All Training courses

Training of relevance to third sector organisations in Leeds from various providers. Note the quality of training is the responsibility of the providers. Providers can upload relevant courses via their Doing Good Leeds account.

Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Take this opportunity to re-visit the key skills required of experienced managers and leaders to develop the competence of your staff, set KPIs or targets, negotiate difficult situations, manage organisational changes and communicate effectively with staff members and colleagues. There will be an opportunity to discuss problems and challenges and to share ideas, facilitated by a trainer who has been there themselves, and a chance to shape the content of the course depending on your own development needs.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Consolidate your prior knowledge by gaining new insights and ideas. Set goals and targets for staff achievement Negotiate work practices and manage change Develop your staff members through effective leadership Deal confidently with difficult situations
Suitable for Experienced managers and leaders, whether or not they have previously attended training.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £120 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £150
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description
 

This session will help charity trustees to fully understand what they need to know and what they need to do. Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called: trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else but they all have specific duties and responsibilities.

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD AT FEEL GOOD FACTOR, 53 LOUISE STREET, CHAPELTOWN, LEEDS, LS7 4BP

Venue FEEL GOOD FACTOR
53 LOUISE STREET, CHAPELTOWN, LEEDS, LS7 4BP
Learning outcomes Role and Responsibilities of Trustees Overview of charitable status and what this means for trustees Legal Duties of Trustees Understanding collective responsibility and conflict of interest Good practice and working effectively Where to go for more help and advice
Suitable for Suitable for: trustees (or anyone responsible for managing and running a charity) of charitable organisations including registered charities and CIO’s.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Procurement

27 April at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will explain paying for health services (procurement) and the process in choosing the best provider (tendering) at the CCG. 
Venue NHS Leeds West CCG
Wira House West Park Leeds LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain the procurement process • Describe the role of patient champions in the procurement process • Share their thoughts in a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This half day  training is for people who may have the ability to identify levels of vulnerability of children and young people, either directly, through work with their families / carers or through the setting in which they work. This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Gain knowledge of child abuse and neglect including signs and indicators. Learn about the impact of abuse on child development. Understand interagency working to identify, assess and meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. Learn what to do in response to concerns. Look at this are in depth using local learning from serious case reviews.
Suitable for This is seen as a minimum requirement for all people working within settings which work with or have regular contact with children and young people. It is recommended that people undertake Refresher Training every 3 years.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by The Foundation for Social Improvement
Description
With support from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the FSI is delivering a heavily subsidised training event in Leeds on 2 May offering small and local charities and community groups five courses on key fundraising topics. Training courses on offer include GDPR Essentials, Fundraising from Trusts & Foundations, Demonstrating Your Impact, Annual Appeals & Regular Giving and Budgets, Management Accounts and Cash Flow Forecasting.

Places fill up fast, so book your place today to access this fantastic training opportunity: https://goo.gl/zbKtcP
Venue St George’s Conference Centre
Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DL
Learning outcomes Our next Leeds training event will offer over 80 delegate training places so that all small charities, can access the skills they need to become self sustaining. More information on specific learning outcomes by course are available via the link in the description.
Suitable for Suitable for small charities, defined as a charity, community interest company (CIC) or community organisation with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million.
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Cost £7.50 - Half Day Course £15 - Full Day CourseFull details on our deposit policy available on: http://www.thefsi.org/frequently-asked-questions/#FAQ7
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

The aims of the course are to Increase participants knowledge, skills and confidence to identify those drinking above lower risk levels and the associated risks to health.

To explore the impact of alcohol and overlapping issues of domestic abuse and alcohol

How to make referrals to appropriate services.

Venue Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth
9 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol. • To explore ‘what is domestic abuse’? • To examine the impact of alcohol on family relationships and links with domestic violence • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk. • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds for those people experiencing domestic abuse.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence and that domestic abuse is maybe a contributing factor.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email. THANKS. Forward Leeds Training.
Cost FREE
Provided by Battle Scars
Description This workshop is suitable for professionals working with people who self-harm or come across people who self-harm through their work (e.g. mental health staff, pastoral care staff working in schools / colleges / universities, social care staff, support workers, youth workers, GPs, police officers, housing officers etc.) If you're a parent or carer interested in attending please bear in mind that you may find this workshop upsetting. Please contact us before booking. 
What is covered:           
Who self harms?

