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Training, Events and Courses

Please see below sections for up and coming events, courses and training.

Sept 2020: Webinar - End of life care for people with learning disabilities... Are we prepared?

Webinar produced by PCPLD – Palliative care for people with learning disabilities. The link to this FREE webinar can be accessed here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pcpld-network-webinar-tickets-112437700188

This webinar is free of charge and open to anyone. It will also be recorded and made freely available online afterwards.

The webinar will be of particular interest to anyone who is involved in supporting people with learning disabilities who are reaching the end of life, and those who are bereaved. That includes families, carers, health and social care staff, service providers and commissioners. People with learning disabilities are also warmly invited to attend, although not all of the talks or slides will be in accessible format.

August 2020: Online Course - Foundations in Dementia

Foundations in Dementia is a free online course suitable for health and social care professionals, students and the family members or carers of people with Dementia. With access to engaging resources and the opportunity to share ideas with others over a six week period, this training is designed to provide knowledge and skills regarding the care of people with Dementia and will cover the following topics:

  • Week 1 - Inside the brain
  • Week 2 - Assessment and treatment
  • Week 3 - Law and ethics
  • Week 4 - Communication skills
  • Week 5 - Family and Friends
  • Week 6 - Living well with Dementia and end of life care

Free Mental Health First Aid Training for Young People - dates available throughout 2020

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. This course is tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people aged 8 to 18.

Each and every Youth MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor, who has attended the seven day instructor training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

This training is on offer for the Nottingham City Children’s Workforce (Voluntary and Community Sector and Health Service).

The training is offered as a half day course or 2 day course, please see the flyers and booking form for further information using the links below or in the downloads section of this webpage.

SCIE Virtual Courses for Social Care (Ongoing)

SCIE's website has a collection of virtual training including:

  • Safeguarding adults webinar series
  • Mental Capacity Act webinar series
  • Infection control e-learning
  • Dementia awareness e-learning

To find out more please visit their website at:

www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/virtual-courses

Autism E-Learning PowerPoint Training (Ongoing)

The Autism e-learning course is designed for anyone whose job may bring them into day to day contact with people with Autism including practitioners working for Local Authorities, Health, Housing, District Councils, Police and Education Services. It is also for members of the public who may find it interesting and useful as a resource.

The course aims: To cover the ‘basic awareness’ level of skills and knowledge as described in the Autism Skills and Knowledge list produced by Skills for Health, Skills for Care.

 These are:

  • Understand what autism is and how it might affect the individual’s social interaction, communication and imagination
  • Understand how having autism can impact on mental health
  • Be able to identify adults who may be on the autism spectrum
  • Understand different ways of supporting, interacting and communicating with autistic people
  • Reflect on your own working practices and the client population you support.

To find out further information and to access the training please click here.

Certification of Training in Restrictive Practices

As part of the NHS England national improvement programme to reduce restrictive practices, the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) was commissioned to develop standards for training for the prevention and use of restrictive interventions.

The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) is an independent body that brings together government departments, professional bodies, people with lived experience, practitioners and academics. It is a coalition of the willing who are passionate about restraint reduction and human rights.

The Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards (2019) aim to facilitate culture change, not just technical competence. The Standards are designed to:

  • protect people’s fundamental human rights and promote person centred, best interest and therapeutic approaches to supporting people when they are distressed;
  • improve the quality of life of those being restrained and those supporting them;
  • reduce reliance on restrictive practices by promoting positive culture and practice that focuses on prevention, de-escalation and reflective practice;
  • increase understanding of the root causes of behaviour and recognition that many behaviours are the result of distress due to unmet needs;
  • where required, focus on the safest and most dignified use of restrictive interventions including physical restraint.

The RRN Training Standards were published in April 2019 and are available on the RRN website. These standards provide a national benchmark for training in restrictive practices and have been endorsed by a number of professional bodies, charities and arm’s length bodies.

For further information please download the Restraint Reduction Network documents in the downloads section on this webpage.

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