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Training for Services
We offer a range of training to service providers through our Health Inequalities training programme. These courses aim to raise awareness of health inequalities and encourage service providers to reflect on their practice, challenge stigma and contribute towards tackling health inequalities in Dundee.

Mind Yer Heid Plus
A full day session aimed at a wide range of service providers that impact on the health and wellbeing of Dundee’s citizens. The session focuses on increasing participants understanding of mental wellbeing and health inequalities as well as supporting use of motivational interviewing techniques helping participants to consider how they can improve their interactions with people who access their services.

Eventbrite - Mind Yer Heid+

Poverty Sensitive Practice
The Dundee Partnership Fairness Strategy challenges poverty and promotes social inclusion. Recent changes due to Welfare Reform have brought new challenges and require different ways of thinking to support people into employment and enable them to survive and thrive on a limited income. The Poverty and Stigma session aims to explore with participants the experience of people living in poverty so that they begin to make the link between how services are delivered and feelings of stigma and exclusion. For service users, these feelings may impact on the accessibility of services or feelings of being judged for requiring services.

For more information, contact alix.finlayson@dundeecity.gov.uk

Substance Use, Stigma & Supporting Recovery
Substance Use, Stigma & Supporting Recovery is a 3 hour awareness session developed in response to the findings of a community wellbeing questionnaire. Substance misuse was identified as an issue having a negative impact on community and individual wellbeing across Dundee’s community regeneration areas (CRA’s).

This session aims to challenge the stigma associated with substance use through exploring the links between wellbeing, inequality and addiction.  This input is targeted at service providers who are likely to come into contact with people who misuse substances and/or people in recovery. Register on Eventbrite via the button below. We are also able to offer sessions to volunteers and community groups - get in touch with the team if you are interested.

Eventbrite - Substance Use, Stigma & Supporting Recovery

Health Inequalities & the Prevention Framework
In 2015, Dundee Partnership commissioned a report on prevention through Integrated Care Funds, which resulted in the production of the “It’s My Job” toolkit. The toolkit focuses on primary and secondary aspects of prevention and promotes processes that are consistent with the roll out of social prescribing. The report strongly recommends that prevention is seen as relevant and important in the context of all staff roles, and is prioritised across services. This half day training session supports frontline staff to use the toolkit as a practical aid to identify how health inequalities and deprivation may affect their client groups and in what ways, explore to what extent they are adopting preventative approaches already and to recognise how they may be able to build on these to support clients further.

For upcoming dates and to book a space, contact Michelle Young on 01382 435848 / michelle.young@dundeecity.gov.uk

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