Why do people self-harm?
Recognising and dealing with triggers
How do self-harm urges feel and how to recognise when one is experiencing them
Positive & negative effects of self harm
The sufferer's challenges when reaching for help 
Management of self-harm and how to help
Do's and don’ts 
Suggestions on how to interact with those who self-harm and how to deal with parents of children who self-harm
Battle Scars is a survivor led organisation and all our training is delivered by survivors. 
Refreshments and biscuits are provided but lunch is not included so please bring your own. 

In-house training is also available. Please contact us for more information info@battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk 07410 380747
Venue Stocks Hill Mental Health Hub
Chapel Lane, Armley, Leeds LS12 2DJ
Learning outcomes To provide delegates with insight and understanding. To increase the delegates confidence to be able to better support those affected by self-harm.
Suitable for This workshop is suitable for professionals working with people who self-harm or come across people who self-harm through their work (e.g. mental health staff, pastoral care staff working in schools / colleges / universities, social care staff, support workers, youth workers, GPs, police officers, housing officers etc.) If you're a parent or carer interested in attending please bear in mind that you may find this workshop upsetting. Please contact us before booking.
How to book Via the booking form on our website. All bookings are by invoice.
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Cost £60 per delegate £50 per delegate from a voluntary sector organisation Extra 10% off for 5 or more delegates (booked at the same time on one workshop)

Introduction to Fundraising

3 May at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description
 

This session is aimed at helping groups to fundraise for their organisation and the projects and activities they want to develop, with as little stress as possible. Groups will be able to confidently plan their fundraising effectively (we will give you a funding strategy template), sharing the burden and drawing on different skills and experience within the group. It will help you to assess your funding needs and identify a range of funding sources and fundraising methods (from grant funding to crowdfunding), and plan how to keep your fundraising on track.

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD AT FEEL GOOD FACTOR, 53 LOUISE STREET, CHAPELTOWN, LEEDS, LS7 4BP

Venue FEEL GOOD FACTOR
53 LOUISE STREET, CHAPELTOWN, LEEDS, LS7 4BP
Learning outcomes Plan your fundraising effectively. Know which activities/projects will attract funding from which fundraising method. Identify and share out fundraising tasks, with a time-table. Identify appropriate funding sources (including a look at the Leeds funding portal).
Suitable for Any voluntary or community group (volunteer, management committee member or worker) wanting to get involved in fundraising. Essential if your organisation doesn’t already have a fundraising group or plan.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Mental Health First Aid

8 May at 9:30am to Wednesday 9 May at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health. MHFA is an internationally recognised, accredited two-day course that teaches people how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health. The practical, skills based approach demystifies mental health problems and challenges the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness.  Participants will learn about anxiety, depression, psychosis and suicide and will gain an understanding about risk factors, signs and symptoms and the range of available treatments.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse • Help someone recover faster • Guide someone towards the right support • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Suitable for Anyone over the age of 16 who wishes to learn more about mental health.
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegates. Bursary spaces are available to: Local community groups, small voluntary organisations in neighbourhoods with limited income, volunteers working in community organisations Members of tenants organisations – including housing associations and ALMOs
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

The course will explain our Volunteering Toolkit - how to create and develop a volunteering programme, including managing the volunteers you currently have.

