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Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice - Public Health Training

Alcohol use and dependence is a growing national public health concern.  But the message here is that all is not lost.  Treatment is readily accessible and recovery from alcohol dependence is achievable. This course will consider the health and social care problems associated with alcohol. It has a clear aim to increase your awareness and confidence in delivering advice and information on alcohol and will promote understanding in the part you can play in combating alcohol harm, regardless of your role in this area of work.

Basic Alcohol Awareness - Public Health Training

This course will promote understanding in the part you can play in combating alcohol harm, regardless of your role in this area of work. Gain some basic general knowledge about alcohol consumption, harms, costs and treatment options. 

Basic Drug Awareness - Public Health Training

This course is an introduction to drugs, drug use and related issues, exploring the cultural and health aspects of drug use in the UK. 

Basic Suicide Prevention - Public Health Training

The purpose of the training is to enable people to recognise when someone might feel suicidal; to increase people’s confidence about raising the issue of suicide with those they support; to increase people’s knowledge of local support services; to increase people’s understanding of routes into services when someone is in crisis.

If you are a manger booking staff on to the training, then we ask that you don’t book more than three people from the same team, onto the same training date. This is to ensure a good mix of people with different roles and experiences, as it tends to create a better learning environment.

Change 4 Life - Public Health Workshop

This workshop is an informal and interactive session that will provide information on:

  • Background to the healthy weight agenda in Warrington
  • What is Change4Life and why is it here?
  • Campaign information, including ‘Sugar Smart’ (reducing sugar intake), ’10 Minute Shake Up’ (becoming more active) and food labelling guidance
  • How to access our activity boxes, resources and training from our Health Promotion Resource Centre and Warrington Public Health Training Programme. 

Connect 5 Session 1: Brief Mental Wellbeing Advice - Public Health Training

This course provides an introduction to:

  • the characters, whose stories span the three Connect 5 training sessions
  • the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • the Five Areas model, (on which the three Connect 5 training sessions are based)
  • different public health models of mental health, mental illness and mental wellbeing
  • initiating conversations about mental wellbeing and the key skills needed

If you are a manger booking staff on to the training, then we ask that you don’t book more than three people from the same team, onto the same training date. This is to ensure a good mix of people with different roles and experiences, as it tends to create a better learning environment.

Connect 5 Session 2: Mental Wellbeing Interventions - Public Health Training

You must have attended Session 1 before booking on this course.

This course will include:

  • Applying the Five Areas model to everyday life situations.
  • Barriers to talking about mental wellbeing.
  • Key communication skills for mental wellbeing conversations.
  • Skills practice around mental wellbeing conversations.
  • The BATHE technique.
  • Revisiting the characters from session 1.
  • Skills practice using the Five Areas model to help the characters better understand their situation and change the way they feel.
  • Exploring the intensity of one character’s feelings (asking about suicide)

If you are a manger booking staff on to the training, then we ask that you don’t book more than three people from the same team, onto the same training date. This is to ensure a good mix of people with different roles and experiences, as it tends to create a better learning environment.

Connect 5 Session 3: Extended Mental Wellbeing Intervention - Public Health Training

You must have attended Sessions 1 and 2 before booking on this course.

This course will include:

  • Participants feedback on how they’ve used the skills they learnt on Connect 5 sessions 1 and 2.
  • Revisiting the characters from Connect 5 sessions 1 and 2 and working with them on each of the Five Areas.
  • Practising different practical self-management techniques including: scaling, problem solving, activity scheduling, action planning, recognising and challenging unhelpful thinking styles, self-compassion and relaxation.
  • Considering opportunities and potential difficulties around putting Connect 5 learning into practice

If you are a manger booking staff on to the training, then we ask that you don’t book more than three people from the same team, onto the same training date. This is to ensure a good mix of people with different roles and experiences, as it tends to create a better learning environment.

Happy? Ok? Sad? Workshop - Public Health Training

This course will enable people to easily locate information about local and national mental health services, campaigns and resources.

If you are a manger booking staff on to the training, then we ask that you don’t book more than three people from the same team, onto the same training date. This is to ensure a good mix of people with different roles and experiences, as it tends to create a better learning environment.

Healthy Ageing 11 Top Tips - Public Health Training

An interactive workshop for professionals or volunteers working with older age groups to deliver the 11 Top Tips for healthy ageing in Warrington messages. Delegates will learn about the key messages to deliver to older age groups, including local support, resources and signposting information.

Healthy Relationships with Young People (non-clinical) - Public Health Training

This course aims to support practitioners to understand the context of young people’s relationships and sexual health including the pressures and expectations young people face around their sexual health and wellbeing.  Practitioners will develop an understanding of consent and healthy relationships, and learn ways to help young people recognise and understand these issues and delay their sexual activity until they are ready.

 Learning Outcomes Include:

  • Describe the values of a healthy relationship and the role of sex in a relationship
  • Describe the aspects of consent and delay as a strategy in improving young people’s sexual health
  • Identify how social media and pornography affect young people’s attitudes to sex and relationships
  • Increase awareness of and referrals into appropriate services in Warrington
  • Consider body image, appearance, self-esteem and their impact on healthy relationships 

Infant Feeding - Public Health Training

This awareness raising session will focus on breastfeeding, the Healthy Start Programme and weaning, as well as the range of support groups, resources and websites available.

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) - Public Health Training

The MECC training course includes an overview of key public health areas: tobacco control, healthy eating and activity, substance misuse, cancer, sexual health, healthy ageing and mental health. Exercises in relation to wellbeing conversations, local support services and how to refer people in to services are also covered in the session

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) workshop - Public Health Training

A new wave of psychoactive substances has flooded the UK over the last few years and as these substances are not quality controlled, it means they are not safe for human consumption.

They have been sold legally in the UK on our high streets and through websites, although the Psychoactive Substances Act has been approved by government which makes it an offence to produce, supply or offer to supply any psychoactive substance if the substance is likely to be used for its psychoactive effects.

This came into force on the 26th May 2016 and has the power to shut down shops and websites selling and trading in ‘legal highs’ in the UK after this date.

In Warrington there is local data and reports evidencing the detrimental effect NPS is having on our residents and communities. 

This has created issues and pressures on local services such as the police, ambulance service, drug treatment services, hospital, housing, health and prisons.

Raising the issue of weight - Public Health Training

Conversations relating to excess weight and eating habits can be sensitive and complex. This course provides strategies and tips to help anyone working with individuals or families to talk about weight in a productive and non-judgemental way.

Smokefree Homes & Cars - Public Health Training

This workshop aims to enable a range of workers engage with families about the issue of second-hand smoke and support then to become smokefree.