Training courses

Nov
20
Tue
Steps for Stress Workshop @ Carnegie Conference Centre
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

**THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL**

Aim:

This introductory course aims to support participants to increase their knowledge and confidence in supporting individuals with mild signs of stress and poor mental health.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • A broad understanding of the risk factors that affect positive mental health and wellbeing
  • The ability to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress and poor mental health
  • Increased awareness of the factors that promote positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Increased awareness and confidence in using the Steps for Stress resources effectively with workers and service users.

Who should attend?

Anyone supporting others within their work role presenting with signs of stress or mild/moderate mental health conditions.

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Nov
22
Thu
safeTALK @ Lynebank Hospital
Nov 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Aim:

To enable participants to recognise and engage people who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Awareness that people at risk of suicide are often not given help due to cultural myths and misinformation
  • The ability to recognise when a person might be having thoughts of suicide
  • The skills to be able to engage that person in direct and open talk about suicide
  • The ability to move quickly to connect them with someone trained in suicide intervention who can review the risk and develop a plan to reduce the risk of harm or death.

Who should attend?

safeTALK is designed to be an introductory course for anyone interested in learning to be suicide aware.

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Nov
28
Wed
Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid @ The Bay Hotel
Nov 28 – Nov 29 all-day

**THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL**

Aim:

To raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues and to provide participants with basic crisis first aid skills training.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • An increased knowledge about mental health issues in Scotland
  • Increased their skills and confidence in recognising the signs of mental health problems or suicidal thoughts
  • The ability to provide initial help and guidance towards appropriate professional help
  • Explored issues around recovery.

This course includes sessions on attitudes, recovery, alcohol and drugs, suicide, listening skills, self harm, depression, anxiety and psychosis.

Who should attend?

This course would suit anyone who is interested in developing their knowledge and skills in supporting someone with a mental health problem or suicidal thoughts.

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Jan
15
Tue
Working with Young Women on Self Esteem @ Fife Voluntary Action
Jan 15 – Jan 16 all-day

Aim:

To help participants understand the impact that self esteem has on young women’s ability to make positive choices in their lives and to develop fun yet practical ways of working with young women.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Explored concepts of self esteem for us and the girls/young women we work with
  • Considered how our own self esteem affects our work with young women
  • Explored what damages and builds self esteem
  • Explored behaviour that may arise from different self esteem levels.

The course provides a practical ‘toolkit’ for working with young women and is experiential in nature.

Who should attend?

This course is relevant to anyone who works to support girls and young women on a one-to-one or group basis.

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Jan
17
Thu
Understanding Self Harm: Children and Young People @ Playfield Institute
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Aim:

This course aims to demystify and clarify the processes underlying self harm and empower workers to respond in a thoughtful and helpful way.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Shared and discussed professional and personal dilemmas
  • Viewed self harm in a broader context
  • Identified life events underlying self harm
  • Furthered their understanding of ‘how it works’ for people
  • Shared and promoted ideas on helpful and unhelpful responses to self harm.

Who should attend?

This course is relevant to anyone who may come into contact with children and young people who self harm.

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safeTALK @ Lynebank Hospital
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Aim:

To enable participants to recognise and engage people who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Awareness that people at risk of suicide are often not given help due to cultural myths and misinformation
  • The ability to recognise when a person might be having thoughts of suicide
  • The skills to be able to engage that person in direct and open talk about suicide
  • The ability to move quickly to connect them with someone trained in suicide intervention who can review the risk and develop a plan to reduce the risk of harm or death.

Who should attend?

safeTALK is designed to be an introductory course for anyone interested in learning to be suicide aware.

Click here to apply online

Jan
22
Tue
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) @ Dean Park Hotel
Jan 22 – Jan 23 all-day

Aim:

To enable people working and living in Fife to recognise invitations for help and to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide and thereby reduce suicide rates in the longer term.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • The ability to recognise invitations for help
  • Learned how to reach out and offer support
  • The ability to review the risk of suicide
  • The ability to apply a suicide intervention model
  • The ability to link people with community resources.

Who should attend?

This is an important course for anyone working in frontline services, where suicide prevention and risk assessment skills are required.

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Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid @ Dean Park Hotel
Jan 22 – Jan 23 all-day

**THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL**

Aim:

To raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues and to provide participants with basic crisis first aid skills training.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • An increased knowledge about mental health issues in Scotland
  • Increased their skills and confidence in recognising the signs of mental health problems or suicidal thoughts
  • The ability to provide initial help and guidance towards appropriate professional help
  • Explored issues around recovery.

This course includes sessions on attitudes, recovery, alcohol and drugs, suicide, listening skills, self harm, depression, anxiety and psychosis.

Who should attend?

This course would suit anyone who is interested in developing their knowledge and skills in supporting someone with a mental health problem or suicidal thoughts.

Click here to apply online

Feb
5
Tue
Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People @ Lynebank Hospital
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Aim:

To show how mental health first aid can be applied, in both crisis and non-crisis situations, to a range of common mental health problems that people aged 11 to 17 years may face.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • The ability to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
  • Increased their skills and confidence to ask about mental distress
  • The ability to provide initial support
  • Knowledge of how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.

This course includes content on: depression, anxiety, suicide, self harm, eating disorders, alcohol and drugs and cyber bullying.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at adults, including parents/carers, teachers, youth workers, sports coaches, social workers or others who are working or living with young people aged between 11 and 17 years old.

Please note: This course uses a blended learning approach which includes two e-learning modules and a participatory session.

The first e-learning component will take approximately 3 hours and must be completed 2 weeks prior to the participatory session.

The participatory session will involve 1 full day’s training.

The second e-learning component will take approximately 4 hours. At the end of this there is a reflective writing exercise of not less than 500 words which must be submitted within 4 weeks.

CPD certificates will only be awarded to those candidates who complete all three parts.

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Feb
12
Tue
Trauma Informed Practice @ Lynebank Hospital
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

**THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL**

Aim:

This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge to provide trauma informed practice.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Improved understanding of trauma including types of trauma, the prevalence and impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and an understanding of trauma reactions
  • Increased awareness of the implications of trauma and adversity for accessing care, support and treatment
  • Improved understanding of trauma informed relationships and recovery
  • Knowledge of the principles, practice and benefits of trauma informed care
  • Awareness of the importance of good self-care in supporting the response to people affected by trauma and in supporting one’s own recovery.

Who should attend?

This course is relevant to anyone working in any partner organisation in Fife.

All participants must complete an eLearning module before attending a half day face to face session.

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