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The Training Exchange – Last places on skills based courses in June & July

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Training that has a positive and lasting impact. Book courses to inspire and motivate.
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Coming up in June & July 2022…
Learn with participants from health & social work, housing & homelessness,
criminal justice, education, workplace wellbeing, community & youth services.

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14 & 15 June – Management & leadership
28 & 29 June – Groupwork skills
11 & 12 July – Youth Mental Health First Aid

Live, interactive and designed to mirror our in-person delivery.
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21 June – Practical management of PTSD
22 June – Responding to mental health crisis
23 June – Professional boundaries
11 July – Addiction, dependency & recovery

See below for more details…

Management & leadership
14 & 15 June 2022
Face-to-face in Bristol (two days) LAST FEW SPACES
An interactive two days to stimulate development for both new and more established managers, co-creators and change agents.
Explore current thinking and practice of effective leadership, and practise and refine coaching skills using real world examples and challenges.
Trainer: Rowan Miller
Cost: £275 +VAT per place

"Project planning tools, identifying management & leadership competencies. Sharing practice with others in the field. Generally, very helpful and a good opportunity to reflect on practice and possible tools for unblocking situations."

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Trainer:
Rowan Miller

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After gaining a degree in psychology, Rowan worked in drug and alcohol services for 18 years as a practitioner and manager in both young people and adult services. She has continued to develop as a manager & leader in a number of roles including Deputy Regional Alcohol Manager for the South West, Development Manager for The Training Exchange, CEO of Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS).

Rowan is currently Head of Funding across the South West region for the National Lottery Community Fund. She is leading the England team response to the women and girls sector, working alongside colleagues and specialist women’s services to embed learning, collaborate with other funders and increase impact as a responsive funder. She is a qualified coach and has completed the leadership and facilitation course with Schumacher College “Co-creating the emerging future”.

Practical management of PTSD
21 June 2022
Online (one day)
This course offers a structured stepped intervention to support people who have experienced trauma in adulthood to manage the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Moving from initial interventions to help individuals process emotional responses without revisiting traumatic memories, and drawing on CBT models, you’ll learn a set of practical interventions to manage key symptoms of PTSD through grounding, reducing intrusive memories and flashbacks, overcoming avoidance and effective management of nightmares.
Trainer: Phil Harris
Cost: £150 +VAT per place

"Techniques for clients, links to neuroscience, exploring conversations with clients in high emotive states. Really useful. Inclusive and intriguing even through a videocall."

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Trainer:
Phil Harris

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Phil Harris has worked with complex needs for over 28 years as a practitioner, trainer and manager. He has extensive experience across the field having worked in frontline drug and alcohol services, street homeless day centres and mental health services. He has managed a wide range of teams including family services, young people, dual diagnosis & personality disorders and substance misuse.

Phil is a visiting lecturer at Bristol University Social Policy Unit. He has written over 20 scholarly articles on effective practice and has published five books on substance misuse, treatment effectiveness, family and young people with complex needs.

Responding to mental health crisis
22 June 2022
Online (half day am)
This course explores experiences of responding to people in mental health crisis, and the underlying reasons for distress. It develops confidence and communication skills to respond safely, appropriately and confidently, both remotely and in person, to people experiencing different expressions of distress.
With a strong emphasis on the support and wellbeing of those attending the course offers space for personal reflection.
Trainer: Sal Ball
Cost: £100 +VAT per place

"I liked whole training, especially Sal’s welcoming attitude. It was good to share my experience and to know that I am doing a good job. I was able to learn from others and their ways to support people in mental health crisis."

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Trainer:
Sal Ball

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Sal has 25 years’ experience working in the fields of; mental health, wellbeing, trauma, peer support and personality disorder. She has worked extensively developing and running support groups within the community, delivering safe and effective interventions to a wide range of clients and settings.

As a manager of both local and national projects providing mental health and self-injury support, she has built an expertise in training and developing good practice for volunteers, frontline staff and specialist mental health professionals in supporting individuals in distress, both remotely (phone, text, email and webchat) and in person.

