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Code: BH/19/0455 Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Behaviour Change around Drugs and Alcohol (EVENT FULL)

Professionals can play a crucial part in determining whether clients change or maintain their problem behaviour. Engaging and building service user’s motivation for change is one of the key challenges workers face. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, highly effective, evidence based and deeply client centred approach aimed at helping people achieve positive behaviour change. This course will present the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge and skills as well as provide a comprehensive introduction to those with little or no experience of Motivational Interviewing.

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1 23 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0453 Drugs, Current Trends - What and Why?

We suggest you complete the two day Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness course before attending any of the more specialised full day courses. This is to equip you with more general knowledge and skills in preparation for learning about the more in depth topics. Don’t hesitate to contact the Health Promotion Team on 01273 731900 if you would like to discuss this further.

This course highlights changing patterns, prevalence and sourcing of substances being used locally and nationally, and aims to increase confidence of professionals working with those who may be using these new psychoactive substances. It develops screening and assessment skills and enables professionals to support service-users via advice and referral to specialist services when relevant.

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1 25 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0451 Alcohol Screening, Brief Advice & Interventions

Brief interventions of between 5 and 20 minutes, delivered in a variety of settings, have been evidenced by the World Health Organisation and NICE as effective in reducing risks and harms from alcohol consumption.

The course equips workers with the knowledge, skills and tools to identify individuals who are drinking at increasing and higher-risk levels and to deliver simple brief advice and interventions.

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1 07 May 2019 09:30 - 13:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0449 Blood Borne Viruses & Safer Injecting

Brighton and Hove has a significant drug using population, for whom related health-harms, including blood-borne viruses and overdose, are an issue. The aims of this course are to give an overview of HIV, Hepatitis B and C transmission, prevention and epidemiology, and to explore how and why vulnerable groups are particularly affected. This course focuses on raising awareness of these issues amongst professionals, in order that they and their service users are fully informed. City-wide screening provision, inoculations and treatment services are promoted, and safer injecting practices highlighted.

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1 08 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0466 Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication

The abuse of, and dependence on, prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) medicines presents a growing problem both in our city and around the country.

Whether dependency has arisen over time following initial legitimate prescribing or the abuse of the medicine is intentional and non-medical to exploit its side effects, professionals might find themselves at a loss as regards to how best identify and support those affected by these issues.

This course will help you better understand the needs of prescription/OTC medicines users, and explore ways of supporting them more effectively.

 

 

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1 21 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/1000 Working with Traumatised Substance Users

Because trauma is so widespread, it is important for all workers to be ‘trauma-informed’ and take responsibility for responding to the needs of those affected. This training will focus especially on how to support substance users in our community. It will enable participants to identify and implement practical strategies to appropriately support substance users experiencing trauma and adapt their practice and procedures to reduce the risk of trauma related distress.

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1 05 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0446 Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness (2 day course)

A two-day course on substance misuse related issues and interventions. This course is essential for anyone who comes into contact with drug or alcohol users in their work. This is an ideal introduction to current substance use issues in Brighton and Hove, equipping you with the knowledge and tools you will need to support your service-users, including signposting to specialist services.

 

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1 06 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map
2 07 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0456 Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Behaviour Change around Drugs and Alcohol (EVENT FULL)

Professionals can play a crucial part in determining whether clients change or maintain their problem behaviour. Engaging and building service user’s motivation for change is one of the key challenges workers face. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, highly effective, evidence based and deeply client centred approach aimed at helping people achieve positive behaviour change. This course will present the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge and skills as well as provide a comprehensive introduction to those with little or no experience of Motivational Interviewing.

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1 12 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0459 Working with Older People who use Substances (EVENT FULL)

As the population grows older and support needs become more complex, it is increasingly important that practitioners are aware of substances related issues affecting the over 50’s. Non specialists working with this age-group have a crucial role in identifying the needs of this group, the role that alcohol and other drugs may play in their lives, and accessing support where necessary.

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1 02 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map

Code: BH/19/0463 Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health & Substance Misuse (EVENT FULL)

We suggest you complete the two day Drug & Alcohol Basic Awareness course before attending any of the more specialised full day courses. This is to equip you with more general knowledge and skills in preparation for learning about the more in depth topics. Don’t hesitate to contact the Health Promotion Team on 01273 731900 if you would like to discuss this further.

This course will enable participants to understand and gain skills to work effectively with service-users who present with mental health and substance misuse issues. Participants will review key definitions of terms, explore attitudes and myths, have the opportunity to discuss best practice in direct work, and gain confidence in understanding treatment pathways and local support systems. Participants will discuss how best to work at community level, using effective screening and signposting to specialist services.

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1 10 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 9 The Drive Map