Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing will be holding the following FREE training course throughout various venues in Sunderland and Washington.
Understanding Health Improvement training:
This is a free nationally recognised Level II course accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health. The training focuses on the principles of promoting health, wellbeing and sign-posting together with raising awareness of the barriers to change and adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles. This is a full day course and is assessed by a 30 question multiple choice exam on the day.
The course (9.30am-4.30pm) will run several times throughout February and March in Washington, Sunderland and Houghton - for full details of the dates and venues and to book a place please contact Janice Ellison on 0191 5297199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are part of a community group or organisation who would like this free training or require further information please call Aspire on 0191 3891504 or email email@example.com.
Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing will be holding the following FREE training course on Wednesday 6th February '13.
Promoting Positive Practice in Mental Health and Physical Health training:
This FREE training will focus upon increasing the knowledge, confidence and competence of frontline workers and volunteers who work alongside those with severe mental health issues to enable a more effective working relationship that can remove barriers and enable access to support that will assist with identified physical health needs.
The training will take place 9.30 - 13.30 at Sunderland Quakers Centre, 30 Roker Park Road, SR6 9PG. Call 01913891504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place or for further information.
An Experiential Workshop for Mental Health Staff and People with Lived Experience who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate a Hearing Voices Support Group. Hearing Voices Groups offer a safe place for people to feel accepted and comfortable sharing their experiences of voices, visions, tactile sensations and other unusual experiences and perceptions. People meet together to help and support each other, to exchange information, and to learn from one another. Groups also offer an opportunity for people to accept and live with voices in a way that enables them to regain some control over their lives. This workshop is supported by Hearing the Voice
St Margaret's Centre, Durham, will be delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-help sessions in February 2013.
Problems such as anxiety and depression affect most people directly (themselves) or indirectly (through family members and friends who face such challenges).� This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in building key life skills that will help them understand the causes and impact of depression and anxiety.
The course is based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, which has been shown to be an effective way of teaching life skills.
1. Introduction, Why we feel the way we do
2. Problem Solving
3. Building Confidence
4. Balance Thinking
5. Dealing with Unhelpful Behaviour
7. Healthy Living
Whilst this course is aimed at supporting those with mental health problems it is open to all who are interested in participating. The course will be run as eight 90 minute sessions (1pm-3pm and 6pm to 8pm) at St Margaret's Centre. If you would like some further information, or are interested in taking part, please contact Rob Chatwin at St Margaret's on: 0191 3848100 or via email: email@example.com
Age UK are holding a free training course for people aged 50+ to increase confidence, encourage you to get involved and to share your views (refreshments and light lunch included).
Venue: Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre
Dates: Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th February 2013
Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Telephone Clare or Danielle: 0191 3839750
The North of England Mental Health Development Unit (NEMHDU) have secured funding for a FREE Third sector leadership course to run between March and November this year and are looking for interested participants. See below for full details.
To download an application form, and for a full overview of the course and further information, please visit: http://www.nemhdu.org.uk/news/
Alternatively, contact Michelle Brown on 01642 516219 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In today’s climate of change many third sector organisations working in mental health and learning disabilities are feeling under huge pressure from different competing priorities. It is clear that in order to rise to, and survive these challenges staff will look towards their key leaders to guide and inspire them.
This programme has been designed to further develop leadership skills, behaviours and knowledge to equip and enable individuals to meet the challenges, opportunities and threats that face the third sector in the current health and social care climate.
The programme designers have a strong history of delivering successful, high quality leadership and management development programmes across health and social care. Building upon the success of previous programmes and close working with experienced professionals from the third sector, NEMHDU believe this programme will be both relevant and challenging
Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) will be holding the following series of workshops, please click on the links below for details:
The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is for young people aged 16-25 who are unemployed. It's free and will not affect Jobseekers allowance, and the Trust will provide bus fare, lunch and up to £250 cash on completion. The course will help to build your confidence, develop your skills, get careers advice and help with job hunting and gain a nationally recognised qualification, all whilst making a difference your community.
The following programmes are running this January, if you are interested in taking part please use the link below to download and complete and application form, or contact the appropriate person for your area for more information:
Consett - 2 Teams Starting 21st January 2013
Call Sarah Jane Heslop on 07577 471016
Stanley - 1 Team Starting 28th January 2013 (Tommy Armstrong Centre)
Call Carl on 07868 700300 or Email email@example.com
Chester le Street - 2 Teams starting 21st January 2013
Call Dean on 07805 722674
You can download an application form at: https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=5BF201DF6EB4671B!35820
You can return applications via email or via post, or contact a member of the team to come and collect it in person.
Enrolment is open for Wayout in Gateshead's (WinG) third and last FREE Outdoor Employability Development Course. The FREE 9 day course is designed to enhance and greatly improve the capacity for participants to make significant development towards gaining employment. The course will teach, encourage, support and inspire participants to apply skills suitable for obtaining and succeeding in the work place.
It is anticipated that spaces will go very quickly. Therefore, it is recommended that anyone interested in attending should contact Nick Coates to arrange a visit at WinG (Low Fell) to secure a space. For further information please see below for full details, contact Nick or visit: www.wing.org.uk
You can contact Nick on: Tel. No. 0191 4879356; Mobile: 07837 537144; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayout in Gateshead (WinG) has several places available for Gateshead residents aged 50 or over to try Canadian Canoeing on Thursday 24th January, 9am - 5pm. Participants will learn new skills and meet new people, and improve self confidence and esteem; the course will start and finish at WinG which is based in Low Fell, Gateshead.
To enrol and for more information contact Nick Coates: email@example.com or call 0191 487 9356 (office) 07837537144 (mobile). As the festive season is about to start, the WinG office will be closed until the 2nd January 2013.