Training courses

MECC (Making Every Contact Count)

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Making Every Contact Count

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to improving health and reducing health inequalities developed by the NHS and local government. It is a way of encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices and to achieve positive long-term behaviour change.

The aim of this training is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to “Make Every Contact Count” in their day to day life and work, offering practical support to individuals in their efforts to attain a healthier lifestyle.

Students will learn how effective communication can support behaviour change, how to promote key health messages and use brief intervention and motivational interviewing techniques to move through the cycle of change.

Summary of Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognise how effective communication supports the delivery of health messages

  2. Understand the 'cycle of behaviour change' model

  3. Identify key health messages and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices

  4. Know how to deliver brief advice and brief interventions

  5. Understand basic motivational interviewing techniques

Cost: Free

Healthy Cornwall have a flexible approach and are able to adapt this workshop depending on the audience.  We can offer a condensed version, out of hours training is available and for those organisations who wish to offer MECC in house we offer 'Train the Trainer'.  MECC is available as an e-learning option and this is a good source of general information however does not offer the opportunity for direct practice at carrying out MECC which the face to face training does offer.

 

Making Every Contact Count Plus (Health Inequalities)

This follow on course from Making Every Contact Count explores the wider determinants of health inequalities with a focus on money, housing and mental health.

By the end of the course participants will be able to-

  •         Describe how inequality leads to poorer health outcomes
  •         Outline key areas of inequality
  •         Demonstrate an understanding of key issues and the impact on health and well-being
  •         Identity support available

Cost: Free

Time: 3 hours

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) - Train the Trainer

Our 2 day MECC Train the Trainer programme enables people to deliver MECC training in-house for their organisation and to contribute to delivery in the wider community as appropriate.

There is no cost to attend the course but we do have the following eligibility criteria for participants.

  • MECC should have some relevance to their current role.
  • Experience in delivering training
  • Confident in group facilitation.
  • Have organisational support to deliver MECC
  • Are able to contribute to the implementation of MECC in their organisation (minimum three sessions)

 

A short application form is required for this course, please contact Healthy Cornwall for more information.

Making Every Contact Count (Out of Hours condensed version)

Making every contact count (MECC) is an approach to improving health and reducing health inequalities developed by the NHS and local government. It is a way of encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices and to achieve positive long-term behaviour change.

The aim of this training is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to “Make Every Contact Count” in their day to day work, offering practical support to individuals in their efforts to attain a healthier lifestyle.

Students will learn how effective communication can support behaviour change, how to promote key health messages and use brief intervention and motivational interviewing techniques to move through the cycle of change.

Summary of Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognise how effective communication supports the delivery of health messages.

  2. Understand the cycle of behaviour change model

  3. Identify key health messages and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices

  4. Know how to deliver brief advice and brief interventions.

  5. Understand basic motivational interviewing techniques

Cost: Free

Mental Health First Aid - Adult

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.

What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive well-being and tackle stigma in the world around you.

Please note you must be 16+ to attend these courses, however the content and skills learnt can support anyone.

Mental Health First Aid - Two Day (First Aider)

Delivered over two days, this internationally recognised training will foster the skills and knowledge to help and support a person struggling with a mental health concern. By the end of the course you will be able to;

  • Recognise the symptoms of mental health issues
  • Provide initial help
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help

Cost: £25  This amount covers the cost of participant workbooks .The actual training delivery is free of charge.

09.30-16.30 on both days

Please note, participants must fully attend both days

 

Mental Health First Aid - Half Day (First Aid Awareness)

This half day course is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health. It is designed to give you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma.
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues.
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

Cost: £15  This amount covers the cost of participant workbooks .The actual training delivery is free of charge

Four hours

Mental Health First Aid - One Day (First Aid Champion)

The one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as a workplace MHFA Champion.

Workplace MHFA Champions have: 

  • An understanding of common mental health issues  

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health 

  • Skills to support positive well-being.

Through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions, the course is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.

You must be 16+ to attend this course and the skills learnt are most appropriate for the workplace.

Cost: £20 This amount covers the cost of participant workbooks .The actual training delivery is free of charge.

Suicide First Aid

ASIST

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training:

Please note: that this is a 2 day training.

ASIST teaches verbal First Aid skills to anyone who may come into contact with a person having thoughts of suicide. It gives an introduction to the most widely used Suicide Intervention Model in the world, a model which is applicable in all situations requiring help.

