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UNISON Courses and Training

If you have missed any of the courses/training below, and would like one in your area, please contact the Branch

 

 

UNISON Member Learning courses   

If you wish to book a place, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk   

I look forward to hearing from you.   

Kind Regards   

Marta Chaba   

UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser  

 

10 May 2022 12pm - 2 (online)   

Plastic Pollution - what can we do to reduce, reuse, recycle plastics in our workplaces     

   

An everyday science workshop exploring aspects of plastics pollution in our personal and work-based spaces.  Through sharing information, activities, and videos we aim to engage participants in discussion around the impacts of plastics on our lives, raise awareness of issues with plastics and explore ways we can effect change 

 

25 May 9.30 - 12.30pm (online  

Poverty Awareness (training for staff who may come into contact with clients experiencing poverty) 

 

Have an understanding of the nature, roots and causes of poverty and what poverty means to those experiencing it; Have an understanding of the relationship between inequality and poverty for example how it interacts with protected characteristics; Be aware of ways in which common prejudices and stereotypes can lead to discrimination and the unfair treatment of people experiencing poverty; Have identified changes and improvements which can be made to work practices to improve service delivery 

 

 

28 June 2022 9.30am - 12pm (online) 

 

Planning for Retirement for NHS Staff 

 

 

I'm writing to invite you to participate in any of the courses listed below. All courses are fully funded.      Please note all dates are provisional and we can only run a course if there is a minimum of 14 learners. Therefore, please don't delay in expressing your interest so we can confirm courses well in advance.     If you wish to book a place, or would like further information, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk.    I look forward to hearing from you.      Kind Regards    MARTA CHABA    UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser      

10 May 2022 - 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm (online)    Plastic Pollution - what can we do to reduce, reuse, recycle plastics in our workplaces          An everyday science workshop exploring aspects of plastics pollution in our personal and work-based spaces.  Through sharing information, activities, and videos we aim to engage participants in discussion around the impacts of plastics on our lives, raise awareness of issues with plastics and explore ways we can effect change.   
17 May 2022 - 9.30 am - 12.30 pm  (online)  Understanding Depression    What depression really is; Explanations of symptoms such as waking up tired and unmotivated; The myths that have grown up around depression - what you shouldn't say to people who are suffering from depression!; Ways to talk to suicidal people; Practical help to break patterns of depression, move people on and prevent relapse.    
27 May 2022 - 9.30 am - 12.30 pm  (online)  Brush up on your computing skills - Windows   Types of Windows operating systems; Features; Upgrading and Re-installing; Windows and Google Account  
31 May 2022 - 9.30 am - 12.30 pm (online)  Understanding Menopause    Signs and symptoms of menopause; Diagnosis of menopauseHow to cope with symptoms: Natural, hormonal, alternative remedies and therapiesMenopause within the workplaceLong term effects on day-to-day activities in the workplaceResponsible employers need to support employees within the workplace; Avoid unfair dismissal : sex discrimination, disability discrimination and age discrimination.   
7 June 2022 - 9.30 am - 12.30 pm  (online)    Borderline Personality Disorder in the Workplace    Many employers and co-workers are not prepared to support someone who displays BPD traits, but a workplace environment can actually provide someone with BPD a degree of much-needed stability and goal-orientation in their lives.   
9 June 2022 - 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm (online)    Understanding Developmental Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences Part 1- training for staff working in educational settings and social work   
(date tbc) - 9.30 am - 12.30 pm (online   Poverty Awareness (training for staff who may come into contact with clients experiencing poverty)    Have an understanding of the nature, roots and causes of poverty and what poverty means to those experiencing it; Have an understanding of the relationship between inequality and poverty for example how it interacts with protected characteristics; Be aware of ways in which common prejudices and stereotypes can lead to discrimination and the unfair treatment of people experiencing poverty; Have identified changes and improvements which can be made to work practices to improve service delivery.  
14 June 2022 - 9.30 am - 12.30 pm  (online)    Suicide Prevention    Are there any signs that someone is contemplating suicide? If you think someone is contemplating suicide, what can you do about it? If you have been affected by someone's suicide, what can you do to help yourself? What are the best ways to lead a life that feels like it is genuinely worth living? What professional help is available to those contemplating suicide.    
21 June 2022 - 9.30 am - 12.30 pm  (online)    Unconscious Bias in the Workplace    What unconscious bias is (and isn't); The implications of unconscious bias in the workplace; How to recognise their own natural biases and manage them effectively; How to apply Unconscious Bias awareness to everyday workplace situations.    
28 June 2022 - 9.30 am - 12.00 noon (online)  Planning for Retirement for NHS Staff    
4 July 2022 - 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm (online)  Planning for Retirement for LG Staff    
The Skills Network - various courses available free of charge. Please follow the link for further information: View all fully funded courses Here  

