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Forthcoming training and events 2017

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to discuss the provision of school based training or other support related to the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme or PSHE Education please feel free to contact us.  We are increasingly delivering bespoke training to individual, or clusters, of schools. You can read a summary of feedback from recent courses.

Below are central events for Wiltshire schools, taking place in the near future.

 

Wiltshire and Swindon PSHE and Healthy Schools network meeting

Thursday 22nd February 2018, 3:30-5:00pm at North Bradley Primary School, Trowbridge.

This meeting will

  • Enable colleagues to share good practice in the planning and delivery of PSHE education
  • Provide national and local updates around issues relating to Healthy Schools, PSHE education and pupil wellbeing

To book a place at this free event email: Helen.drown@wiltshire.gov.uk

Supporting Muslim Pupils - during Ramadan and in the classroom Understanding Islam And Tackling Cultural Misconceptions.

Tuesday 27th February 2018, 1:30-3:30pm at City Hall, Salisbury.

2 hour session delivered by Wiltshire EMAS Advisory Teachers. £30.

The aims of this session are:

  •  To increase awareness of Islam and gain a greater understanding of Islamic practises
  • To enable staff to understand and support their Muslim learners, particularly during Ramadan
  • To help staff recognise what is ‘normal’ practise
  • To provide opportunities to ask, and have answered, any questions about Islam that you might have.

Designed for SEAL coordinators, SENCos, teachers, EAL advocates, ELSA staff and adults working with EAL learners and families.

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk 

Time to Change information session

Tuesday 6th March 2018, 4:00-6:00pm, at Melksham Oak School.

Find out about free resources, information and support for Wiltshire schools.

To book a place email: Jennifer.taylor@rethink.org

Mental health stigma and discrimination can have a profound impact on young people’s lives; preventing them from fulfilling their potential or seeking help, leading to loneliness, depression and loss of confidence. Most worryingly, young people told us it made them want to give up on life.

That’s why Time to Change has been running a national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. From digital advertising to leadership programmes in schools, Time to Change has started the conversation with over 1.27 million young people and secondary school staff about mental health.

Time to Change offers schools an array of training opportunities for staff and students as well as access to key resources from our campaign. We aim to create a positive environment for young people and teachers to talk more openly about mental health and tackle stigma and discrimination in their schools. We offer:

  • A ‘Training for Trainers’ session, attended by 2-3 members of staff from different schools, which aims to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to better educate students about mental health stigma and discrimination.
  • A young leadership training session for a group of students who you have chosen to take forward a Time to Change campaign within the school.
  • The opportunity to have a young person come and speak to a group of students about their experience of mental health problems in an assembly, in form time or in a lesson.
  • The chance to sign up to Time to Change activities throughout the year to run and participate in the school.
  • Access to free resources from the Time to Change website, including ready to run session plans, videos and blogs.

https://www.wiltshirehealthyschools.org/partnership-projects/time-to-change  

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Friday 9th March 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm at Lackham College, Chippenham.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Course content
Mental health and mental ill health, stigma and discrimination, the five steps of mental health first aid, depression, suicide, non-judgmental listening skills, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and psychosis.

A charge of £75 (reduced to £50 for Thrive Hub Schools (adjusted at point of invoicing) This course, valued at £200, is subsided by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have some practical skills that can be used every day to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • have a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, including a comprehensive course manual for use after the training
  • be able to help a young person to access appropriate professional help 

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk 

Time to Change Training for Trainers

Monday 12th March 2018, 4:00-6:00pm at St Edmund's School, Laverstock, Salisbury.

This free Training for Trainers session will be delivered by Time to Change for Wiltshire secondary schools

Schools may send 2-4 members of staff.

Training for Trainers’ aims to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to better educate students about mental health stigma and discrimination. It is a ready to run session package which can then be delivered directly with your students. The session covers:

  • Facts and figures about mental health problems
  • Understanding the Mental Health Continuum
  • Focus on common mental health issues affecting young people
  • Testimony from a young person with lived experience of mental health problems.
  • Mental health and language
  • Tools for challenging stigma and discrimination
  • Action planning – how to take this forward in your school

Each staff attendee will receive a resource pack, complete with USB stick containing all the PowerPoint slides and video clips used in the session as well as a folder of handouts, lesson plans, information fact sheets about mental health and other resources. Please contact jennifer.taylor@rethink.org to book onto the session..

Further information about our work with Time to Change and free resources available can be found here

National PSHE CPD Programme Day 2/3

Tuesday 20th March 2018, 9:30am-4:00pm at Braeside, Devizes.

Aimed at those who work in Wiltshire schools, delivering PSHE, with priority given to teachers. Also open to TAs, HLTAs, school nurses, police officers, youth workers, fire safety officers and other professionals currently delivering PSHE in Wiltshire schools.

Duration: 3 full days over 1 year with lesson observations and university submissions.

£240 for all participants* (subsidised by Wiltshire Council)
*An additional £400+VAT is payable by schools for participants who do not complete the course.

This course will enable participants to:

• Gain a good understanding of how to plan and deliver effective PSHE lessons;
• Achieve the national qualification in PSHE education, accredited by Roehampton University

Additional information about this course can be found here.

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk 

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Tuesday 24th April 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm at Salisbury Diocesan Centre, Wilton.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Course content
Mental health and mental ill health, stigma and discrimination, the five steps of mental health first aid, depression, suicide, non-judgmental listening skills, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and psychosis.

