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.

FREE COURSE: Arts Council Funding Workshop

24 July at 9:45am to 12:45pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This workshop will be delivered by the Arts Council and help your group to decide if arts council funding is for you, how to check you are eligible and how to make a successful bid.  It will also introduce you to Grantium – the Arts Council’s on-line application form.

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Learn how to make a successful bid to the Arts Council. Is your organisation and arts project eligible. Learn how to use Grantium - the online application form.
Suitable for Any not-for-profit, voluntary or community group in Leeds wanting to apply for funding from the Arts Council.
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Cost FREE to all Leeds Based Groups and Organisations

Where to Start with Commissioning and Procurement

25 July
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our Commissioning and Procurement training aims to provide those who are brand new to commissioning and procurement with an overview of the essential skills you need to design and implement purchasing activities for:

  • Services - such as professional services (HR, ICT, Legal etc) or operational services like marketing or fulfilment.
  • Goods - such as IT equipment, office supplies and specialist equipment.
  • Works - such as building contractors and capital projects.

The course covers aspects of commissioning and procurement such as:

  • To procure or not to procure - We help you to understand the step by step process you need to go through to make a decision about which form of purchasing is best to meet your requirements.
  • Developing your evidence base and rationale — We provide an understanding about how to develop your procurement specification.
  • Understanding your markets — Do you know what the market looks like for the services, goods or works you want to purchase? We show you how to understand your market.
  • Compliant procurement process — Maybe you are using public money to procure, if so there are often legal requirements to consider. We show you how to navigate these.
  • Contracting and legals — We are not legal experts and you should always seek your own legal input. However, we give you tips on what you should consider when entering into contractual agreements with suppliers/contractors.
  • Managing your contractors — Procurement is the easy bit, managing your contractors to get the best out of them is where the hard part starts. We give you an understanding of the processes you should follow.

The course is delivered over one full day with the conceptual aspects of procurement delivered in the morning and afternoon workshops where participants put the theory into practice.

Book online: www.brightsparkscic.org.uk

Telephone: 01904 500301

Email: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk

Venue York City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles associated commissioning and procurement processes so that participants are aware of the key considerations regarding their organisation's purchasing activities.
Suitable for Anyone new to commissioning and procurement looking to gain the essential skills needed to design and implement purchasing activities.
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/new-index-4 T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £150

Marketing 101

25 July at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Voluntary Action Leeds
Description

This course will help you get to grips with the basics of marketing. The first half of the day we will walk through how promoting your organisations work can help you achieve your goals and improve your impact.

We will learn about:

  • defining who it is you want to speak to
  • the best ways in which to communicate
  • how to make a difference to your organisation

The second half of the day is more practical focussed and we will learn how to put what we have talked about in practice by writing a marketing plan for your group/project/organisation.

 

Venue
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW.
Learning outcomes Defining who is your audience Look at the different ways to communicate (including social media, web and print). Write a marketing plan. Hint and tips to maximise impact.
Suitable for Groups or individuals who want to start marketing or who have already started but think there is room for improvement. This will be a beginner level course.
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £48 - Other Third Sector - £60 Statutory & Commercial - £90

DIY Accounts in Excel

25 July at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
Description This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you 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. <span>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 help you to: Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet. Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet. 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 claire.welling@wycas.org.uk - 0113 270 6291
Cost £0

Clinical Risk including FACE

31 July at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links Training
Description The course looks at the concept of risk, what it is, why we may assess risk, who benefits (or not) from risk assessment and how we can complete a risk assessment. Threats to effective risk assessment, ways in which services may pose a risk to their users and the limitations of risk assessment will also be considered.
Venue CL Training Centre
tbc
Learning outcomes 1. Discuss what is meant by risk and therapeutic risk-taking 2. Identify the purpose and limits of risk assessment 3. Specify the links between risk assessment and care and relapse planning 4. Complete a FACE risk assessment for a client
Suitable for This one-day course is for those who use or wish to use FACE risk profiles as part of their overall risk assessment and management practice.
How to book Contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Leeds Hospital - Structure & Governance

7 August at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Provided by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Description This session will outline the management structure within Leeds Teaching Hospitals enabling participants to better understand the way in which our services are organised. It will also explain the quality governance framework which underpins our services including the Trust corporate quality committee structure and Trust Board. 
Venue Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
Meeting Room 015 - Level 7, Bexley Wing, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the Clinical Service Unit (CSU) structure and how CSUs are managed. • Understand what Governance means, why good governance is so important and the quality committee structure supports this • Understand the opportunities available to Patient Leaders to contribute to governance at a Trustwide and CSU level
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

