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  • 18 June 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Practical Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Stress Webinar, 18th June , 5 - 6.30pm

    This workshop-style seminar will offer you guidance from an experienced, professional teacher on using mindfulness practices to help you manage stress, feel happy and be well. The seminar will focus on giving you practical and accessible tools and techniques that you can apply in your everyday life straight away.
    This seminar will give you:
    • Practical and accessible tools and techniques that you can apply in your everyday life straight away
    • Opportunities to try and out and practice different approaches to mindfulness with the guidance of an experienced, professional teacher
    • A brief introduction to theory behind mindfulness practice
    • Opportunities for questions and discussion with the teacher and group
    • Follow-up resources and links, including audio tracks and reading materials
    About the trainer:
    Dave Spencer is a well-known and respected teacher, therapist, speaker and lecturer, specialising in mindfulness and well-being. He has practised and trained in mindfulness and meditation techniques since 2001. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Studies in Mindfulness.He teaches Mindfulness for many different organisations, including The University of Liverpool and The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. He also teaches independent classes, workshops and courses on mindfulness, meditation and yoga throughout the North-West.

    Please RSVP to the event and we will email you our course paperwork. Once we have received this back from you we will send you out a link that will allow you to access the webinar.

    After the webinar you will be able to access a range of follow-up resources on UNISON's online learning platform to help you make the most of what you'll learn at the seminar.

    To make this webinar effective we have capped the number of places on the webinar. Please do not RSVP to the event unless you are committed to attending.

     

  • 23 June 2020 at 05:30 PM

    Managing Workplace Aggression Webinar, 23rd June, 5.30 - 7.30pm

    This interactive 2 hour webinar explores how to handle escalating aggression in the workplace. In the session you will:

    • Understand how to appropriately and effectively respond to anger and aggression
    • Identify how to effectively plan for managing angry and aggressive people
    • Recognise the different stages of conflict escalation
    • Utilise strategies to diffuse and calm anxious and aggressive people
    • Remain calm and composed to ensure the most positive outcome
    • Interpret body language and be more aware of the signals that you are projecting
    • Maintain physical ‘safe’ distance and demonstrate Positive Defensive Standing (PDS)

    The session is run by Jez Brigham from 2Resolve training. Jez has worked with children and adults with emotional and behavioural issues and is an accredited trainer on conflict resolution, handling aggression and de-escalating aggression.

    This webinar will be run on Zoom. Please RSVP to the event and we will email you our course paperwork. Once we have received this back from you we will send you out a link that will allow you to access the webinar.

    After the webinar you will be able to access support from 2 Resolve for 2 months after the course and gain access to our web based online learning platform with supplementary learning materials.

    To make this webinar effective we have capped the number of places on the webinar. Please do not RSVP to the event unless you are committed to attending.

  • 26 June 2020 at 04:00 PM

    Makaton Taster Session 26th June, 4 - 6pm

    The Makaton Charity will be running a webinar Makaton taster for UNISON members. The taster will give you a general introduction into what Makaton is and who uses it, with the opportunity to learn a few signs and symbols too. Participants are emailed handouts covering the vocabulary they have learned.

    What is Makaton?

    Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

    Why use Makaton?

    With Makaton, signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign. Makaton can also help with development of speech.

    Who would benefit on going on this course?

    Anyone who works in early years education, with SEN children or vulnerable adults or anyone who has a child or family member who would benefit from learning Makaton.  If this course is well received, we will look at running the Level 1 Makaton course as a a series of two webinars.

    The Taster gives you a general introduction into what Makaton is and who uses it, with the opportunity to learn a few signs and symbols too. Participants are emailed handouts covering the vocabulary they have learned.

    This event is a webinar, run online. Please RSVP to the event and we will email you our course paperwork. Once we have received this back from you we will send you out a link that will allow you to access the webinar.

     

    To make this webinar effective we have capped the number of places on the webinar. Please do not RSVP to the event unless you are committed to attending.

  • 30 June 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Staying Strong Lunchtime Webinar, 30th June, 12 - 1pm

    This session is to help identify different types of stress and help members manage and cope with stressful situations in their lives. In this session you will:

    • Know what stress is
    • Identify physical and behavioural signs of stress
    • Know what different types of stress are
    • Be aware of techniques and strategies to combat stress
    • Identify achievable things you can do today to unwind and combat stress

    Please RSVP to the event and we will email you our course paperwork. Once we have received this back from you we will send you out a link that will allow you to access the webinar.

