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

Aim

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

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, delegates should be able to:

  • Describe the physical, mental, emotional and social impacts of alcohol use.
  • Recall prevalence of alcohol use in Scotland, patterns of use including unit content for common risks, state low risk drinking guidelines and key alcohol related issues being identified in the field.
  • Explain key reasons why people use alcohol and the signs of problematic alcohol use.
  • Recognise the impact of stigma and staff attitudes on people who use alcohol seeking and gaining support.
  • Describe the cycle of change model.
  • Understand and explain effective strategies and treatment options to support those experiencing problems with alcohol.
  • List key resources and services to support those experiencing alcohol related issues.

Target Audiences

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 alcohol issues.

 

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

 

MATERIAL WILL BE HANDED OUT AT TRAINING

Start Date 28-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 28-06-2019
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 7
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
7

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INTRODUCTION TO TRAUMA AND WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO USE SUBSTANCES

An introduction to the relationship between trauma and problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

This training will introduce the theory of trauma and will enable participants to identify and implement practical strategies to appropriately support service users who may experience trauma.

This training will allow support workers, project workers and other staff to become trauma-informed within their practice.

Start Date 28-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 28-06-2019
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 0
Individual Price Free

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 27-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 27-06-2019
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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The forum, called ‘What’s the Crack’ will be focused on stimulants with an emphasis on cocaine use.

 

The first part of the day will be a workshop, followed by brief area updates in the afternoon. This format is to be trialled for the upcoming SNEWF’s this year, to gauge whether learning workshops are a preferred format of the forum, following the feedback received in the Survey and the previous SNEWF.

 

The purpose of the workshop is to give an overview of cocaine use in Scotland, relevant harm reduction advice and for idea sharing in regards to how we can better support people who are using cocaine.

 

 

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Start Date 26-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 26-06-2019
End Time 3:30 pm
Available places 15
Individual Price Free
Location
Trades Hall of Glasgow
85 Glassford St, Glasgow G1 1UH
Trades Hall of Glasgow
15

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Overview

Stigma can have a profound impact upon the lives of people who use alcohol and other drugs or those who have a history of substance use. The impact of stigma can permeate numerous aspects of a person’s life such as their health and wellbeing, relationships, education and employment prospects and socioeconomic status.

Commonly, family, friends, service providers and institutions often place numerous expectations on people who use substances to engage in change behaviour, however, the social context that creates and perpetuates the cycle of stigma is rarely considered or challenged. Through developing a greater awareness of the wider context that the cycle of stigma fosters and exploring our own role in reinforcing and challenging stigma, participants can identify new approaches for fostering enhanced relationships with service users.

 

Start Date 25-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 25-06-2019
End Time 2:30 pm
Available places 13
Individual Price Free
Location
Leith Community Education Centre
12a Newkirkgate, Leith Edinburgh EH6 6AD
Leith Community Education Centre
13

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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 alcohol use and enhance awareness of the support needs and the range of services for those experiencing alcohol related problems.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, delegates should be able to:

  • Describe the physical, mental, emotional and social impacts of alcohol use.
  • Recall prevalence of alcohol use in Scotland, patterns of use including unit content for common risks, state low risk drinking guidelines and key alcohol related issues being identified in the field.
  • Explain key reasons why people use alcohol and the signs of problematic alcohol use.
  • Recognise the impact of stigma and staff attitudes on people who use alcohol seeking and gaining support.
  • Describe the cycle of change model.
  • Understand and explain effective strategies and treatment options to support those experiencing problems with alcohol.
  • List key resources and services to support those experiencing alcohol related issues.

Target Audiences

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 alcohol issues.

 

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

 

MATERIAL WILL BE HANDED OUT AT TRAINING

Start Date 24-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 24-06-2019
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 16
Individual Price Free
Location
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3LN
Scottish Drugs Forum Offices
16

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PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STAFF LIVING OR 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.

 

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.

 

Start Date 21-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 21-06-2019
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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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 20-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 20-06-2019
End Time 4:30 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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One day training for third sector staff working with vulnerable young people in
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area

SDF and NHS GGC are working in partnership to deliver an interactive course that aims to equip workers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to support young people around sexual and reproductive health and drug use.
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify vulnerabilities regarding drug use and sexual health
  • Recall what the law says with regards to sexual and reproductive health
  • Describe the impact of drug use on sexual and reproductive health
  • Understand the challenges faced by young people around sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Build confidence in talking to young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships
Start Date 20-06-2019
Start Time 9:30 am
End Date 20-06-2019
End Time 4:30 pm
Available places 0
Individual Price Free
Location
Renfield St Stephens Centre
260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP
Renfield St Stephens Centre

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 18-06-2019
Start Time 11:00 am
End Date 18-06-2019
End Time 1:30 pm
Available places 19
Individual Price Free
Location
Pentland Suite Whytemans Brae Hospital,
Kirkcaldy,KY1 2ND
Pentland Suite Whytemans Brae Hospital,
19

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