Advanced Substance Use Awareness

This course aims to build on existing knowledge that was gained on Substance Use Awareness or acquired through experience in the workplace. (This is a two-part course).

Tuesday 19th July, 2022 at 10:00am
Wednesday 20th July, 2022 at 1:00pm

This is a two-part course, taking place on two separate days:

  • Part one: 19th July 2022, 10am – 1pm
  • Part two: 20th July 2022, 10am – 1pm

This course aims to build on existing knowledge that was gained by attending our Substance Use Awareness training or acquired through experience in the workplace. The session starts with a recap on topics from Substance Use Awareness with the aim of covering the newer novel psychoactive substances that are being used today. Psychosocial interventions and models to support change are also covered during the session.

Learning outcomes:

  • Refresh on drug categories and effects
  • Explore assessment needs
  • Outline the ‘cycle of change’ and how it can support positive conversations
  • Discuss the recovery process and explore models that can support change

This course is aimed at: Individuals who have already attended our Substance Use Awareness training, or who already possess a basic understanding in the subject matter.

How will online training work?

We’ll be delivering this online via the Zoom video conferencing platform. We’ve specially adapted the content to work better in this form. The course will run in two halves on two separate days, each 10am – 1pm.

Book via Eventbrite, and you’ll be sent instructions to join the Zoom call two days before the training starts. This will be sent to the e-mail address used when the booking was made.

You’ll need:

  • A computer or device with a good internet connection
  • Microphone and webcam functions, if you want to get involved (you can also just listen)
  • Something to hold up to indicate you want to speak – feel free to make it something light-hearted! (You can also use the software’s ‘Raise Hand’ feature’)

For smartphones or tablets, you’ll need the Zoom software to join. You can find this in your device’s relevant app store.

Additional Information

Bespoke Training: This course can be offered as a bespoke course and adapted to suit your organisational requirements, for more information please contact the Training and Qualifications Department by email or call 02920 529002.

NewLink Wales Training Team: All of our trainers are experienced practitioners who have worked directly with individuals who misuse substances. Our trainers are qualified assessors who maintain a high level of contact with the substance misuse sector.

Important information: fully-funded spaces

This course is free (fully-funded) to workers within Cardiff and the Vale. For workers outside Cardiff and the Vale, a £90 – £110 charge applies. Workers outside of Cardiff and Vale will need to contact us on 02920 529 002 or email to make a booking.

Please ensure you have permission from your manager prior to booking.

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