SafeTALK Suicide Alert Training

7 August at 10:00pm to 2:00pm
Provided by Foundation
Description safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps.
Venue Courtyard Suite, Tennant Hall
Foundation Tennant Hall Blenheim Grove Leeds LS2 9ET
Learning outcomes safeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help. Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to: • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts may be present, • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked, • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide, • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe, and • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further suicide-safer help.
Suitable for Anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps
How to book Please contact Janine.throupe@foundationuk.org or tel 07891849842 to make a booking
Cost £30 third sector (incudes vat), £36 private and public sector (includes vat)

Working with Children and Young People

8 August to Friday 11 August
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our entry level Working with Children and Young People course provides the knowledge and skills that potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.

It is aimed at supporting people to gain employment or volunteering opportunities in the children's workforce.

The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately.

Each unit consists of seven hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units).

As such, participants are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks, to suit their personal requirements and schedule.

Unit 1 - The Children's Workforce (Tuesday 8 August 2017)

Unit 2 - Managing Challenging Behaviour (Wednesday 9 August 2017)

Unit 3 - Dealing with Trauma and Attachment (Thursday 10 August 2017)

Unit 4 - Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People (Friday 11 August 2017)

For more information please see: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course

Please note this course will also run in Leeds from Tuesday 12 September to Friday 15 September 2017.

Venue Leeds City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.
Suitable for Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as: - School support staff - Parents and carers - Those leaving the armed forces - Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector - Those running community groups - Those looking to work in the childcare sector
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £50 per unit (Four separate units available to book)

DIY Accounts in Excel

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

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you 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 help you to: Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet. Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet. 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 claire.welling@wycas.org.uk - 0113 270 6291
Cost £0

Mental Health First Aid Training

23 August at 9:30am to Thursday 24 August at 4:45pm
Provided by Foundation
Description

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. Adult MHFA courses can be attended by people aged 16 upwards and are relevant for the general population. Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues. Each and every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health

What will I learn on a two day MHFA course?

Our MHFA instructors deliver training in four manageable chunks, each with a focus on how to apply Mental Health First Aid skills:

Session 1 Mental Health First Aid, mental health, and depression.

Session 2 Depression (cont.) and suicidal crisis.

Session 3 Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm.

Session 4 Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Everyone who attends the course will receive a copy of the MHFA manual and workbook, which are both excellent support resources. When you have completed the course you will also receive a certificate to confirm that you are a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Venue Courtyard Suite, Tennant Hall
Blenheim Grove, Leeds, LS2 9ET
Learning outcomes How will becoming a Mental Health First Aider help? The course will: - Give a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health - Teach practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course: - Raises awareness and mental health literacy - Reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support - Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues - Encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue - Promotes early intervention which enables recovery MHFA won’t teach you how to be a therapist, but you will be able to say you’re a Mental Health First Aider. To find out more about MHFA England training and consultancy please contact: 020 7250 8062 info@mhfaengland.org www.mhfaengland.org
Suitable for Adult MHFA courses can be attended by people aged 16 upwards and are relevant for the general population. Everyone on an Adult MHFA course is taught a set of skills which enables them to support someone experiencing mental health issues.
How to book Please contact Janine.throupe@foundationuk.org or tel 07891849842
Cost This two day course costs £150 plus vat - total £180 to third sector and £200 plus vat - total £240 to private sector.

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

7 September at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
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 Fountain Medical Centre
Little Fountain Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 9EN
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • 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 PRGs • 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 Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Working with Children and Young People

12 September to Friday 15 September
Provided by BrightSparks
Description

Our entry level Working with Children and Young People course provides the knowledge and skills that potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.

It is aimed at supporting people to gain employment or volunteering opportunities in the children's workforce.

The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately. Each unit consists of seven hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units).

As such, participants are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks, to suit their personal requirements and schedule.

