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.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

21 May at 9:30am to Tuesday 22 May at 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of mental ill health in young people. This course teaches participants how to spot the early warning signs and symptoms of mental ill-health in young people.  It provides information about topics such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use and explains the impact that mental ill-health in young people can have on adolescent development.  A practical, skills based approach helps participants gain the confidence to offer meaningful support to young people in distress.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people • Feel confident helping a young person • Provide help on a first aid basis • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm • Help a young person recover faster • Guide a young person towards the right support • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Suitable for This is an internationally recognised two-day course specifically designed for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11 - 18.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate. Bursary spaces are available for: Organisations working directly with youths aged 11-18School Nurses working with youths aged 11-18 yearsAccident and Emergency Staff
Provided by 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.

[We offer a range of CPD Certified Training courses which can be delivered in-house.  Any enquiries regarding these training options should be directed to the email address below].
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes Course Description: Do You …… …. support people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse? …. know the basics but want to understand more about the victim’s experience and feel more confident about supporting them to recover? …. want access to the resources we use in our successful Prevention and Recovery Service (PARS) and guidance on when and how to use them? AGENDA (in brief) • The Reality of DV&A • Unpicking the Impact • Collaborate, not Collude • Critical Conversations • 4 R’s - Recognise, Reconstruct, Reconnect, Recover • 4R’s Resources • Healthy Relationships
Suitable for This course is suitable for practitioners who already have a basic understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and abuse. Previous Feedback:- - Very good, knowledgeable Facilitator, delivered well, great course, going to do other courses. Thank you! - Honestly one of the most informative and useful training days I have been on. - Everything was brilliant. Excellent Facilitator, very informative course and very knowledgeable delivery.
How to book To book on this course please e-mail:- info@behind-closed-doors.org.uk and request a booking form (and Terms & Conditions) stating which course you are interested in.
Cost Voluntary sector £75 pp / Statutory sector £85 pp / Private sector £100 pp
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.
Venue Blackburn Hall
LS26
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 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. 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 all Leeds residents and workforce
Provided by Community Links
Description To enable participants to build on a foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and apply basic CBT skills in their practice. It will provide useful information about case formulation/conceptualisation, interviewing and assessment skills. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and individual reflection etc.) and will involve significant skills development exercises.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will: • Understand and be able to use the 5 component model to organise client information into a formulation • Understand different kinds of case formulation • Be able to assess client experiences from a CBT perspective • Be able to undertake a basic screening assessment
Suitable for This course is aimed at practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of CBT and who have a basic knowledge of the CBT model, either from the Community Links First Steps in CBT course or another training course.
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 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 and 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 your space 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 have: • An understanding of the development of personality • Explored how someone’s past experiences can affect the present • An overview of personality disorder diagnosis • Related schema therapy to personality disorder • 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 your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate

Suicide to Hope

7 June at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Provided by Community Links
Description Clinicians and other professional helpers know that encountering suicide is an inevitable and significant part of their work. However, many lack confidence for this role and feel inadequately prepared. suicide to Hope offers a unique training opportunity to improve helpers’ preparation to provide effective suicide care.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes Through interactive learning and practice, participants will learn to: • Reflect on their qualities as helpers—the beliefs, values and attitudes they bring to the helping relationship—and how these impact on the effectiveness of their work; • Describe key features of a hope-oriented, recovery and growth approach to suicide; • Understand a framework for finding and exploring recovery and growth opportunities in suicide experiences; and • Apply a Pathway to Hope (PaTH) model for setting and working toward recovery and growth goals.
Suitable for The workshop is for clinicians and other professional helpers who are, or would like to be, involved in ongoing suicide care for people, once they are safe. It assumes that participants are familiar with suicide intervention and can provide suicide first aid. While LivingWorks’ ASIST is not a prerequisite, it is recommended as one way to learn suicide first aid and provides background for suicide to Hope’s learning processes and tools.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £150 per delegate
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
Leeds 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 To book your space please email us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate
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
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.
Venue BITMO's Gate
BITMO's Gate
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 Leeds residents and workforce. First come, first served basis.

