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Wellbeing Courses

The Wellbeing Team offers a wide range of health improvement training. These courses are delivered by accredited trainers and can be tailored to suit the needs of your organisation or community. Courses offered by the team include:

Alcohol Reduction (Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice)

This four hour course offers an evidence based approach to helping participantsto identify when individuals are drinking at increasing and higher levels, and are not typically seeking help for an alcohol problem. 

Participants will learn how to identify alcohol users who may benefit from a brief intervention using an AUDIT screening tool, and practice skills and techniques for delivering simple advice and more extensive interventions.

This course is free. Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

This two day, research based, interactive and practical course enables participants to develop an understanding of people who have thoughts of suicide, to identify risk and to develop the skills and confidence to deliver effective engagement and communication in order to apply 'suicide first aid'.

This course costs £60 per person, or £36 per person for Wellbeing Champions or Workplace Wellbeing Charter employees. Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Enhancing Motivation to Change

Enhancing Motivation to Change is a 1 day course that will build individuals' ability to 'promote health seeking behaviour' in others, supporting other Health promotion work.

Participants will have the opportunity to

• Review the “Spirit,” and the specific techniques of Motivational Interviewing.
• Discuss motivation as it pertains to their own clients.
• Review and practice specific techniques to increase client motivation and promote health seeking behaviour
• Employ several techniques to develop discrepancy between goals and current behaviour.
• Use strategies to explore, amplify, and resolve ambivalence to change.

Dates: 27th Oct, 17th Nov, 22nd Dec, 19th Jan, 16th Feb, 16th Mar
Time: 9:00-16:30
Where: Beauchamp Centre, Mount Gould
Who can attend: Anyone (not just Livewell staff)
Cost: Free
Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Make Every Contact Count (formerly Brief Advice for Healthier Lifestyles)

This accredited training develops your skills and confidence in supporting people to improve their own health and wellbeing. The main focus is 'healthy conversation skills' - sensitive listening and asking - which can help people to change their behaviours. 

This course is free. Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Mental Health First Aid

This intensive, interactive and practical two day course provides an overview of common mental health problems as well as information, tools and techniques to enable you to support someone who may be experiencing mental or emotional distress.

This course costs £60 per person, or £36 per person for Wellbeing Champions or Workplace Wellbeing Charter employees. Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Mental Health First Aid for Armed Forces

This intensive, interactive and practical two day course provides an overview of common mental health problems as well as information, tools and techniques to enable you to support veterans and families of both serving and veteran Armed Forces personnel who may be experiencing mental or emotional distress.

This course costs £60 per person, or £36 per person for Wellbeing Champions or Workplace Wellbeing Charter employees. Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Mental Health First Aid Youth

This intensive, interactive and practical two day course provides an overview of common mental health problems as well as information; tools and techniques to enable you to support young people aged 8-18 who may be experiencing mental or emotional distress.

This course costs £60 per person, or £36 per person for Wellbeing Champions or Workplace Wellbeing Charter employees. Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

Mental Health First Aid Lite

This four hour introductory course enables participants to gain a wider understanding of some of the issues surrounding mental health; how and why positive and negative mental health affects an individual's life, and to work more effectively with people experiencing mental health problems.

This course costs £25 per person, or £15 per person for Wellbeing Champions or Workplace Wellbeing Charter employees. Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

SafeTALK


SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 16, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Learning goals and objectives
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

Dates: 3rd Oct, 14th Nov, 17th Jan, 27th Feb, 12th Mar, 24th April, 24th May, 15th Jun
Time: 9:30-13:30 (except 27th Feb 13:30-16:30)
Where: Various in Plymouth (see booking page for details)
Who can attend: Anyone (not just Livewell staff)
Cost: £25 (Discounts available – see booking page for details)
Click here for more information and to book your place. 

 

Smoking Cessation Workshop

This 1.5 day workshop is specifically designed for front-line clinical staff,  giving all the tools and knowledge to deliver up to date smoking cessation advice to clients.  After attending this workshop you will be registered with the Livewell Southwest Wellbeing Team and will be ready to start working with clients in your clinical setting. 

The workshop is classroom based for 1st full day and second half day. It is a requirement that delegates book into a clinic to shadow a specialist from our team within two weeks of completing the training. There is also an online training which is highly recommended and will be discussed on Day 1.

This course costs £60. For more information and to book your place please email livewell.training@nhs.net or call 01752 437177.

 

Smoking Cessation Update

This half day workshop provides an opportunity for registered advisers to refresh and update their knowledge and skills in relation to smoking cessation and the medications used to support people. It is also provides an opportunity for delegates to share and discuss cases from their current practise. 

This course is free and is mandated as part of the Local Enhanced Service for community advisers. For more information and to book your place please email livewell.training@nhs.net or call 01752 437177. 

 

Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing

This four hour evidence based, interactive and practical course provides participants with a better understanding of their own attitudes and beliefs about mental health and wellbeing, and how it can be protected and improved using the 'Five Winning Ways to Mental Health and Wellbeing'.

This course is free. Click here for more information and to book your place.

 

We can also offer bespoke courses where we can present the course at a venue, time and date to suit you / your staff, for 12 - 20 people at a 25% discount against standard course fees. Please email livewell.training@nhs.net or call 01752 437177 for more information.
 


Wellbeing Champion Training

Wellbeing Champion training provides the basics of how to positively impact the health and wellbeing of the people in your company/organisation/community; how to run simple healthy lifestyle projects; and how to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing. 

This 6 hour course (9:30am – 3:30pm) provides information on these 4 main areas of healthy lifestyle: diet, physical activity, smoking cessation and sensible drinking.

To find out more about Wellbeing Champions Training please call on 01752 437177 or email: wellbeingat.work@nhs.net.

Click here to book your place.