Scottish Drugs Forum upcoming training dates

There are places available for a number of upcoming SDF training courses taking place across Scotland, which are free to access for people working within services in Scotland.

The courses are extremely relevant to the current addiction landscape in Scotland as they address older people with a drug problem, preventing drug-related deaths and understanding stigma.

‘Older and Wiser?’ – Working with people who use substances as they age

This training is based on the findings of the Scottish Drugs Forum ‘Older people with a Drug Problem’ report, published in June 2017, which addresses the largest cohort within the drug-related death figures in Scotland.

Available dates:

21st September – SDF Offices – Glasgow
2nd October – SDF Offices – Glasgow
10th October – Inverurie Town Hall – Inverurie
12th October – SDF Offices – Glasgow
19th October – Quaker Meeting House – Edinburgh
24th October – Quaker Meeting House – Edinburgh
26th October – Quaker Meeting House – Edinburgh
30th October – Woodend Hospital – Aberdeen

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‘Staying Alive – Preventing Drug-related Deaths’

This course addresses the results of the ‘Drug-related deaths in Scotland’ reports, including the latest publication of 2016’s figures. It aims to highlight evidence-based strategies that can have a positive impact on reducing drug-related deaths, focussing on the practice of services.

Available dates:

13th September – SDF Offices – Glasgow
26th September – SDF Offices – Glasgow
3rd October – Quaker Meeting House – Edinburgh
4th October – Whitehills Health Centre – Forfar
11th October – SDF Offices – Glasgow
17th October – Quaker Meeting House – Edinburgh
23rd October – Angus Carer’s Centre – Arbroath
25th October – Quaker Meeting House – Edinburgh

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‘Understanding Stigma’ – Promoting inclusive attitudes and practise

Stigma can have a profound impact upon the lives of people who use alcohol and other drugs or those who have a history of substance use. The impact of stigma can permeate numerous aspects of a person’s life such as their health and wellbeing, relationships, education and employment prospects and socioeconomic status.

This one day training will give participants a distinct set of knowledge and skills to help them understand and address alcohol and drug-related stigma.

Available dates:

29th August – Pulteney People’s Project – Wick
31st August – Helmsdale Community Centre – Helmsdale
14th September – SDF Offices – Glasgow
6th October – SDF Offices – Glasgow
10th October – SDF Offices – Glasgow
13th October – SDF Offices – Glasgow
16th October – SDF Offices – Glasgow

Click here to secure your place on an ‘Understanding Stigma’ course