UNISON Northern Ireland

Events

Stoma Care – Promoting Good Practice

Monday 14 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

Addiction - Substance Misuse Awareness (session 1)

Monday 14 October 2019

Enniskillen (open to all)

This course is run over two evenings.  

Whether you are interested in substance misuse as a parent/guardian or because of work (paid or unpaid) with young people and/or those dealing with addiction, this workshop will provide an overview of drugs – types, categories, effects, links to other issues, criminal implications, impact on users and family, risk taking and support services.    It will be delivered by Ascert.  

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

6-9pm  Mon 18 & Tues 19 Nov in Newry

 

Understanding Pathobiology in Renal Health Care

Tuesday 15 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

Addiction - Understanding Illicit Drugs

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Dungannon (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.

 

Addiction - Substance Misuse Awareness (session 2)

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Enniskillen

This course is run over two evenings.  

Whether you are interested in substance misuse as a parent/guardian or because of work (paid or unpaid) with young people and/or those dealing with addiction, this workshop will provide an overview of drugs – types, categories, effects, links to other issues, criminal implications, impact on users and family, risk taking and support services.    It will be delivered by Ascert.  

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

6-9pm

Mon 18 & Tues 19 Nov in Newry

Managing an Infection Outbreak in a Nursing Home

Friday 18 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

The occurrence of outbreaks of infection in community settings varies greatly. In many outbreak situations or where there is increased potential for spread, it is necessary for further action to be taken. This workshop will explore the general principles used in managing effectively outbreaks in community nursing and residential homes.  This workshop is targeted at managers and nursing staff.   It will be delivered by Shirley Johnston Nurse Educator.

Dementia - Understanding Stress and Distress

Monday 21 October 2019

UNISON Derry

Dementia for Carers (session 2)

Monday 21 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

2 Evenings - 6 - 9pm  Mon 14 & 21 Oct 

This course runs over two evenings for members who are supporting someone in their family or a friend with dementia.  It aims to give people a better understanding of dementia, what your loved one is experiencing and how best to support them.  It will also cover topics such as legal and finance issues, personal care and wellbeing, communication, coping with stress and what services are available.  The programme will be delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society

Learning Disability - Overcoming Barriers for people with a learning disability to engage with Health and Social Care Services

Wednesday 23 October 2019

UNISON Derry

Learning Disability - Understanding and supporting specific Health Conditions of people with a learning disability

Wednesday 23 October 2019

UNISON Belfast 

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