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Forthcoming training and events 2019

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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. 

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

Details of free local Making Every Contact Count courses can be found here

 

Children and young people's health and wellbeing survey 2020 briefing

Tuesday 21st January 2020, 4:00-6:00pm at County Hall, Trowbridge (Cotswold Area, behind main reception).

One of 4 briefings open to all Wiltshire schools and Colleges (LA, Academies and Independent schools) that would like to take part in the 2020 Wiltshire children and young peoples health and wellbeing survey.

Further details about the survey can be found here.

The briefing is free to attend and the 2020 survey will be free to all Wiltshire schools.

Sign up to the 2020 survey here.

Use the booking form sent to schools with the survey letter, book places online here or email paule@fabresearch.com

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm at Salisbury Diocesan Education 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.

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100. 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 

Available to book on Right Choice

Supporting anxious children

Friday 24th January 2020, 9am-12pm @ The Stones Hotel, Salisbury

This series of free 1/2 day courses for schools are delivered by Oxford Health (Wiltshire CAMHS). and are designed to support all staff from Wiltshire primary and secondary schools address issues relating to pupil emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

These events will focus on practical strategies and tools that school staff can use to support pupils.

Trainers: Hayley Cook and Jacqui Letchford (Oxford Health)

By the end of the session you will have increased:  

  • understanding about the issues related to anxiety
  • knowledge about approaches and practical resources available that you can use to support pupils
  • confidence and ability to better support young people with issues related to anxiety

Available to book on Right Choice

Supporting young people who self-harm

Wednesday 12th February 2020, 9am- 12pm @ Trowbridge Rugby Club.

This series of free 1/2 day courses for schools are delivered by Oxford Health (Wiltshire CAMHS). and are designed to support all staff from Wiltshire primary and secondary schools address issues relating to pupil emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

These events will focus on practical strategies and tools that school staff can use to support pupils.

Trainers: Jill Eatough (Oxford Health, Wiltshire CAMHS)

By the end of the session you will have increased:  

  • understanding about the issues related to self-harm
  • knowledge about approaches and practical resources available that you can use to support pupils
  • confidence and ability to better support young people with issues related to self-harm

Available to book on Right Choice

Wiltshire PSHE and Healthy Schools network meeting

TBC February 2020, 4:00-5:30pm at Lyneham Primary School

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 

Sexual Health Awareness Course (now full, more dates to follow)

Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:00am-3:00pm at County Hall, Trowbridge (West Wilts Room)

This free multiagency course is provided by Wiltshire Council Public Health.

This new redesigned course provides a framework for any Wiltshire based professional working with people who have opportunities to deliver sexual health (including healthy relationships) and reproductive health messages.

This course is relevant to all professionals working with young people and adults who wish to improve or refresh their sexual health knowledge. This could be nurses working within a healthcare environment, those based in a school environment, health trainers out in the community or youth workers in a youth club for example. Basic Sexual Health Awareness is the first course of a revised Wiltshire Council training programme for 2020 and provides the foundations of the subsequent courses which will be delivered throughout the year.

Course aims

  • Develop basic knowledge around STIs and contraception.
  • Inform delegates of the national and local sexual health and reproductive health picture.
  • Improve confidence of all professionals delivering informed sexual health and reproductive health messages.
  • Increase professionals’ skills and knowledge on effectively communicating with people around sexual health and empower professionals to deliver sexual health messages at every opportunity.
  • To increase awareness of the often-unrealised role professionals can play when delivering informed sexual health and reproductive health messages.
  • To increase knowledge around sexual health services across Wiltshire and enable effective signposting.
  • Provide an insight into some of the barriers people face when accessing services.

(Lunch  is not provided)

Book on Eventbrite here

Promoting Children's Health and Wellbeing at school

Wednesday 26th February 2020, 6-8pm @ Devizes Corn Exchange

This course is designed for governors in all schools.

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

  • Promoting children’s physical and mental health, as part of a whole school approach
  • Approaches for teaching about Relationships and Sex Education, including CSE, as part of a school’s PSHE Programme
  • Your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas
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
  • Considered good practice in PSHE education, including the requirements for compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), and Health Education from 2020
  • Understood your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas
Places are free to schools subscribing to Governor Services / £65 to Non-subscribing schools 

To book a place please visit http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk/

If you have any queries please contact the Governance Team governorservices@wiltshire.gov.uk 

Sexual Health Awareness Course (now full, more dates to follow)

Wednesday 26th February 2020, 9:00am - 3:00pm at Council House Bourne Hill, Salisbury (Greencroft Room)

This free multiagency course is provided by Wiltshire Council Public Health.

This new redesigned course provides a framework for any Wiltshire based professional working with people who have opportunities to deliver sexual health (including healthy relationships) and reproductive health messages.