Dear Member   I'm writing to invite you to participate in any of the courses listed below. All courses are fully funded.   Please note all dates are provisional and we can only run a course if there is a minimum of 14 learners. Therefore, please don't delay in expressing your interest so we can confirm courses well in advance.   Please indicate preferred method of course delivery: online or face to face. If you wish to book a place, or would like further information, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk   I look forward to hearing from you.   Kind Regards   MARTA CHABA  UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser     

31 March 2022 - 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm (online) Introduction to Playlist for Life (Dementia) This short course will introduce you to an innovative and powerful tool to help care for a person with dementia. There is growing scientific evidence that personal music can help those living with dementia.  5 April 2022 - 9.30 am - 1.00 pm (online or preferred location)   Borderline Personality Disorder in the Workplace   Many employers and co-workers are not prepared to support someone who displays BPD traits.  But a workplace environment can actually provide someone with BPD a degree of much-needed stability and goal-orientation in their lives.   
5 April 2022 - 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm (six consecutive Tuesday evenings) online   Mindfulness at Work - six-week course   Over six, two-hour sessions, this course aims to offer participants an understanding of what Mindfulness is and acts as a starting point to developing your own mindfulness practice.    The training includes theory and practice, including a variety of practical mindfulness exercises to help you to understand how to develop your awareness of the present moment and how to apply mindfulness in your day to day life.     
 6 April 2022 - 9.30 am - 1.00 pm (online or preferred location)   Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to be More Productive and Less Stressed at Work NLP uses suggestion, visioning techniques and repetition to create new and more positive pathways between the neural connections in your brain.  This means that your brain stops working against your own best interests and is much more receptive to making worthwhile changes to your outlook and behaviour.   In this session, our NLP practitioner leads you through some simple NLP techniques and strategies millions to gain a better perspective during stressful times at work.    You will learn to recognise the trigger points that are taking you down a stressful path, and some simple anchoring techniques that will help you to remain calm and productive at work.      
8 April 2022 - 9.30 am - 1.00 pm (online or preferred location)   The Basics of Equal Opportunities    This half-day course is for anyone who needs an overview of legislation and accepted good practice in the field of Equal Opportunities.   We explore key areas which may impact you or your organisation, and look too at:   • Protected Characteristics   • Justification   • The 2010 Equalities Act and other relevant legislation   • Examples of how the law operates    
8 April 2022 - 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm   Introduction to Benefits   This course is an overview of the benefit system, with a strong emphasis on in-work benefits. Over £20 billion goes unclaimed in benefits every year in the UK and this course provides information on benefits that people in work may be eligible for. It will also encourage attendees to get a benefit check, inform them where they can get one and how to apply if they think they are eligible.    
11 April 2022 - 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm (online or preferred location)   Develop Your Long-Term Memory   If you want to learn a few simple techniques that will help you to remember just about anything - from lists of numbers to dates to colleague's birthdays - then this short course is for you. Over two hours we will look at:   ·         How your memory works, why we forget, and how we remember   ·         Techniques to help you remember, from acrostics and anagrams How to build a memory palace   ·         Techniques for passing exams    ·         Foods that feed the brain      
12 April 2022 - 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm online   Plastic Pollution - What can we do to reduce, reuse, recycle plastics in our workplaces     An everyday science workshop exploring aspects of plastics pollution in our personal and work-based spaces.  Through sharing information, activities and videos we aim to engage participants in discussion around the impacts of plastics on our lives, raise awareness of issues with plastics and explore ways we can effect change.     