Unit 1 - The Children's Workforce (Tuesday 12 September 2017)

Unit 2 - Managing Challenging Behaviour (Wednesday 13 September 2017)

Unit 3 - Dealing with Trauma and Attachment (Thursday 14 September 2017)

Unit 4 - Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People (Friday 15 September 2017)

For more information please see: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course

Venue Leeds City Centre
Venue to be confirmed
Learning outcomes We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers.
Suitable for Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as: - School support staff - Parents and carers - Those leaving the armed forces - Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector - Those running community groups - Those looking to work in the childcare sector
How to book Book online: https://brightsparkscic.org.uk/working-with-children-and-young-people-training-course T: 01904 500301 E: enquiries@brightsparkscic.org.uk
Cost £50 per unit (Four separate units available to book)

Drugs - Information and Brief Advice (1 Day)

12 September at 9:15am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: To increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Drugs - Information and Brief Advice (1 Day)

12 September at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: To increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Social Media: Practical

13 September at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description Please note participants will need to be proficient with using the internet and PCs (or their own smartphones/tablets)

This practical session will give participants the opportunity to set up and use a social media account (this can be deleted at the end of the session if they wish). It will build on the social media theory session and give people a chance to communicate by social media. 
Venue Leeds Beckett University
G28, Leslie Silver Building, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS2 3ED
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Get a broad understanding of popular social media tools • Set up a new Twitter account (deleted after session). NB you will need to use your own email address to set up an account • Understand Twitter terminology and symbols such as # or @ and what they mean/do • Explain how you can use social media in your role as a patient champion • Feel more comfortable around social media • Understand social media • Understand how and why the NHS/public sector use social media • Recognise good practice in social media • Be able to explain how social media can be used to support patient engagement
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. Also suitable for anyone looking to improve their social media skills.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Basic awareness of Substance Use and Mental Health (1/2 Day)

19 September at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults
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
Cost free

Basic awareness of Substance Use and Mental Health (1/2 Day)

19 September at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Advanced Health and Wellbeing Training

20 September to Wednesday 18 April, 2018
Provided by Public Health, Leeds City Council
Description

An opportunity to inform and enhance your public health skills and competencies, in order to better understand and deliver the challenging public health agenda. This course has been designed to build on and enhance existing practice in tackling health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing within the Leeds population. The course will run for half a day, once a month, over an eight-month period and participants are expected to attend a minimum of six out of seven workshops plus the Masterclass (a demonstration of learning) to receive a completion certificate.

The dates and topics for the next round of training are: 20 September 2017 — Public Health: Past, present and future; 11 October 2017 — Partnership working; 8 November 2017 — How to understand and interpret data; 6 December 2017 — Working with communities; 10 January 2018 — How to effect change; 7 February 2018 — How to measure outcomes; 14 March 2018 — Increasing effectiveness; 18 April 2018 — Masterclass – A celebration of participants’ learning.

All workshops will be held from 9.30am to 1.00pm, except the Increasing Effectiveness workshop and Masterclass which start at 9.00am. For more details please email phforall@leeds.gov.uk

 

Venue Technorth
9 Harrogate Road Leeds LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Health, local authority, voluntary sector and private sector professionals who have public health or health promotion as part of their role.
How to book Please email phforall@leeds.gov.uk to request an application form. The deadline for applications is 7th July 2017 and successful applicants will be contacted by 28th July 2017.
Cost Places are available for only £80 per person for the whole programme.

Alcohol - Identification and Brief Advice (1 Day) Children, families and Young Peoples Workforce.

20 September at 9:30am to Friday 20 October at 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions to young people.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to young people alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on young people. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess young people 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 young people 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 young people and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Children, Families and Young Peoples Workforce.
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
Cost Free

Knowing Your Community

21 September at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will look at the importance of equality and diversity in health and social care.  We will look at national and local guidance which drives this work and analyse best practice.  We will also look at how patient champions can support the CCG to engage with seldom heard groups.  
Venue Leeds South & East CCG
NHS Leeds South & East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) 3200 Century Way Thorpe Park Leeds LS15 8ZB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a PRG or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Being an Effective Patient Champion

25 September at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will look at why patient champions are essential in the development of local health services.  We will outline the roles of the patient champion and explore how they can influence service change.  
Venue Leeds West CCG
NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Units B5-B9, WIRA House, WIRA Business Park, Leeds, LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a PRG or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

DIY Accounts in Excel

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

This 3 hour workshop will use a free template and give you 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 help you to: Be shown the structure of the linked spreadsheet. Set up a fictional organisation, with categories of income and spend, restricted funds and bank and cash accounts. Reconcile the bank transactions to the spreadsheet. 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 claire.welling@wycas.org.uk - 0113 270 6291
Cost £0

Alcohol - Identification and Brief Advice (1 Day) Adult Workforce.