This course is relevant to all professionals working with young people and adults who wish to improve or refresh their sexual health knowledge. This could be nurses working within a healthcare environment, those based in a school environment, health trainers out in the community or youth workers in a youth club for example. Basic Sexual Health Awareness is the first course of a revised Wiltshire Council training programme for 2020 and provides the foundations of the subsequent courses which will be delivered throughout the year.

Course aims

  • Develop basic knowledge around STIs and contraception.
  • Inform delegates of the national and local sexual health and reproductive health picture.
  • Improve confidence of all professionals delivering informed sexual health and reproductive health messages.
  • Increase professionals’ skills and knowledge on effectively communicating with people around sexual health and empower professionals to deliver sexual health messages at every opportunity.
  • To increase awareness of the often-unrealised role professionals can play when delivering informed sexual health and reproductive health messages.
  • To increase knowledge around sexual health services across Wiltshire and enable effective signposting.
  • Provide an insight into some of the barriers people face when accessing services.

Book on Eventbrite here

Radicalisation and Extremism multi-agency training

Friday 28th February 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm @ St John's Parish Centre, Trowbridge.

Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board provides multi-agency safeguarding training courses for all staff from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children, young people, parents, families and vulnerable adults in Wiltshire.

This session covers Prevent, Channel, indicators of radicalisation and referral processes

Details of how to book a place here

Supporting children who have experienced trauma

Wednesday 4th March 2020, 9am-12pm @ The Stones Hotel, Salisbury.

This series of free 1/2 day courses for schools are delivered by Oxford Health (Wiltshire CAMHS). and are designed to support all staff from Wiltshire primary and secondary schools address issues relating to pupil emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

These events will focus on practical strategies and tools that school staff can use to support pupils.

Trainers: Annabelle Gilham & Laura Pettigrew (Oxford Health)

By the end of the session you will have increased:  

  • understanding about the issues related to trauma
  • knowledge about approaches and practical resources available that you can use to support pupils
  • confidence and ability to better support young people with issues related to trauma

Available to book on Right Choice

Supporting children who have experienced trauma

Thursday 5th March 2020, 1-5pm @ Chippenham Golf Club.

This series of free 1/2 day courses for schools are delivered by Oxford Health (Wiltshire CAMHS). and are designed to support all staff from Wiltshire primary and secondary schools address issues relating to pupil emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

These events will focus on practical strategies and tools that school staff can use to support pupils.

Trainers: Annabelle Gilham & Laura Pettigrew (Oxford Health)

By the end of the session you will have increased:  

  • understanding about the issues related to trauma
  • knowledge about approaches and practical resources available that you can use to support pupils
  • confidence and ability to better support young people with issues related to trauma

Available to book on Right Choice

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course

Tuesday 10th March 2020 & Wednesday 11th March 2020, 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.

Key areas covered within this 2 day course include:

Emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
Eating disorders, Self Harm, Suicide
Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis
Bullying, cyber bullying
Promoting protective factors and good parenting.

The Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:
• Enable staff to recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
• Enable staff to feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
• Enable staff to guide a young person towards the right support

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100 

 Available to book on Right Choice

An introduction to PSHE education

Wednesday 18th March 2020, 9:30am-4:15pm @ Trowbridge Rugby Club

This course is designed as an introduction to the delivery of PSHE for staff from primary, secondary and special schools who deliver PSHE education.

As well as providing an overview of the curriculum subject, it focuses on effective teaching and learning to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people.   

By the end of the session you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of PSHE education as a curriculum subject and the current national guidance;
  • Considered the principles that underpin effective PSHE education;
  • Developed your skills and confidence in the practical delivery of PSHE in the classroom and the management of sensitive issues.

Available to book on Right Choice soon.

Sexual Health Awareness Course

Wednesday 25th March 2020, 9:00am-3:00pm at Greencroft Room, Council House, Bourne Hill, Salisbury

This free multiagency course is provided by Wiltshire Council Public Health.

This new redesigned course provides a framework for any Wiltshire based professional working with people who have opportunities to deliver sexual health (including healthy relationships) and reproductive health messages.

This course is relevant to all professionals working with young people and adults who wish to improve or refresh their sexual health knowledge. This could be nurses working within a healthcare environment, those based in a school environment, health trainers out in the community or youth workers in a youth club for example. Basic Sexual Health Awareness is the first course of a revised Wiltshire Council training programme for 2020 and provides the foundations of the subsequent courses which will be delivered throughout the year.

Course aims

  • Develop basic knowledge around STIs and contraception.
  • Inform delegates of the national and local sexual health and reproductive health picture.
  • Improve confidence of all professionals delivering informed sexual health and reproductive health messages.
  • Increase professionals’ skills and knowledge on effectively communicating with people around sexual health and empower professionals to deliver sexual health messages at every opportunity.
  • To increase awareness of the often-unrealised role professionals can play when delivering informed sexual health and reproductive health messages.
  • To increase knowledge around sexual health services across Wiltshire and enable effective signposting.
  • Provide an insight into some of the barriers people face when accessing services.