We have secured funding through Scottish Union Learning to run the courses below which are open to both members and activists, so please promote widely.   Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis with unsuccessful applicants placed on a waiting list for future courses.   Applicants should e-mail : memberlearningscotland@unison.co.uk with their preferred course/s and date/s.    Stress Awareness - 3 Course Dates to choose from:   

  1. 3 February 2022 - 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  2. 7 February 2022 - 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
  3. 10 February 2022 - 9.30 am to 12.30 pm 

Course Outline           What is stress and is stress a mental illness?          Types of stress and what causes stress?          What does stress feel like?          Am I stressed? Is there a Stress Symptoms Checklist?          How does stress affect your health?          Does stress affect men and women differently?         How can we prevent stress?          How to manage stress?         What treatments are there for stress?          Where to find Stress Management Support?    ADHD Awareness - 3 Course Dates to choose from:   1.    27 January 2022 - 10.00 am to 12.30 pm 2.    8 February 2022 - 10.00 am to 12.30 pm 3.    17 February 2022 - 10.00 am to 12.30 pm   Course Outline            An introduction and history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.          How ADHD is diagnosed.          How ADHD affects children, adolescents, teens, and adults         The different treatment methods and therapies for ADHD.         How to recognise behavioural patterns in those with ADHD.         About the misconceptions often associated with ADHD. 

We have some places available for members and activists on the following online courses.
 
Dementia Awareness
 
Course Outline

What is Dementia 

What are the traits of the condition 

The signs and symptoms of dementia 

How dementia affects behavior, the senses and communication 

How to build positive relationships with people affected by dementia. 

 
 24th January 10am to 12.30pm
 
OR
 
27th January 10am to 12.30pm
 
Unconscious Bias 
 
Course Outline 
 
 • The context - effective team working, the Equality Act 2010 and protected characteristics
 • Unconscious bias and cognitive dissonance 
• How our brains process information
 • The factors that shape our biases
 • The impact of power inequalities on individuals, behaviour and relationships, including on recruitment and selection and on motivation
 • Sources of power and the use of personal power 
• 4 steps to creating an inclusive culture 
 
 26th January 9.30am to 12.30pm
 
OR
 
3rd February 9.30am to 12.30pm
 
Please circulate to members and activists , who should reply below giving the course/s they wish to attend. 
NHS Highland Non-Core​ Learning Fund
It's worth a wider sharing of the availability of this fund to support learning and development which is not a requirement for your current role. The following is an extract from the intranet Where there is a link to the application form):
The NHS Highland Endowment Committee allocate funding for distribution to staff to be used in support of personal or career development learning activities that are not a core requirement of their role. The activity should contribute to either; career or personal development, increased team, department, or organisational effectiveness. The learning activity should be identified in your Personal Development Plan and be discussed with your reviewer or manager as part of the development review process.
Applicants should consider all other sources of funding prior to applying to the Non-Core Learning Fund. Alternative sources of funding include; managers training budgets, local endowment funds, sponsorship, Individual Learning Accounts, and Union Learning Funds.
Applications are limited to one per applicant in each financial year.
If you have any queries please email us at nhsh.learnmailbox@nhs.scot
All applications should be submitted online via the Non-core Endowment Fund Application Form​.

See below the latest courses and training offered locally for UNISON members:

Excel for beginners

 

12 and 13 January 2022 9.30 am – 1.00 pm

 

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Excel. The more advanced you become, the less time you'll need to update spreadsheets manually.

 

If you wish to book a fully funded place, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk
 
Marta Chaba
UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser in the H&I
 

UNISON Member Learning courses in January/February 2022    I'm writing to invite you to participate in any of the courses listed below. All courses are fully funded and will be delivered online (various platforms).  If you wish to book a place, or would like further information, please email Marta at:   m.chaba@unison.co.uk   I look forward to hearing from you.   

