MSc Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online)

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This two year part-time online course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress.

Recovery is an innovative and empowering approach to working with and alongside people experiencing mental distress and illness. It is an approach that has gained great credence with service users, agencies and staff in recent years.

This challenging programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to mental health recovery and social inclusion. You will develop the skills to work directly with, develop policies and manage mental health work to aid the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. You will also develop an international understanding of processes and developments in recovery and social inclusion.

Why choose this course?

Recovery is an innovative and empowering approach to working with and alongside people experiencing mental distress and illness. It is an approach that has gained great credence with service users, agencies and staff in recent years.

This fully online part-time course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to mental health recovery and social inclusion. You will develop the skills to work directly with, develop policies and manage mental health work to aid the recovery and social inclusion of people experiencing mental distress. You will also develop an international understanding of processes and developments in the recovery and social inclusion.

This course is ideal for professionals from all mental health disciplines, service userscarersservice managerspolicy makers and those who aspire to be leaders in their areas of expertise in their country.

Contact UH Online

If you have any questions about UH Online, our online distance learning courses, or the University in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

AskUHOnline@herts.ac.uk

tel +44 (0) 1707 281121

UH Online
University of Hertfordshire
First floor MacLaurin Building
4 Bishops Square
St. Albans Road West
Hatfield
AL10 9NE
United Kingdom

  • Course length
  • Online - Part Time, 2 Years
  • Locations
  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Click here for full details https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/mental-health-recovery-and-social-inclusion-online2 

Pre peer mentoring course starting 6th March in Watford

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Tuesday March 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th 2018

 

                         10.30 am – 3.00 pm

 

Have you heard of Peer Mentoring?

Want to know more about it?

 Mentoring can be defined as a 'one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual, the mentor, gives time to support and encourage another.' It recognises people's need for having somebody there for them as they develop skills and gain the confidence to become independent and lead fulfilled lives.

Our 4-session course is aimed at giving people the confidence and knowledge to take the first step in peer mentoring or volunteering for organisations that provide Drug/Alcohol services in Herts.

Held at: Beechen Grove Baptist Church, 28 Clarendon Road, Watford. WD17 1JJ 

If you would like to attend, please call Viewpoint on 01707 386136 or email: Leslie Billy on leslie@hertsviewpoint.co.uk

Reasonable travel expenses, refreshments, are provided

New Leaf College Autumn Term 2017 Timetable

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New Leaf College provides a range of free of charge courses and workshops to enable you to take better control of your wellbeing, learn some practical skills and  provides an opportunity for reflection on your own situation and how you can build on your strengths to achieve better wellbeing. Our courses are available to anyone aged over 18 living in Hertfordshire. Courses are offered from various campuses across the county.

Click here to view the Autumn term timetable

Enrol online, by email or by phone:

Online: www.newleafcollege.co.uk

Email: students@newleafcollege.co.uk

Phone: 01442 864966

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference - events in March

A series of half day workshops to raise awareness of the grooming and sexual exploitation of boys and men.

For providers and carers who work with support, vulnerable, children and young people in Herts.

We would like to invite you to book on to one of the following events we are hosting in March at Police HQ in Welwyn, the events will be aimed at raising awareness of CSE and will be attended by stakeholders and providers,  we  ask that you book on to the date that you would like to attend using the Eventbrite booking links below (booking via Eventbrite is a simple 2 minute process) as this will allow us to keep an eye on numbers.

We have a guest speaker attending all of the events from the Blast project who specialise in delivering workshops and raising awareness of Male victims of CSE.

Please feel free to contact the CLA and Safeguarding commissioning team with any questions you may have at: cyp.cla@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Please note that spaces are limited so we would ask that you confirm attendance as soon as possible.

Booking Links below

  1. Monday 20th March 09:00-12:30 click here to book

  1. Monday 20th March 13:30-16:30 click here to book

  1. Monday 27th March 09:00-12:30 click here to book

  1. Monday 27th March 13:30 -16:30  click here to book

 

 

Spot the Signs - Save a Life workshops 10th Sept

Spot the Signs & Save a Life campaign would like to invite the general public, including service users and carers, for a free 2 hour workshop in Stevenage and Watford on World Suicide Prevention Day falling on the 10th of September 2016. Alongside the workshops, we would like to invite all individuals and organisations to join our online thunderclap campaign (via Twitter, Facebook or Tumbler) to raise awareness and break the stigma around suicide.

