Free drug and alcohol awareness courses for people who work in Glasgow

Scottish Drugs Forum are pleased to announce that four new training courses have been developed specifically for people who work within Glasgow city.

The courses will increase staff knowledge and awareness of key issues relating to drug or alcohol use.

The training is 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. This includes two half day courses on drug awareness and alcohol awareness, and two full day courses on the same subjects, 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, can be found on flyers in the below links.

The courses will begin on the 7th of November and a programme of dates is now available.

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

Alcohol Awareness Training (Half Day)
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Alcohol Awareness Training (One Day)
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Drug Awareness Training (Half Day)
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Drug Awareness Training (One Day)
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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.