Course dates and times    Course title / short description 
12 & 13 January 2022  9.30 am - 1.00 pm  (both days)   Excel for Beginners    In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Excel The more advanced you become, the less time you'll need to update spreadsheets manually.  
19 January 2022  9.30 am - 12.00 noon  Suicide Prevention    Get Your Questions Answered!   Are there any signs that someone is contemplating suicide?  If you think someone is contemplating suicide, what can you do about it?  If you have been affected by someone's suicide, what can you do to help yourself?  What are the best ways to lead a life that feels like it is genuinely worth living?  What professional help is available to those contemplating suicide?  
26 & 27 January 2022  9.30 am - 1.00 pm (both days)  Become a Master of Microsoft Word       Perhaps you think you can use Microsoft Word... but in reality you've just scratched the surface. No need to worry, after participating in this course you'll   have the skills to maximize the capabilities of the program. Word is packed with a multitude of features that can help make the creation of documents, reports, and text files easier. 
1 February 2022  9.30 am - 12.30 pm    Mindfulness at Work    The course will introduce a Mindful approach to working life.  It will cover reduction in worry and anxiety, more 'space' to focus thinking and to select the correct response, and even a more balanced attitude to stressful situations.   
9 February 2022  9.30 am - 3.30 pm  Personality Disorder Awareness    The course will look at different personality disorders to show how individuals can differ significantly, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel and relate to others.  And how unusual, odd or aggressive behaviour may be underpinned by a personality disorder, which might well be improved by the right responses. 

 

Dear Member 

I'm writing to invite you to participate in any of the courses listed below. All courses are fully funded. 

All courses will be delivered online (various platforms). If you wish to book a place, or would like further information, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk.

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Kind Regards 

MARTA CHABA 
UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser 
 
 

Course title 
 
Date and time 
 
Course provider 
 
Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace 
 
14 October 2021 - 9.30 am - 1.00 pm 
 
Civicos 
 
Minute Taking 
 
14 October 2021 - 9.30 am - 12.30 noon
 
Joanna Gutman 
 
Understanding Mental Health 
 
26 October 2021 - 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm  
 
Ness Care 
 
Planning for Retirement (NHS only)  
 
25 October 2021 - 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm 
 
Affinity Connect 

 
 
Planning for Retirement (LG only) 
 
28 October 2021 - 10.00 am - 12.00 noon  

 
 
Affinity Connect 

 
 
CMI Level 6 Award in First Line Management (accredited) 
 
2 November - 14 December 2021 -

6.30 pm - 9.00 pm (once a week on a Tuesday)  
 
Inverness College UHI 
 
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Part 1) 
 
25 November 2021 - 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm 
 
FASD Scotland 
 

 

 

"Understanding Menopause" (online)

 
4 August 6.30pm - 8.30pm - 3 places available
13 August 9.30am - 11.30am - 7 places available
 
Course content:

Signs and symptoms of menopause : physical, psychological & genitourinary

Diagnosis of menopause

How to cope with symptoms : Natural, hormonal, alternative remedies and therapies

Menopause within the workplace - what rights do I have?

Employers are responsible for supporting staff - what does it mean to me?

Long term effects on day-to-day activities in the workplace

Sex discrimination, disability discrimination and age discrimination.

  

If you wish to book a fully funded place, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Kind Regards
 
Marta Chaba
UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser in the H&I

I'm writing to invite you to participate in the following online courses:
 
If you wish to participate, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk.
 
All courses are fully funded so there is no cost to the learners.
 

