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Code: BH/17/096 Mindfulness - Housing - INVITE ONLY

This 8 week programme is aimed at individuals with no or limited experience of mindulness. Particpants need to be willing to practice mindfulness meditations, engage in guided experiential practices and commit to home practice in between sessions. It is offered as a development programme to support staff wellbeing.

There is a growing base of evidence about the positive contribution mindfulness can bring to mental health. This values based mindfulness course is informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy:  a mindfulness based cognitive behavioural approach that promotes the use of  mindfulness and acceptance skills as a route to developing psychological flexibility.

Note: This is not group therapy and does not require you to share personal information or talk about past experiences. People engaged in counselling and/or  mental health services are encouraged to seek advice from their relevant health professional prior to enrolling.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 January 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
2 16 January 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
3 23 January 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
4 30 January 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
5 06 February 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
6 13 February 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
7 20 February 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map
8 27 February 2018 14:30 - 17:00 Jubilee Library - Conference Room 3 (Learning Centre) Map

Code: BH/18/0127 Mindfulness Programme for Health and Adult Social Care BY INVITE ONLY

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an approach developed in the 90’s by three cognitive therapy specialists in an internationally linked programme of research into the prevention of depression.  It is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence as a means to prevent depressive relapse but is being used increasingly widely with people who experience anxiety and stress.

MBCT aims to help people build their own strategies for staying well based upon skills and practices that are best taught in a group rather than a one to one context.

The core of the MBCT approach is practice and experiential learning, developed over an eight week programme of weekly 2 hour sessions. Participants are also expected to commit to 30 – 40 minutes of daily mindfulness practice.

Note: This is not group therapy and does not require you to share personal information or talk about past experiences, although you will reflect on how your mindfulness practice is developing. People engaged in counselling and/or mental health services are encouraged to seek advice from their relevant health professional prior to enrolling.

If you work in Sussex Partnership Trust / Section 75 services please do not apply for this programme. There are a wide range of opportunities open to you from the Sussex Mindfulness Centre.

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 January 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Brighthelm Centre - Pelham room Map
2 30 January 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Brighthelm Centre - Pelham room Map
3 06 February 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Brighthelm Centre - Pelham room Map
4 13 February 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Brighthelm Centre - Pelham room Map
5 20 February 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Brighthelm Centre - Pelham room Map
6 27 February 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Brighthelm Centre - Pelham room Map
7 06 March 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Brighthelm Centre - Pelham room Map
8 13 March 2018 12:30 - 14:30 Brighthelm Centre - Pelham room Map

Code: BH/18/0125 Emergency First Aid - (Important - For Shared Lives Carers Only)

This course, enables first aiders to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill. It includes both theory and practical sessions and is designed to boost confidence. There is no final exam however delegates are assessed throughout the course and certificates, valid for three years, are issued to those who have reached the required standard.

Each delegate will be provided with a first aid manual.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 January 2018 11:00 - 14:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map
2 30 January 2018 11:00 - 14:30 Montague House Manual Handling Training Room Map

Code: BH/18/056 RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement (1.5 days)

This Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Level 2 Award is accredited with the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). This course provides learners with knowledge and understanding of the benefits of positive health and wellbeing and how to support and direct individuals towards further practical support in adopting and maintaining a healthier life. The course will provide a national and local context of health and a useful overview of tools and resources including local initiatives and services, which promote health improvement.

PLEASE READ: The accreditation is optional. In order to gain the Award candidates are required to complete a 45-minute multiple-choice exam which will be assessed. Successful candidates will receive an RSPH certificate. This costs £20, which will automatically be added to your basket on booking. If you do not wish to take the exam, please specifiy this under 'special intructions' when requesting a place.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map
2 30 January 2018 09:30 - 12:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107 Map

Code: BH/17/869 Children's CPD Module - Critical Reflection on Professional Learning

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.

This is a 15 credit version of the Professional Learning Review module and can be taken instead of that module if you only require 15 credits to ‘top up’ your credit total to a PGDip.

This module is only available on request to PGDip practitioners who have previously completed professional practice or management modules (eg equivalent to Practice Education modules) and no other modules are available or appropriate for them to complete their PGDip. Practitioners will be able to review and reflect on this prior learning which shows on-going development of expertise. Applications will be looked at on a case by case basis.

