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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2 DAY COURSE RUNNING ON 14TH JANUARY 2020 AND 18TH FEBRUARY 2020

Overview

To support participants to develop their current knowledge and skills to feel confident to share S&RH information with colleagues and work with their clients/service users around S&RH education and information.

Start Date 14-01-2020
Start Time 10:00 am
End Date 18-02-2020
End Time 4:00 pm
Available places 5
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
5

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Aim

This training aims to increase workers' understanding and knowledge of key issues related to blood borne viruses (BBVs - Hep B, Hep C, and HIV) with a particular emphasis on risks associated with drug use and sexual health.

Start Date 23-01-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 23-01-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 1
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
1

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Overview

This half day awareness session covers the key aspects of drug-related deaths in Scotland, opioid-related overdose prevention, intervention and naloxone basics.  It includes a brief introduction to naloxone and how to utilise the medication in case of an opioid-related overdose.  The session can be extended depending on individual requirements.

Start Date 27-01-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 27-01-2020
End Time 12:30 pm
Available places 9
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
9

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Introduction

The training will give a brief overview of bacterial infection and various outbreaks.  It gives participants the opportunity to explore harm reduction information relevant to bacterial infection.  The training will provide an overview of the main signs and symptoms which practitioners should be aware of and will encourage participants to think about and develop a response relevant to their services.

Knowledge of drugs and experience of working with people who use drugs is an advantage but not essential for this training.

 

Start Date 27-01-2020
Start Time 10:00 am
End Date 27-01-2020
End Time 1:00 pm
Available places 4
Individual Price Free
Location
The Inkwell, Elgin Youth Cafe
Francis Place, Elgin, IV30 1LQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Inkwell, Elgin Youth Cafe
4

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Introduction

The purpose of this training is to raise confidence in practitioners, who work with injecting drug users, to raise the topic of transitioning to foil use and other harm reduction initiatives.

This training will cover methods of using drugs and the risks attached to these, physiological differences for each method of use, reasons for moving from smoking to injecting and vice-versa as well as practical demonstrations such as how to make a pipe.

Start Date 27-01-2020
Start Time 1:30 pm
End Date 27-01-2020
End Time 4:00 pm
Available places 6
Individual Price Free
Location
The Inkwell, Elgin Youth Cafe
Francis Place, Elgin, IV30 1LQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Inkwell, Elgin Youth Cafe
6

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STAFF WORKING WITHIN THE GLASGOW AREA

Aim

This one day training course aims to increase workers' knowledge of issues relating to drug use and enhance awareness of the support needs and the rage of services for those experiencing drug related problems.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • Name the 7 key drug categories and their main effects/side effects.
  • Recall current drug trends, patterns of use and key drug issues being identified in the field.
  • Explain key reasons why people use substances.
  • Describe the signs of problematic drug use and what action to take - what support to offer and when and where to refer/signpost.
  • Recognise the impact of stigma and staff attitudes on service users seeking and gaining support.
  • Understand and explain prevention and education, harm reduction and resilience strategies that can be used to support service users.

Target Audience

Health, Social Care and Voluntary Organisation staff who work in the community in non addictions settings who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of drug issues.

 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THERE IS NO PRE-COURSE READING MATERIAL FOR THIS COURSE

MATERIAL WILL BE HANDED OUT AT TRAINING

Start Date 28-01-2020
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 28-01-2020
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 12
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
12

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