(Lunch  is not provided)

Book on Eventbrite here

Supporting anxious children

Friday 27th March 2020, 9am-12pm @ Chippenham Golf Club.

This series of free 1/2 day courses for schools are delivered by Oxford Health (Wiltshire CAMHS). and are designed to support all staff from Wiltshire primary and secondary schools address issues relating to pupil emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

These events will focus on practical strategies and tools that school staff can use to support pupils.

Trainers: Hayley Cook and Jacqui Letchford (Oxford Health)

By the end of the session you will have increased:  

  • understanding about the issues related to anxiety
  • knowledge about approaches and practical resources available that you can use to support pupils
  • confidence and ability to better support young people with issues related to anxiety

Available to book on Right Choice

Sexual Health Awareness Course

Friday 27th March 2020, 9:00am-3:00pm at County Hall, Trowbridge.

This free multiagency course is provided by Wiltshire Council Public Health.

This new redesigned course provides a framework for any Wiltshire based professional working with people who have opportunities to deliver sexual health (including healthy relationships) and reproductive health messages.

This course is relevant to all professionals working with young people and adults who wish to improve or refresh their sexual health knowledge. This could be nurses working within a healthcare environment, those based in a school environment, health trainers out in the community or youth workers in a youth club for example. Basic Sexual Health Awareness is the first course of a revised Wiltshire Council training programme for 2020 and provides the foundations of the subsequent courses which will be delivered throughout the year.

Course aims

  • Develop basic knowledge around STIs and contraception.
  • Inform delegates of the national and local sexual health and reproductive health picture.
  • Improve confidence of all professionals delivering informed sexual health and reproductive health messages.
  • Increase professionals’ skills and knowledge on effectively communicating with people around sexual health and empower professionals to deliver sexual health messages at every opportunity.
  • To increase awareness of the often-unrealised role professionals can play when delivering informed sexual health and reproductive health messages.
  • To increase knowledge around sexual health services across Wiltshire and enable effective signposting.
  • Provide an insight into some of the barriers people face when accessing services.

(Lunch  is not provided)

Book on Eventbrite here

Wiltshire Healthy Schools Training

Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 9:30am-4:00pm at Trowbridge Rugby Club

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 (valid for 3 years on completion)

Available to book on Right Choice @ £150

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Wednesday 6th May 2020, 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.

Cost to Wiltshire schools £100. 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 

Available to book on Right Choice

Promoting Children's Health and Wellbeing at school

Monday 15th June 2020, 1-3pm @ Salisbury Diocesan Education Centre

This course is designed for governors in all schools.

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

  • Promoting children’s physical and mental health, as part of a whole school approach
  • Approaches for teaching about Relationships and Sex Education, including CSE, as part of a school’s PSHE Programme
  • Your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas
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
  • Considered good practice in PSHE education, including the requirements for compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), and Health Education from 2020
  • Understood your role in shaping and communicating school policy in these areas
Places are free to schools subscribing to Governor Services / £65 to Non-subscribing schools 

To book a place please visit http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk/

If you have any queries please contact the Governance Team governorservices@wiltshire.gov.uk 

Wiltshire PSHE and Healthy Schools network meeting

Thursday 18th June 2020, 4:00-5:30pm at Studley Green 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

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 1 day course

Tuesday 7th July 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm @ Diocesan Education 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.

Cost to Wiltshire schools £100. 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 

Available to book on Right Choice

Subject Leadership in Primary PSHE education

Tuesday 13th October 2020, 9:30-4:00 at Trowbridge Rugby Club

It is aimed at Primary Subject Leaders and focuses on the role of the PSHE Coordinator.

This course will enable participants:

  • To gain knowledge, skills and confidence in all aspects of the management of PSHE as a curriculum subject
  • To achieve the Wiltshire Subject Leadership Certificate in PSHE.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • PSHE the national picture
  • The role of the PSHE Coordinator
  • Teaching & Learning in PSHE
  • School self review
  • Schemes of work
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Working with Governors
  • Working with parents
  • Working with partners
  • Developing pupil voice
  • Links to Wiltshire Healthy Schools
  • Action planning

Available to book on Right Choice soon.

Wiltshire PSHE & Healthy Schools Network Meeting

Wednesday 14th October 2020 4:00-5:30pm at Melksham Oak School, Melksham

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 PSHE education and pupil wellbeing

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

Radicalisation and Extremism multi-agency training

Thursday 19th November 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm @ Enterprise Centre, Salisbury.

Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board provides multi-agency safeguarding training courses for all staff from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children, young people, parents, families and vulnerable adults in Wiltshire.

This session covers Prevent, Channel, indicators of radicalisation and referral processes

Details of how to book a place here