UNISON Northern Ireland


Parkinson's Awareness & Management

Thursday 16 May 2019


Supporting LGBT+ People in Care Home & Home Care Settings

Thursday 16 May 2019

UNISON Belfast (open to all)

Research indicates that older LGBT+ are often afraid to be out in care homes or in situations where home care workers and other health professionals come into their homes.    This can impact on their sense of identity and mental health.  This workshop will introduce participants to guidelines produced in partnership with RQIA to support care homes and home care staff to be fully inclusive in their person centred care of LGBT+ people.  It will be delivered by Fidelma Carolan, UNISON

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

Palliative Care - Spirituality

Thursday 16 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

This half day workshop will explore the meaning of spirituality and its relevance in the context of palliative and end of life care.  It will focus on the assessment of spiritual wellbeing and spiritual distress whilst considering appropriate interventions and coping mechanisms. It will be delivered by the NI Hospice

Addiction - Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

Friday 17 May 2019

Derry (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

Understanding the Assembly

Friday 17 May 2019

Parliament Buildings, Stormont

Agitating for Political Change /Understanding the Assembly

Friday 17 May 2019

Parliament Buildings Stormont

This course is being run in the hope that eventually our politicians will get back to work and the learning from this workshop will be really useful.  

Women's Health & History

Saturday 18 May 2019 to Sunday 19 May 2019


Representing Members at Bullying & Harassment Hearings

Monday 20 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

Bullying and harassment cases continue to increase in workplaces.  Experiencing or being accused of bullying is very stressful for a member and supporting them can be an emotionally challenging.   This one day workshop will equip stewards to

Addiction - Understanding Prescription/Over The Counter Drugs Misuse

Monday 20 May 2019

UNSON Belfast (open to all)

This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available.   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.

Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 


Mental Health First Aid for Trade Union Reps (day 1)

Tuesday 21 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

2 Day Course - Tues. 21 & Tues. 26 May

UNISON recognises that reps are increasingly supporting members who are struggling with mental health as a result of a workplace issue or which can cause difficulty for them in the workplace.  This can be emotionally challenging for any activist.   This two day course supports participants to provide help to a person developing a mental health problem or who is in a mental health crisis but also be aware of your own emotional response.  It will explore