First Steps in CBT

15 June at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description To enable participants to understand Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and apply basic CBT skills in their practice. It will provide useful information about CBT, key principles and practices with problematic moods like depression and anxiety. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and individual reflection etc.) and will involve skills development exercises.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will: • Understand and be able to explain CBT to others using the 5 component model • Understand how CBT explains problematic mood states • Have practiced basic CBT skills including agenda setting and problem lists • Reflected on how learning can transfer into their practice
Suitable for This course is aimed at any staff who wish to develop their understanding of CBT or who wish to consolidate their current knowledge.
How to book To book your space please 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.   

Do you want the opportunity to …  
           
… explore the impact on the victim, children and young people in the family

… identify the impact on, and influence of, the wider family
… consider the perpetrator’s role in the family
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House, Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes AGENDA (in brief) • What IS hurting the family? • Impact – different experiences & perspectives within families • Additional complicating factors • Parenting – during and after • Perpetrator’s role in the family • Foundations of family-recovery
Suitable for This course is suitable for practitioners who have a minimum foundation level of training around DV&A who want to apply a ‘whole-family’ perspective to their support practice. (It is not recommended for practitioners with no prior DV&A training). Previous feedback includes:- - Learned such a lot but also prompted to think with a much broader perspective. Would have loved to spread this over two days. - Excellent delivery, good pace, excellent resources.
How to book To book on this course, please email:- info@behind-closed-doors.org.uk for a booking form (and T&C's) [If you require information about our full range of courses and training options, please contact us on info@behind-closed-doors.org.uk or training@behind-closed-doors.org.uk]
Cost Voluntary sector £75 pp / Statutory sector £85 pp / Private sector £100 pp
Provided by Community Links
Description

To establish an understanding of best working practice in offering support and to understand procedures when reporting abuse and procedures following an alert.

It looks at the potential signs and signals of abuse and fulfilling your duty to pass on any disclosures or allegations.

It covers how to address any immediate safety or protection needs of the alleged adult at risk including the recording of the incident in your workplace.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand key terminology and legislation in relation to safeguarding adults • Identify common types of abuse and neglect • Understand the principles of best practice • Understand local safeguarding protocols and procedures.
Suitable for This half day course is aimed at all staff working with adults at risk but that who do not have a supervisory or management role.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate
Provided by Community Links
Description

To provide an overview of the key components of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Mental Health Act (1983/2007).

This one-day basic awareness course will provide staff with an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act.

This course highlights key responsibilities to ensure that staff are working to best practice and are compliant to these acts.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will have: • An understanding of the key components of the MCA + MHA • Identified your key responsibilities and how to work within these acts • An awareness of how these laws impact service users, families and carers • Identified sources of professional support
Suitable for For anyone wishing to learn more about this topic.
How to book To book your space please contact us on training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate.

Self-Harm workshop

27 June at 10:00am to 3:30pm
Provided by Battle Scars
Description This workshop is suitable for professionals working with people who self-harm or come across people who self-harm through their work (e.g. mental health staff, pastoral care staff working in schools / colleges / universities, social care staff, support workers, youth workers, GPs, police officers, housing officers etc.) If you're a parent or carer interested in attending please bear in mind that you may find this workshop upsetting. Please contact us before booking. 
What is covered:           
Who self harms?
 
Why do people self-harm? 
Recognising and dealing with triggers 
How do self-harm urges feel and how to recognise when one is experiencing them
Positive & negative effects of self harm
The sufferer's challenges when reaching for help 
Management of self-harm and how to help
Do's and don’ts 
Suggestions on how to interact with those who self-harm and how to deal with parents of children who self-harm 
Battle Scars is a survivor led organisation and all our training is delivered by survivors. 

Refreshments and biscuits are provided but lunch is not included so please bring your own. 
In-house training is also available. Please contact us for more information info@battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk 07410 380747
Venue Stocks Hill Mental Health Hub
Chapel Lane Armley Leeds LS12 2DJ
Learning outcomes To provide delegates with insight and understanding. To increase the delegates confidence to offer better support those affected by self-harm.
Suitable for This workshop is suitable for professionals working with people who self-harm or come across people who self-harm through their work (e.g. mental health staff, pastoral care staff working in schools / colleges / universities, social care staff, support workers, youth workers, GPs, police officers, housing officers etc.) If you're a parent or carer interested in attending please bear in mind that you may find this workshop upsetting. Please contact us before booking.
How to book Via the booking form on our website. All bookings are by invoice.
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Cost £60 per delegate £50 per delegate from a voluntary sector organisation Extra 10% off for 5 or more delegates (booked at the same time on one workshop)
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
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 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 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
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