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03sep9:00 am12:30 pmScotland Policy Conferences keynote seminar. Next steps for health and social care integration in Scotland

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Scotland Policy Conferences keynote seminar. Next steps for health and social care integration in Scotland

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Paul Edie, Chair, Care Inspectorate; Dr Sophie Flemig, Member, Accounts Commission; Professor John Gillies, Deputy Director, Scottish School of Primary Care; Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care; Peter Macleod, Chief Executive, Care Inspectorate; Robbie Pearson, Chief Executive, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Professor Pauline Weetman, Member, Accounts Commission

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Steve Bradley, Cegedim UK; Dr Carey Lunan, Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland; Gerry Power, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE); Val de Souza, South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership; Kenny Steele, Highland Hospice and John Wood, COSLA

Chaired by:

Rhoda Grant MSP, Member, Cross-Party Group on Carers and

Alison Johnstone MSP, Deputy Convener, Cross-Party Group on Women’s Health

 

For further infomration and booking details please click on the link –  https://www.scotlandpolicyconferences.co.uk/book/health-and-social-care-Scotland-19

 

 

Time

(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Central Edinburgh - Venue TBC

Edinburgh

03sep10:00 am2:00 pmFamily Recovery College

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**SFAD EVENT**

On the 2nd of July, we will be starting our first free Family Recovery College course and we still have places available! The Family Recovery College is a new initiative offering a free informal short course in Glasgow for anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. We will support students to build knowledge, skills, and confidence to support themselves and their loved one.

The course will run every Tuesday from 10 am – 2 pm for 10 weeks beginning 2nd July and ending 3rd September. Following this, we will hold an optional residential for students. The venue is Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow G1 IUZ – the venue is in the Merchant City, just a 10-minute walk from Queen Street station.

Please contact us as soon as possible with your forms and/or any further enquiries at ashleigh@sfad.org.uk or susie@sfad.org.uk or 0141 465 7523.

Time

(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Brunswick House

Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow G1 IUZ

03sep7:00 pm9:00 pmTouched By Suicide

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Touched By Suicide

Touched By Suicide

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Tesco Extra - Community Room

Whitletts Road, Ayr, KA8 0QA

04sep9:30 am12:30 pmSPEAKING IN PUBLIC

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Speaking in public need not be fearful or daunting! You will leave this half day course with tools and techniques that will make you a more assured and confident speaker in front of an audience. We look at:

• Preparation for speaking to an audience.
• Ways to build your confidence and beat anxiety
• Voice – diction, rhythm and pace • Positive and negative body language
• Connecting with your audience • Using dynamic rather than passive language

Booking places on this course

Book by card at our our Eventbrite page
Or book by email and receive an invoice

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Robertson House

Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB

04sep9:30 am1:00 pmTalking about poverty to win hearts and minds

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This half-day course is designed for people who would like to have a better understanding of poverty issues and want to identify ways in which they could engage more effectively with individuals and communities facing poverty and social exclusion.

Poverty Awareness Training is delivered by experienced Poverty Alliance fieldworkers who will draw on their in-depth knowledge and direct experience of working with individuals and groups who are experiencing poverty.

Course Aims:

  • To increase participants knowledge and understanding of the relationship between poverty and inequality and how poverty impacts on individuals lives; with specific reference to stigma and low pay in Scotland.
  • To enable participants to identify ways in which they can provide an effective service to people who experience poverty.

At the end of this half-day course participants will;

  • Have an understanding of the nature, roots and causes of poverty and what poverty means to those experiencing it. Examples will be drawn from our experiences on tackling poverty.
  • Have an understanding of the relationship between inequality and poverty for example how it interacts with protected characteristics.
  • Be aware of ways in which common prejudices and stereotypes can lead to discrimination and the unfair treatment of people experiencing poverty.
  • Have identified changes and improvements which can be made to work practices to improve service delivery.

The insights are based on research undertaken by the Frameworks Institute who interviewed 20,000 people across the UK and tested different ways of talking about poverty.

