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 Community Links
Description

This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge for working with Self-Harm. Making use of best practice guidance, research and other perspectives, the course will consider contemporary ways of understanding and working with self harm.  

The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work, reflection and skills practice) to help participants develop their understanding.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end this session, participants will – • Better understand their own attitudes and feelings around working with self-harm • Have learnt about psychologically informed ways of understanding self-harm • Have learnt about recommended best practice e.g. harm reduction • Have practiced skills for helping
Suitable for This one-day course is suitable for anyone coming into contact with a person who self-harms, either in a working or personal capacity.
How to book Please contact training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by TransLeeds
Description The "Essentials" workshop was put together to help make Leeds a more inclusive city by giving everyone an opportunity to ask questions and better understand transgender people and their experiences in Leeds.

Tickets available on Ticket Tailor ->
http://buytickets.at/transleeds/185519

It is valuable for anyone working in a customer facing role as you will learn how to interact politely with transgender people. Anyone working in HR or management will also benefit from understanding the laws that support transgender employees, and what to expect when an employee begins transition. You will also learn how you can make your workplace more inclusive.

It is also useful to both friends and family of transgender people. Has a friend or family member come out to you and you would like to understand more? This is for you.

The "Essentials" transgender training course covers the following :

1. Terminology
2. Understanding Transgender Identities and Transition
3. Understanding Why Trans People Need Your Support
4. Dos and Don'ts
5. The Law
6. The Workplace
7. Why Trans People Are Amazing
8. Q and A

The training includes interactive workshops where participants can get involved. and a Q&A at the end where any questions you have can be asked in a safe, non-judgemental environment. A participation certificate is given to all attendees.

Basic Fee - £10 per person
For individuals. Concessionary places are available for anyone who can not afford it.

On-Site Workshops - £150 per session plus expenses
The workshop can be brought to you and your employees. The sessions will be custom made to suit your requirements, For example, HR may need more information regarding trans employees, and customer facing staff may need more information on interacting with transgender customers or service users. Maximum of 15 attendees at a time to ensure everyone has a chance to participate. Email for details.

Venue

Bridge Street Community Centre is the old Bridge Street Church on Bridge Street and is opposite Leeds Bus Station. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Who Is Delivering The Training?

Natasha Handley is a queer trans woman and coordinator for local trans advocacy charity TransLeeds and an organiser of Trans Pride Leeds. She provides trans awareness training and consultation to the MPs around Leeds as well as organisations such as HM Prison Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Public Health England, and local clinics.
Venue Bridge Street Community Church
Bridge Street Community Church, Bridge Street Leeds LS2 7QZ
Learning outcomes 1. Terminology 2. Understanding Transgender Identities and Transition 3. Understanding Why Trans People Need Your Support 4. Dos and Don'ts 5. The Law 6. The Workplace 7. Why Trans People Are Amazing
Suitable for
How to book Tickets available on Ticket Tailor -> http://buytickets.at/transleeds/185519
Cost £10 each. Free tickets are available to anyone who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend.
Provided by Community Links
Description This course gives participants the opportunity to explore issues around compulsive hoarding. Increasingly an issue for housing and mental health workers, Compulsive Hoarding Disorder (CHD) is now recognised in DSM V, offering increased recognition of this issue. CHD is often misunderstood and can be responded to unhelpfully, increasing risk and distress.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Understand causes of CHD • Use practical assessment tools • Have useful tips for working with people with CHD
Suitable for This half-day introductory course is suitable for anyone. It explores causes, recognition and assessment and helps participants work more effectively with this condition.
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course covers Basic Life Support skills and includes skills for Adult, Child and Infant as well as healthcare variations on infant CPR.

The course includes: Safety, precautions, initial assessment, recovery position, CPR, compression only CPR, CPR handover and choking.

This is ideal for nurses, care workers or medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership.

The course is valid for one year, complies with the latest ERC and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes • After this course the student will have a greater understanding of basic life support and CPR • To introduce basic first aid skills ensuring that the EMS are called and professional medical help gained. • To get students thinking about possible dangers, therefore reducing the chance of an accident happening • To ensure all students know the importance of immediate professional care and how to activate it. • Cover Adult, child and infant BLS skills
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in health and social care.
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate

Autism Awareness Training

28 August at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course explores Autism and the current body of thinking and knowledge about Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes • How ASD is displayed and why • Explore the range of abilities found within ASD • Provide information, practical strategies and promote a positive understanding to enable people to work more effectively with people with ASD
Suitable for This course is aimed at all staff and volunteers working health and social care who may support individuals who are on the Autistic Spectrum.
How to book Please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course will 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

DIY Accounts in Excel

30 August at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
Description

In this 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you the confidence to set up a bookkeeping system on a spreadsheet. Laptops and materials are provided.