 

After taking ASIST, you will be better able to:

 

  • Be suicide alert - identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • Recognise invitations for help
  • Recognise potential barriers of seeking help
  • Assess risk and safety - develop a plan to increase the safety of the person at risk of suicide
  • Offer support – recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
  • Effectively apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Cost: £25

Please be aware that there is a fee of £25 for cancellation within 7 days of the start of the course and £50 for anyone who fails to attend or gives less than 24 hours notice

 

Time: Day 1 - 08.45 - 17.00 / Day 2 - 09.00 - 16.30

Please note: This training is for people who live and/or work in Cornwall only.  

Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting.  Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time.  Please contact us to discuss any queries.

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safeTALK

 

safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

Cost: £10

Time: 10.00 - 13.30

 Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting.  Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time.  Please contact us to discuss any queries.

suicideTALK

 

The suicideTALK presentation invites everyone—regardless of prior training or experience—to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community.

Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question "Should we talk about suicide?" By looking at this question in a number of different ways, participants can discover some of the beliefs and ideas about suicide in their communities—and in themselves.

suicideTALK participants learn…

  • How suicide is a serious community health problem that is often misunderstood
  • How personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety
  • How the steps taught in LivingWorks’ safeTALK program can be used to help prevent suicide
  • How to get involved in life protection, preservation, and promotion activities in the community.

Cost: Free

Time: 90 minutes

This  presentation is delivered directly to your team, agency, organisation or community group so please contact us to arrange a workshop.

Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting.  Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time.  Please contact us to discuss any queries.

 

Healthy Under 5s

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Penzance

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Hayle

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Helston

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Redruth

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Camborne

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Truro

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Falmouth

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Newquay

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - St.Austell

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Bodmin

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session. If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Wadebridge

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Camelford

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.   If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Launceston

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Bude

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Liskeard

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Saltash

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Torpoint

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Ready, Steady...Eat - An Introduction to Solid Food - Callington

This FREE, fun, friendly and interactive group session is for parents and babies.

We will talk about when and how to introduce solid food to your baby and appropriate foods to try. 

Please note: the minimum attendance number for this session is 4 - please do spread the word to any friends, baby groups you attend etc that you think might be interested in this session.  If you are bringing along your partner or family member please make sure they are booked on separately.

Workplace Training

We provide training courses on a variety of topics based on improving the health and well-being of employees.

The courses offered are dependent on the needs of individual businesses and may be delivered within workplaces and cover a variety of different health topics.

Our courses are appropriate for employers, employee’s and managers

If your workplace is interested in looking at the health and well-being of their staff and have some training needs please contact us on 01209 615600/healthy.workplace@cornwall.gov.uk or visit www.behealthyatwork.org

Training available includes:

 

Understanding Stress

Workplaces can help to promote resilience in their employees and they also have an important role to play in promoting mental well-being. They not only help develop an individual’s self-esteem and sense of identity but also help to provide a sense of fulfilment and opportunities for social interaction.

However when the pressure of work exceeds an employee’s ability to cope it can have negative effects on the their mental health, particularly in the form of stress.

This training looks at the themes that contribute to stress and explores ways that employees can manage stress within the workplace for themselves and their colleagues.

 

  •          Explore the Signs, Symptoms & Effects of stress
  •          Understand the importance of positive employee behaviour and increase awareness of your own             behaviour.
  •          Develop the tools to further enhance and/or develop your skills
  •          Where to go and how to access help

 

2 hours

If you would like further information on this or other courses or to discuss a more bespoke delivery then please contact us

Mental Health Awareness

The World Health Organisation defines health as: “a state of (complete) physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, thus we need to see our mental and physical health as a whole and how one can affect the other.

Our mental health influences how we think and feel about ourselves and others and how we interpret events. It also influences our ability to cope with change, transition and life’s challenges.

Learners will explore what is meant by mental ill health, how to recognise the signs and symptoms and where to go for help.

3 hours

Learning outcomes:

  1.  Identify current concepts of mental well-being.
  2.  Understand a range of mental health conditions.
  3.  How can mental well-being be improved and maintained

If you would like further information on this or other courses or to discuss a more bespoke delivery then please contact us

Making Every Contact Count WPH

Making every contact count (MECC) is an approach to improving health and reducing health inequalities developed by the NHS and local government. It is a way of encouraging and helping people to make healthier choices and to achieve positive long-term behaviour change.

