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About the Joint NHSGGC Training Programme

About the Joint NHSGGC Training Programme

Work force development through on-going training and support is an essential part of our work. We recognise that it is one of the best ways that we can work with practitioners and organisations to support them in effectively delivering services that meets the needs of people experiencing alcohol and drug issues and alcohol and drug related harm.

Our commitment to you is to provide training which:
  • Is evidence based and of a consistent standard and quality.
  • Is firmly rooted in the experience and aspirations of organisations working in the alcohol and drug field.
  • Promotes good practice and works to improve and develop services for people experiencing alcohol and drug issues and alcohol and drug related harm.
  • Is participative and places a strong emphasis on practical skills development.
  • Creates an environment for practitioners to meet, share good practice and forge the links for effective joint working.

The trainers involved in the courses are skilled in delivering training and have professional experience and comprehensive knowledge of the topic area in which they are training.

The courses advertised are free of charge and are open to all practitioners and organisations working within alcohol and drug field and related fields.
 
Please note that although the courses are free of charge, the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Alcohol and Drug Health Improvement Team, Alcohol Drug Partnerships and local organisations pay for the full expenditure for all training events. It is essential therefore that no-shows and cancellations are kept to a minimum.

We trust you will find the training courses in this brochure relevant to your work, and that you take this opportunity to continue your professional development through training.

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Training Opportunities

Below is a list of the training courses currently available. Please contact us if you would like to add or promote any new courses.

Alcohol

Alcohol Awareness Full Day

Organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)

Course Name

Alcohol Awareness

Aim of the course

This full day course aims to increase knowledge and awareness of key issues relating to alcohol use in Scotland.

Description of Training course

By end of session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of alcohol use in Scotland,
  • Recall the unit content for common drinks, and low risk drinking guidelines
  • Identify a range of reasons why people use alcohol, the effects and associated costs
  • Describe the different patterns of alcohol use
  • Develop an ability to identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol misuse
  • Understand the different approaches and support in reducing the harm
  • Be aware of the key resources and support services available

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, published on www.sdftraining.org.uk

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Tier 1 and 2 staff

Trainers / organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum

Adelle Still : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

Adelle joined Scottish Drugs Forum in January 2018 as a member of the Workforce Development team. Adelle’s role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Adelle worked as an Addictions Education and Prevention Specialist within NHS Ayrshire and Arran for 13 years. Her role consisted of coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating education and prevention activities in line with national and local strategies. Adelle was involved in development of an educational resource aimed at S1 to S6 and the development of the Ayrshire training calendar. Prior to this Adelle worked within Primary care.

Graham Mackintosh : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

As a member of the workforce development team Graham’s current role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Graham has developed training on a range of drug related areas including BBVs, Overdose Awareness and Prevention, and Naloxone with Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland, and has been delivering training to key service providers across Scotland since 2004. Prior to this Graham worked in frontline drug services in Glasgow from 1994 to 2004.

Katy MacLeod : National Training and Development Officer.

Katy MacLeod is a National Training and Development Officer for the Scottish Drugs Forum where she delivers training on a variety of drug-related and intervention based topics. Since 2009, she has specialised in emerging drug trends and in 2016 completed a research study for the Scottish Government in conjunction with Glasgow University looking at patterns of use, motivations and consequences of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. The study explored trends within vulnerable groups in Scotland and with men that have sex with men especially in relation to chemsex. Katy has worked in front line services for over 10 years in residential and community based settings. This work has included coordinating welfare services at festivals and events throughout UK and Europe in her role as Director at Chill Welfare. She is a member of the advisory board for the Global Drug Survey and the Scottish board of Phoenix Futures. Katy trained initially in counselling and health and social care before going on to undertake the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) certificate in Training Practice. Katy’s areas of interest include emerging drug trends, harm reduction, safer nightlife, mental health and trauma.