Date  Time  Course 
4 August 2021
(evening) 
6.30 pm - 9.00 pm  Understanding Menopause 
11 August 2021 (morning)  9.30 am - 12.00 noon  Understanding Menopause 
18 August 2021 9.30 am - 12.00 noon Fight Plastic Pollution 
24 August 2021 -
5 October 2021 
ACCREDITED COURSE 
6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
(7 consecutive Tuesday evenings) 
CMI Award in Being a Leader 
SCQF Level 6 
25 August 2021 9.30 am - 12.00 noon  Supporting Members/Colleagues in Crisis (terminal illness, suicidal thoughts, bereavement) 
31 August 2021 -
28 September 2021
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
(5 consecutive Tuesday evenings) 
British Sign Language for Beginners 
1 September 2021 9.30 am - 12.00 noon  Communication Skills 
7 September 2021 9.30 am - 12.30 pm  Dementia Inclusive Customer Services 
8 & 15 September 2021 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
(2 mornings) 
Excel for Beginners 
14 September 2021 9.30 am - 12.00 noon  Unconscious Bias in the Workplace 

 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 

UNISON Member Learning
 
6 July 2021 1-4pm (online)
 

Understanding Dementia 

 

By the end of the session, you will be able to: 

  • explain what dementia is 
  • know about the different types and various symptoms of dementia 
  • be able to communicate with and include someone who is living with dementia 
  • know what can be done to reduce the risk of dementia 
This course will be delivered by Age Scotland. It's open to all staff and UNISON will fund your place. 
If you wish to book a place, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Kind Regards
 
Marta Chaba
UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser in the H&I
 
 
 

I'm writing to invite you to participate in the following online courses:
 

Date  Subject  
 
2 June 2021
 
10.00 am - 12.00 pm 
Understand Your Payslip and Your Tax Code 
16 June 2021
 
6.30 pm - 9.00 pm 
Mental Wellbeing in the Pandemic 
22 & 29 June 2021
 
9.30 am - 12.30 pm 
Excel for Beginners 
29 June 2021
 
9.30 am - 1.00 pm 
Mental Health Awareness (Open University)
5 July 2021
 
9.30 am - 1.00 pm 
Managing Challenging Behaviour (children)  
6 July 2021
 
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm 
Understanding Dementia 
12 July 2021
 
9.30 am - 1.00 pm 
Understanding Autism 
18 August 2021
 
9.30 am -1.00 pm 
What You Can Do to Fight Plastic Pollution 
31 August - 21 September 2021
 
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm (4 consecutive Tuesday evenings)  
Creative Writing (Part 1) 

 
If you wish to participate, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk.
 
All courses are fully funded so there is no cost to the learners.

I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Kind Regards
 
MARTA CHABA
UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser in the H&I

For current courses available, please see the link below.  If interested in attending or finding out more, please contact:

m.chaba@unison.co.uk

 

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Creative Writing with Mary Colson (Part 1) 

Weekly Zoom sessions, 1 hour 7-8pm 

6, 13, 20, 27 April 2021 

Course outline 

We will deliver a range of lifewriting exercises which will enable participants to explore their thoughts, feelings, experiences and reactions to the strange, challenging times we’re living through. 

For those people new to lifewriting or who simply want to have a go and develop their skills. 

If you wish to book a place, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk

 

Understanding Dementia 16 March 1-4pm via Teams

Course content:

  1. How do you know it's dementia? What is Dementia? 
  2. Symptoms 
  3. Types 
  4. Diagnosis 
  5. How dementia affects people's abilities to do everyday tasks. 
  6. What care/support is required? 

 

This course is fully funded and open to all staff. If you wish to book a place, please contact me at m.chaba@unison.co.uk

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind Regards

 

Marta Chaba

UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser in the H&I

Focus on Wellbeing A Webinar Programme For Health and Social Care Staff

 

Not UNISON training as such but looks very good.

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UNISON Learning Project in the H&I will run the following 4-week course (online):
 
"Introduction to Creative Writing"
Start date: 2 Feb 7pm - 8pm (4x Tuesday evening)
 
If you wish to book a place, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk
 
Kind Regards
Marta Chaba
UNISON Regional Learning and Development Organiser in the H&I
 
 

UNISON have managed to secure some limited funding through Scottish Union Learning to provide a short programme of courses for January and February.
 
Forms should be returned to memberlearningscotland@unison.co.uk by the closing date of 18 January 2021
 
The courses are as follows:-
 
Mental Health Awareness - An introduction to mental health issues, its impact on people and what can be done to support people with poor mental health - particularly relevant just now with so many people struggling due to the pandemic.
 