Please could you kindly disseminate this to any individuals you feel would be interested. If you would like to advertise our workshops/ online media campaign, please do not hesitate to use the attached posters. The focus of our workshops will be to bust myths, signs of suicide and depression and to advise of the referral process in Hertfordshire. Individuals can sign up to our workshops via Eventbrite.

 Workshops

  Stevenage:

Venue: The Healthy Hub, Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 1LZ

Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon

Watford:

Venue: Wellbeing Centre, 501 St Albans Road, Watford, Herts, WD24 7RZ

Time: 14:00pm – 16:00pm

You can sign up via Eventbrite or email spotthesigns@hpft.nhs.uk.

Social Media

You can join our thunderclap campaign by visiting https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/45592-spotthesignswspd16. Tweet us or keep up to date on the day by following our hashtag #SpottheSignsWSPD16.

Spot The Signs, Save a Life is a Hertfordshire suicide prevention campaign, launched by Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust working in partnership with Mind in Mid Herts and Hertfordshire Mind Network – to find out more about this campaign please click here www.hpft.nhs.uk/spot-the-signs.                           

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Charuni Perera, Project Co-ordinator: Spot The Signs, Save a Life Campaign, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, 99 Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5TL

Mobile Number: 07789 747275         

Email: charuni.perera@hpft.nhs.uk  (Working Days: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8am – 4:00pm) 

Please visit this website to learn more about suicide prevention: http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/spot-the-signs/

Fully funded classes for your service users

Don’t miss out on this funding, book before Christmas!!

 

SMILE can now offer the below four programmes to your service users for FREE! These programmes are being offered fully funded in partnership with Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service. You can book onto any of these for a group of up to 10 people by emailing smile@hcpa.info.

 

Read more here.

Be Mindful

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Everyone's talking about mindfulness. Follow this online course and experience for yourself the life changing results that the practice of mindfulness brings.

If you really want to change your life and open up opportunities, learning to practice mindfulness is one of the most dramatically effective things you can do.

Practising mindfulness is a mind-body approach to life that helps us to relate differently to experiences. It involves paying attention to our thoughts and feelings in a way that increases our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices.

It's free to start the course and it's easy-to-follow with step-by-step guidance throughout. In as little as 4 weeks you'll be rewarded with mindfulness skills that'll last a life-time! 

GIRES Gender Variance e-learning course

 

 

The Gender Variance e-learning course, developed and funded by the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), is available to use on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) website.

This resource is designed to help GPs respond to the needs of adults and young people experiencing gender dysphoria.  The numbers of trans people presenting for medical help are rising rapidly with waiting lists for access to specialist providers growing longer.  The mental health of those unable to access treatment is likely to deteriorate gravely. GPs have a crucial role in providing appropriate medical care, leading to very positive outcomes.

The course will also enable all trans people, including those who are non-binary or non-gender, to engage positively with their GPs when seeking medical help.
  
GIRES is immensely grateful to the RCGP and the many individual contributors to this project.

The resource can be accessed here: 

http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/gendervariance

This quick link should take the learner to the summary page of the course and if they select ‘Start Gender Variance’ the page will route them through to a login page – if the learner is not registered with the eLearning Platform they are given the option to register for free after which they will be able to access the course (free of charge).  Although the registration form asks for GMC or NMC number this is not a required field and can be left blank allowing any one to access the course.

 


Special Offer Free Courses available for volunteers who support improvements to Health and Social Care!

NHS England Pilot: Special Offer Free Courses available for volunteers who support improvements to Health and Social Care!!!

 

Who is the offer for?

 

 

·         Patients/carers/public voice representatives who are involved with NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Groups of other healthcare organisations

·         Voluntary and community group members involved in health and social care

·         Healthwatch staff and volunteers

·         Patient Participation Groups

·         Other interested individuals

What are the courses?

There are three free courses on offer, all offered by a Department of Health funded partnership called “Engage for Change”. You can choose ONE of the courses to take part in.

1.    “Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment” (UHSCE) is a course exploring the stakeholders in the current health and social care environment. Course participants will learn about influencing change and undertake a practical project as part of the course. 

2.    “Facilitation and Engagement in the Health and Social Care Environment”(FEHSCE) is a course covering the engagement of seldom heard groups, facilitation skills.  Course participants will have to plan and carry out a practical engagement exercise

3.    “Using Data in the Health and Social Care Environment” (UDHSCE) is a course focusing on key terms used in data, and where to get data to support a case for change, and course participants will have to plan a report and find data to back it up on the health and social care subject of your choice.