Your WYCAS tutor will lead the session, working through a practical exercise, so that you will be able to set up and use a spreadsheet recording method for your organisation.

This course is not available for online booking. Please contact the course organiser for booking details.

Venue WYCAS
Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes This course will show you the structure of the linked spreadsheet, help you set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Show you how to reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet, and review how the inputs produce a finance report for use in the year.
Suitable for Anyone looking to set up a book keeping system. A basic ability to use a spreadsheet is needed.
How to book Please visit the WYCAS website: http://www.wycas.org.uk/training/current-training/ for further booking information.
Cost Free

Dual Diagnosis Level 2

3 September at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course enables 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 To book please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Mental Health First Aid

5 September at 9:30am to Thursday 6 September 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
Leeds 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 suitable for anyone who wishes to learn more about mental health.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate (bursary spaces available).
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description The aim of this course is to increase confidence, skills and Knowledge in aspects of New Psychoactive Substances.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre - Technorth
9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes • History of New Psychoactive Substances • The Science- How NPS work on the brain- Synthetic Cannabinoids. • View of the experts.- Global Drug Survey and TIC TAC • Pills and Powders- Other types of NPS. • Most popular and Prolific – Nitrous Oxide • The New Psychoactive Substances Act • Harm Reduction Messages • 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 NPS or would like to expand their knowledge on them.
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

Unconscious Bias

6 September at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Provided by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Description Unconscious bias refers to the stereotypes and perceptions we all hold about each other. Sometimes these serve a useful purpose, but often they do not. We will look at our own conscious stereotypes and understand how they might impact our various roles as in healthcare. 
Venue NHS Leeds CCG
WIRA House, Leeds LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session, participants will be able to: • Identify their conscious bias and stereotypes, and where they might come from • Understand how bias works and when it is helpful and when it is not • Develop ways to mitigate against unconscious bias in the workplace, where it has become problematic.
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 Anna Walters at: Tel: 0113 843 5470 Email: anna.walters@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course teaches participants four basic steps to recognise if someone is having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources that can help.  

Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, ignored or avoided - leaving people more alone and at greater risk.

safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to recognise and talk to people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help. This three- hour course is suitable for anyone who may come into contact with individuals at risk of suicide, either at work or in their personal life.

Venue ARK (CATCH Leeds)
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise those who may be at risk of suicide • Ask individuals clearly and openly about their thoughts of suicide • Connect individuals at risk to local sources of help
Suitable for It is not suitable for those who have recently been bereaved by suicide.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost FREE for workers and residents in LS8, LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS14 & LS15
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 The Foundation for Social Improvement
Description

Our Sheffield event will offer 80 delegate training places so that all small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self-sustaining.

Training courses include Developing your Fundraising Strategy, Developing Corporate Relationships, An Introduction to Online Fundraising & Crowdfunding and Engaging with Online Fundraisers.

This training day is part of the Small Local Charities and Community Groups Training Programme

Venue Niagara Centre
Niagara Centre Niagara Rd Sheffield S6 1LU
Learning outcomes Training sessions cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.
Suitable for Small charities as defined here: http://www.thefsi.org/frequently-asked-questions/#FAQ1
How to book Advance booking is essential. For more information and to book your place please visit: http://www.thefsi.org/services/training/sheffield-september-2018-11th/
Cost For a full day course the total cost to members is £15 (half day course £7.50/Workshop £5) upon full attendance. A deposit scheme is in place, please see the FSI website for further details: http://www.thefsi.org/frequently-asked-questions/#FAQ7 Course places are heavily subsidised and donated to small charities and community groups by the sponsors, donors, funders and Trustees of the FSI.
Provided by Public Health, Leeds City Council
Description If you work in Leeds and have an interest in health and wellbeing, or have a role that includes this, you can look for opportunities to Make Every Contact Count (MECC) with customers, clients/patients and colleagues to maintain or improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing where possible, whatever your role or the purpose of the contact. We will show you how. So what? Using MECC skills will save you time and resources, and enable your clients to take control of their own wellbeing.
Venue Technorth
Public Health Resource Centre Technorth 9 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes This half-day course will: Provide you with added skills and confidence to deliver a MECC chat / conversation around a health and wellbeing topic Provide you with practical tools to assist you in having MECC conversations Increase your awareness of the services in Leeds around key health and wellbeing topics
Suitable for Those that work in Leeds that have an interest in health and wellbeing, or have a role that includes this.
How to book Please email phforall@leeds.gov.uk to request an application form.
Cost Free

