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03apr5:00 pm8:00 pmFoundations Cafe

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Weekly cafe running on a Friday evening – may be subject to change, please contact via email or look on social media stance.

Foundations Cafe

Foundations Cafe

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

10apr5:00 pm8:00 pmFoundations Cafe

Event Details

Weekly cafe running on a Friday evening – may be subject to change, please contact via email or look on social media stance.

Foundations Cafe

Foundations Cafe

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

15apr5:00 pm8:00 pmNorth Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership Family and Community Engagement Event

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NAC ADP

Time

(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Volunteer Rooms

Parterre, 18 High Street, Irvine, KA12 0BA

17apr5:00 pm8:00 pmFoundations Cafe

Event Details

Weekly cafe running on a Friday evening – may be subject to change, please contact via email or look on social media stance.

Foundations Cafe

Foundations Cafe

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

20apr9:00 am4:00 pmAlcohol Awareness

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This one-day course is designed to raise awareness, increase knowledge and confidence of alcohol and issues related to alcohol. This level caters for all staff and partner agencies who require a basic knowledge of the issues surrounding alcohol.  Learning outcomes:

Participants can expect to:
• Have an understanding of the impact of alcohol on our society as a whole including the latest news;
• Be aware of how alcohol travels through the body and factors that influence its metabolism;
• Develop an increased knowledge of what a unit is, what the safe guidelines are for both men and women and tips for sensible drinking;
• Gain an overview of the short and long term effects of regularly exceeding the recommended daily limits for alcohol;
• Be aware of the links between alcohol and fire, and be able to reduce the associated risks;
• Develop an ability to identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol misuse;
• Have an understanding of the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy; and
• Be aware of the alcohol services available in Ayrshire and Arran.

If you would like to book a place or have any queries about any of the courses, please contact: the PSST on 01294 322339 or email:
psst@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

** Please note that the following fees will be invoiced for late cancellation (less than seven days) and non-attendance: Late cancellation – £20; non attendance – £40

Time

(Monday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Ayrshire College Kilmarnock Campus

Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 3HY

21apr9:30 am1:00 pmSexual Health and Blood Borne Virus (SHBBV)

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This course is suitable for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge around sexual health.  This course aims to explore the law in relation to sex and provides and understanding of the influence of digital technology on sexual health.

For further information contact the Sexual Health Team on: 01292 885804 or email aa-uhb.shbbv@nhs.net to book a place.

Time

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

Location

MacDonald Education Centre

Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6DX

22apr10:00 am4:00 pmDraft Service Standards for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Scotland

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Scottish Drugs Forum, in partnership with The Drug Deaths Task Force’s sub-group on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), is delighted to invite you to participate at a free conference to review draft service standards for MAT in Scotland.

The aim of the MAT group is to define Scotland standards for the delivery of ‘no barrier’ medication assisted treatment (MAT), and to help partners achieve it through a quality improvement approach.

This event will focus on how to achieve the standards.

Participants will:

  • Discuss and map out the challenges, solutions and support needed for successful implementation of each standard
  • Learn from clinicians across Scotland about innovative practice including same day prescribing, caseload management and methods to promote retention in care.
  • Network with multidisciplinary/agency colleagues from across Scotland as part of a process to develop regional and national learning communities

Due to the event being free and the number of places limited, the event will likely be over-subscribed. It is therefore essential to apply as soon as possible.

We will seek to ensure that stakeholders from each area of Scotland are fairly represented.

To apply for a place please click here.

SDF will consider applications and confirm places by the 9th of March  2020.

Time

(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Radisson Blu, Argyle Street, Glasgow

Radisson Blu, Argyle Street, Glasgow

24apr5:00 pm8:00 pmFoundations Cafe

Event Details

Weekly cafe running on a Friday evening – may be subject to change, please contact via email or look on social media stance.