20 January - 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
21 January - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
26 January - 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
27 January - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
 
Menopause Awareness - Workshop will explore the symptoms and impact of the menopause as well as self-help and signposting for help and advice.
 
27 January - 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
4 February - 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
11 February - 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
 
Trauma Awareness Taster - Workshop will explore what trauma is, how it can manifest itself and put it into context in terms of the ongoing pandemic as well as offering advice and signposting.
 
18 January - 11.00 am to 12.00 pm (very limited spaces available)
18 January - 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
 
Saving Energy at Home - short workshop run by Home Energy Scotland giving tips and advice on how to save Energy and therefore a wee bit money at home.
 
21 January - 10.00 am to 11.00 am
 
Kevin Duguid
Regional Learning & Development Organiser
UNISON

Autumn/Winter Online Learning Opportunities

 

Dear Member
 
We have secured funding through Scottish Union Learning to run a short programme of courses over the Late Autumn/Winter Period which are open to all members, activists and staff.
 
All the courses have been developed to run online and will be delivered by Specialist Learning Providers.
 
Please distribute this widely amongst your networks and fellow members along with the attached Expression of Interest Form which should be returned to memberlearningscotland@unison.co.uk.
 
Our online courses have proved extremely popular and we would encourage early sign up to secure a place on courses.
 
The Courses are as follows:
 
Assertiveness - 2 sessions per course on 17 & 18 November 10.00 am to 12 noon OR 23 & 24 November 10.00 am to 12 noon
 
This Course covers:
What does it mean to be assertive?
Being assertive in the workplace
Getting your point across & presenting clear messages
Ending conversations
Gaining confidence Tools
Dealing with difficulty
Handling difficult people and situations
The art of saying no
Managing conflict & Moving forward
Emotional intelligence
Managing your emotions & Dealing with someone else's emotions
 
Dyslexia Awareness - 24 November OR 1 December OR 8 December - All 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
 
Workshop will look at:
What Dyslexia is
Explore how it can manifest itself and affect everyday life and learning
Introduce tips, techniques and technology that can mitigate the impact of Dyslexia
and look at organisations that can support people with Dyslexia
 
Trauma Awareness - 23 November 11.00 am to 12 noon OR 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
 
Many Public sector workers and those working on the frontline during the Covid19 Pandemic experiencing situations that they would never expect to and are more vulnerable than others to suffering Trauma or Post Traumatic Stress which can adversely affect their home and working lives.
 
The areas covered will include:
The causes of Trauma & PTSD
Impact of trauma on the individual
The behaviours associated with Trauma & PTSD
Techniques to mitigate against PTSD
When to seek professional help and from who
The workshop does not turn us into medical experts and is designed to help us understand what PTSD and Trauma can look like and to give you a bit more confidence when talking to colleagues, clients, members, friends and family who may be struggling and be able to signpost them to professional services if required.
 
Bereavement Awareness - 26 November 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm OR 2 December 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm OR 3 December 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm
 
The pandemic that is Covid19 has claimed many lives both directly and indirectly related to it and our members are at the forefront of supporting patients, clients and their families who are impacted by it.
 
This can be extremely stressful and challenging and inevitably impact on their own wellbeing.
The workshop will help understand the grief/bereavement journey for people and help them process their own feelings. Participants will be able to learn about supporting grief in context of Covid19 and engage in discussion and reflections on supporting wellbeing in Grief.
 
The workshops will be provided by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland who are the specialist Charity organisation in Scotland supporting people through Bereavement.
 
Challenging Racism in the Workplace - 2 Sessions for each Course 20 & 27 November OR 1 December & 8 December both courses run 10.00 am to 12 noon
 
Join our colleagues from educational charity Show Racism the Red Car for a two-part course in anti-racism.

Covering core concepts of prejudice such as unconscious bias, stereotypes and stigma, these workshops also consider key terminology and explore methods of responding to and reporting racism.

This interactive workshop invites and supports discussion, inclusive communication, and encourages participants to ask their questions, reflect on their opinions and expand their knowledge.