How to Register as a Charity

13 September at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This half day session will help you to understand the process of completing an online application to become a charity, what the requirements are and when you need to complete this process.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Identify whether you meet the public benefit test necessary for your application. Understand the benefits of registering as a charity. Enable you to ask questions and get support to prepare you for the online application process.
Suitable for Any voluntary sector group who will be thinking about registering as a charity in the near future, you will need to be near the income level of £5k per year.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60

Risk Enablement

14 September at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course looks at risk assessment and risk management as a means to getting the best out of situations for service users and their families by taking a positive, engaged and forward thinking approach to risk.

It will provide useful information about risk, positive risk taking and enablement.  

The course will involve practicing risk enablement processes. In addition, the course uses a number of learning activities (for example; discussion, group work and individual reflection etc.) to help participants to have a deeper insight into the challenges and opportunities for working proactively and positively with risk issues.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Understand concepts and theory of risk management and positive risk taking • Connect understanding of risk to the range of relevant policy and legislative drivers • Show skills that make dialogue about risk and the recording of risk issues better • Use a risk enablement tool for practice
Suitable for This course is aimed at staff who are supporting people whose care and support involves risk assessment and management.
How to book To book please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Being an Effective Chair

17 September at 2:00pm to 5:45pm
Provided by The Association of Chairs' Beacon Programme and Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Are you Chair of a small charity? Are you looking to be more effective in your role?  

We know that the role of Chair although rewarding can be lonely. In a smaller organisation, there is often little resource to support the Chair and limited time to reflect on the nature of the role.

This workshop aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you be more effective in your role. The workshop has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation (with an annual income of under 1 million) in mind; such as operating with limited resources and individuals often having both operational and governance roles. You will have the opportunity to share learning with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

Feedback from participant:

‘Thanks for a great session that has enabled me to reflect and learn from other more experienced Chairs’ 

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Be clear about your role and legal responsibilities Understand what can help you be effective Have practical tools to help you run effective meetings Have gained insight and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations
Suitable for This workshop is only open to those that have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. You can find out more about the Beacon Programme here https://www.associationofchairs.org.uk/2018/03/21/about-beacon/ If you have any problems with booking, please contact Lina at info@associationofchairs.org.uk
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Cost £20.00
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
Provided by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
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 St. James Hospital
Meeting Room 089, Gledhow 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 Anna Walters at: Tel: 0113 843 5470 Email: anna.walters@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by Leeds Women's Aid
Description This training will increase awareness and understanding of forced marriage in the context of honour-based violence and domestic abuse, the barriers and consequences of fleeing Forced Marriage, learning to identify risk indicators and increasing safety planning skills.
Venue Leeds city centre
Learning outcomes - What is a Forced Marriage? - Exploring the concept of Honour & understanding Honour-Based Violence - What are the motivations of honour-based abuse and forced marriage? - Survivors stories & Case study analysis - Understanding the barriers and consequences to fleeing Forced Marriage - Identifying risk indicators - Understanding the role of the Forced Marriage Unit and Forced Marriage Legislation to support professional working with and individuals affected by forced marriage and honour based violence and abuse. - Risk awareness exercise and analysis - Safety planning exercise and analysis - Understanding best practice when working with individuals affected by forced marriage.
Suitable for This course is appropriate for professionals, volunteers and managers working with adults and/or children affected by domestic abuse or forced marriage, including in social work, education, health, criminal justice, children’s centres, and voluntary sector organisations.
How to book To register, please contact Minnow on minnow@leedswomensaid.org.uk or visit our website for more information: http://www.leedswomensaid.co.uk/our-services/training/
Cost The cost is: £75 (voluntary sector); £85 (statutory sector); £120 (private sector), and refreshments are provided.
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

