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Here’s a list of NewLink Wales’s forthcoming training courses: 


Substance Misuse Awareness

Voluntary Sector £140.00, Statutory Sector £150.00

29th & 20th July 2015

24th & 25th September 2015

27th & 28th October 2015

24th & 25th November 2015

15th & 16th December 2015

7th & 8th January 2016

10th & 11th March 2016

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 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.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Voluntary £125.00, Statutory £135.00

27th October 2015

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.


Advanced Substance Misuse Awareness

Voluntary Sector £155.00, Statutory Sector £165.00

16th & 17th July 2015

15th & 16th October 2015

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.


International Treatment Effectiveness Project training (ITEP)

Voluntary Sector £125.00, Statutory Sector £135.00

22nd September 2015

International Treatment Effectiveness Programme (ITEP) is a mechanism by which quality of drug treatment can be developed and measured in order to improve delivery of treatment services. It uses mind maps as a visual cognitive tool to help clients organise their thoughts and goals easily, by focusing on images and association. ITEP offers clients a visual way to communicate their current behaviour patterns and help them express what they cannot do through words alone. It can be used in care planning and motivational work from the early stages of treatment until the exit stage

By the end of the course participants will be able to identify what International Treatment Effectiveness Project (ITEP) is and what it involves. It will explain the use of free mapping and structured mapping for personal use, service user work and supervision settings and will examine the use of mind maps. In addition participants will learn how to select the appropriate maps to practice use to maximise confidence and adapt to current and future working roles.


Introduction to Trainer Skills

Voluntary Sector £165.00, Statutory Sector £175.00

12th & 13th November 2015

This course is a City & Guilds accredited course for those individuals who are new to teaching and group facilitation. This course aims to give learners an Introduction into the skills and practices needed as a trainer. The activities that are completed throughout the 2 days are part of the assessment and there is no work to be completed outside of the course.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to identify the systematic approach to learning, write aims and objectives and design and deliver a training session. Furthermore they will be able to outline techniques for working with difficult group members and describe some techniques for assessing learning.


Axis All Areas Toolkit Training

Voluntary Sector £135.00, Statutory Sector £145.00

16th June 2015

9th October 2015

Please check our website for information


Solution Focused Therapy

Voluntary Sector £125.00, Statutory Sector £135.00

20th & 21st July 2015

This course will provide a thorough induction to the principles and practices of solution focused brief therapy. The course is aimed at people working in care and support services. It will be tailored to match the needs of participants from a variety of different backgrounds including health, education, and social care and counselling.
The course will be sufficiently practical for each participant to be able to begin using Solution Focused skills when they return to work.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the defining principles of Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Recognise how to sculpt Solution Focused responses and elitist Solution Focused responses in the service user
  • Further understand the challenges of getting the service user to think differently and to develop Solution Focused tools to facilitate this
  • Select Solution Focused assessment tools that can be used to increase motivation for change and development of the preferred future vision for the service user


Steroid and Image Enhancing Drugs Training (SIEDS)

12th February 2016


This course is aimed at people with little or no knowledge of SIEDS. This course aims to bring an understanding about steroid and image enhancing drug use and the impact that these can have on individuals. The course will look at the main categories of SIEDS and the motivations for using SIEDS. It will also look at how SIEDS are used and the risks involved along with providing an understanding of how to engage with SIEDS users.


Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and the Lifelong Effects: Are we really doing enough?

4th November 2015

Voluntary Sector £135.00, Statutory Sector £145.00

This 1 day course is aimed at people working with children and young people or adults with mental health problems/ disabilities within any setting. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading, known, preventable intellectual disability and is only caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.

By the end of training, participants will be able to identify the causes of FASD and explore the long term effects of FASD on young people and adults. It will explore the difference between FAS (Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) and FASD. Furthermore the training will discuss the behaviours and needs of someone with FASD throughout their different life stages and lastly will relate FASD development to the style of support and type of work being delivered.


To book onto the course or for further information, contact NewLink Wales on: Telephone: 029 2052 9002 or email [email protected] or visit

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