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Alcohol & Substance Misuse Level 2

Duration: 2 Hours

Aims to provide attendees with a wider understanding of the impact and trends in the use of alcohol and substance misuse across South Tyneside and the UK research including techniques to support the reduction or ceasing of dangerous behaviours. Introducing conversation change techniques to identify solution focussed approaches and an awareness of when to use them.

Alcohol & Substance Misuse Level 3

Duration: 3 Hours

Aims to provide attendees with a wider understanding of the impact and trends in the use of alcohol and substance misuse across South Tyneside and the UK research including techniques to support the reduction or ceasing of dangerous behaviours. Introducing conversation change techniques to identify solution focussed approaches and an awareness of when to use them.

Community Whistle-stop

Duration: 3 Hours

This module provides an introduction to the main health and social problems in South Tyneside and an overview of the courses offered by Change4Life South Tyneside. Attendees are then welcome to sign up to any of the longer, more specialised courses if they feel this is appropriate. Please note that the Community Whistle-stop module will briefly discuss Smoking Cessation Very Brief Advice, Alcohol and Substance Misuse Harms and Health Checks, but this module will not lead to any qualifications (only the longer courses can offer this).

Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Duration: 3 Hours

This module provides people with a wider understanding of emotional health and wellbeing, including issues in a local and national frame. It also aims to give attendees an understanding of encouraging action and developing interventions for people who are struggling with their emotional health and wellbeing.

Healthy Weight

Duration: 2 Hours

Aims to provide attendees with a wider understanding of healthy weight research including technical skills and techniques to support and maintain weight change using motivational and cognitive behaviour techniques and an awareness of when to use them.

Make Every Contact Count (MECC) formerly ECHIC

Duration: 1 Hour

The overall aim of MECC is to help improve the health and wellbeing amongst service users, staff and the general public across the Borough, by promoting a positive health message to the public to encourage health behaviour change.

NHS Health Check Awareness Training

Duration: 1½ hours

Aims to provide attendees with refresher training to update skills to national best practice and make sure that practitioners are complying with the National NHS framework. This training provides a wider understanding of the need for Health Checks and the impact they can have on improving the health of local residents.  

NHS Health Check - NEW ADVISOR

Duration: 1½ Days

Aims to provide delegates with skills, knowledge and competencies to carry out an NHS Health Check.

NHS Health Check - Refresher

Duration: 1 day

This training is designed for those who have previously qualified as Health Check Advisors and are delivering Health Checks in their role. As with all Health Advisor roles, refresher training is encouraged on an annual basis.

Sexual Health Level 2

Duration: 2 hours

Aims to provide attendees with a wider understanding of Sexual Health trends and issues both locally and nationally. Give attendees an understanding of legal legislation involving the sexual exploitation of children and the do’s and don’ts for parents and guardians.

Smoking Cessation VBA

Duration: 1½ hours

This training gives delegates the opportunity to understand smoking issues across South Tyneside and nationally. This training also allows delegates to practice the principles of Very Brief Advice and its effectiveness at supporting people to stop smoking.

Smoking Cessation - NEW ADVISOR

Duration: 2 days

To provide attendees with a wider understanding of smoking issues across the locality and nationally and to give attendees the skills and technical knowledge to carryout smoking cessation interventions

Smoking Cessation - Refresher

Duration: 3 Hours

The NHS Stop Smoking Service is a successful initiative to support people in quitting smoking. All Smoking Cessation Advisors must attend annual refresher training to keep up to date with the latest Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) developments and behaviour change techniques.

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