A charge of £75 (reduced to £50 for Thrive Hub Schools (adjusted at point of invoicing) This course, valued at £200, is subsided by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have some practical skills that can be used every day to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • have a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, including a comprehensive course manual for use after the training
  • be able to help a young person to access appropriate professional help 

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk 

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Monday 30th April 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm at Salisbury Diocesan Centre, Wilton.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Course content
Mental health and mental ill health, stigma and discrimination, the five steps of mental health first aid, depression, suicide, non-judgmental listening skills, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and psychosis.

A charge of £75 (reduced to £50 for Thrive Hub Schools (adjusted at point of invoicing) This course, valued at £200, is subsided by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have some practical skills that can be used every day to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • have a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, including a comprehensive course manual for use after the training
  • be able to help a young person to access appropriate professional help 

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk 

National PSHE CPD Programme Day 3/3

Wednesday 9th May 2018, 9:30am-4:00pm at Braeside, Devizes

Aimed at those who work in Wiltshire schools, delivering PSHE, with priority given to teachers. Also open to TAs, HLTAs, school nurses, police officers, youth workers, fire safety officers and other professionals currently delivering PSHE in Wiltshire schools.

Duration: 3 full days over 1 year with lesson observations and university submissions. 

£240 for all participants* (subsidised by Wiltshire Council)
*An additional £400+VAT is payable by schools for participants who do not complete the course.

This course will enable participants to:

• Gain a good understanding of how to plan and deliver effective PSHE lessons;
• Achieve the national qualification in PSHE education, accredited by Roehampton University

Additional information about this course can be found here.

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk 

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Training

Tuesday 15th May 2018, 9:30-4:00pm at Braeside, Devizes

This training day is for schools taking part in any level of the Wiltshire programme. 

it will provide updates and training related to health and wellbeing in schools. 
For further information see http://www.wiltshirehealthyschools.org/about 

This course will: 
• Inform participants about the current standards for the Wiltshire Healthy Schools Programme at Bronze, Silver & Gold levels
• Provide a framework for a whole school approach to improving health & wellbeing
• Enable schools to gain Healthy Schools accreditation (now valid for 3 years on completion)

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk 

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Tuesday 15th May 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm at Salisbury Diocesan Centre, Wilton.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Course content
Mental health and mental ill health, stigma and discrimination, the five steps of mental health first aid, depression, suicide, non-judgmental listening skills, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and psychosis.

A charge of £75 (reduced to £50 for Thrive Hub Schools (adjusted at point of invoicing) This course, valued at £200, is subsided by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have some practical skills that can be used every day to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • have a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, including a comprehensive course manual for use after the training
  • be able to help a young person to access appropriate professional help 

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk 

Wiltshire and Swindon PSHE and Healthy Schools network meeting

Monday June 18th 2018, 3:30-5:30pm at Longford Primary School, Salisbury,

This meeting will

  • Enable colleagues to share good practice in the planning and delivery of PSHE education
  • Provide national and local updates around issues relating to Healthy Schools, PSHE education and pupil wellbeing

To book a place at this free event email: Helen.drown@wiltshire.gov.uk

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Thursday 21st June 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm at Trowbridge Rugby Club

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Course content
Mental health and mental ill health, stigma and discrimination, the five steps of mental health first aid, depression, suicide, non-judgmental listening skills, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and psychosis.

A charge of £75 (reduced to £50 for Thrive Hub Schools (adjusted at point of invoicing) This course, valued at £200, is subsided by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have some practical skills that can be used every day to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • have a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, including a comprehensive course manual for use after the training
  • be able to help a young person to access appropriate professional help 

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk (not yet open for booking)

Promoting children's health and wellbeing at school

Tuesday 26th June 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Devizes Corn Exchange

Using PSHE education and a whole school approach to meet the identified needs of pupils  

Designed for Governors in all schools

Places are free to schools subscribing to Wiltshire Governor Services

£65 to Non-subscribing schools

Course outcomes:

By the end of the session you will have:

• Understood the expectations and guidance in promoting children’s physical and mental health, as part of a whole school approach

• Clarified approaches for teaching about Relationships and Sex Education, including CSE, as part of a school’s PSHE Programme

• Understood your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk or contact School Improvement admin officers on 01225 713087 or 01225 713763 or email: julia.kirwan@wiltshire.gov.uk / gillian.kemp@wiltshire.gov.uk 

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Friday 21st September 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm at Salisbury Diocesan Centre, Wilton.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Course content
Mental health and mental ill health, stigma and discrimination, the five steps of mental health first aid, depression, suicide, non-judgmental listening skills, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and psychosis.

A charge of £75 (reduced to £50 for Thrive Hub Schools (adjusted at point of invoicing) This course, valued at £200, is subsided by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have some practical skills that can be used every day to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • have a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, including a comprehensive course manual for use after the training
  • be able to help a young person to access appropriate professional help 

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk (not yet open for booking)

Youth Mental First Aid - 1 day course

Thursday 11th October 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm at Lackham College, Chippenham.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Course content
Mental health and mental ill health, stigma and discrimination, the five steps of mental health first aid, depression, suicide, non-judgmental listening skills, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, and psychosis.

A charge of £75 (reduced to £50 for Thrive Hub Schools (adjusted at point of invoicing) This course, valued at £200, is subsided by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have some practical skills that can be used every day to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • have a deeper understanding of the complex issues relating to young people and mental health, including a comprehensive course manual for use after the training
  • be able to help a young person to access appropriate professional help 

For further details and to book a place: www.wiltscpd.co.uk (not yet open for booking)