Training opportunities

Training opportunities for partners are listed below:

Making every contact count - Train the trainer

Who is it for? - Organisations with the cpacity to deliver onward training sessions (As part of the train the trainer model), based in community, voluntary, blue light or health care settings.

What does it cover? - First, a half-day, Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) accredited MECC knowledge and skills practice training course. Participants explore opportunities relevant to hteir own practice and develop skills and knowledge to have 'healthy conversations' with the public. The training prepares staff to offer people support and signposting on five identified health behaviours; alcohol, smoling, physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellbeing.

Second, participants then work with the MECC training course materials and practise delivering the elements of the course to other colleagues in a supportive environment.

How to book - email megan@smgateway.co.uk

Mental health first aid

Who is it for? - Individuals who do not work in mental health professions but come into contact with individuals who may  be experiencing mental health issues.

What does it cover? - MHFA training teaches people to recognise the signs of mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis, and help those in need support to find the help they need.

How to book - email nypublichealth@northyorks.gov.uk

ASIST suicide intervention

Who is it for? - Individuals who do not work in mental health professions but come into contact with individuals who may  be experiencing mental health issues.

What does it cover? - ASIST participants learn to recognise, intervene and prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

How to book - email nypublichealth@northyorks.gov.uik

Alcohol brief interventions

Who is it for? - Front line non-alcohol specialist staff working in North Yorkshire.

What does it cover? - It involves screening, using a validated tool, followed by a short structured conversation aimed at changing drinking behaviours. The conversation (intervention) usually lasts no longer than 5-10 minutes and is aimed at motivating at-risk drinkers to reduce their alcohol use, or to offer referrals to treatment for dependent drinkers.

How to book - You can book onto a training course by going to www.drugtrain.org.uk and clicking the 'book now' button or by contacting Drugtrain directly on 01226 738321 or admin@drugtrain.org.uk

ADPH Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network

Who is it for? - The Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network website has been created to provide a single point of access for the multi-professional Public Health workforce to access a range of collaborative learning networks and ongoing personal and professional development.

What does it cover? - National, local and regional public health CPD events.

How to book - http://www.yhphnetwork.co.uk