3 October at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim:To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Social Media: Theory

14 October at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will explore the role of social media in engaging with patients, carers and the public. Participants will look at good practice in social media and see how social media has influenced the development of health initiatives. 
Venue John Lewis Community Hub
John Lewis Community Hub, Leeds LS2 7AS
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Feel more comfortable around social media • Understand social media • Recognise some popular social media platforms and explain how they work • Understand how and why the NHS/public sector use social media • Recognise good practice in social media • Be able to explain how social media can be used to support patient engagement • Be able to explain how you can use social media in your role as a patient champion
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. Also suitable for anyone looking to improve their social media skills.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

New Psychoactive Substances (½ Day)

17 October at 9:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People (level 1 Safeguarding)

17 October at 9:30pm to 2:00pm
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 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.
How to book
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Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £32 - Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory; Commercial - £55

Mental Health Anti-Stigma

20 October at 10:00am to 11:30am
Provided by Leeds York Partnership Foundation Trust
Description This session will explore the topic in a discussion based format, utilising your own experience and that of the facilitators.
Venue The Mount
ECT Meeting Room - Level -1, 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. It is for anyone who would like to learn more about mental health and what they can do to better support the mental health community.
How to book Spaces are limited for the training. We ask that all attendees or those interested in attending to book onto the training by contacting the CCG via Adam Stewart at adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Co-Production

21 October at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will define coproducing and explore its potential in health and social care commissioning. We will look at examples in practice and explore in detail the elements of co-design, co-decision making, co-delivery and co-evaluation.  
Venue John Lewis Community Hub
John Lewis Community Hub, Leeds LS2 7AS
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain how co-production can support the commissioning process • Identify the benefits and challenges of co-production • Give examples of how co-production could work in practice
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

Alcohol - Identification and Brief Advice (1 Day) Children, families and Young Peoples Workforce.

1 November at 9:00am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions to young people.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to young people alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. • For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on young people. • To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess young people 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 young people 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 young people and their families can access in Leeds for those people whose alcohol use is assessed at high risk.
Suitable for Children, families and Young Peoples Workforce
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
Cost Free

Drugs - Information and Brief Advice (1 Day)

7 November at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aims: To increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Introducing the NHS

13 November at 10:00am to 3:00pm
Provided by NHS - Leeds CCGs
Description This session will look at the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS organisations and patients. We will explore the new NHS landscape and look at how NHS organisations are structured locally.  We will also look at national drivers for change including government policies, the rising demand for health and social care and the impact of the Francis report. 
Venue Leeds North CCG
NHS Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Leafield House, 107-109 King Lane, Leeds, LS17 5BP
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a PRG or 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

Leeds Hospital - Feedback & How We Use It

20 November at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Provided by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Description This session will outline the ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients, will and will provide examples of feedback we have received and actions LTHT has taken in response to that feedback. 
Venue Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
Meeting Room 015 - Level 7, Bexley Wing, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: • The different ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients • Some of the themes which have come out of feedback into LTHT in the past year and the actions we have taken in response • The importance of providing feedback in ensuring that our patients’ voice is heard
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

Relationship between Alcohol and Domestic Abuse (½ Day)

21 November at 9:30am to 1:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Aim:

  • 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Relationship between Alcohol and Domestic Abuse (½ Day)

21 November at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Aim:

  • 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Relationship between Alcohol and Domestic Abuse (½ Day)

21 November at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description

Aim:

  • 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 Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults & young people
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
Cost Free

Alcohol - Identification and Brief Advice (1 Day) Adult Workforce.

5 December at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Provided by Forward Leeds
Description Aim:To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions.
Venue Public Health Resource Centre
Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3NB
Learning outcomes Objectives: • 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 Those working with adults
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
Cost Free

Introduction to Working Together to Safeguard Children and Young People (level 1 Safeguarding)

16 January at 9:30am to 2:00pm, 2018
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 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.
How to book https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/VALeedsWebsite/CourseRegAndBookingAuth/Login.aspx?CourseID=863
Cost VAL Essentials Subscriber £32 - Other Third Sector - £40 Statutory; Commercial - £55