Foundations Cafe

Foundations Cafe

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

28apr9:30 am12:30 pmFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

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To provide an awareness and understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

By the end of the course you will:

  • have a clear understanding of the alcohol guidelines for pregnancy;
  • have a clear understanding of how alcohol may impact on fetal development;
  • have a clear understanding of what FASD is and the difficulties that those affected may experience;
  • have information on strategies to support individuals that display characteristics of FASD;
  • have a clear understanding of the prevalence of FASD; and
  • be aware of the support services available within Ayrshire and Arran

Open to anyone who would like to increase knowledge in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (of particular interest to staff within Health and Social Care and Education)

To book email: FASDtraining@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

Time

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

Location

Ayrshire Central Hospital

Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock

30aprAll DayKNIFE CRIME AND GANGS – WHAT’S HAPPENING BEHIND THE HEADLINES?

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ONE DAY LEARNING EVENT 

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PLACE – £175 + VAT

The Cognitive Centre is proud to present some of the most influential speakers and experts in the field of knife crime and gangs.  Join them to hear of their latest research, work and projects.  Booking via wendy@cognitivecentre.com

Our confirmed speakers include:

Chief Inspector Alastair Muir is Deputy Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit – a national centre of expertise in tackling violence. Working in partnership with Scottish Police and the Scottish Government the SVRU aims to prevent violence wherever it’s found from the streets, to classrooms, homes and workplaces. The SVRU has adopted a public health approach which treats violence as a disease and seeks to diagnose and analyse the root causes of violence in Scotland, then develop and evaluate solutions which can be scaled-up. The SRVU has moved on from campaigns focused on “stop and search” supported by metal detectors to projects aimed at prevention, diversion and support. Many forces are now looking to Scotland to find out how, as a country, they worked together to cut homicides by nearly 50% and reduce offensive weapon carrying by 64%. http://actiononviolence.org

 Craig Pinkney is a Criminologist, Urban Youth Specialist, Lecturer at the University College Birmingham and is one of the UK’s leading thinkers/doers in responding to Gangs and Serious Youth Violence. He is an JNC qualified Youth Worker with over 15 year’s experience as an Outreach Worker, Transformational Speaker, Gang Exit Strategist, Mediator, Mentor and Filmmaker. https://craigpinkney.com

John Poyton, is co-founder and CEO of Redthread, a London-based youth outreach charity. As a trained and experienced youth worker John took the reins of Redthread in 2009. He moved from a clinical practitioner role, working one to one with high-risk vulnerable young people, to lead on the vision and strategy for the organisation. Since then, Redthread has been working in partnership with London’s major trauma centre hospitals and has youth workers embedded in the A&E teams, working with victims to break the cycle of violence. In 2014 Redthread had a team of 7, now John leads a team of 30 and has embarked on plans to take their ground breaking model, having youth workers embedded within clinical teams, to hospitals in Nottingham and Birmingham. https://www.redthread.org.uk

 Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs, and provides training for the professionals who work with them. They provide frontline services for young women aged 11 to 24, and training for social workers, youth workers, police, health professionals, foster carers and other audiences. Abianda was set up to address the gap in services for gang-affected young women and to change the way services are delivered to them, so they can more effectively respond to their needs. They do this through their unique model of practice – addressing the barriers that stop young women seeking help & working alongside them to design & deliver their services. http://abianda.com

 Dr Andrew Whittaker is Associate Professor and Head of the Serious Violence research cluster at London South Bank University. Over the past 30 years he has been a practicing social worker and researcher into the risks faced by young people. He leads a programme of research into gangs and trauma informed approaches, including the award-winning ‘Postcodes to Profits’ gang study. He is currently a commissioner for the Poverty and Inequality Commission chaired by Baroness Tyler and an expert advisor to the UK What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care. www.lsbu.ac.uk

 

Time

All Day (Thursday)

Location

Tara Copthorne Hotel

TARA COPTHORNE HOTEL, SCARSDALE PLACE, KENSINGTON

30apr12:30 pm2:00 pmMinimum Unit Pricing in Scotland: A qualitative study of children and young people’s own drinking and related behaviour

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Speakers: Dr Briege Nugent & Ian Clark, Director of Iconic Consulting

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) organise the lunchtime ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars covering Alcohol through the Life Course in 2020. This free programme showcases innovative research on alcohol use and provides the chance for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol-related topics, over lunch at the historic Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

For further information click here.

Time

(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