The module comprises an individually tailored delivery of tutorials and, dependent on participant numbers, group tutorial sessions. These will assist the candidate to review previous learning against current learning outcomes, plan work and critically reflect on past and current practice in relation to contemporary reading and research relevant to role and award pathway.

NOTE: This module is primarily self study. Teaching will focus on the use of relevant knowledge and research for role (mapped against PCF) and the development of professional leadership in the role. 

For further information about modules, pathways and awards see the application information under 'attached docuement'

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 21 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 30 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/17/871 Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 2

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2017.
 

This 30 credit module is for qualifed social workers and primarily those who wish to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessing of a student social worker up to and including the student's final  social work placement. In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement.

Practice Education Stage 2 will assume prior knowledge of, and build expertise in, the critical analysis and application of, the following issues:

  • building solid foundations for the learning relationship - induction, using networks, learning contracts
  • models of supervision, including reflective supervision
  • analysing and applying theories of learning
  • using research to enhance practice teaching and direct practice
  • organising, pacing and managing learning experiences of others
  • promoting anti-oppressive practice in practice education
  • developing and operating equitable and robust systems of assessment
  • teaching and facilitating critical reflection and reflexivity
  • teaching and facilitating the effective use of knowledge in social work practice
  • working with students in challenging situations

As part of this module you will be observed undertaking different tasks of the practice educator role on at least two separate occasions, including the presentation of video-recorded material to the module student group.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. See application information in 'attached document' for further details of modules, pathways and awards.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
2 15 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 30 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
4 20 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
5 07 March 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/17/864 Children's CPD Module - Professional Learning Review

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by  30th June 2017.

The 30 credit module comprises an individually tailored delivery of tutorials and, dependent on participant numbers, group tutorial sessions. These will assist the candidate to review previous learning against current learning outcomes, plan work and critically reflect on past and current practice in relation to contemporary reading and research relevant to role and award pathway.

This module is only available on request to PGDip practitioners who have previously completed professional practice or management modules (eg equivalent to Practice Education modules) and no other modules are available or appropriate for them to complete their PGDip.  Practitioners will be able to review and reflect on this prior learning which shows on-going development of expertise.  Applications will be looked at on a case by case basis.

The module would particularly suit those practitioners who gained practice teaching qualifications under a previous award structure and who now want to show how they have maintained currency and developed expertise and to bring those awards and credits into an existing framework. It may also be used as a stand-alone module providing an opportunity for candidates to bring previous study (for example the Practice Teacher’s Award) up to date, and refresh skills and knowledge.

NOTE: This module is primarily self study. Teaching will focus on the use of relevant knowledge and research for role (mapped against PCF) and the development of professional leadership in the role.

See attached application information document for more details about modules, pathways and awards available.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 October 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 21 November 2017 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map
3 30 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 University of Sussex Map

Code: BH/17/657 Handling Challenging and Sensitive Conversations - 2 day course (EVENT FULL)

This course is available to all managers of staff (In order to attend you must manage staff)
 
This course enables managers (of staff) to focus on and begin practising the skills required to initiate and manage effectively the types of conversations they or others may find challenging.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map
2 31 January 2018 09:30 - 16:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G108 Map

Code: BH/18/0196 Making Change Happen - Building Resilience during Change

Being resilient can help you bounce back in tough times, cope with additional pressures and stay healthy in times of change. Learning habits that build your resilience, ready for more turbulent times, will prevent you becoming over-whelmed by circumstances and keep you healthier in body and mind.

This short course will introduce you to a resilience model against which you will self-assess against your current state of resilience, show you how a stronger base of resilience will help you cope with changes at work and home, and give you a taste of mindfulness exercises that can keep you calm and focused in stressful times.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 January 2018 09:30 - 13:00 Brighton Town Hall, Bloomsbury Room Map

Code: BH/17/153 Making Change Happen - The drivers for change in the organisation

This course will include the drivers for change in the organisation, an overivew of Modernisation (the Council's Change Management portfolio), and how to understand and support staff through change.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 January 2018 09:30 - 12:30 Hove Town Hall - Training Room G106 Map