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Code: BH/21/1104 Working with people with co-occurring Mental health and Substance use issues

These sessions are co-facilitated with Fulfilling Lives Staff

This course will enable participants to develop their understanding of “Dual Diagnosis” and work more effectively with service-users who present with complex needs including mental health and substance use issues. Participants will review key concepts, explore attitudes and myths, discuss best practice in client work, and know what  treatment pathways and local support systems are available.

People are required to register in advance for this meeting:

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 June 2021 13:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map
2 29 June 2021 13:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map
3 06 July 2021 13:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0761 Deprivation of Liberty, Children and Young People

This course (split over 2 webinar sessions) aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and the impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people.

The course will include the following key topics
·    Deprivation of Liberty – overview – European Court onwards
·    Supreme Court ruling – overview and its application to children ?and young people
·    Law Society guidance following the Supreme Court ruling – ?children’s chapter
·    Recent case law applying the Supreme Court ruling to those under ?18
·    New threshold for deprivation of liberty set by the Supreme Court
·    ‘Continuous supervision and control’ – guidance and examples ?from case law
·    ‘Not free to leave’ – guidance and examples from case law
·    Case law review involving children since the Supreme Court ruling
·    Residential schools, non-secure children’s homes and foster ?placements
·    Deprivation of liberty – finding of fact and how to make it lawful
·    18+ in / not in a care home or hospital
·    16-17 and Under 16 in any placement
·   Parental consent (scope of parental responsibility) its authority and limitations in relation to deprivation of liberty – case law review including the impact of the Court of Appeal decision in November 2017 for 16 and 17 year olds
·    DoLS procedure overview
·    Court of Protection applications overview
·    Interaction with other legislation – Children Act, Mental Health Act
·    Practice issues for social care staff and managers.
·    Case studies – a number of cases studies to apply learning in ?practice ?Practice issues for social care staff and managers

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 June 2021 14:00 - 17:00 Zoom Map
2 29 June 2021 14:00 - 17:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0861 First Aid at Work (3 day) - for council employees and schools ONLY

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.

This course is for those that will be acting as lead First Aiders in their workplace and will provide delegates with a recognised First Aid at Work qualification. Upon completion of the course, First Aiders will be able to take control and provide assistance in an emergency situation at their workplace. They will be able to respond to an accident or illness promptly, effectively and safely.

What does the trainng cover?
Topics covered include: resuscitation and CPR, dealing with wounds, bleeding, burns, scalds, heart conditions and minor injuries.

How are delegates assessed?

There are six practical assessments, observed by the trainer throughout the course and two theory assessment/multiple choice question papers. 

In addition, the trainer will carry out on-going assessment to assess the delegates knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria.

To assess competence and gain certification, the delegate will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation.  If the delegate is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification.  In exceptional circumstances, delegates who are unable to kneel, may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.


On passing the course, the delegate will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate valid for a period of 3 years.


Delegates willl need to retake the qualification before their certificate expiry date to remain qualified, by attending a two day First Aid at Work Re-Certification course.

When attending a two day Re-Certification course, delegates must be aware that the syllabus is covered at a significantly faster pace, in the understanding that learners are familiar with the topics.

If an employee’s certificate expires, they are no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace. It is the responsibility of the delegate to ensure they book on to a Re-certification course before their certificate expires.

IMPORTANT - the first aid training programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are provided in the attached guidance document. Please ensure that this is read and understood before applying and attending this course. Delegates can also request a copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates will be a mix of staff from different workplaces.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1 Map
2 29 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1 Map
3 30 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Jury's Inn Hotel (behind. Brighton Station) - Suite 1 Map

Code: BH/21/1117 Overcoming Overwhelm online - 2 sessions (Zoom) (EVENT FULL)

Overwhelm – a personal plan

What is overwhelm and what causes it?

Being overwhelmed occurs when there is too much of something going on – we feel
like we’re drowning or being buried.

