UNISON Northern Ireland


Transgender Awareness

Wednesday 22 May 2019

UNISON Belfast (open to all)

This workshop is being run as part of LGBT Awareness Week.   It will give participants an understanding of definitions, gender identity v sexual orientation, societal attitudes, pronouns, legal obligations for employers and service providers as well as look at how to support someone transitioning in school or in a workplace.  The session will also outline current pathways and services to signpost appropriately.  It will be delivered by Alexa Moore, Transgender NI


Addiction - Understanding Illicit Drugs

Wednesday 22 May 2019

UNISON Derry  (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.

Branch Welfare Officer Training

Thursday 23 May 2019 to Friday 24 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

2 Day Course - Thurs 23 & Fri 24 May

UNISON’s There for You charity provides essential support for members who are experiencing financial difficulties.  This is a 2 day course to provide new Welfare Officers with the knowledge and skills to enable members to access this support.  It will include understanding the UNISON welfare charity structure and staff responsibility, as well as how to complete the required paperwork.  It also explores issues such as confidentiality and active listening.  

Autism - Mental Health & Anxiety in Children & Young People

Friday 24 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

Mental Health First Aid for Trade Union Reps (day 2)

Sunday 26 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 

Dementia - Understanding Stress and Distress

Wednesday 29 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

Reslience - is on April 29

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Some early printed copies of our Programme listed "Resilience - Facing Everyday Situations and Tough Challenges" as on Mon May 29th - please note it should have read April 29th - you can book here 


Supporting Staff with Depression or Stress Related Conditions

Thursday 30 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

Nurses Leading from the Bedside and Beyond

Friday 31 May 2019

UNISON Belfast

Managing Challenging Conversations

Monday 3 June 2019