Professional boundaries
23 June 2022
Online (half day am)
Clarify professional boundaries for staff to work effectively and safely with vulnerable people maintaining a positive and friendly working relationship at a professional distance.
Discuss the importance of boundaries for service users, staff and organisations; identify where boundaries become blurred or violated; evaluate specific risks associated with social media; and learn essential strategies to maintain a healthy balance between personal and professional life.
Trainer: Clare Lucas
Cost: £100 +VAT per place

"Very well executed. Clare delivered very useful content throughout – a reminder of all things to be considered. Not a wasted minute! For online training and delivery, this was really well done! Multi-faceted range of activities, well delivered, allowed all contributors to have time, responded to all points raised, clear and detailed content, great time management."

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Trainer:
Clare Lucas

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Clare’s background is in homelessness, housing advice and working with young people. Since 2002 she has been delivering training in a range of settings to providers and Local Authorities covering professional boundaries, lone working and since 2014 in adult safeguarding.

Her courses are practical using real and relevant examples and attempt to cut through the sometimes complex and confusing legal frameworks and jargon that can beset effective work.

Groupwork skills
28 & 29 June 2022
Face-to-face in Bristol (two days)
Understand the key stages of group process to develop your confidence in group facilitation.
Identify practical ways to overcome problems in groups, practice co-facilitation and develop creative methods to apply in your own setting.
Trainer: Susan Lawrence
Cost: £250 +VAT per place

"Everything covered was relevant. Learning how to structure the group work. Aims & objectives. Lots of check in and out exercises to take away. Really interactive training, I felt motivated and interested in the content throughout."

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Trainer:
Susan Lawrence

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Susan is an experienced and creative trainer, group facilitator, and Dramatherapist, with a background in Social Work and Community Work. Susan has over 30 years’ experience of delivering training, facilitation and group work. She has supported individual, team and service development in a variety of sectors.

Susan works from a community development perspective specialising in communication skills, developing confidence and empowerment work with people and communities. She uses inclusive and creative methods to maximise participants’ learning and enjoyment.

Addiction, dependency & recovery
11 July 2022
Online (one day) NEARLY FULL
Understand the key stages of group process to develop your confidence in group facilitation.
Identify practical ways to overcome problems in groups, practice co-facilitation and develop creative methods to apply in your own setting.
Trainer: Phil Harris
Cost: £150 +VAT per place

"Learning the key fundamentals of addiction, and how they impact society and clients. Also, the history of drug addiction and understanding where the starting point may be."

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
11 & 12 July 2022

Face-to-face in Bristol (two day)
Aimed at anyone who supports young people 8-18, this course develops understanding and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues, respond effectively, and link young people to resources and services that can help.
You will leave with a handbook and tools to support early intervention, promote wellbeing, respond to crisis, look after your own mental health and create a mentally healthy environment in your family, school, service or community.
Trainer: Suzanne Pearson
Cost: £275 +VAT per place
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"The shared experience from other candidates brought the course material alive. Suzanne was really helpful and open to discussion giving insight and again bringing the course material to life."

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Trainer:
Suzanne Pearson

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Suzanne Pearson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Accredited CBT therapist. She has extensive experience of supporting individuals to recover from mental and emotional distress working in the NHS and voluntary sector as a practitioner and service manager.

She is an independent mental health and social care trainer, qualified in adult training. Suzanne is nationally qualified as a Mental Health First Aid (Adult, Youth and Higher Education) and as an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) instructor.

Course times and venues

Courses take place online over zoom or at accessible venues in Bristol.

Courses run from:
9.30am – 1.00pm
1.30pm – 4.30pm or
9.30am – 4.30pm

Click here to book online

Costs

Half day courses from £100
1 day courses from £150
2 day courses from £250*

All prices subject to VAT

*Mental Health First Aid £275
*Management & leadership £275
Fees include training packs & certificates of attendance.