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

Until course is full

Time

9.30am until 4.30pm

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

www.sdftraining.org.uk

Graham@sdf.org.uk

Adelles@sdf.org.uk

Katy@sdf.org.uk

Call: 0141 221 1175

Venue

Varies, see website www.sdftraining.org.uk

Alcohol Awareness Half Day

Alcohol A

Organisation              

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)

Course Name              

Alcohol Awareness (half day)

Aim of the course       

This introductory half-day training course aims to increase knowledge and awareness of key issues relating to alcohol use in Scotland.

Description of Training course

By end of session participants will be able to:

  • Recall prevalence of alcohol use in Scotland, the unit content for common drinks, and low risk drinking guidelines
  • Identify a range of reasons why people use alcohol, the effects and associated costs
  • Describe the different patterns of alcohol use
  • Understand the different approaches and support in reducing the harm including being able to list key resources and support services

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, published on www.sdftraining.org.uk

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Tier 1 and 2 staff

Trainers / organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum

Adelle Still : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

Adelle joined Scottish Drugs Forum in January 2018 as a member of the Workforce Development team. Adelle’s role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Adelle worked as an Addictions Education and Prevention Specialist within NHS Ayrshire and Arran for 13 years. Her role consisted of coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating education and prevention activities in line with national and local strategies. Adelle was involved in development of an educational resource aimed at S1 to S6 and the development of the Ayrshire training calendar. Prior to this Adelle worked within Primary care.

Graham Mackintosh : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

As a member of the workforce development team Graham’s current role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Graham has developed training on a range of drug related areas including BBVs, Overdose Awareness and Prevention, and Naloxone with Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland, and has been delivering training to key service providers across Scotland since 2004. Prior to this Graham worked in frontline drug services in Glasgow from 1994 to 2004.

Katy MacLeod : National Training and Development Officer.

Katy MacLeod is a National Training and Development Officer for the Scottish Drugs Forum where she delivers training on a variety of drug-related and intervention based topics. Since 2009, she has specialised in emerging drug trends and in 2016 completed a research study for the Scottish Government in conjunction with Glasgow University looking at patterns of use, motivations and consequences of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. The study explored trends within vulnerable groups in Scotland and with men that have sex with men especially in relation to chemsex. Katy has worked in front line services for over 10 years in residential and community based settings. This work has included coordinating welfare services at festivals and events throughout UK and Europe in her role as Director at Chill Welfare. She is a member of the advisory board for the Global Drug Survey and the Scottish board of Phoenix Futures. Katy trained initially in counselling and health and social care before going on to undertake the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) certificate in Training Practice. Katy’s areas of interest include emerging drug trends, harm reduction, safer nightlife, mental health and trauma.

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

Until course is full

Time

09:30 or 13:30 course

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

www.sdftraining.org.uk

Graham@sdf.org.uk

Adelles@sdf.org.uk

Katy@sdf.org.uk

Call 0141 221 1175

Venue

Varies, see website www.sdftraining.org.uk

Oh Lila

Organisation

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Course Name

Oh Lila – a learning resource for pre – school aged children

Aim of the course

The course explores the key themes of the Oh Lila resource and how it relates to building resilience in children. Oh Lila is linked to the curriculum for excellence with a particular focus on Health & Wellbeing.

On completing training learners will:

  • Have enhanced awareness and understanding of the problems caused by alcohol in Scotland
  • Be more aware of early years policies and strategies
  • Be able to identify ways to confidently use Oh Lila
  • Be more confident in managing disclosures

Description of Training course

Oh Lila is a flexible resource which aims to build resilience and protective factors in young children, helping them to explore their emotions, develop social skills and identify trusted adults. The 4 hr workshop provides learners with an interactive and engaging experience.

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, available from training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Target group – Nursery workers and practitioners working with children of pre-school age (3-5yrs) to help them to identify trusted adults and understand that asking for help is a positive behaviour.  

Min/max participants – Min 6 and max of 18

Trainers / organisation

Alcohol Focus Scotland is the national charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm.