You will explore this area of work using our Volunteering Toolkit, which is a step by step guide on how to do this.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Identify the processes needed for starting a new volunteering programme. Develop your small volunteering programme and ways you can expand this. Work through our Volunteering Toolkit - a free step by step guide on improving or implementing a volunteer management programme. Learn how to recruit and retain volunteers for your organisation.
Suitable for This course is aimed at those who are considering starting a volunteering programme and implementing this into their organisation. or anyone that has a small volunteering programme and are considering expanding this.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.<br>
Venue Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth
9 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to adults alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on adults. To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess adults appropriately for alcohol use and to be able to identify the level of risk associated with their use. To provide resources and techniques to build confidence across the Leeds workforce in delivering early interventions and brief advice to adults around their alcohol use. To provide the opportunity for skill based practice around delivering brief advice interventions. To increase awareness of the types of support that adults can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email. THANKS. Forward Leeds Training.
Cost FREE
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will explore the topic in a discussion based format, utilising your own experience and that of the facilitators.  
Venue The Mount
Leeds LS2 9LN
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: • Understanding of stigma and discrimination. • How to identify stigma and discrimination • How do you challenge someone’s perception on mental health • Look at your own beliefs around stigma and discrimination, self-stigmatisation.
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by Community Links
Description To enable participants to work more effectively with service users with dual diagnosis issues. It will provide useful information about dual diagnosis good practice guidance, and look at a number of helping strategies to enhance participants’ confidence in addressing difficulties. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example trainer presentation, group work, skill practice and individual reflection etc.) to help participants to have a deeper insight into the challenges faced by those with dual diagnosis.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will: • Understand the relevant evidence base and good practice guidance • Have reflected on their own values/attitudes • Understand effects of substance use and its impact on mental health • Be able to undertake screening + assessment • Looked at a range of brief interventions to support change
Suitable for This course is aimed at staff who primarily support people with mental health problems or distress and who also misuse drugs/alcohol.
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Minute Taking Skills

10 May at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Minute-takers are often only noticed when minutes are inaccurate or unclear, yet this vital role requires quick thinking, assertiveness and expertise. It can also be a source of considerable stress to the person who undertakes it.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the role of a minute taker. Know how to service a meeting. Consider different types and styles of minutes. Practise taking minutes Gain confidence in your skills
Suitable for Anyone who takes minutes – regardless of their position in the organisation.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

COSHH & RIDDOR

10 May at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course aims to provide a more in depth understanding of COSHH & RIDDOR.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes To explain the legislation requirements in relation to COSHH and how to identify and protect yourself from potentially hazardous substances. To explain RIDDOR , how it is relevant in the workplace and the legislation requirements for reporting to the HSE.
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Marketing Strategy

10 May at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by CABAD Training
Description Do you want to improve your organisation's reach through effective marketing?

If so, this workshop, led by Katrina Cliffe, MD of Huddersfield-based marketing agency KC Communications will provide you with the knowledge and steps required to create your own marketing strategy and give you the skills needed to implement it.
  • The session will cover; marketing strategy, social media and PR and is ideal for those with limited marketing experience and those looking to enhance their existing knowledge.
Course materials will be provided.
Venue Manningham Mills Community Centre
Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Rd, Bradford BD9 5BD
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book To book visit: https://data.bdip.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=433&reset=1
Cost Course FeesHalf Day Course Fees - choose the appropriate price band Voluntary and community organisations from Bradford District £ 40.00Other Voluntary/Community organisations £ 60.00Statutory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals £ 120.00

Minute Taking Skills

10 May at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Minute-takers are often only noticed when minutes are inaccurate or unclear, yet this vital role requires quick thinking, assertiveness and expertise. It can also be a source of considerable stress to the person who undertakes it.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the role of a minute taker. Know how to service a meeting. Consider different types and styles of minutes. Practise taking minutes Gain confidence in your skills
Suitable for Anyone who takes minutes – regardless of their position in the organisation.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Health and Safety