    After the webinar you will be able to access to our web based online learning platform with supplementary learning materials.

    To make this webinar effective we have capped the number of places on the webinar. Please do not RSVP to the event unless you are committed to attending.

  • 02 July 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Women Who Changed the World, Part 1, 2nd July, 2020, 12 - 12.45pm

    This 45 min session is part of a series, looking at different women throughout history that have worked to improve the world. History so often forgets to tell the tales of these women, and the impact their work has on our lives today.

    This first session introduces:

    Sylvia Pankhurst

    Growing up in a progressive socialist household, Sylvia, with her mother and sisters, became a leading figure in the suffragette movement, pushing to get the vote for women. Talented artist, and devoted to international affairs as well as the fight for equality at home, Sylvia undertook a huge struggle at great personal cost for women's rights: Imprisoned, force fed and mocked, Sylvia went on to be  continuing person of interest for MI5: she became a journalist and writer, a close personal friend of Emperor Haile Selassi and a first time mother at 45, whilst continuing her fight for fairness for all.  

     

    This webinar will explore Sylvia's life and the social and political issues of the day that influenced her through an archive of pictures, adverts and newspaper pages of the time.

    Please RSVP to the event and we will email you our course paperwork. Once we have received this back from you we will send you out a link that will allow you to access the webinar.

    After the webinar you will be able to access UNISON's online learning platform where you can explore further articles and documents about Sylvia and the Suffragette movement.

    To make this webinar effective we have capped the number of places on the webinar. Please do not RSVP to the event unless you are committed to attending.

  • 14 July 2020 at 09:30 AM
    Arena Point, Manchester

    Health and Safety Starter 14th July 2020 Manchester

    An essential course for all new H&S Reps and Stewards who want to know more about organising around H&S.

    A 3 day block 14th, 15th and 16th July

  • 14 July 2020 at 09:30 AM
    Cotton Exchange, Manchester

    Health and Safety Starter 14th July 2020 Liverpool

    An essential course for all new H&S Reps and Stewards who want to know more about organising around H&S.

    A 3 day block 14th, 15th and 16th July

  • 14 July 2020 at 09:30 AM
    Preston, venue to be confirmed

    Health and Safety Starter 14th July 2020 Preston

    An essential course for all new H&S Reps and Stewards who want to know more about organising around H&S.

    A 3 day block 14th, 15th and 16th July

  • 22 July 2020 at 05:00 PM

    Staying Strong Twilight Webinar, 5 - 6pm, 22nd July 2020

    This session is to help identify different types of stress and help members manage and cope with stressful situations in their lives. In this session you will:

    • Know what stress is
    • Identify physical and behavioural signs of stress
    • Know what different types of stress are
    • Be aware of techniques and strategies to combat stress
    • Identify achievable things you can do today to unwind and combat stress

    Please RSVP to the event and we will email you our course paperwork. Once we have received this back from you we will send you out a link that will allow you to access the webinar.

    After the webinar you will be able to access to our web based online learning platform with supplementary learning materials.

    To make this webinar effective we have capped the number of places on the webinar. Please do not RSVP to the event unless you are committed to attending.

  • 26 August 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Dealing with Pupil Violence in PRIMARY School, 10am - 12pm, 26th August

    This is session is designed for schools staff who work in primary schools. During the session you will explore how to:

    • Identify general physiological signs of anger
    • Understand how to appropriately and effectively respond to anger and aggression
    • Identify common triggers to anger
    • Recognise the levels of anger in primary school aged children
    • Learn appropriate interventions for each level of anger
    • Develop strategies to manage your own emotions
    • Understand methods of self-protection
    • Understand how to maintain physical ‘safe’ distance and demonstrate Positive Defensive Standing (PDS)

    The session is run by Jez Brigham from 2Resolve training. Jez has worked in school settings with children and adults with emotional and behavioural issues and delivers training to schools staff on supporting children.

    This webinar will be run on Zoom. Please RSVP to the event and we will email you our course paperwork. Once we have received this back from you we will send you out a link that will allow you to access the webinar.

    After the webinar you will be able to access support from 2 Resolve for 2 months after the course and gain access to our web based online learning platform with supplementary learning materials.

    To make this webinar effective we have capped the number of places on the webinar. Please do not RSVP to the event unless you are committed to attending.


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