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.

Mental Health Anti-Stigma

23 March at 10:00am to 11:30am, 2017
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 Leeds West CCG via Adam Stewart at adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
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
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
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach 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 Compton Centre
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 please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost FREE for Leeds workers and residents.
Provided by Community Links
Description AIM To give 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.  This half-day introductory course explores causes, recognition and assessment and helps participants work more effectively with this condition.
Venue CL Training Centre
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 Suitable for anyone who wishes to learn more about this subject.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50.00 per delegate.
Provided by Community Links
Description AIM 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
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
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach 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 TBC
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 please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **FREE** for LS8, LS9, LS11, LS12, LS14 & LS15 WORKERS OR RESIDENTS
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 Community Links
Description Aims to increase participant’s awareness of mental health and understand how you can support colleagues in the workplace. This one-day course looks at sign and symptoms of mental ill health in the workplace and how to promote wellbeing and resilience.
Venue CL Training Centre
Learning outcomes At the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the concept of mental health and the myths that can contribute towards stigma • Identify common mental health conditions • Understand the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace • Feel more confident when responding to people in distress and supporting people in the workplace
Suitable for Anyone who wants to promote wellbeing and resilience in the workplace.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach 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 TBC
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 please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost FREE for LS8, LS9, LS11, LS12, LS14 & LS15 WORKERS OR RESIDENTS
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach 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 CL Training Centre
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 please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost FREE for LS8, LS9, LS11, LS12, LS14 & LS15 WORKERS OR RESIDENTS
Provided by NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
Description

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) is a UK-wide charity offering support to adults who suffered any type of abuse in childhood. Responding to demand from around the country, we are excited to be able to offer a new specialist training course, Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA), to individual professionals working with people who suffered any type of abuse in childhood. Until now the SASCA course has only been available to organisations. 

This one-day course, limited to 20 places, is aimed at any professionals who work directly with adult survivors, or those studying a relevant subject, to deepen their knowledge about the impact of abuse in adulthood and to feel more confident in managing disclosures from clients. 

NAPAC has trained NHS staff, including GPs, mental health professionals, safeguarding leads as well as social workers, police officers, prison and probation officers. We have received excellent feedback from these groups.

The SASCA course, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, will enhance your professional development by offering you a greater understanding of how to work compassionately and effectively with survivors, so you can improve and broaden your competence, knowledge and skills and apply trauma-informed principles. 

Two experienced facilitators will share NAPAC’s knowledge of working with abuse survivors over the past two decades and address many of the issues that professionals encounter when engaging with individuals recovering from complex trauma and PTSD. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, role play, and learn from the experience of other professionals in the room.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

  • Deeper knowledge and awareness of the different types of child abuse and their broad impact in adulthood
  • Best practice in inviting, listening or responding to disclosure
  • Best practice in responding to flashbacks, dissociation and other stress reactions
  • Best approach to safeguarding following disclosure
  • Trauma-informed care principles
  • Recognising and guarding against vicarious trauma

The only pre-course requirement for delegates is that they have openness to emotive material and a willingness to learn and practice new skills.

Refreshments provided. Lunch is available from a range of local cafes. 

Venue Basis Yorkshire
94 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN
Learning outcomes • Deeper knowledge and awareness of the different types of child abuse and their broad impact in adulthood • Best practice in inviting, listening or responding to disclosure • Best practice in responding to flashbacks, dissociation and other stress reactions • Best approach to safeguarding following disclosure • Trauma-informed care principles • Recognising and guarding against vicarious trauma
Suitable for Professionals engaging with adult survivors of abuse in any capacity, such as health care professionals, counsellors, therapists, social workers, addiction practitioners, safeguarding specialists and the like.
How to book Please click the link below.
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Cost £110 Early Bird £150 Regular
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach 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 Armley Hub
LS12
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 please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **FREE** for people who live and work in LS8 , LS9 , LS11, LS12, LS14 & LS15
Provided by Community Links
Description To teach 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 St George's Centre
Middleton
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 please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost **FREE for people who live and work in Leeds
Provided by Community Links
Description To enable participants to become more psychologically informed about the development of personality and personality disorder. 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
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 To book a space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Community Links
Description To increase participant’s awareness of mental health and understand how you can support colleagues in the workplace.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS6
Learning outcomes At the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the concept of mental health and the myths that can contribute towards stigma • Identify common mental health conditions • Understand the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace • Feel more confident when responding to people in distress + supporting people in the workplace
Suitable for Suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about this topic.
How to book Please get in touch at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Youth Mental Health First Aid