The courses are delivered online, courses 1 and 2 above also have a face to face assessment day.  The six attachments above have more information about EACH course and a separate REGISTRATION FORM for each course.

NHS England is running these courses as a pilot to assess their usefulness for those involved in supporting participation in healthcare and NHS England’s work. For this reason we ask all learners to commit to attending an evaluation day after the courses to give their feedback. This will take place on the 15th December 2015.

Application process and criteria:

·         Applicants should already be involved in some volunteering activity in the health and social care field and should be interested in developing their participation skills

·         Please be sure to complete the right registration form the course that you are interested in.  You can fill in the interactive pdf form, save it and return it to us. You should do this in Adobe Reader.

·         Applications should be returned to Alice Williams: alice.williams2@nhs.net

·         You can only apply for ONE course.

·         Deadline for applications: Friday 4th September 2015.

·         Start Date for all courses: Tuesday 15th September 2015

·         If you are applying to do the Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment course (UHSCE), you must be able to attend a face to face assessment on the 8thDecember 2015

·         If you are applying to do the Facilitation and Engagement in the Health and Social Care Environment course (FEHSC), you must be able to attend face to face assessment on the 9th December 2015

·         There is no face to face assessment for the Using Data in the Health and Social Care Environment course (UDHSCE)

·         All course participants must also be available to attend an evaluation day onTuesday 15th December 2015

·         Travel and accommodation costs for the face to face days and the evaluation day will be covered.

Please apply early as places are limited and if the course becomes full we will close to further registrations prior to the given deadline. Places will be given on a first come first served basis but as this is a pilot and we are interested in having a wide diversity of participant backgrounds, we reserve the right to limit participant numbers form individual organisations.

What will I gain from these courses?

Accredited by the Open College Network of Yorkshire and Humber, the result for learners will be to gain a 3 credit level 3 module which is roughly that of an “A” level. This can form part of your CV or resumé. The courses will also provide an excellent way to meet other people working or volunteering in similar fields and give you practical experience.

How are these courses assessed?

Over 12 weeks you will be expected to complete about 30 hours of study, which will be delivered online. For the UHSCE and FEHSCE courses you are also required to attend a full day in London at the end of the course to present your learning. For the UDHSCE course there is no end day, the course is entirely online. Participation in all courses for this pilot also necessitates all participants attending a full day evaluation session in London on Tuesday 15th December 2015.

What will this course cost?

There is no charge for this course, however we ask for a £50 deposit cheque from each learner to secure their place on the course. This will only be banked in case of non-completion of the course, otherwise, it will be returned on completion. If this prohibits you from taking part, please contact us.

If you have any questions, please contact Alice Williams. t:  07500124113   e:Alice.williams2@nhs.net

Viewpoint Pre - Peer Mentoring Programme (PPMP)

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Have you heard of Peer Mentoring?
Want to know more about it?
Have you used Drug & Alcohol services in your recovery or cared for somebody with Drug & Alcohol issues?


Mentoring can be defined as a 'one - to - one, non - judgemental relationship in which an individual, the mentor, gives time to support and encourage another.'
It recognises people's need for having somebody there for them as they develop skills and gain the confidence to become independent and lead fulfilled lives.
Our 4 session course is aimed at giving people the confidence and knowledge to take the first step in peer mentoring or volunteering for organisations that provide Drug/Alcohol services in Hertfordshire.


The course is held at:
Viewpoint,
56 Bridge Road,
Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1JU

Starts: Wednesday 12th, 19th, 26th August and 2nd September (10:30am – 2:30pm)

If you would like to attend please call Helen or Tracy on 01707 328014 or
email info@hertsviewpoint.co.uk
Reasonable travel expenses and refreshments are provided (lunch not provided).

HPFT Peer Support and Carers Support Training‏

Dear All,

Just a brief reminder regarding the up and coming training.  We have an information introduction day scheduled for this 20th May 2015, and additional dates as below.

The details are as follows for the Peer Support Worker training for Carers and Service Users: - 

Information sessions for those interested in taking part will be held on 20th May at the Colonnades, Hatfield – from 10 – 12 for Service Users and from 1 – 3 for Carers.

Carer Peer Support Training will take place on 18th and 23rd June and 2nd July – at the Colonnades, Hatfield.  This is bespoke training designed specifically for carers who are interested in Peer Support Work.

