UNISON Northern Ireland


What's Stopping Me? (session 4)

Monday 1 April 2019


This course runs over four evenings -  Mon 4, 11, 25 March & 1 April  

Interview Skills for Open Uni Nursing Prog - SE Trust

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Over the past number of years UNISON has been supporting members to access the Open University pre-reg nursing initiative through the provision of the K101 health and social care module and our workshop programme.  This workshop will help members prepare for the OU pre-reg nursing interview which is very competitive.  It will help applicants identify relevant skills and convey them in an interview setting.     It will be delivered by Fidelma Carolan, UNISON.

Please only book a place if you have been shortlisted for interview.

SE Trust Area – Tues 2 April    

Union Learning Rep Training (day 3)

Wednesday 3 April 2019

UNISON Belfast

3 Day Course - Wednesdays  20 & 27 March, & 3 April

Diabetes - An Introduction

Thursday 4 April 2019

UNISON Belfast

This session will introduce participants to the types of diabetes as well as prevalence and risk factors.  It will explore monitoring, treatment and the impact on those living with diabetes.   Participants will gain an understanding of how it can affect other conditions, how to identify when someone is becoming unwell and what you can do about it.    It will be delivered by Florence Findlay White, Independent Diabetes Nurse and Professional Trainer . 

Diabetes - A Psychological Perspective

Thursday 4 April 2019

UNISON Belfast

Addiction - Understanding Illicit Drugs

Thursday 4 April 2019

Enniskillen (open to all)

This course will provide a more in-depth understanding of illicit drugs including prevalence, types of drugs used and their effects as well as an awareness of the legal framework and treatment pathways.  It will provide participants with information on relevant policy and practice guidance, harm reduction approaches and how to signpost clients to supports.  It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents.  It will be delivered by Ascert.

Building Confidence for Women

Friday 5 April 2019


Health & Safety (Day 1-3)

Monday 8 April 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019


Being a Health & Safety Rep entitles you to paid time off for union duties.   All stewards are asked to complete Health & Safety training to enable you to support members in the workplace and to secure time off to do so.   This is particularly important for those in the private/voluntary sector.  

Addiction - Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

Monday 8 April 2019

Lisburn (open to all)

This course will assist practitioners to provide support for children and young people who are suffering from the effects of parental substance misuse.   The workshop will ensure professionals know how to respond to both child protection issues and to situations where it is deemed the child is in need of support, as a result of parental substance misuse.  It will also introduce participants to the Regional Joint Service Agreement - Hidden Harm and understand their role and responsibilities in respect of this protocol

Clinical Effectiveness for Nurses

Monday 8 April 2019

UNISON Belfast

This workshop will invite participants to explore how to keep personal practice safe and be clinically effective. It will address what clinical effectiveness means to nurses in a very busy clinical environment versus its meaning to managers/organisations. Participants will discuss the enablers and barriers to clinical effectiveness, why it’s important, identify the structures and processes available to nurses to ensure safe practice and discuss the impact on our patients. It will be delivered by Shirley Johnston Nurse Educator.