Training courses

Sep
4
Wed
Staying Alive: Preventing Drug Related Deaths @ Carnegie Conference Centre
Sep 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Aim:

There were 876 drug related deaths in Scotland in 2016. This course will discuss how services and individuals can better prevent drug related deaths. It will explore the reasons why drug related deaths occur, highlight recent research on protective factors including engaging in treatment and discuss how workers can support people to access and stay in treatment.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Identified the physical, mental and social issues experienced by people who use drugs
  • The ability to describe the impact of multiple exclusions on service engagement
  • The ability to recall the risk factors and protective factors for preventing drug related deaths
  • Identified the barriers for people who use drugs to accessing and being retained in services
  • Identified the reasons why service users engage in high risk behaviours and explore strategies to address
  • The ability to recall strategies to engage and retain people in treatment
  • The skill to recognise when to refer on/collaborate with partner agencies
  • Identified techniques to promote staff resilience.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed primarily at frontline staff and members of frontline services, however, it is also relevant to services which support people who use substances, such as housing and homelessness services.

Facilitator:

Scottish Drugs Forum

 

**Apply online here**

Sep
26
Thu
Drug Overdose Awareness @ Cameron Hospital, Training Room (Training Centre)
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To raise awareness of drug overdose prevalence, risk factors, symptoms and effective intervention.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Increased knowledge of drug overdose prevalence, risk factors, symptoms and effective intervention
  • Information on agencies in Fife for alcohol and drug support, including the provision of Naloxone
  • Information on how to respond to individuals affected by, or at risk of, overdose.

 Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to gain a basic awareness of issues surrounding overdose.

This course is particularly aimed at those who work with the public and may come into contact with individuals who may be at risk of overdose.

Facilitator:

Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership

 

**Apply online here**

Oct
2
Wed
Introduction to Alcohol Brief Intervention @ Lynebank Hospital, Conference Room 1
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills required to raise the issue of alcohol with clients and to explore methods of support.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Considered when and how to proactively raise the issue of alcohol with clients
  • A toolkit of resources to use with clients.

Who should attend?

This training course is open to staff who work to help and support people to explore alcohol-related issues promoting behaviour change in either a one-to-one or group setting.

Facilitators:

Helen Hutton, Outreach Counselling Coordinator, Fife Alcohol Support Service

Katie Provan, Health Promotion Officer – Workplace, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership

Kerry Watson, Harm Reduction Nurse, Addaction Fife

 

**Apply online here**

Oct
21
Mon
Introduction to Trauma and Working with People who use Substances @ Carnegie Conference Centre
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Aim:

This training will introduce the theory of trauma and will enable participants to identify and implement practical strategies to appropriately support service users who may experience trauma. This training will allow support workers, project workers and other staff to become trauma-informed within their practice.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • The ability to recognise the different types and causes of trauma which may be experienced by clients
  • Identified behaviours and coping strategies associated with trauma
  • Be able to describe the relationship between drug/alcohol use and trauma
  • The ability to recall techniques for managing disclosure of trauma
  • Identified how to support clients who may be experiencing trauma
  • Be able to demonstrate trauma-informed practice
  • Identified techniques to recognise and manage issues experienced by supporting staff, e.g. vicarious trauma.

Who should attend?

This course is a foundational, introductory course aimed at practitioners who have not completed formal or professional training in this area. It is therefore aimed at those who work with people who have experienced trauma, but who have not themselves received formal training.

Facilitator:

Scottish Drugs Forum

 

**Apply online here**

Nov
7
Thu
Alcohol and Drug Awareness @ Lynebank Hospital, Conference Room 1
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To raise awareness of drug and alcohol use including why people use, the patterns of use and the effects and harm caused by alcohol and drug use. This session will also provide some brief information of services available.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Understood and identified the different reasons why people use alcohol and drugs
  • Knowledge to describe the different patterns of alcohol and drug use
  • Understood the different effects and harms caused by alcohol and drug use
  • Brief information of services in the Fife area.

Who should attend?

Any professional who works or comes into regular contact with adults and young people struggling with alcohol or drug use and wants to increase their knowledge and understanding about alcohol and drug use. This course might be particularly relevant for Homeless and Housing Team staff, those working within the Health and Social Care Partnership, Voluntary Sector and Safer Communities Teams.

Facilitator:

Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership

 

**Apply online here**

Feb
20
Thu
Alcohol Brief Intervention with Young People @ Clued Up
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aim:

To enable participants to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in the brief intervention approaches required to raise the issue of alcohol with young people.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Considered when and how to proactively raise the issue of alcohol with young people
  • The ability to deliver key components of brief interventions
  • A toolkit of resources to use with young people
  • Explored the concept of follow-up or referral with young people.

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who is in a position to provide young people with information which will enable them to make informed decisions about the consumption of alcohol. This includes youth workers, school nurses, teaching and non-teaching staff, social workers and community workers.

Facilitators:

Laura Crombie, Service Manager, Clued Up

Vicky Wilson, Development Worker (Professional Practice and Protection), Fife Council

 

**Apply online here**

Feb
26
Wed
Introduction to Alcohol Brief Intervention @ Cameron Hospital, Training Room (Training Centre)
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills required to raise the issue of alcohol with clients and to explore methods of support.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Considered when and how to proactively raise the issue of alcohol with clients
  • A toolkit of resources to use with clients.

Who should attend?

This training course is open to staff who work to help and support people to explore alcohol-related issues promoting behaviour change in either a one-to-one or group setting.

Facilitators:

Helen Hutton, Outreach Counselling Coordinator, Fife Alcohol Support Service

Katie Provan, Health Promotion Officer – Workplace, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership

Kerry Watson, Harm Reduction Nurse, Addaction Fife

 

**Apply online here**

Feb
27
Thu
Alcohol and Drug Awareness @ Cameron Hospital, Training Room (Training Centre)
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To raise awareness of drug and alcohol use including why people use, the patterns of use and the effects and harm caused by alcohol and drug use. This session will also provide some brief information of services available.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Understood and identified the different reasons why people use alcohol and drugs
  • Knowledge to describe the different patterns of alcohol and drug use
  • Understood the different effects and harms caused by alcohol and drug use
  • Brief information of services in the Fife area.

Who should attend?

Any professional who works or comes into regular contact with adults and young people struggling with alcohol or drug use and wants to increase their knowledge and understanding about alcohol and drug use. This course might be particularly relevant for Homeless and Housing Team staff, those working within the Health and Social Care Partnership, Voluntary Sector and Safer Communities Teams.

Facilitator:

Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership

 

**Apply online here**

Mar
12
Thu
Drug Overdose Awareness @ Lynebank Hospital
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aim:

To raise awareness of drug overdose prevalence, risk factors, symptoms and effective intervention.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • Increased knowledge of drug overdose prevalence, risk factors, symptoms and effective intervention
  • Information on agencies in Fife for alcohol and drug support, including the provision of Naloxone
  • Information on how to respond to individuals affected by, or at risk of, overdose.

 Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to gain a basic awareness of issues surrounding overdose.

This course is particularly aimed at those who work with the public and may come into contact with individuals who may be at risk of overdose.

Facilitator:

Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership

 

**Apply online here**