Service User Peer Support Training will take place on 15th, 23rd, 28th July, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th August and 3rd September – again at the Colonnades.  This training is accredited by Middlesex University.

Undertaking the training will not necessarily lead to peer support roles within HPFT – but we know from previous cohorts that it has been very much valued by them (and also very enjoyable!).  Some of the attendees have gone on to employment with us or with other organisations as peer workers.

There will places for up to 20 service users and 20 carers to take part – and we are also planning to repeat the courses later in the year.

If you are interested and would like to be booked on to the training course, please email me back with the details of your name (or attendees name), email address and contact details so I can add all the prospective trainees onto our list. 

If you require transport or any requirements or have a query please kindly email me Michelle.Mckenzie@hpft.nhs.net

Kind regards,

Michelle McKenzie

Adult Involvement Project Support Worker

Customer Inclusion & Engagement Team

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Eric Shepherd Unit, Woodside Rd, Abbots Langley, Herts WD5 0HT

01923 892665

Michelle.Mckenzie@hpft.nhs.net

An introduction to working Systemically with Couples and Families

MIND IN MID HERTS AS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, FOR VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF, IS RUNNING A 10 WEEK COURSE

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The course will be an opportunity to learn about skills and techniques used in family / couple therapy but also relevant to working with individuals.

Develop skills in engaging people in conversations and dialogue that are enabling. In particular we will look at solution focussed brief therapy and appreciative models of therapy. We will use the experience of the group participants, to create a context, for mutual learning and collaboratively develop skills and techniques for on-going practice.

The course is designed for: parents, carers, students, teachers, managers, professionals and all those who would like to find out more about systemic thinking and practice, whether for career purposes or out of general interest.

What will you gain from the course?
 
• a new/different way of thinking - moving from a focus on individuals to an ability to think about families and networks of relationships
• translating new ways of thinking into action/practice
• Understanding the importance of patterns from previous generations and the influence on family dynamics
• an opportunity to think and talk about: social difference - gender, race, religion, class, culture, age, abilities and sexual orientation within a diverse and multicultural society

The Course Leader:

Sharn Tomlinson is a UKCP registered Systemic Family Therapist and trainer.  She works at Mind in Mid Herts managing the psychological therapy service which is funded by The Wellbeing, part of the joint commissioning team. Sharn has experience working in the NHS both with children and adults, as part of the mental health team, as a Family Therapist.  Sharn has an MA in teaching, training and supervision and has taught Systemic Psychotherapy at Post graduate level on a master’s programme at the University of Bedfordshire and Relate.

Time:      6 to 9pm Wednesdays starting on 1 October 2014 – through to 10 December 2014
Venue:   The Wellbeing Centre, Stevenage
Fee:        £240.00 for people outside Mind in Mid Herts - Free to volunteers and staff at MiMH

Tel: 01438 369216
email: sharntomlinson@compuserve.com or admin@mindinmidherts.org.uk

Do you want to learn a new skill? Do you fancy a new career? Yes??!

The Secret Space

Are looking for new recruits to become fully qualified in City & Guilds Level 3 Full Body Massage and to volunteer & work at the yoga and well being centre in the Heart of Hertford.

 This is an amazing opportunity for all those interested in a career in holistic therapies. The college course & expenses will be paid, full support & training provided.

Course to start mid August and will run for 2-3months.

 Please register your interest by calling Rebecca White, ETE Coordinator for CRI Spectrum on 07881 335283.

Pre peer Mentoring Course

Have you heard of Peer Mentoring?

Want to know more about it?

Have you used Drug & Alcohol services in your recovery?

Mentoring can be defined as a 'one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual, the mentor, gives time to support and encourage another.' It recognises people's need for having somebody there for them as they develop skills and gain the confidence to become independent and lead fulfilled lives.

 Our 3 session course is aimed at giving people the confidence and knowledge to take the first step in peer mentoring or volunteering for organisations that provide Drug/Alcohol services in Herts.

The course is held at The Wellspring Church Centre, 1 Wellspring Way, Watford WD17 2AH

(Please note: Satnav WD17 2NU nearest parking is at Kings Car Park)

The course is 3 sessions long, every Thursday. Starting 28th August and ending on the 11th Sept 2014.

If you would like to attend please call Leslie or Tracy on 01707 328014 or email info@hertsviewpoint.co.uk

Reasonable travel expenses and refreshments are provided.

August 18: Watford Partnership Forum

UPCOMING MEETINGs

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