This can happen for a number of reasons, but a feeling of too many things to do, too
much work, too much work pressure and too many deadlines can be a major

Feeling overwhelmed has repercussions on the whole of our life. It can make us feel
tired, interfere with our sleep and make it difficult for us to think rationally. These
negative emotions can make it more difficult for your body to fight off infections and
can have a physical effect with fatigue, neck and upper-back pain, for example.
Add all this together and it can affect every area of life, impacting our social lives and
relationships on top of the work challenges.

All these feelings distract us from being effective and efficient and that, in turn, leads
to lowered ‘performance’ and sets up a vicious cycle dragging us further down.
This can lead to procrastination (making things worse!) and creative avoidance –
doing things that don’t really matter to distract ourselves or things that give us
pleasure, putting off the real work further.

Online sessions via zoom of two x 2 hours (you will need to attend both sessions)

This four hour session offers a practical and experiential opportunity to understand,
appreciate and acknowledge that different situations trigger people in different ways.

What one person will find ‘easy’ another may find ‘challenging’ and adding to levels
of stress.

Once we have an understanding of our personal ‘triggers’ we are then in a better
position to find the solutions to manage our stress, our workloads, and find effective
ways that enable us to feel more ‘in control’.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 June 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Map
2 29 June 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0827 AMHP Study Day - The assessment of older people under the Mental Health Act 1983

This session will be facilitated by Dr Aruna Wijetunge, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and David Watson, Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton. This study session will explore the clinical presentation and associated risks of older people and its relevance to the assessment of older people under the Mental Health Act. The session will also cover the legal and policy situation and messages from research.


NB: This session is a repeat of the one on 9th June 2021

A link to Microsoft Teams will be sent to you by the University of Brighton nearer the time.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2021 13:00 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0922 Anxiety and Children and Young People (EVENT FULL)

This course will aim to develop an understanding of how anxiety might present in children and young people and explore ideas to support their emotional wellbeing. Consideration will be given to the impact of the recent pandemic on children and young people’s emotional mental health.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0522 Attachment Aware (EVENT FULL)

This course for professionals in Families, Children and Learning will examine the theory and practical applications of Attachment Theory, using the Secure Base Model, which provides a positive framework for therapeutic caregiving, to inform what we can do to promote resilience and emotional well-being within individuals and systems. This includes developing security through not only relationships with specific attachment figures but from a secure base provided by the whole environment (family, friends, school, activities). The course is structured to give an overview of this key theoretical framework within Child Development, and how it fits with national and local drivers, initiatives and contexts, with opportunities for different professional groups to consider how to be ‘Attachment Aware’ in their practice. It is relevant for all professionals who work with young people and families.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1156 BHSCP - Graded Care Profile Training (GCP2)( CSC Staff)

Neglect is one of the most important priorities for all safeguarding staff.

This training is run in colaboration with the NSPCC.

This virtual training offer, is part of the neglect strategy for Brighton and Hove and is the adopted model used to make early assessments of neglect.

Once staff have completed this training they will be licenced to use the GCP2 assessment tool, as part of their working practice. It will prove to be useful addition to evidential based assements, used by all those working with children and young people.

It can be used as part on child protection working, and also as an evidential product for family court.

There is an expectation that staff from all agencies will gain a working knowledge of the GCP2 and how it can be used within their working practice.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0427 BHSCP - Supporting Young People who have experienced Exploitation

This is the fourth session of the series, looking specifically at support and disruption of the exploitation pattern/s

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0840 Breast Cancer Awareness online session 11-12noon (Microsoft Teams)

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. It mainly affects women, however men can get it also. Learn about the sign and symptoms, the importance of early diagnosis, screening eligibility and how to be more ‘Breast Aware’.

More than 200 females in Brighton and Hove are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Found early, cancer can be cured, treated, managed and lived with.

The Speak Up Against Cancer team are working to raise awareness of the importance of the breast & cervical screening programmes and self-checking, as well as early signs and symptoms. The team are fully trained, local volunteers with an experience of cancer. They believe that the power of lived experience is extremely powerful and are keen to hear from other local people whose cancer was caught early and successfully treated.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map