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Code: BH/22/0181 Preparing to say goodbye: guided conversations about the end of life (EVENT FULL)

This course provides an opportunity to think about the subject of death and dying.
It focusses on how we can help those we are supporting to talk about this difficult and sensitive subject when they need to.

Conversations about death and dying may not have taken place with family or loved ones for a variety of reasons, and we may find ourselves in the position of needing to respond to a persons' need to discuss their own death but not being sure how to.
These conversations may be planned, or happen in an unprompted way. They may happen once only or over a series of different occasions.   

 This course introduces a 'Guided conversation tool kit' which can help us to navigate this difficult and sensitive topic with the person we are supporting. It aims to increase awareness of situations in which a person may indicate they need to discuss their own mortality, the factors that can impact on how they approach their own death, and provide greater understanding, skills and confidence in knowing how to respond.

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1 15 June 2022 09:30 - 13:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0591 Dementia - Assessing Needs

This one day course is for social workers, care managers and occupational therapists involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. Prior to attending this course you will already have an understanding of dementia and its psycho-social impact upon individuals and may have attended the Dementia Basic awareness course. There is also a Dementia Advanced skills course, which offers some of the same material but is primarily for those who are working longer term with people with dementia.
This course will equip all those involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers to undertake person-centred needs assessments.

Participants will be expected to have read:

A Manual for good social practice practice: supporting adults who have dementia


Audience: Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Managers / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 June 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0223 Self esteem, older people and wellbeing (EVENT FULL)

This course will be useful for anyone working with older people and anyone with an interest in enhancing their understanding of self esteem and wellbeing. 
The course explores the concept of self esteem and draws on thinking in psychology to look in depth at what self esteem might consist of.

It goes on to explore the impact of ageing on self esteem and things that are important to consider when working with older people.

The course also draws on participative research with older people into what contributes to or detracts from wellbeing,  and focusses on how relationships and good practice can make a big contribution to enhancing self esteem and wellbeing in later life.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 June 2022 09:30 - 15:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0658 Dementia - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)


This one day course is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia. The course looks at the medical and social models of dementia and considers the attitudes and behaviours that can contribute to a person centred, strengths-based approach to supporting people with dementia.
The course is informed by Skills for Care Standards and is also mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework.

  This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 July 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0224 Self esteem, older people and wellbeing

This course will be useful for anyone working with older people and anyone with an interest in enhancing their understanding of self esteem and wellbeing. 
The course explores the concept of self esteem and draws on thinking in psychology to look in depth at what self esteem might consist of.

It goes on to explore the impact of ageing on self esteem and things that are important to consider when working with older people.

The course also draws on participative research with older people into what contributes to or detracts from wellbeing,  and focusses on how relationships and good practice can make a big contribution to enhancing self esteem and wellbeing in later life.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 September 2022 09:30 - 15:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0659 Dementia - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)


This one day course is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia. The course looks at the medical and social models of dementia and considers the attitudes and behaviours that can contribute to a person centred, strengths-based approach to supporting people with dementia.
The course is informed by Skills for Care Standards and is also mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework.

  This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0698 Dementia - Assessing Needs

This one day course is for social workers, care managers and occupational therapists involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. Prior to attending this course you will already have an understanding of dementia and its psycho-social impact upon individuals and may have attended the Dementia Basic awareness course. The Dementia Advanced skills course offers some of the same material but is primarily for those who are working longer term with people with dementia. This course will equip all those involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers to undertake person-centred needs assessments.

Participants will be expected to have read:

A Manual for good social practice practice: supporting adults who have dementia


Audience: Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Managers / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0182 Preparing to say goodbye: guided conversations about the end of life

This course provides an opportunity to think about the subject of death and dying.
It focusses on how we can help those we are supporting to talk about this difficult and sensitive subject when they need to.

Conversations about death and dying may not have taken place with family or loved ones for a variety of reasons, and we may find ourselves in the position of needing to respond to a persons' need to discuss their own death but not being sure how to.
These conversations may be planned, or happen in an unprompted way. They may happen once only or over a series of different occasions.   

 This course introduces a 'Guided conversation tool kit' which can help us to navigate this difficult and sensitive topic with the person we are supporting. It aims to increase awareness of situations in which a person may indicate they need to discuss their own mortality, the factors that can impact on how they approach their own death, and provide greater understanding, skills and confidence in knowing how to respond.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2022 09:30 - 13:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0661 Dementia - Advanced Skills

This one-day course is aimed at staff working in provider services who regularly support people with dementia and have some knowledge and experience. It will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their practice and to produce actions to develop their skills. The course builds upon the basic awareness course, covering some of the challenges and dilemmas when supporting people with dementia including managing risk, end of life care and maintaining personal motivation as a professional




Audience:. This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Care Homes / Carers / Home Care Providers / Learning Disability Services / Registered Managers / Senior Staff


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0660 Dementia - Basic Awareness


This one day course is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia. The course looks at the medical and social models of dementia and considers the attitudes and behaviours that can contribute to a person centred, strengths-based approach to supporting people with dementia.
The course is informed by Skills for Care Standards and is also mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework.

  This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 November 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map