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Code: PCC/21/412 Dementia - Supporting physical and psychological health of people with dementia (Virtual Online)

Supporting physical & Psychological health of people with dementia delivered by Dementia Trainer Buz Loveday


This one-day course split over two consecutive days provides guidance on how to support people with dementia with basic care needs, how to recognise common medical issues and how to enable people with dementia to experience good psychological well-being

Who should attend?

Anyone with an understanding of dementia and person-centred care who is involved in the care or support of people with dementia in any setting

This course is a virtual course run via Zoom or Teams - joining instructions will be sent to via diary invite a week before the course date.

Please note, this course will have regular breaks for participants so please ensure you take yourself away from the screen. The course is aimed to be interactive.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 October 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Zoom Meeting Map
2 08 October 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Zoom Meeting Map

Code: PCC/20/903 Direct Work with Children Affected by Child Sexual Abuse (3 DAY COURSE) (Cancelled)

Course Overview

Recent research by the NSPCC indicates that many children who have been sexually abused, or who live in families where sexual abuse has happened, do not get access to therapeutic work during or after any investigation or Court process. The reasons for this vary from not having appropriate local services, not meeting eligibility criteria, not wanting any support or confusion as to what such work might entail.
This training aims to consider the needs of children and young people who are not accessing formal therapy or counselling but who might still benefit from some input to help them better understand their experiences. It seeks to help social workers utilise their existing direct work skills and learn new ones to help enhance their communication with children about sexual abuse and provide educational input and therapeutic messages to help with their recovery. Participants will receive a copy of the trainer’s Staying Safe Programme Manual containing direct work ideas and worksheets they can use.

This course is not intended to focus on direct work with children with severe learning disabilities or severe communication difficulties.This course is for Practitioners working directly with families where child sexual abuse has occurred. The course has an emphasis on FOCUSED-POST INVESTIGATION WORK FOR SOCIAL WORKERS and it is desirable for participants to have attended the 2-day training: Communicating with and undertaking Direct Work with Children and Young People and/or Direct Work with Children for Single Assessments prior to this course; but not essential.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Collingwood Training Room Map
2 06 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Collingwood Training Room Map
3 07 October 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Collingwood Training Room Map

Code: PCC/21/93 Healthy Conversation Skills - Behaviour Change

Hi ! How are you?

There seems to be a misconception around 'helping people' and a tendency to move towards specific training that is overly complicated, sometimes daunting and often ends up sitting on the 'shelf' - The Healthy Conversation Skills training aims to de-mystify the art of 'giving help' and build confidence in everyone.

This 3 hour, fully interactive virtual training is designed to encourage and support the philosophy behind Making Every Contact Count (MECC) with added peer support, networking opportunities and a desire to implement what they learn in their daily lives

We all have a shared responsibility to be healthy in the conversations we have with our residents/customers and each other. We need to invest time in the development of our skills now while there is a collective consideration of health and inequality made so evident in the current pandemic.

If people are empowered to be proactive and opportunistic in their approach to helping others with more complex issues like mental health and sexual health: they will need to be confident in having a basic conversation; using reflection, open discovery questions and a person centred, asset based approach.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 October 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/21/102 Healthy Conversations - Alcohol

Alcohol! That’s right the legal drug that can be so difficult to talk about! We spend the evening on tailoring those conversations around helping someone to make changes in their drinking with expert advice on hand from specialist alcohol practitioners - limited places NHS protected

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 October 2021 17:00 - 20:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map