8 March at 9:30am to Friday 9 March 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
Venue CL Training Centre
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 Contact us on training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate.Bursary Spaces Available. Contact us for more details.
Provided by Community Links
Description To give participants an overview of interventions that are useful in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and depression. The course provides an overview of both conditions and also teaches a variety of evidence- based tools and techniques which are designed to help alleviate distressing symptoms. It also explores ways in which individual and interpersonal behaviours can maintain these conditions. The course uses a variety of teaching methods, such as presentation, group work, experiential learning and self-assessment.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Describe the physiological and psychological processes of anxiety and depression • Recognise patterns of behaviour associated with anxiety and depression • Identify interventions to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression
Suitable for This one day course is suitable for those working with clients who experience the symptoms associated with anxiety and / or depression.
How to book Contacts us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate.
Provided by Community Links
Description This course will 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
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 Contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate.
Provided by Community Links
Description AIM To introduce participants to key ideas and skills for best practice in supporting people experiencing psychosisThis course will provide useful information about best practice, as recommended by NICE and the British Psychological Society . The course will involve skills development and uses a number of learning activities.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will: •Understand different perspectives for understanding psychosis •Understanding the benefit of a psychosocial perspective on psychosis •Look at applying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills to working with the experience of distressing psychosis
Suitable for This course is aimed at staff who are supporting people who experience psychosis that distresses them, or causes them problems in relationships with others.
How to book Contact us on training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Suicide to Hope

27 March at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Provided by Community Links
Description Suicide to Hope offers a unique training opportunity to improve helpers’ preparation to provide effective suicide care. We are very excited to now be able to deliver 'Suicide to Hope'. This is a one-day course designed for clinicians and other professionals who encounter suicide as an inevitable and significant part of their job. Sometimes people lack in confidence and do not feel prepared for this role. Suicide to Hope aims to improve your confidence and preparation to provide effective suicide care. It is designed to strengthen hope by helping recovery and growth in people with previous suicide experience who are currently safe.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes * to improve your confidence and preparation to provide effective suicide care.
Suitable for This is a one-day course designed for clinicians and other professionals who encounter suicide as an inevitable and significant part of their job and who have completed ASIST training or equivalent suicide first aid course.
How to book Please Contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegateSpecial £130 rate for our valued delegates who have completed ASIST with us in the past.
Provided by Community Links
Description AIM To enable participants to become more psychologically informed about the impact of experiencing trauma. The majority of people accessing mental health, substance abuse, homeless and criminal justice services have trauma histories. Despite this high prevalence the role of trauma is often unaddressed by both services and practitioners. Emerging evidence from the field of trauma research is leading to a new understanding of the psychological and neurobiological impacts of trauma and highlighting new possibilities for recovery.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • An understanding of different types of trauma • An overview of diagnosis related to experiencing trauma • Been introduced to psychological models used to explain trauma • An overview of the principles of best practice • Have reflected on their own practice
Suitable for This course is aimed at anyone interested in developing their understanding of trauma and the impact it can have on peoples psychological and physical health. It will explore how experiences of trauma in both childhood and adulthood can affect people psychological, physically, behaviourally and emotionally. It may be of particular interested to practitioners working with people with experiences of trauma or diagnosed / experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, psychosis and personality disorders. Furthermore, it complements the ‘Understanding personality + personality disorders’ training currently delivered by Community Links. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and reflection) to help participants develop their understanding.
How to book Contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
Provided by Behind Closed Doors
Description Behind Closed Doors has delivered support to victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse for 20 years.  The specialist training they offer not only reflects their understanding of the issues that victims face but also provides attendees with the knowledge, skills and access to resources that will assist practitioners who are supporting them. The training courses are CPD®-certified and delivered by experienced practitioners.
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes An OPPORTUNITY to increase your confidence in recognising and working with victims of DV&A, appropriately and safely; it really can save lives. A SAFE, INTERACTIVE programme day which will provide the foundation for understanding the complexities of DV&A and inform best practice. AGENDA (in brief!) • What is it really? • Dispelling myths. • Why do people do it? • How can you spot it? • Why do people stay? • What are the risks? • What can the law offer? • Good practice in support. • What help is there?
Suitable for An INTRODUCTION/Level 1 course for people who support (or manage) people experiencing DV&A in a professional, voluntary or personal capacity. PREVIOUS FEEDBACK:- - Very informative, passionate delivery and a variety of methods and activities for learning. - The day seemed to flow really well and spent an appropriate amount of time on each area. It was a really good course which got everyone involved so everyone could share ideas. Everyone was made to feel comfortable.
How to book Email:- info@ behind-closed-doors.org.uk for a Booking Form (and Terms & Conditions)
Cost Voluntary Sector (£75 pp) / Statutory Sector (£85pp) / Private (£100pp)
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

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 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
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 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

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