Training

Spark Training programme 2024

An affordable programme of online and classroom-based training sessions for Somerset charities and community groups.

Capturing the Impact of your VCFSE Group

Join Jack Brazier and Amy Harwick from Somerset Public Health to learn impact reporting best practice, and discuss how we might develop an evaluation framework to enhance mental health services across the county. Facilitated by the Somerset Mental Health Network.

This training session takes place on Thursday 23 May, 2pm - 3.30pm, via Teams.

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Drugs and Alcohol Misuse: information gathering

Facilitated by the Somerset Mental Health Network and hosted by Somerset Public Health, this meeting aims to assess training needs for better supporting those affected by drug and alcohol misuse and mental health issues. Insights gathered will help inform a training session scheduled for Thursday 13 June.

This training session takes place on Monday 30 May, 9.30am - 11am, via Teams.

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ILM Level 3 Qualification in Leadership and Management

A subsidised training course for individuals who wish to gain a formal qualification and are just starting out in a management and leadership role, or are in post and keen to refresh and sharpen their skills.

Training begins on Wednesday 5 June.

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Level 1 Safeguarding Awareness: Children and Young People

Learn about current legislation around safeguarding children and young people, how to recognise signs of abuse and neglect, how to report a concern, and where to find further information and advice.

This training session takes place on Thursday 6 June, 9:30-10:30am, via Teams.

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Children and Young People's Mental Health Network meeting

A meeting for those supporting the mental health of children and young people to discuss what future services might look like, and whether there are any gaps in the current provision.

This meeting takes place on Thursday 6 June, 11am-12:15pm, via Teams

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Meet the Funders: social investment special

Hear from Somerset Community Foundation and Resonance Ltd, and learn about their social investment funding and whether it might work for your organisation.

This training session takes place on Thursday 6 June, 11.30am-12.30pm, via Teams.

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Somerset Food & Growing Forum

A free, online forum for anyone in Somerset involved with initiatives that use food, growing and gardening to support positive change.

This forum takes place on Tuesday 11 June, 7-8.30pm via Teams.

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Introduction to Google Analytics 4

An in-depth, low-cost training session where you will be introduced the new Google Analytics platform, and explore how it can be used to understand the experience of your website's users.

Takes place on Wednesday 12 June, 10:30am-1pm, online.

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Substance Use Awareness Training

Join Somerset Public Health for a free, online training session for VCFSE workers and volunteers to learn the impact of substance use in Somerset, and broaden their knowledge of what local services to signpost to.

This training session takes place on Thursday 13 June, 10am-12pm, online.

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Volunteer Coordinators' Forum

Our free, face-to-face meeting for anybody who manages or coordinates volunteers in Somerset to network, learn, share best practice, and gain help and support.

This forum takes place on Thursday 13 June, 1:15-4pm, in Somerton.

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Level 1 Safeguarding Awareness: Adults

Learn about current legislation around safeguarding adults, how to recognise signs of abuse and neglect, how to report a concern, and where to find further information and advice.

This training session takes place on Thursday 20 June, 9.30-10.30am, via Teams.

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Introduction to Youth Work

A training course delivered by South Gloucestershire Playscheme, aimed at new youth workers and youth volunteers, or those who volunteer with children and young people and want to find out if youth work is for them.

Takes place on:
Monday 8 and 15 July in Bridgwater, 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 18 and 25 September in Taunton, 10am - 3pm
Saturday 16 and 23 November in Langport, 10am - 3pm

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The Mental Capacity Act

Join Dameon Caddy, Mental Capacity & Deprivation of Liberty Strategic Lead for NHS Somerset to take a closer the look at the legislation and its key principles.

This training session takes place on Wednesday 10 July, 2-3pm, via Teams.

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Suicide Awareness Training

A one-hour, bite-sized training session for anyone who wants to understand more about suicide, and learn how to offer practical support to those who may have thoughts of suicide.

Takes place on Thursday 25 July, 10-11am, via Teams.

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Skills Bootcamp – Leadership & Management

A subsidised training course for individuals not seeking an accredited qualification, who are new or existing managers wishing to develop or refresh their skills.

Training begins on Thursday 5 September.

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In the meantime, if there's a specific topic you would like us to cover, please email training@sparksomerset.org.uk.

Just wanted to let you know I did the ‘Train the Trainer’ session on ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ that Gill Harrison delivered yesterday as part of the partnership between Spark Somerset and Open Mental Health. I was very impressed not only with the standard of training but with the course itself.

Training participant, April 2023