10 May at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This is a half day session that will aim to provide a more in-depth understanding of Health and Safety in relation to the workplace.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Provide a more in-depth understanding of Health and Safety in relation to the workplace. Staff and Mangers roles in relation to Health & Safety. COSHH. Fire procedures in Adult Social Care establishments. Personal safety and lone working. Share information on the importance of accurate and up to date Risk Assessments.
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Community Links
Description To enable participants to become more psychologically informed about the development of personality and personality disorders. It will focus on the development of personality using the therapeutic model of schema therapy to explore the impact of early life experiences on the adult self. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and reflection) to help participants develop their understanding.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • An understanding of the development of personality • Explored how someone’s past experiences can affect the present • An overview of personality disorder diagnosis • Relate schema therapy to personality disorder • Have reflected on their own practice
Suitable for This one-day course is aimed at anyone interested in developing their understanding of personality difficulties and disorders.
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This interactive one-day course reminds participants of the importance of safeguarding data, introduces them to the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) and helps them consider what they need to change, when and how to meet the new legislation. The course provides a stimulating and lively introduction to or refresher training on Data Protection. It brings participants up to date with the current requirements for data protection, the forthcoming changes under the GDPR and provides an opportunity for participants to consider what they and their organisations need to do to meet current and new 2018 legislation. Participants return to their job roles with a raft of ideas for improving and developing existing policies and procedures. The workshop keeps the existing UK Data Protection Act in focus, the rationale behind it and its links to other laws governing the employment of staff and provision of services in the context of handling and processing data. And from this vantage point, coverage of the GDPR and how it will change our laws and bring in new requirements runs alongside the prevailing position until 25th May 2018.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Review your own organisations data protection policies and procedures, raise question and receive answers, guidance and sign posting to further sources of support and help. Live step by step policy audits in plenary sessions are facilitated by the trainer. You will be able to return to the workplace knowing what changes may have to be made to your existing policies, procedures and practices.
Suitable for It is suitable for representatives from all businesses and organisations and at all levels. Previous participants have included managers responsible for data protection, other senior colleagues, staff in general and indeed volunteers.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £60 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £75

Volunteers and The Law

15 May at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

What the law says about volunteering is fundamental knowledge for volunteer coordinators, senior managers and decision-makers. Clarify when the law says a volunteer becomes an employee, and what volunteers can and can’t do when claiming benefits. Insurance, Data Protection, DBS and Safeguarding, working with immigrants and asylum seekers are all covered in this session.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Avoid stepping too close to boundaries between volunteering and employment Give good advice to volunteers about any conflicts when claiming benefits Design procedures to make sure your organisation stays within the law and embeds good practice in your volunteer programme
Suitable for Volunteer coordinators and others who need to ensure the organisation complies with legal duty.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence and skills in the identification of substance use and links to mild/low level Mental Health.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth
9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • Looking at severity of Substance Use and Mental Health (Quadrant Mapping) • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • How do we recognise mild/low level Mental Health? (Anxiety, Stress, Depression) • What factors contribute to Mental Health issues? • Screening tools for Mental Health • Initial Steps- Guided self help • To increase awareness of the types of support that individuals and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any level of dependancy and where there are concerns about the impact on their mental health.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact : prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk. Please state which training session and date in your email. Thanks, Forward Leeds Training.
Cost FREE

Book Keeping in Excel

15 May at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by CABAD
Description This course is aimed at smaller groups who are using /want to use Excel spreadsheets for their book-keeping. Your WYCAS tutor will lead the session, working through a practical exercise using excel to record all transactions. The tutor will provide some useful tips on using excel and the WYCAS bookkeeping template in excel will be provided to all participants.  A laptop computer will be available for all participants on the day. 
Venue Manningham Mills Community Centre
Lilycroft Road, Bradford BD9 5BD
Learning outcomes On this day course you will learn:•How to record your money in and out •How to match them to what the bank says (and/or the petty cash tin balance) •How to produce a simple finance report •How to account for restricted funds
Suitable for
How to book To book a place please visit https://data.bdip.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=445&reset=1
Cost Voluntary and community organisations from the Bradford District £40.00Other Voluntary/Community organisations £60.00Statutory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals £120.00
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Recruiting volunteers is the single most expensive activity any volunteer programme undertakes, so holding onto the ones you have, and developing their contribution to the organisation, is a much more attractive option. Review the principles of motivation, and consider ideas to make volunteers’ contributions even more valuable to your organisation.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Retain more volunteers by knowing the turnoffs to avoid Take away ideas to improve relationships with existing volunteers Recognise the signs of de-motivation and respond to it
Suitable for Volunteer coordinators and other involved in working with volunteers.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Gendered Intelligence
Description This two-day course is for practising psychotherapists, counsellors, and therapists in the fields of talking therapies who are working with, or are interested in working with, trans and gender diverse people.