We want to reduce the impact of alcohol on individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

We want to see fewer people have their health damaged or lives cut short due to alcohol, fewer children and families suffering as a result of other people’s drinking, and communities free from alcohol-related crime and violence.

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

Until course is full

Time

Training is delivered over 4 hours – usually 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm.

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

https://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

Call 0141 572 6700

Venue

Varies, contact provider training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

Rory

Organisation

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Course Name

Rory – using the Rory resource in Schools

Aim of the course

Aim 

  • Learners will enhance their awareness and understanding of the problems caused by alcohol in Scotland;
  • have a greater awareness of the impact of harmful parental drinking on children and families;
  • more confidence to respond to children who are or may be affected by parental drinking.

Description of Training course

The training explores the Rory storybook and resource pack, which aims to build resilience and protective factors in children.  The pack comes with a range of age appropriate lesson plans and activities which focus on exploring relationships, development of problem solving and communication skills. 

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, available from training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk 

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Primary school staff (P1-7) who would like to learn more about Rory and how it can be used with children aged five to eleven years, building resilience and increasing social & emotional wellbeing.  

Trainers / organisation

Alcohol Focus Scotland is the national charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm.

We want to reduce the impact of alcohol on individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

We want to see fewer people have their health damaged or lives cut short due to alcohol, fewer children and families suffering as a result of other people’s drinking, and communities free from alcohol-related crime and violence. 

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

Until course is full 

Time

This is a 4hr course delivered over 2 x 2hr sessions, usually 4pm-6pm.

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

https://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk 

Call 0141 572 6700

Venue

Varies, contact provider training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

Drugs

Drug Awareness Full Day

Organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)

Course Name

Drugs Awareness

Aim of the course

This training course aims to increase workers’ knowledge and awareness of key issues relating to drug use in Scotland.

Description of Training course

By end of session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how attitudes and stigma can affect recovery
  • Identify why people use substances
  • Name the 7 key drug categories and their key effects
  • Recall current drug trends and patterns of use
  • Discuss effective strategies and treatment options to support people who use drugs, including harm reduction

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, published on www.sdftraining.org.uk

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Tier 1 and 2 staff

Trainers / organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum

Adelle Still : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

Adelle joined Scottish Drugs Forum in January 2018 as a member of the Workforce Development team. Adelle’s role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Adelle worked as an Addictions Education and Prevention Specialist within NHS Ayrshire and Arran for 13 years. Her role consisted of coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating education and prevention activities in line with national and local strategies. Adelle was involved in development of an educational resource aimed at S1 to S6 and the development of the Ayrshire training calendar. Prior to this Adelle worked within Primary care.

Graham Mackintosh : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

As a member of the workforce development team Graham’s current role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Graham has developed training on a range of drug related areas including BBVs, Overdose Awareness and Prevention, and Naloxone with Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland, and has been delivering training to key service providers across Scotland since 2004. Prior to this Graham worked in frontline drug services in Glasgow from 1994 to 2004.

Katy MacLeod : National Training and Development Officer.

Katy MacLeod is a National Training and Development Officer for the Scottish Drugs Forum where she delivers training on a variety of drug-related and intervention based topics. Since 2009, she has specialised in emerging drug trends and in 2016 completed a research study for the Scottish Government in conjunction with Glasgow University looking at patterns of use, motivations and consequences of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. The study explored trends within vulnerable groups in Scotland and with men that have sex with men especially in relation to chemsex. Katy has worked in front line services for over 10 years in residential and community based settings. This work has included coordinating welfare services at festivals and events throughout UK and Europe in her role as Director at Chill Welfare. She is a member of the advisory board for the Global Drug Survey and the Scottish board of Phoenix Futures. Katy trained initially in counselling and health and social care before going on to undertake the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) certificate in Training Practice. Katy’s areas of interest include emerging drug trends, harm reduction, safer nightlife, mental health and trauma.