Click here to register – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talking-about-poverty-in-the-media-tickets-64540354939

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

The Poverty Alliance

The Poverty Alliance, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6PH

04sep10:00 am2:00 pmPVG SCHEME INFORMATION WORKSHOP

Event Details

To book a place click on the following link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pvg-information-workshop-tickets-60515997979

 

TACT PVG Workshop

TACT PVG Workshop

Time

(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

The Ayrshire Community Trust

27 Vernon Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5HE

06sep9:30 am12:00 pmEMPLOYMENT FAIR

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Ayr Job Centre Employment Fair

Ayr Job Centre Employment Fair

Time

(Friday) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Ayr Job Centre

Wallacetoun House, John Street, Ayr, KA8 0BX

10sepAll DayDeveloping Your Self-Confidence and Self-Assertion

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Most of us loathe confrontational situations, and we have all at various times in our lives felt that we have come off worst in a situation because we got flustered, felt shy or intimidated, or simply could not think of decent responses.

If you recognise this – then do not worry. Building self-confidence and self-assertiveness is easier than you think! This course will teach you the key tips and techniques that you need in order to:

  • Be more able to resist the pressures of excessively dominant people
  • Take more control of a situation, and get your voice heard
  • Gather your thoughts and marshal your arguments so that you do not ‘lose it’ when making your case

Booking places on this course
Book by card at our our Eventbrite page
Or book by email and receive an invoice

Time

All Day (Tuesday)

Location

Robertson House

Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB

10sep10:00 am2:00 pmFamily Recovery College

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**SFAD EVENT**

On the 2nd of July, we will be starting our first free Family Recovery College course and we still have places available! The Family Recovery College is a new initiative offering a free informal short course in Glasgow for anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. We will support students to build knowledge, skills, and confidence to support themselves and their loved one.

The course will run every Tuesday from 10 am – 2 pm for 10 weeks beginning 2nd July and ending 3rd September. Following this, we will hold an optional residential for students. The venue is Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow G1 IUZ – the venue is in the Merchant City, just a 10-minute walk from Queen Street station.

Please contact us as soon as possible with your forms and/or any further enquiries at ashleigh@sfad.org.uk or susie@sfad.org.uk or 0141 465 7523.

Time

(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

Brunswick House

Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow G1 IUZ

10sep6:30 pm8:30 pmScottish Trans Activism Skills & Knowledge Share - Ayrshire

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Scottish Trans are holding events across Scotland to bring people (16+) together to develop ideas, explore skills, share knowledge and build confidence in taking forward trans equality activism.

Concerned about the current backlash against trans equality?

Want to help protect and improve trans rights?

We’re holding events around Scotland to bring people together to develop ideas, explore skills, share knowledge and build confidence in taking forward trans equality activism.

This is an opportunity to discuss what’s really going on behind the spin of the newspaper headlines and what the next year could hold. Let’s explore community strategies to overcome the backlash and advance equality for all trans women, non-binary people and trans men.

Unsure how you can help?

Come and talk to us! Everyone can take action – perhaps you would like to talk to the media or to politicians? Or are you interested in using art, creative writing or performance? Carrying out research could be your thing, or reaching people through social media? You might enjoy helping on a information stall or training local service providers to be trans inclusive. The list is endless and we want to hear your ideas and help you develop them.

To register to attend the event, please click here.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Ayrshire College

Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 3HY

13sep9:30 am12:30 amsafetalk

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SafeTALKSuicide Awareness for Everyone (half day)

This course is designed to help participants:

  • Recognise that a person might be having thoughts of suicide.
  • Engage that person in direct and open talk about suicide.
  • Move quickly to connect them with someone trained in suicide intervention.

The course lasts approximately 3 – 3.5 hours and is a mixture of lecture, video and power point presentation with opportunities to discuss issues and practice engaging and connecting skills.

Click here to read more about safeTALK training.

To book a place on a course or for further information please contact Charlene Nisbet, Choose Life Administrator on 01292 513020 or email chooselife@aapct.scot.nhs.uk 

Time

(Friday) 9:30 am - 12:30 am

Location

The Training Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital

Kilwinning Road, Irvine, KA12 8SS

16sepAll Day17Global Implementation Conference 2019 Implementation for Impact

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The 5th Biennial Global Implementation Conference comes to Glasgow, Scotland in September 2019.

This global conference attracts hundreds of people from many disciplines, sectors, and parts of the world, who all share a passion for what the science and practice of implementation offers in making real change and improvement to people’s lives and the services they receive.

For further information and booking details click here.

GIC Flyer July 2019 Final

Time

september 16 (Monday) - 17 (Tuesday)

Location

Scottish Event Campus

Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8YW

17sep11:00 am1:00 pmlets talk about training events - smoking

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IMPACT Let’s talk about smoking

Guidance for mental health support services about the effects of smoking on mental health.  Do you work with people who have mental health issues and smoke?  If so….

