(Fully Booked) Cruse Bereavement Awareness On-Line Workshop

15 July 2020 10:15am–1:00pm

On-line Workshop

This online workshop run by Cruse Bereavement Care is offered to UNISON members and is aimed at staff who work in care homes. While staff in this sector are likely to be accustomed to witnessing the deaths of residents in their care and to processing their own feelings of grief and bereavement, the sheer frequency and distressing nature of deaths due to Covid-19 make this particularly difficult.

The training has been designed to reflect these circumstances. It will last approximately 2.5 hours, and help participants to:

Reflect on the grieving process and gain an understanding of current models that help them understand the impact of grief and bereavement on them
Become aware of the impact of loss and bereavement on families
Consider, through their own understanding of the impact of loss, the ways they may take care of themselves and other individuals following bereavement
Consider skills relevant to their role to help them improve how they communicate with bereaved people during this crisis
Develop an awareness of support organisations, and how and when to seek further support or advise others to, including an understanding of the boundaries of their roles.

(Fully Booked) Mental Health Awareness On-Line

17 July 2020 10:00am–1:00pm

On-line Workshop

This is a 3 hour on-line workshop with a break mid way. It will be delivered by an Open University lecturer and is open to UNISON members and activists.

This workshop delivered by the Open University that will help you:

• Understand the main mental health problems that people face

• Gain an insight into the experience of having mental distress

• Explore some strategies for promoting good mental health

• Be able to take a revised awareness to the workplace

(Fully booked) Neurodiversity Awareness On-Line

22 July 2020 10:00am–11:00am

This workshop is fully booked, but if you add your details to the form below you will be added to our waiting list.

This introductory 1-hour session is aimed at all UNISON members with an interest in Neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for autism, dyslexia, ADHD and dyspraxia.

This session includes:

An introductory understanding of Neurodiversity
Strengths of Neurodiverse individuals
Workplace barriers for Neurodiverse employees

Pre-Retirement On-Line Workshop for NHS Pension Scheme Members

24 July 2020 1:00pm–3:30pm

On-line Workshop

This online workshop, run by True Bearing Chartered, will make you aware of your choices and aid you in your decision making around retirement.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

• Create your own route path from the world of work to the world of retirement

• Identify changes in both pensions and financial regulations which will affect your

retirement decisions

• Identify the long term issues affecting your retirement

• Identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement

• Start the process of planning for a successful retirement

(Fully booked) Autism Understood On-Line

28 July 2020 10:00am–11:00am

This workshop is fully booked, but if you add your details to the form below you will be added to our waiting list.

This introductory 1-hour session is aimed at all UNISON members with an interest in Autism.  This session includes:

An introductory understanding of Autism
Strengths of autistic individuals
Workplace barriers for autistic employees

(Fully Booked) Cruse Bereavement Awareness On-Line Workshop

29 July 2020 10:15am–1:00pm

On-line Workshop

This online workshop run by Cruse Bereavement Care is offered to UNISON members and is aimed at staff who work in care homes. While staff in this sector are likely to be accustomed to witnessing the deaths of residents in their care and to processing their own feelings of grief and bereavement, the sheer frequency and distressing nature of deaths due to Covid-19 make this particularly difficult.

The training has been designed to reflect these circumstances. It will last approximately 2.5 hours, and help participants to:

Reflect on the grieving process and gain an understanding of current models that help them understand the impact of grief and bereavement on them
Become aware of the impact of loss and bereavement on families
Consider, through their own understanding of the impact of loss, the ways they may take care of themselves and other individuals following bereavement
Consider skills relevant to their role to help them improve how they communicate with bereaved people during this crisis
Develop an awareness of support organisations, and how and when to seek further support or advise others to, including an understanding of the boundaries of their roles.

(Fully Booked) Pre-Retirement On-Line Workshop for LGPS Pension Scheme Members

31 July 2020 1:00pm–3:30pm

On-line Workshop

This workshop is fully booked, but if you add your details to the form below you will be added to our waiting list.

This online workshop, run by True Bearing Chartered, will make you aware of your choices and aid you in your decision making around retirement.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

Create your own route path from the world of work to the world of retirement
Identify changes in both pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions
Identify the long term issues affecting your retirement
Identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement
Start the process of planning for a successful retirement
To be eligible you need to have plans to retire within the next 6-12 months.

(Fully Booked) Cruse Bereavement Awareness On-Line Workshop

6 August 2020 2:15pm–5:00pm

On-line Workshop

This online workshop run by Cruse Bereavement Care is offered to UNISON members and is aimed at staff who work in care homes. While staff in this sector are likely to be accustomed to witnessing the deaths of residents in their care and to processing their own feelings of grief and bereavement, the sheer frequency and distressing nature of deaths due to Covid-19 make this particularly difficult.

The training has been designed to reflect these circumstances. It will last approximately 2.5 hours, and help participants to:

Reflect on the grieving process and gain an understanding of current models that help them understand the impact of grief and bereavement on them
Become aware of the impact of loss and bereavement on families
Consider, through their own understanding of the impact of loss, the ways they may take care of themselves and other individuals following bereavement
Consider skills relevant to their role to help them improve how they communicate with bereaved people during this crisis
Develop an awareness of support organisations, and how and when to seek further support or advise others to, including an understanding of the boundaries of their roles.

Branch Treasurer Online Accounting (OLBA) System

3 September 2020 9:30am–4:30pm

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Leeds

This training is aimed at newly appointed Branch Treasurers and branch employed
staff who have access to OLBA in their role. The course introduces UNISON’s online
branch accounting system (OLBA), how to set a budget and run reports and have an
opportunity to work on live case studies.

The Organising Steward

7 – 11 September 2020

Residential at Northern College, Barnsley

This course looks at what the roles of the steward are and gives you the skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out these roles, for example recruiting members and involving them in the union and how to work with members to tackle problems at work.