In this course we will cover using Facebook and Twitter to share your groups story and keep people updated. The course will look at the differences in the algorithm used by Facebook and Twitter, a guide to producing good content, and some practical tips for building an engaged online community. This course is perfect for groups or charities who have just started out using social media or who have yet to begin. We recommend participants bring their own laptop, if this is not possible please get in touch and we will try and provide you with equipment. Please note in order to get the most from the course you should have at least basic IT skills, it would be helpful if you have used at least one social media platform in a personal capacity.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand how to map their social media audience. Learn the difference in way Facebook and Twitter share content. Look at the pros and cons of Facebook pages and groups. Hints and tips for activating supporters and building a community.
Suitable for Any small group or charity who have just started out using social media or who have yet to begin.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber £60
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts. This is part of the commissioning process which involves the assessment of a community’s needs and buying in organisations to provide services to meet those needs. Within the commissioning process commissioners are keen to explore new ways for those public agencies and the service providers to achieve better outcomes for local communities. This session will help voluntary and community groups to understand the commissioning processes in Leeds, who the key commissioners are, help you decide if contracting for services is for you and the next steps you should take. ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND LEEDS BASED 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS. Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible. If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Understand the commissioning process (including the commissioning cycle). Know where to find funding opportunities through commissioning e.g. grants and contracts. Clarify jargon around commissioning. Know the pros and cons relating to commissioning. Know if contracts are right for your organisation and what you want to deliver. Where to find information, help and support.
Suitable for Any voluntary or community sector organisation new to, or looking to consider, funding through commissioning opportunities as a way of supporting their work; and for staff who are new to commissioning.
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Cost FREE
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

ASIST Suicide Prevention Training

27 September at 8:45am to Friday 28 September at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course teaches Suicide First Aid skills to raise confidence and knowledge and to familiarise participants with the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world.

Recognised by the Department of Health, ASIST is fast becoming an essential tool for all community caregivers. This is a two day course that aims to break down stereotypes and misinformation about suicide and gives participants an evidence-based approach to those at risk.

Participants will have a chance to analyse their own views about suicide, they will be introduced to the intervention model and given opportunities to observe and practise skills in effective suicide intervention.

Venue The Vinery Centre
Leeds LS9
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Recognise invitations for help • Reach out and offer support • Review the risk of suicide • Apply a suicide intervention model • Link people with community resources
Suitable for Suitable for anyone who wishes to learn how to help someone who may be having suicidal thoughts.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £195 per delegate (bursary spaces available)
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 Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
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

Volunteers and The Law

27 September at 10:00am to 1:00pm
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.

This course is also available in Bradford on 25th October 2018.

 

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 and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber or £60

Motivating and Retaining Volunteers

27 September at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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.

 

This course is also available in Bradford on 25th October 2018

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 and Community Action Bradford & District £48 - Non Val Essentials Subscriber or £60
Provided by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Description This session will explore the role of patient participation groups.  Participants will look at the changing role of GP practices and examine the challenges they face and the opportunities they present. They will explore how members can work with staff to develop services and examine good practice from other areas of the country.  
Venue The Old Fire Station
Gipton, Leeds LS9 6NL
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Recognise the key organisations in the NHS • Be able to explain the role of primary care • Understand the key challenges to primary care • Be able to outline the different approaches to primary care in Leeds • Be able to talk about the characteristics of effective PPGs • Be able to explain how patient champions can influence the decision-making process in primary care
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 Anna Walters at: Tel: 0113 843 5470 Email: anna.walters@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by William Merritt Centre
Description

A comprehensive course for staff giving them the skills and knowledge to be able to manage moving and handling risk reduction strategies within their organisation. 

Training will include skills to enable participants to write moving and handling risk assessments and care plans, support and supervise staff, and to create and deliver moving and handling training. 

This is delivered over 4 days with an assignment and conclusion day to follow.

The Trainers delivering the moving and handling courses have over 20 years’ experience each in the specialist area of moving and handling. Both are healthcare professionals and are Registered Members of National Back Exchange.
 

Venue William Merritt Centre
Aire House, 100 Town Street, Rodley, Leeds
Learning outcomes The participants will be able to reduce the risk of injury to both themselves and the people they care for. Learn the best practice of ways to effectively and safely move clients either from seated or laying down positions or recovering from falls and daily activities.
Suitable for Health Care professionals, Carers, supervisors and manager of carers who are responsible for moving and handling clients.
How to book Booking forms can be download from our website www.wmdlc.org or call the Centre on 0113 350 8989.
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Cost £640 / delegate (includes lunch)