Free drug and alcohol awareness training for people who work in Glasgow – New dates added

New dates have been added to our popular drug and alcohol training courses that have been developed specifically for people who work within Glasgow city.

The courses increase staff knowledge and awareness of key issues relating to drug or alcohol use and are available for free to people who work in Glasgow in settings such as health, education, policing, social care and voluntary organisation staff who work in non-addictions services.

The courses have been designed to offer flexible learning to suit a range of staff and consist of either two half-day courses and two full-day courses, which provide an opportunity to understand further the specific support needs and the range of services available for those experiencing drug or alcohol-related problems.

Further details on each course, including learning outcomes and dates can be found in the below links.

Bookings can be made on the SDF Workforce Development website, which can also be accessed below:

Alcohol Awareness Training (Half Day)
– 6th of November 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow
– 22nd November 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow
– 11th of December 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow

Alcohol Awareness Training (Full Day)
– 2nd of November 2018 –  SDF Office, Glasgow
– 16th of November 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow
– 7th of November 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow

Drug Awareness Training (Half Day)
– 25th of October 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow
– 6th of November 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow
– 22nd of November 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow
– 11th of December 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow

Drug Awareness Training (Full Day)
– 11th of October 2018, SDF Office, Glasgow
– 30th of October 2018, SDF Office, Glasgow
– 9th of November 2018, SDF Office, Glasgow
– 28th of November 2018, SDF Office, Glasgow
– 13th of December 2018 – SDF Office, Glasgow

Richard Bloodworth, Scottish Drugs Forum’s Workforce Development Programme Manager, said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer people who work in communities in Glasgow the opportunity to increase their knowledge and confidence on alcohol and other drugs and related issues.

“Problem substance use impacts on people and their ability to engage with and get the maximum benefit from services.  It can also impact negatively on relationships, families, communities and wider society. An understanding of substances and substance use issues helps workers deliver their service and support some of the most vulnerable users of their services.

“That is why this training has been developed, so that anyone working in Glasgow City who may benefit from an increased knowledge of alcohol and other drugs – be they teachers, police, housing workers, medical staff or staff in voluntary organisations – will feel equipped to firstly understand, and secondly, support people with the complex nature of substance use and its effects.”

These courses are only available for staff working within the Glasgow City region, however you may be eligible for other core training which can also be found on the SDF Workforce Development website.