FREE two hour training opportunity for you.

This training will provide you with valuable knowledge about the effects of smoking on mental health, and help you have informed discussion about the issue with the people you help to supports.  One hour of self-directed e-learning to be completed prior to attending the face-to-face session

Contact Lee.McNamara@aapct.scot.nhs.uk to book a place or call Kerry Ingram on 0800 783 3192 for more information

 

 

Time

(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Common Room 1, MacDonald Education Centre

Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6DX

17sep2:00 pm4:00 pmlets talk about training events - smoking

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IMPACT Let’s talk about smoking

Guidance for mental health support services about the effects of smoking on mental health.  Do you work with people who have mental health issues and smoke?  If so….

FREE two hour training opportunity for you.

This training will provide you with valuable knowledge about the effects of smoking on mental health, and help you have informed discussion about the issue with the people you help to supports.  One hour of self-directed e-learning to be completed prior to attending the face-to-face session

Contact Lee.McNamara@aapct.scot.nhs.uk to book a place or call Kerry Ingram on 0800 783 3192 for more information

 

 

Time

(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Common Room 1, MacDonald Education Centre

Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6DX

18sep11:00 am3:00 pmPennsylvanian perspectives on opioids, pain and addiction

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An interactive seminar with Dr Peggy Compton (Associate Professor of Nursing) and Dr Marty Cheatle (Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry) from the University of Pennsylvania. Both speakers have a strong research interest in the determinants and sequelae of opioid use and misuse among pain and addiction patients, and bring insights from their research and practice in the disciplines of Nursing and Psychiatry.

The aims of this event are to:

Share learning and emerging findings from the USA with colleagues in Scotland.
Inform discussions about how this learning can inform Scottish policy and practice.
Explore the potential for subsequent Scottish academic and clinical research, including international collaborations with colleagues from Penn University and their networks.

For more info and to book visit: https://drns.ac.uk/perspectives-on-opioids-pain-addiction

Time

(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

University of Stirling

University of Stirling, FK9 4LA

18sep2:00 pm4:00 pmlets talk about training events - smoking

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IMPACT Let’s talk about smoking

Guidance for mental health support services about the effects of smoking on mental health.  Do you work with people who have mental health issues and smoke?  If so….

FREE two hour training opportunity for you.

This training will provide you with valuable knowledge about the effects of smoking on mental health, and help you have informed discussion about the issue with the people you help to supports.  One hour of self-directed e-learning to be completed prior to attending the face-to-face session

Contact Lee.McNamara@aapct.scot.nhs.uk to book a place or call Kerry Ingram on 0800 783 3192 for more information

 

 

Time

(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Room 2, Training Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital

Kilwinning Road, Irvine, KA12 8SS

19sepAll DayNEW TO MANAGING

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This course will help new managers and prospective managers to better understand their role and the various facets involved.

We look at what makes a good manager, explore the basic skills required of a manager, and also the different managerial styles and when they are appropriate.
Other course content includes:

  • Stepping up
  • Setting goals and team agendas
  • Handling a supervisory role.
  • Feedback, clarity, motivation
  • Managerial styles. What is best for you

Booking places on this course
Book by card at our our Eventbrite page
Or book by email and receive an invoice

Time

All Day (Thursday)

Location

Robertson House

Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB

19sep12:30 pm1:30 pmYoung people´s political participation in Brazil and threats to democracy

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Save the Date

Professor Irene Rizzini, who was a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor with CRFR in 2017, is returning to Scotland for a visit.  She is giving an informal seminar as part of the Childhood & Youth Studies Research Group at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

Further information and a venue will be circulated in due course.

Below is further information about the seminar.

Irene Rizzini

Professora da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Diretora-presidente do Centro Internacional de Estudos e Pesquisas sobre a Infância (CIESPI), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Professor at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

President of the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract

The right of young people to participate in political decision making has been adopted in international and national laws since the 1990s. In Brazil, young people’s participation in decisions concerning their lives has been affirmed by the National Children´s Rights Council (CONANDA) since 2013. Implementation, however, has been poor.  Brazil is a country of huge social and economic disparities rooted in the country’s past and is still heavily influenced by power relationships forged in its oligarchic and colonial history. The challenges to implement children and young people’s political participation are connected to the history of assistance to low-income and destitute children during the 19th and 20th centuries. These challenges have intensified in the current context of the rise of the far-right in Brazil, posing new threats to democratic participation. Professor Rizzini will discuss trends in young people’s engagement as advocates, by analysing the unique experiences of the first Children´s Rights Council to officially elect young people as councilors. This discussion raises relevant insights for the international framework of children’s rights. This presentation highlights contributions coming from the peripheries of the world, arguing for the decolonisation of the international system for the protection of rights.