Register early as this is one not to miss.

 
DAWN MACDONALD
UNISON Branch Secretary
Highland Healthcare Branch

UNISON Member Learning Courses in September 2020. Please email Marta Chaba at m.chaba@unison.co.uk if you wish to book a place.

 

Mental Health Awareness

10 September

9.15am- 1pm

Planning for Retirement

11 September

10am - 12 noon

Making Fairer Workplaces (Fairwork Framework)

14 September 

9.30am - 12 noon

Suicide Prevention

23 September

9.30am - 12 noon

Bereavement/Grief Awareness

 

We have a few places left on our Bereavement/Grief Awareness Workshops next week which are as follows.

 

19th August   1.30 pm to 4 pm

 

OR

 

20th August 3.30 pm to 6 pm

 

For further details see below.

 

The pandemic that is Covid19 has claimed many lives both directly and indirectly related to it and our members are at the forefront of supporting patients, clients and their families who are impacted by it.

 

This can be extremely stressful and challenging for our members and will inevitably have an impact on their own well being.

 

We have secured funding through Scottish Union Learning to run some Free workshops for our members that will help them understand the grief/bereavement journey for people and help them process their own feelings.

 

The workshops will be provided by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland who are the specialist Charity organisation in Scotland supporting people through Bereavement .

 

Through participation over a 2.5 hr video link session , participants will be able to learn about supporting grief in context of Covid 19 and engage in discussion and reflections on supporting well being in Grief

 

Learning Outcomes: participants will:

 

• Have an understanding of loss through death and some of the processes and patterns of grief that are commonly expressed in the early stages of grief

• Have an understanding of the impact of Covid 19 on our grief rituals, communication and expression of grief.

• Have an understanding of end of life experience and its effects on our grief experience

• Have an understanding of impact of grief on communication and identify compassionate responses for the bereaved.

• Have an understanding of attending to our own wellbeing whilst continuing supporting

 

 

The sessions will be accessible through phone , tablet , i-pad , laptop and desktop computer all members,activists and staff are free to apply. 

 

Contact: memberlearningscotland@unison.co.uk  

UNISON Member Learning Course

"Making Fairer Workplaces"

 

Date: 14 September

Time: 9.30am - 12 noon

Online platform

Please contact Marta Chaba at m.chaba@unison.co.uk to book a place.

 

"Making Fairer Workplaces"

 

Course Objectives 

 

The learners will gain an awareness and a practical understanding of: 

  

·         the remit of the Fair Work Convention and the potential of Fair Work in Scotland 

  

·         Fair Work Framework and the five dimensions of Fair Work (effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect) 

  

·         tools used to establish a baseline and identify practical steps to progress employers' fair work journey methods for moving Fair Work forward in the workplace 

  

·         best practice to address Fair Work practices in the workplace 

  

·         tools used to measure job quality 

  

·         Fair Work and the role of Trade Unions 

  

Feel Confident to: 

  

·         provide informed advice on the Fair Work Framework and the five dimensions, to inform wider colleague engagement in the workplace. 

 

 

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

Free online workshop for staff in Social Care and Early Childchood Education and Care (including non members)

 

15 September 2020 9.30am- 12 noon - online platform

 

 

This 2 hour  Awareness Workshop will focus on: 

SSSC Codes of Practice 

 Health and Social Care Standards 

SSSC Registration and qualification 

Social media guidance 

SSSC Post registration training requirements (PRTL) 

 

 

If you wish to book a place please contact Marta Chaba UNISON Learning and Development Organiser  at m.chaba@unison.co.uk

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

Free online workshop for staff in Social Care and Early Childchood Education and Care 

 

7 August 9.30am- 12 noon - online platform

 

 

This 2 hour  Awareness Workshop will focus on: 

SSSC Codes of Practice 

 Health and Social Care Standards 

SSSC Registration and qualification 

Social media guidance 

SSSC Post registration training requirements (PRTL) 

 

 

If you wish to book a place please contact Marta Chaba UNISON Learning and Development Organiser  at m.chaba@unison.co.uk

 

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