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Substance Misuse AwarenessNewLinkWales

Voluntary Sector £140.00, Statutory Sector £150.00

15th & 16th December 2015

20th & 21st January 2016

18th & 19th February 2016

10th & 11th March 2016

At a small additional charge, this two-day course can be accredited through Agored Cymru gaining 3 credits and level 3 on the Quality Assured Lifelong Learning Framework for Wales.

This course is aimed at people with little or no knowledge of substance misuse. The course will describe the most commonly misused categories of substances and list the effects of alcohol and the risks associated with alcohol misuse. In addition will describe different patterns of substance misuse and discuss the range of service provision available.


Advanced Substance Misuse Awareness

Voluntary Sector £155.00, Statutory Sector £165.00

10th & 11th December 2015

18th & 19th February 2015

At a small additional charge, this 2 day course can be accredited through Agored Cymru gaining 3 credits and level 3 on the Quality Assured Lifelong Learning Framework for Wales.

This course is aimed at people who have completed NewLink Wales’ Substance Misuse Awareness course and it may also be suitable for people who have some knowledge of substance misuse already. The course will describe the effects of commonly used substances and analyse the risks surrounding the misuse of substances. It will identify the main methods of drug use and explore some harm reduction techniques. In addition it will examine the injection process, analyse risks and explore harm minimisation methods and explore the ‘recovery journey’ and identify appropriate interventions.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Voluntary £125.00, Statutory £135.00

9th February 2016

This course is aimed at people with little or no experience with CBT or those who wish to refresh their knowledge. By the end of the course, participants will be able to define the basic principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and examine elements of CBT. Furthermore they will explore the communication skills needed for using CBT and practice new skills for working with and supporting others.


Domestic Abuse: Effective Identification and Intervention

Voluntary £125.00, Statutory £135.00

4th February 2016

Throughout this course learners will develop a basic knowledge and understanding around domestic abuse and the impact on victims. The course will explore different types of abuse, summarise what is meant by victims of abuse and examine the challenges faced by victims. It will also explain the use of ‘screening tools’ and provide an awareness of the sources of help and the referral processes for support agencies.

To book onto the course or for further information contact us on: Telephone: 02920 529002 or email [email protected] or visit



“Alcohol Use & Pregnancy –what are the lifelong effects?

11th February 2016

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading, known, preventable intellectual disability and is only caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.
Up to 40,000 babies are born every year with this condition in the UK, though it is unlikely that many would be diagnosed.
Naturally these babies grow up and will require support throughout their lives.

This course looks at:

  • the cause of FASD – effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy
  • the long term effects on children as they grow up into adulthood
  • behaviours and needs of someone with FASD throughout their different life stages
  • how to support children and young people affected by FASD

“Excellent Training – More professionals need to know more about this disorder – it has certainly answered many questions.”

Cost: Voluntary sector £135.00 / Statutory sector £145.00 includes lunch & course handouts

Book your place now by contacting Rachel Berg on 029 2052 9002 / [email protected] /

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