you have in relation to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation or caring responsibilities that may be relevant to your participation in the session.

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1 27 June 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0128 Baby Room Network

This course is for practitioners working with babies.

These face-to-face networks are aimed at baby room practitioners who would like an opportunity to share experiences’ and gain new ideas through connecting with other practitioners.

Reflective activities will be provided and a supportive peer to peer environment will be facilitated to encourage delegates to benefit from engaging in discussions and networking.

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1 28 June 2023 14:30 - 16:00 Early Years Training Room - Parkwall Primary Map

Code: SGC/23/0464 Being Person Centred

This training is for external health professionals & social care support workers who require a basic understanding of Person centred practice and tools used to support people in their care.

• We will discuss and share ideas and experiences of person-centred practice – how does it differ from other approaches?
• We will become familiar with and try out a range of published person-centred thinking tools which can be used within other care planning/support planning frameworks.
• We will discuss the balance which is often needed between what is important to a person and what is important for them.
• We will become familiar with two published ‘person-centred planning’ tools, Essential Lifestyle Planning and PATH.
• We will identify personal attitudes, values and particular practice skills which support person-centred practice. What does it mean to ‘be’ person-centred when supporting someone else and helping them to plan?
• We will practice communication skills which are identified as useful in person-centred practice.

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1 28 June 2023 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/23/0508 Group Supervision Session 6(Fostering Team)

Group Supervision - Fostering Team

Held by Stacey Barke

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1 28 June 2023 10:00 - 11:30 Badminton Road 2009 Map

Code: SGC/23/0627 MARAC - New Bitesize Training


This short workshop commissioned jointly by the South Gloucestershire Children’s Partnership and Safeguarding Adults Board will help you to understand how Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) work in South Gloucestershire, and give you confidence in knowing how and when to refer to MARAC. It aims to give an update about the roles of everyone involved. It is free to attend by anyone who works with children or adults in South Gloucestershire

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1 28 June 2023 14:00 - 14:45 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/23/0633 Fundamental Wellbeing First Aid

Please note participants will need to attends both days

On this 2 day workshop-style course, packed with case studies based on real life and using practical A.C.T.I.O.N.S.© plan, individuals will learn skills to help others proactively (including mental health crises) as well as themselves.

We take an in-depth look at common mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety, challenge stigma and learn about stress, alarm bells, coping methods, recovery, self-care and so much more!

With a strong focus on how to get help beyond the medical model, Fundamental Wellbeing First Aid creates hope and positive action.

This course qualifies you as a ‘Mental Wellbeing First Aider’ . This is relevant to people who wish to support adults, children they work with and or colleagues. Delegates will receive a handy resource pack including a combined workbook & manual, A.C.T.I.O.N.S.© card lanyard, badge, and e-certificate.

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1 29 June 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 06 July 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/22/0919 Launch Pad Session 6: Trauma. Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians

What is it? This is a new dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers, Including Special Guardians Why are we running it? We recognise that your situation is very different to that of main stream foster carers. The new role that you find yourself in now, is often not a pathway you may have planned on taking. Unlike foster carers, you are thrown in at the deep end without having had a course to prepare you for what lies ahead, and how ‘The System’ works. This course aims to do that as well as recognise the particular difficulties that you as ‘Kinship Carers’, whatever your role, face. How will it run? There will be six sessions, each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours, which will take place over the course of a year. It is hoped that you will attend all six, but as new carers arrive, they can join the programme at any stage. The sessions will be led in the main by Social workers from our team. There will be light refreshment of tea and coffee provided at each session, but it would be rather nice if we could take it in turns to bring and share some food. The first session will be catered for, but we will discuss how this works for future sessions at the end of our first meeting. This session will focus on: Trauma

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1 29 June 2023 10:00 - 12:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/23/0394 Our Response to Missing Children & Child Exploitation in South Gloucestershire (EVENT FULL)

This training session is suitable for all practitioners working in Children’s Services. Please attend if you are new to South Gloucestershire Council or if you would like to refresh your knowledge around our response to missing children and child exploitation in South Gloucestershire.

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1 29 June 2023 09:30 - 11:30 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/23/0372 Professional Curiosity Workshop - 'The What?, Why?, & How?' (EVENT FULL)

This course is suitable for Social Care Practitioners in both Adult & Children’s Services

Professional Curiosity Workshop – 1 day - The ‘WHAT ?, WHY ?, & HOW ?’

The ability and confidence to demonstrate Professional Curiosity, Professional Courage, and Professional Challenge together are essential to success when working alone as a single agency professional or as a member of a multi-agency team when working to safeguard and protect.

This workshop provides an opportunity for delegates to work together in scenario-based development and application of knowledge and skills. Those attending will be encouraged to fully participate in work and discussions on an individual, class, and small group basis. Trainer led debriefing and facilitation will allow delegates to explore the ‘What, Why, & How’ of professional practice in this area.

Click here to access workbook and PowerPoint

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1 29 June 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0068 Stakeholder, Change and Resource Management

This informative day covers key themes relating to your service delivery and reputation. We introduce you to tools which enable simple strategic analysis. These tools will help you examine the different levels of power and interest people have to influence and shape your service and the value your team creates for the council, communities and customers. We consider the benefits of partnership working and using networks to enhance the work of the council and the value that comes from working with people.

We will use change theory to bring to life and make sense of how people respond to change and what they need from you as a manager. You will explore what happens psychologically when people experience or resist change so that you can adapt, pace change and provide support. We will then consider how your team can make the most effective use of resources available to enhance your service and value for money. This day offers simple tools, techniques and models to manage change well and provide the best customer service possible.

This day is supported with online material that will give participants additional content to focus on their main priorities in their service areas and well as content to return to at a later date.

Costs:  External Delegates - £103.50
           South Glos Council Employees - no charge

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map