The aim of this training is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to “Make Every Contact Count” in their day to day work, offering practical support to individuals in their efforts to attain a healthier lifestyle.

Students will learn how effective communication can support behaviour change, how to promote key health messages and use brief intervention and motivational interviewing techniques to move through the cycle of change.

Summary of Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognise how effective communication supports the delivery of health messages.

  2. Understand the cycle of behaviour change model

  3. Identify key health messages and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices

  4. Know how to deliver brief advice and brief interventions.

  5. Understand basic motivational interviewing techniques

Exploring Mindfulness, Meditation and Sleep Hygiene

Mindfulness is the process of bringing one's attention to experiences or sensations occurring in the present moment, to an understanding of how we feel in any given moment and to noticing "whats around us" . This can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. 

Meditation is both a journey and the destination. Meditation practices can help develop a sense of mindfulness, be useful for combating stress related conditions, and helpful in developing a greater awareness of our mental health and well-being.

Sleep Hygiene. Sleep is an essential part of feeling well and feeling happy, but almost everyone experiences problems sleeping at some time. Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference to your quality of life and to your overall mental health and well-being.

This training brings together these three topics in a fun, informative and interactive delivery and is a perfect adjunct to Stress Awareness and Resilience training

Developing Resilience

Taking steps to look after your well-being can help you deal with pressure, and reduce the impact that stress has on your life.

Developing emotional resilience is more than your ability to bounce back, but also your capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a good sense of mental health and well-being. Resilience isn't a personality trait – it's something that we can all take steps to achieve.

This training will help you to

  •          Define resilience
  •          Understand how stress undermines resilience
  •          Develop a personal resilience toolkit

 

2 hours

Dementia Awareness

Dementia Awareness is an introduction to understanding Dementia, living with and supporting somebody with Dementia. 

This training looks at the main types of Dementia and how the symptoms can impact on a person and their support network.  There is a focus on how stigma can affect a person both before and after diagnosis.  The workshop then introduces ways to live well with dementia, both enabling the person with the diagnosis and looks at a variety of tools for their support network to adopt to promote ‘living well’. 

  • Understand how the experience and progression of dementia is unique to the person
  • Understand how a person with dementia can live well within society

3 hours

Free

Trio of Workshops: Understanding Stress; Developing Resilience; Mindfulness, Meditation & Sleep Hygiene

Understanding Stress -  Exploring the concept of stress.

Developing Resilience - Exploring how we can all build our personal resiliency skills.

Mindfulness, Meditation & Sleep Hygiene  -  Looking at how mindfulness, meditation and good sleep hygiene can positively support our mental health and wellbeing.

 Cost: £Free

C-CARD

This training is designed for organisations and individuals who plan to register and distribute condoms to young people aged 13-25 through the C-CARD Scheme.

 

10.00-14.00

Cost: Free - although charges will be made for non-attendance.   For delegates aged 18 or over.

C CARD

Relationships & Sexual Health

HIV Awareness

This training will look at the reported rates of infection in the UK, the HIV virus, possible routes of transmission, current treatment programmes and the impact of late diagnosis.

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wishes to know more.

  • Do you want to know more about HIV?
  • Do you want to know how HIV is passed from one person to another?
  • Do you want to know how to protect yourself from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI's)?
  • Do you want to dispel the myths of HIV?

Cost: Free - although charges will be made for non-attendance.   

LGBQ&T Inclusive Conversations

This course aims to increase participants’ confidence to include LGBQ&T specific information in conversations.

Participants will acquire the necessary skills and confidence to talk positively about LGBQ&T issues in an appropriate and informative way and be able to challenge where inappropriate language or behaviour is used.

Cost: Free - although charges will be made for non-attendance

 

 

Introduction to Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Aims:

To offer participants an introduction to sexual health including implementation of the Brook Traffic Light Tool: sexual behaviours framework.

Objectives:

  • Understand what is meant by sexual health
  • Understand personal and professional value base when working with young people and sexual health.
  • Have a basic understanding of the law around sexual behaviour including confidentiality.
  • Be familiar with sexual health services and how to effectively support young people’s engagement with services.
  • Be able to use the Brook Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool in order to assess healthy and harmful behaviours local procedures.