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

Until course is full

Time

09:30 – 16:30

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

www.sdftraining.org.uk

Graham@sdf.org.uk

Adelles@sdf.org.uk

Katy@sdf.org.uk

Call 0141 221 1175

Venue

Varies, see website www.sdftraining.org.uk

Drug Awareness Half Day

Organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)

Course Name

Drugs Awareness (half day)

Aim of the course

This introductory half day training course aims to increase workers’ knowledge and awareness of key issues relating to drug use in Scotland.

Description of Training course

By end of session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how attitudes and stigma can affect recovery.
  • Identify why people use substances
  • Name the 7 key drug categories and their key effects
  • Recall current drug trends and patterns of use
  • Discuss effective strategies and treatment options to support people who use drugs, including harm reduction

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, published on www.sdftraining.org.uk

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Tier 1 and 2 staff

Trainers / organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum

Adelle Still : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

Adelle joined Scottish Drugs Forum in January 2018 as a member of the Workforce Development team. Adelle’s role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Adelle worked as an Addictions Education and Prevention Specialist within NHS Ayrshire and Arran for 13 years. Her role consisted of coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating education and prevention activities in line with national and local strategies. Adelle was involved in development of an educational resource aimed at S1 to S6 and the development of the Ayrshire training calendar. Prior to this Adelle worked within Primary care.

Graham Mackintosh : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

As a member of the workforce development team Graham’s current role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Graham has developed training on a range of drug related areas including BBVs, Overdose Awareness and Prevention, and Naloxone with Scottish Drugs Forum and Hepatitis Scotland, and has been delivering training to key service providers across Scotland since 2004. Prior to this Graham worked in frontline drug services in Glasgow from 1994 to 2004.

Katy MacLeod : National Training and Development Officer.

Katy MacLeod is a National Training and Development Officer for the Scottish Drugs Forum where she delivers training on a variety of drug-related and intervention based topics. Since 2009, she has specialised in emerging drug trends and in 2016 completed a research study for the Scottish Government in conjunction with Glasgow University looking at patterns of use, motivations and consequences of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. The study explored trends within vulnerable groups in Scotland and with men that have sex with men especially in relation to chemsex. Katy has worked in front line services for over 10 years in residential and community based settings. This work has included coordinating welfare services at festivals and events throughout UK and Europe in her role as Director at Chill Welfare. She is a member of the advisory board for the Global Drug Survey and the Scottish board of Phoenix Futures. Katy trained initially in counselling and health and social care before going on to undertake the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) certificate in Training Practice. Katy’s areas of interest include emerging drug trends, harm reduction, safer nightlife, mental health and trauma.

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

Until course is full

Time

09:30 or 13:30 course

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

www.sdftraining.org.uk

Graham@sdf.org.uk

Adelles@sdf.org.uk

Katy@sdf.org.uk

Call 0141 221 1175

Venue

Varies, see website www.sdftraining.org.uk

ABI

GCA ABI

Organisation

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Course Name

ABI Skills Development

Aim of the course

The course aims to provide practitioners with the required knowledge, skills and confidence to competently and appropriately respond to alcohol-related issues with their patients/clients within the context of delivering an evidence based brief intervention on alcohol.

By the end of the course participants will have covered following modules:

  • Introduction to Alcohol and Brief Interventions
  • Values & Attitudes to Alcohol
  • How Much is Too Much? Units & Drinking Limits
  • Introduction to BI Theory
  • Challenges & Solutions
  • Ways In
  • Screening & Feedback
  • Choosing a BI strategy
  • Bringing it all together

Description of Training course

Provides practitioner with skills to use and evidence based technique to discuss alcohol use with their clients

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Contact us for next available dates

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Suitable for staff and volunteers who have some limited level of alcohol understanding and/or motivational interviewing skills.

Trainers / organisation

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

2 weeks before the course start date (Please check for spaces for any late nominations)

Time

10:00-16:30

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

abi@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org

Venue

Currently delivered via MS Teams or Zoom

GCA ABI T4T

Organisation

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Course Name

ABI Training for Trainers

Aim of the course

The course aims to prepare trainers to deliver ABI practioner courses to a variety of staff working in different settings to raise awareness of alcohol related harm and the use of alcohol brief interventions.

