New Training Courses for 2020

Young Solutions were delighted to be awarded funding from the Worcestershire County Council, Community Solutions Fund to be able to offer FREE training to staff and volunteers of voluntary sector organisations throughout Worcestershire working with children, young people and families.

Voluntary sector organisations are often best placed to spot when things start to go wrong or be the first port of call when things do go wrong and therefore by investing in the personal development and support of staff and volunteers working with children, young people and families, we can look to develop knowledge, skills and understanding.

This approach is looking to increase community capacity and reduce future demand on services with the ultimate aim to see more children and young people achieving their full potential in education and being fully prepared to live happy, healthy, independent and prosperous adult lives.

Training available to staff and volunteers:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

  • Wed 19th and Thurs 20th February (half term) – 15 places
  • Wed 11th and Thurs 12th March – 15 places
  • Time: 0930 – 1630
  • Venue for both courses: Warndon Community Centre, Shap Drive, Worcester, WR4 9NX
  • Cost: Free for staff and volunteers of voluntary sector organisations working with children, young people and families in Worcestershire.

Course Details

The two day adult course aims to give delegates the confidence to identify signs and symptoms of mental health, the framework to support someone in crisis and information on professional services for signposting.  The course offers an interactive approach and a warm and safe environment in which to explore the subject, using case studies, activities, discussions and videos to enhance the knowledge learned.

The course is broken down into 4 sessions, held over each half day, as follows:

Day 1

Morning – Introduction to Mental Health, Statistics, framework of crisis support and addressing the stigma

Afternoon – Depression and suicide, crisis support First Aid

Day 2

Morning – Anxiety including PTSD and OCD, Eating Disorders, Self-harm and crisis First Aid

Afternoon – Psychosis and the recovery model

All delegates receive a manual and workbook to keep and certificates will be handed out at the end of Day 2, on completion of all 4 sessions.

As you can imagine, there are some difficult topics to explore, but we aim to make the two days as enjoyable as possible and we encourage delegates to let us know in advance of the course if they have any worries.

Young Solutions will be looking to run two additional Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses in February and March with a focus on children and young people as opposed to adults.  We will notify you as soon as we have confirmed dates. 

 

Safeguarding and Trauma Informed Approach

  • Wed 29th January: Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club, Droitwich Rd, Worcester, WR3 7SN – 15 places
  • Fri 14th February: KDYT, Youth House, Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster , DY10 1PF – 15 places
  • Wed 4th March: Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club, Droitwich Rd, Worcester, WR3 7SN – 10 places
  • Wed 11th March: Kidderminster (venue to be confirmed)

Time: 0945 -1600

Cost: Free for staff and volunteers of voluntary sector organisations working with children, young people and families in Worcestershire.

Course Details

What is trauma? Understanding the widespread impact of trauma on children including looking at Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), building resilience and understanding potential paths for recovery within the context of safeguarding children.  How can voluntary sector organisations – no matter what size, develop a trauma informed approach.  What are the benefits? What are the challenges?  Where do you start?

Safeguarding will be woven through the training including familiarisation with child protection responsibilities and procedures to be followed if anyone has any concerns about a child’s safety or welfare. This multi-agency training is an invaluable opportunity to share knowledge and reflect on practice thus developing a shared understanding of safeguarding children and decision making within Worcestershire.

 

Motivational Interviewing

  • Thurs 30th January : Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club, Droitwich Rd, Worcester, WR3 7SN – 15 places
  • Thurs 27th February : KDYT, Youth House, Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster , DY10 1PF – 12 places

Time: 0945 – 1600

Cost: Free for staff and volunteers of voluntary sector organisations working with children, young people and families in Worcestershire.

Course Details

It can be really difficult for many people to make positive long term life changes – many of us know from personal experience around things like giving up smoking, losing weight, exercising more.  So how do we motivate and support people we work with to make positive life choices?  How can we overcome resistance or ambivalence?  We will explore service user centred communication techniques — focused on being empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive — which helps people to express their own reasons for change and take responsibility for their own behaviour.  This one day course will give you practical tools to use including effective use of questions, reflective listening and eliciting the pros and cons of change.

 

BOOKING DETAILS

Maximum number of participants on each course is above (with maximum of 2 x people, per organisation, per course )

To request a place please complete the online booking form on our Events page

Cancellation Policy

We are expecting a high demand for places so please put your request in promptly – this is a fantastic opportunity to access FREE high quality training and for staff and volunteers to meet like minded people from other Worcestershire voluntary sector organisations. 

 

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