Cost: Free - although charges will be made for non-attendance. For delegates aged 18 or over

Time: 10am - 4pm

STIs and HIV

Aims: Offers participants an opportunity to update their knowledge around Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV

Objectives:

  • Update knowledge around HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including symptoms, testing and treatment
  • National and local context of young people’s sexual health
  • Dispel common myths
  • To learn and experience what it is like to visit the Sexual Health Hub
  • Ensuring appropriate support and service access for young people

Cost: FREE

Time: 10am - 4pm

Cornwall Sports Partnership

The Cornwall Sports Partnership is an affiliation of organisations that have joined forces to make sport and physical activity a part of everyday life in Cornwall.

The link to their website is www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk 

For details on the training they offer, please visit  www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk/courses  

Cornwall Healthy Weight

Cornwall Healthy Weight has a full education training package to raise awareness for both health and social care professionals and members of the public to ensure that consistent messages regarding healthy weight are conveyed. Physical activity and healthy eating interventions run alongside the healthy weight offer to ensure adequate balance.

 https://www.cornwallhealthyweight.org.uk/ 

Walk Leader Walking for Health

Walk Leader

Aim: To ensure volunteer walk leaders are feel well equipped to lead walking groups throughout Cornwall

Objectives:

To Understand

  • Practicalities of leading a health walk
  • The benefits of walking
  • Route planning
  • How to lead walkers with special requirements

Brief description: Cornwall Healthy Weight works closely with Walking for Health to support our walking groups throughout Cornwall. Volunteer walk leaders make Walking for Health possible.  The time, passion and dedication that they commit to leading our walks are invaluable. Our full day training course will help volunteers to feel confident leading a health walk around Cornwall. CLICK HERE for more information on Walking for Health.

The training includes a short practical demo walk so please wear appropriate clothing.

Target group: Anyone above the age of 18 who has a keen interest in walking and wants to volunteer as a walk leader.

10.00-16.00

Cost: Free

Cornwall Healthy Schools

Learner Participation Training (School Council)

This workshop is for Cornwall school staff who are looking for ways organise Learner Participation in their school. The session is packed with ideas on how to move your learners and staff towards shared decision-making in a rights-respected school.

Summary of Learning Outcomes:

  • The role of Learner Participation in an effective school
  • Your schools participation journey
  • Organising Learner Participation
  • The new Learner Participation Award
  • Practical ideas and models

Times: 10:00-15:30

For any further information please contact healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk

 

Resilience and Self Esteem Toolkit (ReSET)

 

This training is available as a twilight session for schools in Cornwall. There are opportunities to try some of the activities, explore the support materials and discuss ideas for whole school, class / tutor group or intervention work, either 1:1 or in groups.

Learning Objectives for training:

  • Raise awareness of Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Recognise the importance of a whole school approach to EHWB
  • Explore ideas for increasing emotional literacy
  • Consider a range of coping strategies
  • Explore ways of increasing positive self-esteem
  • Explore a range of tools and ideas to support this work 
  • Signpost to additional support materials and websites 

    Time: 2 hours

    Cost:  Free

    If you’d like this training delivered as an INSET or Twilight session for your school or MAT, or for any further information, contact your Healthy Schools Delivery Advisor or healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk

 

Thinkuknow Introduction Course

Course Aims

This course is run by a CEOP trained Ambassador (i.e. a professional who has completed our Ambassador training course).

The Thinkuknow Introduction course covers:

  • Introduction to CEOP and Reporting
  • Children and Young People Online
  • Online Sexual Abuse
  • Nude Selfies: What Professionals Need to Know
  • The Thinkuknow Resources

 Who should attend?

This course is aimed at professionals who work directly with children and young people, including:

  • Teachers
  • Youth workers
  • Social workers
  • Police officers
  • Child Protection professionals

Delegate criteria and cost

The Thinkuknow Introduction course is free for all delegates to attend.

All delegates attending the Thinkuknow Training course must present photographic ID to the Ambassador running the training at Event Registration for verification purposes. Acceptable forms of photographic ID are a passport, driver’s licence or work ID.

Additionally, we ask delegates to provide a letter from their employer on headed paper, signed by a manager stating:

  • The delegate’s role and length of employment period/association with the organisation they are representing;
  • The relevance of the training to the delegate’s role;
  • How the delegate intends to apply the knowledge gained;
  • Confirmation that the organisation has undertaken necessary risk assessment that the delegate is suitable to work with children and young people.
  • This must be supplied at event registration when attending the Thinkuknow Introduction course.

