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Youth United Stockton (YUS) has secured funding to provide free of charge training to voluntary and community sector organisations delivering services to young people (aged 8 – 19 years) within Stockton-on-Tees.

Although their courses are primarily for the voluntary and community sector, other statutory organisations may register for the courses as long as they work with young people in Stockton on Tees.

Places are limited and priority will be given to the voluntary and community sector.


Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene in Catering

Monday 08 July 2019, 9:30- 11:30

Five Lamps, Eldon Street, Thornaby, TS17 7DJ

This free-standing qualification is aimed at anyone in the catering industry who handles and prepares food. At the end of the training, all attendees are asked to complete a multi choice test.

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Low Mood and Anxiety – A CBT Perspective

Thursday 11 July 2019, 13:00 – 16:30

Five Lamps, Eldon Street, Thornaby, TS17 7DJ

This training will include An introduction to anxiety and low mood – what it is and how it is displayed; The CBT Cycle; Practical strategies for tackling anxiety and low mood; Developing ‘Self Help’ plans for children and young people

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Cooking Workshop

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 10:00- 11:30

South Thornaby Community Centre, TS17 9JG

This workshop is delivered by Little Sprouts and it will give you some ideas on how to cook healthy on a budget. The workshop will give you cooking ideas that you can deliver in the youth club and also show the young people how they can cook healthily on a budget.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 day accredited)

30 & 31 July 2019; 09:00 – 17:00

Five Lamps, Eldon Street, Thornaby, TS17 7DJ

During this two day course, learners will explore the most common mental health conditions experienced by young people and discover what youth workers can do to prevent and/or intervene when needed. At the end of the training you will be able to; challenge the discrimination surrounding mental health; define mental health; look after your own mental health and protect a young person who may be at risk. Spot the signs of mental health issues in young people and give help, support and guidance to any young person who needs it.

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Persuasion & Negotiation Training

Tuesday 06 August 2019, 9:30-12:30

Five Lamps, Eldon Street, TS17 7DJ

This course will be looking at negotiation skills and understanding how to separate the problem from the person. The persuasion will help you to persuade colleagues, customers, funders and reach outcomes together rather than battle.

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Modern Day Slavery

Tuesday 13 August 2019, 10:00 – 13:00

Five Lamps, Eldon Street, TS17 7DJ

On completion participants will be able to: Explain what modern slavery is and the different types that exist; Recognise the signs/indicators of different types of modern slavery; Respond appropriately to a victim / case of modern slavery.

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Autism Awareness

Monday 16 September 2019, 09:30 – 12:00

Five Lamps, Eldon Street, Thornaby, TS17 7DJ

This 2 and a half hour session is the first step to discovering the basics about Autism. By then end of the course participants will be able to have an insight of the difficulties people on the Autism spectrum face, know why the condition effects them the way it does and how to be equipped with strategies to overcome some difficulties a person on the Autism spectrum has.

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Supporting Children Experiencing Grief and Loss

9 October 2019. 09:30 – 15:30

Alice House, Wells Ave, Hartlepool, TS24 9DA

This course will provide you with the skills to help support young people who may be experiencing grief and loss.

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Hidden Sentence Training

16 September 2019, 16:00 – 20:00

Newtown Community Resource Centre, TS19 0DE

This training session will give you a clear overview of the offenders journey, it’s impact on the family from arrest to release and a range of strategies and resources to help you offer support to children and families.

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