By the end of the course participants will have covered and be able to deliver the following modules:

  • Welcome & Introductions / Ground-rules / Warm Up
  • Introduction to Alcohol and Brief Interventions, Values & Attitudes to Alcohol (40mins)
  • How Much is Too Much ? Units & Drinking Limits
  • Introduction to BI Theory
  • Challenges & Solutions
  • Ways In
  • Screening & Feedback
  • Choosing a BI approach
  • Explore Attitudes & Harm Reduction and Discuss Options for Change
  • Discuss Effects of Behaviour, Benefits of Change & Build Motivation
  • Build Confidence, Skills and Coping Strategies
  • Bringing it all together
  • Referral & Resources
  • Data Monitoring & Evaluation

Description of Training course

Provides trainers with a set of evidence and competency based materials and instructions for the delivery of training and learning activities on alcohol-related harm and brief interventions.

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

This is a 2 day course. Contact us for next available dates

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Staff working un the community who are experienced trainers or facilitators with a remit to discuss lifestyle factors with clients/service users

Trainers / organisation

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

2 weeks before the course start date (Please check for spaces for any late nominations)

Time

Course runs over 2 days. Each day runs from 09:30-16:30. Training days are separated by 1 week usually.

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

Please fill in ABI T4T Application Form and send to abi@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org

Venue

Currently delivered via MS Teams or Zoom

Multiple Risk

Multiple Risk Full Day

Organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)

Course Name

Multiple Risk

Aim of the course

This training course will enable staff to further build knowledge, confidence and skills in delivering multiple risk prevention and education support to young people

Description of Training course

By end of session participants will be able to:

  • Identify common risk behaviours displayed by young people.
  • Define multiple risk.
  • Discuss positive and negative aspects of risk.
  • Identify common risk behaviours.
  • Recall the factors and Adverse Childhood Experiences that influence risk taking and identify the impact of these on resilience.
  • Demonstrate effective signposting and interventions which tackle multiple risk. build resilience and support post-traumatic growth.

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, published on www.sdftraining.org.uk

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Tier 1 and 2 staff

Trainers / organisation

Scottish Drugs Forum

Adelle Still : Senior Training Officer, Workforce Development.

Adelle joined Scottish Drugs Forum in January 2018 as a member of the Workforce Development team. Adelle’s role focuses mainly on the development and delivery of alcohol and drug awareness training within Glasgow City. Adelle worked as an Addictions Education and Prevention Specialist within NHS Ayrshire and Arran for 13 years. Her role consisted of coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating education and prevention activities in line with national and local strategies. Adelle was involved in development of an educational resource aimed at S1 to S6 and the development of the Ayrshire training calendar. Prior to this Adelle worked within Primary care.

Katy MacLeod : National Training and Development Officer.

Katy MacLeod is a National Training and Development Officer for the Scottish Drugs Forum where she delivers training on a variety of drug-related and intervention based topics. Since 2009, she has specialised in emerging drug trends and in 2016 completed a research study for the Scottish Government in conjunction with Glasgow University looking at patterns of use, motivations and consequences of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. The study explored trends within vulnerable groups in Scotland and with men that have sex with men especially in relation to chemsex. Katy has worked in front line services for over 10 years in residential and community based settings. This work has included coordinating welfare services at festivals and events throughout UK and Europe in her role as Director at Chill Welfare. She is a member of the advisory board for the Global Drug Survey and the Scottish board of Phoenix Futures. Katy trained initially in counselling and health and social care before going on to undertake the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) certificate in Training Practice. Katy’s areas of interest include emerging drug trends, harm reduction, safer nightlife, mental health and trauma.

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course)

Until course is full

Time

09:30 – 16:30

Contacts / booking details / website etc.

www.sdftraining.org.uk

Adelles@sdf.org.uk

Katy@sdf.org.uk

Call 0141 221 1175

Venue

Varies, see website www.sdftraining.org.uk

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