It has been created in response to demand for more in-depth and specialist learning from therapists and counsellors themselves, and to the need of the trans community for a pool of trans-knowledgeable therapists and counsellors.

The training is a mix of formal presentations, interactive exercises and reflective discussions delivered in a small group learning environment by two professional trainers who combine extensive therapeutic and trans specific knowledge and practice. It covers topics including the broad picture of gender diversity; terminology and use of language; treatment pathways and medical contexts/WPATH standards of care; gender theory; psychotherapy practices that support work with trans and gender diverse people; and relevant law.
 
About Gendered Intelligence
Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit organisation that works to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans people. 
 
We work throughout the UK, offering a wide range of non-judgmental, practical services to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including: staff training, speakers and panellists for events and conferences, and wide-ranging consultancy.
 
We also provide services for young trans and gender questioning people and those who support them, especially within educational settings.  We currently run a youth group in Leeds, details here: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-youth/Leeds
 
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes At the end of the course, participants will: Appreciate how sex, gender and sexual orientation interact Feel more confident in understanding how gender is constructed and the impact this has on identity, relationships and therapy Understand key terms and language, and have strategies to approach their continuing evolution Understand the legal and medical contexts for working with trans clients Know a range of ideas, tools and theoretical underpinnings to enable better conversations about gender and gender diversity in therapeutic practice Be able to identify good practice in relation to working alongside and supporting transgender and gender variant clients Feel more confident to engage in conversations about gender and gender diversity Have additional learning resources and know where to find further helpful materials
Suitable for Qualified counsellors and therapists, and those training to become qualified counsellors and therapists
How to book BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL Visit Gendered Intelligence's website at: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/professionals/therapists-and-counsellors/training
Cost £355 (inclusive of first year's membership of GI's Counsellors and Therapists network)£275 (exclusive of network membership)
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will support groups who want to apply to Awards for All for grants up to £10k.

Please note you are welcome to bring your own semi completed funding bid into the session for support and guidance.

 

Venue Lidgett Lane Community Centre
Lidgett Lane, LEEDS LS17 6QP
Learning outcomes Understand the criteria when considering applying to Awards for All Be more confident when completing the paperwork
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation looking for funding.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description The Mental Capacity Act is an important piece of legislation which supports patients and the public to maximise choice and control regarding their health and social care needs. This includes decisions about housing, finance and the treatment patients receive in hospital. 
Venue Meeting Room 051, Level 7 Bexley Wing
St James' Hospital Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes This training will help you understand how this might affect you and your loved ones and how this legislation is supported by services and commissioners.
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This training explores how we can involve patients and the public who need extra support due to communication and capacity issues. This might include people with dementia or learning disabilities.
Venue Meeting Room 092, Gledhow Wing
St James' Hospital Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes This session will cover the role of non-instructed advocacy and practical examples of how to get people involved.
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Youth Mental Health First Aid

21 May at 9:30am to Tuesday 22 May at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health in young people. This course teaches participants how to spot the early warning signs and symptoms of mental ill-health in young people.  It provides information about topics such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use and explains the impact that mental ill-health in young people can have on adolescent development.  A practical, skills based approach helps participants gain the confidence to offer meaningful support to young people in distress.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people • Feel confident helping a young person • Provide help on a first aid basis • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm • Help a young person recover faster • Guide a young person towards the right support • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Suitable for This is an internationally recognised two-day course specifically designed for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 - 18.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate. Bursary spaces are available for: Organisations working directly with youths aged 11-18School Nurses working with youths aged 11-18 yearsAccident and Emergency Staff
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of the course is to increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.<br>
Venue Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth
9 Harrogate Road Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. • To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and mental health. • To look at screening questions for adults and young people around drug use. • Skill based practice. • To explore the framework of behaviour change to understand the process by which people can be supported to change their behaviour. • To increase awareness of the types of support that adults/young people and their families can access in Leeds.
Suitable for Any suitable professional that works with people using drugs or experiencing any level of dependence.
How to book To book a place on any of the training courses detailed above please contact: prevention@forwardleeds.co.uk Please state which training session and date in your email. THANKS. Forward Leeds Training.
Cost FREE