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Staying Well – Understanding Resilience and Self-Care
Duration: 3 hours (with short break)
Audience:
Aimed at all volunteer emergency responders in Scotland
Cost: Free
Delivery method:
Online via MS Teams
Delegate numbers:
16
Pre-requisite:
We encourage all delegates to complete the Staying Well Road Trip before attending this course.

Session Overview 
This session is an opportunity to meet with others and to learn more about what keeps us well. We discuss the things that threaten our wellbeing in our roles and what protects us, and how to stock our Psychological 1st Aid kits. We learn about the impact of trauma and stress so we can recognise when we might need some help and where we can find this.

Learning Outcomes
Understanding of the factors that contribute to good mental health Knowledge of the protective and risk factors which can affect the resilience of volunteer emergency responders Ability to recognise signs of stress and distress in ourselves Understanding of the factors that support the wellbeing of individuals and teams Knowledge of the support available for you and your colleagues Opportunity to plan for what could be in your Psychological 1stAid kit

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Supporting your Colleagues
Duration: 6.5 hours (includes 30 minute break for lunch)
Audience: Aimed at all volunteer emergency responders in Scotland
Cost: Free
Delivery method: Online via MS Teams
Delegate numbers: 16
Pre-requisite: Completion of Staying Well – Understanding Resilience and Self-Care

Session Overview 
We know that relationships based on camaraderie, trust and respect act as a buffer against the challenges of working / volunteering for an emergency service. This workshop looks at what we can do to strengthen these supportive relationships. You will learn how to have helpful conversations with colleagues, how to recognise signs that someone may be struggling and what to do when you are worried about someone. 

Learning Outcomes
Understanding of how social and peer support contribute to wellbeing and good mental health Ability to recognise signs of stress and distress in others, including common mental health problems Understanding of, and opportunity to practice, listening skills and supportive conversations Ability to recognise risk and respond when people are in crisis Knowledge of available support and how to link people to help Knowledge of how to take care of yourself when supporting others

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Post trauma support: Providing Psychological First Aid 
Duration: 6.5 hours (includes 30 minute break for lunch)
Audience: Aimed at all volunteer emergency responders in Scotland
Cost: Free
Delivery method: Online via MS Teams
Delegate numbers: 16
Pre-requisite: Completion of Staying Well – Understanding Resilience and Self-Care and Supporting your Colleagues / Team 

Session Overview 
Emergency service staff and volunteers are frequently exposed to potentially traumatic experiences in the course of their work. This workshop will help you understand trauma and traumatic stress so you can recognise when you and your colleagues may be at risk of psychological injury. It will equip you to give Psychological First Aid, the international best practice model for supporting people following trauma exposure.  

Learning Outcomes
Understanding of trauma and traumatic stress and be able to identify: the kinds of experiences that may be traumatic; the different ways that people can be affected; the factors which influence our ability to cope and recover Increased confidence in recognising when people’s responses and reactions may be trauma-related Knowledge of and ability to deliver Psychological First Aid Ability to recognise when people need additional support and knowledge of how to access this

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