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
The Policy and Representation Partnership are holding a series of masterclasses for those working in the voluntary and community sector, that are already trying to influence policy decisions but would like to work with experts in the field to gain more of an in-depth knowledge of successful methods and strategies to take their campaigns to the next level.
These sessions are a unique opportunity for the sector, running from October to March 2013. All masterclasses are free to attend.
• How to Lobby Effectively – Friday 19th October - Sunderland
• How to Develop a Campaign Strategy – Friday 16th November - Sunderland
• How to work with Select Committees – Friday 7th December – Durham
• How to get your Message across on Radio – Wednesday 13th February 2013 - Newcastle
• How to Deal with the Press – Thursday 14th March 2013 - Darlington
Click here to book a place and for more information. Places are limited for each masterclass, to allow as many groups as possible to benefit from this opportunity you will be contacted to confirm a place has been booked.
GVOC have now set our new training programmes for the rest of the year; these can be found on the training page of the GVOC website: by clicking on the link below
Click HERE to view a timetable of taster courses that Newcastle City Learning can provide to your service users. These courses are offered free in most cases and can be used in order to encourage your service users to access education/ training / access mainstream activities. The proposed timetable is offered from Monday June the 11th.
Please advertise these courses to your service users and if you would like to access them please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Moving Forward Service on 0191 222 0467.
Community & Voluntary Sector groups are invited to nominate key senior staff to join the National Leading Transformation of Health and Wellbeing Programme 2012/13. Durham University, working with a range of key partners, has designed this one year programme as part of a portfolio of leadership for improvement programmes aimed at senior leaders from health, local government, the social sector and others working in a partnership environment on the health and wellbeing agenda. Speakers on the programme will include a wide range of national and international experts in the fields of health and wellbeing , leadership, and whole system improvement, backed up with personal development tools, including coaching and action learning support.
The programme will begin in September 2012 to coincide with the implementation of public health changes, including the shift of functions and services to local government, the creation of Health and Wellbeing Boards, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health England, as well as all other aspects of improving health and reducing health inequities at national and local levels.
The closing date for applications is Friday 6th July 2012.
For further information, please contact the Programme Director, Dr Catherine Hannaway email@example.com . All details including module dates, cost, eligibility criteria and an on-line application form can be found at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/public.health/nat.lthwbp2012/
EMERGENCY FIRST AID COURSE - reduced cost for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland With funding from Awards for All MOBEX NORTH EAST are able to offer the 1-day Emergency First Aid course at a reduced cost to practitioners or user groups within the Voluntary and Community Sector.
COST: £15 per person (normal cost is £75)
DATES: May 28, 30 June 7, 13, 19, 26, 28
TIME: 09.30 - 16.30
VENUE: At your building or Mobex North East
GROUP SIZE: 12 (individual or group bookings accepted)
CONTACT: Danny Gilchrist - firstname.lastname@example.org - 0191 2302830
Tyne Met Currently have students studying the University of Sunderland Foundation degree in Counselling at TyneMet. Students also work in counselling placements in a number of settings including schools, colleges, universities, charitable organisations, the NHS, MIND & NECA and Tyne Met are always on the lookout for new opportunities for them to use their skills. The criteria of their course states that they must accrue 60 hours of supervised counselling practice in their second year. Tyne met currently have both year two students working towards _finishing their placement hours and year one students about to embark on their placement element. TyneMet very much value the partnerships we have with our placement providers and hope that we can forge a similar relationship with you. If you believe your organisation will benefit from having access to trainee counsellors
Tel - 0191 2295168
All courses are free of charge and are given at Elliott House, Bentinck Road, in the West End of Newcastle - anyone is welcome to attend. We have an excellent Training Room, outdoor growing beds, poly tunnels and a large greenhouse all of which can be used for demonstrations and practical work. Any child under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
For more information or to book your place: Contact Phil Buxton Tel: 07891532966 or Email: email@example.com
Click HERE for Timetable
Are you interested in bidding for contracts with Durham County Council?
Do you want to learn more about the Council’s procurement process?
Durham County Council’s Corporate Procurement team are holding a series of four half-day workshops aimed at suppliers, and potential suppliers, of goods, works or services to the Council. These events are open to any organisation, both private sector and third sector, interested in doing business with the Council. The sessions are delivered directly by Durham County Council procurement officers – not generic training providers or third-party consultants. They are free to attend.
Click HERE for details
NHS Tees are funding 9 MHFA instructors to train to be Youth MHFA instructors on an extension programme to be held in Stockton on 18, 19 Jan & 1, 2 Feb 2012 (programme Y41-12 Stockton).
The training will be held at ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LL.
The funded places are open to Approved MHFA instructors who live/work in either Middlesbrough, Stockton or Redcar areas and will be allocated based on proximity to these areas (specifically 2 places for instructors in Stockton, 3 in Middlesbrough and 4 in Redcar).
If you are interested, please send through your applications asap for them to be approved by both the trainers and the funder. A condition of the subsidised place is that the individual will be required to deliver three Youth MHFA courses within a 12 month period in Teesside free of charge. Any costs incurred will be the responsibility of your organisation e.g. room hire, refreshments etc. (This condition must be confirmed in your line managers support letter and by yourself when confirming.)
Please see this flyer for further details.
On the same programme, there are 3 non-funded places open to Approved MHFA instructors from any area.