Time

(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh

Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh

24sepAll DayUnder Pressure Training for Youth Workers

Time

All Day (Tuesday)

Location

Ayrshire College Kilmarnock Campus

Hill Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 3HY

24sep9:30 am1:00 pmsafetalk training

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Safetalk Training

Safetalk Training

Time

(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Wellbeing Centre

Dumfries House, Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

24sep2:00 pm3:00 pmCRFR PUBLIC SEMINAR - RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN FOLLOWING DOMESTIC ABUSE: REASONS TO BE HOPEFUL

Event Details

To book a place go to eventbrite

CRFR Seminar

CRFR Seminar

Time

(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Chrystal Macmillan Building

Voilet Laidlaw Room, Room 6.02, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD

25sepAll DayNext Steps in Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness in Scotland

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Social isolation and loneliness can afflict anybody at any stage of life. In recognition of the significance of this as a major public health issue, the Scottish Government published a strategy to tackle it at the end of 2018 with proposals permeating throughout the policy landscape in order to drive change.  This event will provide an early update for delegates on delivery and the direction of travel.

1 in 10 people in Scotland often feel lonely

Existing across all age groups, social isolation and loneliness can have a substantive impact on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing and life expectancy.  It can damage an individual’s sense of belonging, empowerment and contribution to society. However, the signs are often hidden by silence, substance abuse and suicide.

The symptoms can be difficult to diagnose and solutions can be challenging to prescribe. Often, the consequences of this can be treated through effective community intervention and engagement.

As an issue which affects us all, no matter our background, the solution must involve everyone – individuals; communities; local authorities; health boards; community planning partners; third sector; social enterprise and businesses.

The event

Delegates will benefit from an overview of The Scottish Government’s pioneering strategy to engender a kinder, more inclusive nation and an update from the National Implementation Group, who will provide a more details road to delivery.

We will also hear from stakeholders representing various areas across the policy platform encapsulated by this strategy and informed by it, how they intend to focus on delivery within their particular sector in contributing towards forging a more connected Scotland.

Attendees will consider examples of good practice from various organisations who embody the culture that the strategy is attempting to engender, with particular consideration given to the role of social enterprise.

Join Holyrood on 25 September as bring together key organisations and expert speakers to examine the current policy landscape for social isolation and loneliness in Scotland, understanding the signs and illuminate next steps for delivery.

Key issues we’ll address with you

  • An up-to-date understanding of the new strategy and it’s intended outcomes
  • Update from the National Implementation Group
  • Examination of the effect on various areas of policy and how particular consideration of social isolation and loneliness affects these going forward
    • Digital
    • Older People
    • Planning/Housing
    • Culture
  • The role of social enterprise
  • Examples of good practice

Click here for more information

Time

All Day (Wednesday)

Location

Central Edinburgh - Venue TBC

Edinburgh

26sepAll Day27asist

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ASISTApplied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2 full days)

The aim of the course is:

  • To preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves.
  • Listen and talk to a person with suicidal intention without judgement.
  • Provide comfort to a person with suicidal intention.

This is an intensive 2 day interactive and practice dominated course.

Click here to read more about ASIST training.

To book a place on a course or for further information please contact Charlene Nisbet, Choose Life Administrator on 01292 513020 or email: chooselife@aapct.scot.nhs.uk 

Time

september 26 (Thursday) - 27 (Friday)

Location

MacDonald Education Centre

Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6DX

27sep9:00 am12:30 pmC.A.N (CHEAP AND NUTRITIOUS) TOOLKIT TRAINING

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CAN Toolkit Training

CAN Toolkit Training

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

North West Area Centre

Western Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 1NQ

27sep10:30 am3:00 pmFESTIVAL OF VOLUNTEERING

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Festival of Volunteering

Festival of Volunteering

Time

(Friday) 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Ayr Central Shopping Centre

Ayr, KA7 1TP