As a law enforcement agency, CEOP insists that any convictions are disclosed directly to us prior to attending the event - ceopeducation@nca.x.gsi.gov.uk

Law enforcement officers (i.e. NCA Officers, police officers and those employed by a police service) do not need to provide this letter. Please present your police work ID or Warrant Card at event registration.

For any further information please contact healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk

Time: 13:00 - 16:00

Whole School Approach to Good Mental Health

This course has been designed in response to requests for support from schools around promoting good mental health and wellbeing.  Our informative and interactive workshop aims to raise your awareness of: 

      • Mental health and mental ill-health
      • Behaviours and risk and resilience factors
      • The importance of early intervention
      • Ideas for school-based support/interventions
      • Access to further support 
      • Looking after yourself

For any further information please contact healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk

This Girl Can in Your School

A considerable amount of research has shown that girls become less active than their male peers. This not only affects their physical health but also their emotional wellbeing. But why are girls less engaged in physical activities?


This awareness session will explore the current statistics around girls participation and will give you an insight of the barriers that girls face when being active. The session highlights some of the different things that school settings can be demonstrating to help break down these barriers and encourage girls to stay and/or become more active.


This awareness session is well suited for individuals who would like to raise the profile of physical activity for girls and young females.

 

Sugar Smart

As part of the SUGAR SMART in School Certificate and our food and nutrition support, this awareness session has been developed to provide schools with a short guide to the sweet stuff. Lasting about 2 hours, in this session we will cover what sugar is and where it comes from, how it is used by the body, the physical, mental, and oral health implications of excess consumption, nutritional label reading, and things to do in school.

These sessions are a great opportunity to either finalise your SUGAR SMART application or kick-start your campaign in school.

Twilight sessions

A variety of different twilight sessions are provided by Cornwall Healthy Schools and  available for all schools in Cornwall. For full details of these, please see the Cornwall Healthy Schools Website and contact healthy.schools@cornwall.gov.uk to arrange training.

Speakeasy

Speakeasy Cornwall Workforce Training (3 Day Course)

Suitable for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Parent Support Workers, Social Workers, School/Community Nurses, Youth Workers, Family Support Workers etc.

(Appropriate for those working with children and young people of all ages.)

Speakeasy Cornwall Workforce Training has been developed over the last 10 years for our multi-disciplinary children’s workforce – many of whom have had no specific training in this important area throughout their professional training and career.

The course enables participants to develop their skills, knowledge and, crucially, confidence in discussing with children and young people topics such as;

consent, puberty, healthy and unhealthy relationships, personal boundaries, keeping safe, sex, sexuality, gender, transgender, sex and the law, sexual health, answering tricky questions and the impact of the media on children and young people’s sexual development/understanding.  

This is an experiential course with lots of activities and ideas to try out and then use in your practice with children and young people and/or their parents and carers.

Feed-back from recent course participants:

‘I feel so much more confident and ‘at peace’ with talking about these subjects now…’

I really liked the course for the safe, non-judgemental space it provided for discussion on how to continually introduce and discuss relationships and sexual matters in a gentle and positive way.’

‘Excellent and necessary course.’

‘Very well presented and content was excellent. Both fun and serious.’

Date:  Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th November 2019

Time:  9:30 - 16:30.  Please arrive at 9:15 for a PROMPT start at 9:30.

Venue: Grampound Road Cricket Club, TR2 4DX 

Please note: You must attend the full 3 days training.  Tea and coffee available but please bring your own lunch.

Speakeasy Cornwall for CIC (For Foster Carers and Adopters only)

This training is for Foster Carers and Adopters only.

Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October 2019. 9:30 - 14:30

To book a place please contact Sarah Wright at CFSlearningdevelopmentteam@cornwall.gov.uk

Refreshments available but please bring your own lunch

Venues to be confirmed

Please Note: you must be available to attend all three days training.

Bespoke & Closed Training

Whether your team, agency or organisation would benefit from a "Closed" session of one of our existing courses, or from a bespoke training course developed to meet your specific needs, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you to create a personalised programme.

Please get in touch to discuss your bespoke training requirements.

Workshop

We offer a suite of short courses, delivered directly to your organisation, group or workplace, to support better health and wellbeing within your workforce.

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