Recovery from Addiction

Independence & Wellbeing

Category: Training

Current Issues in Novel Psychoactive Substance Misuse (‘Legal Highs’)

Course overview

This course gives an overview of the issues surrounding the use of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPSs), commonly known as ‘Legal Highs’, using a variety of teaching and learning methods to suit most learners.  The course is interactive, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore the issues.  Wherever possible we use volunteers or staff with lived experience of the issues to co-facilitate the training, which brings the subject to life and enhances the impact of the course.

In this course you will:

  • Understand a range of Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Understand how new technologies influence access to Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Understand current legislation relating to Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Understand the effects that alcohol and drug misuse may have on others.
  • Understand some of the health issues associated with alcohol and drug misuse.
  • Understand what motivates individuals to use Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Learn about some of the agencies that offer help and information.

 

Course outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Define Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Give examples of different types of Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  •  Describe the expected effects of the different types of Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Describe ways Novel Psychoactive Substances are bought and sold on the internet.
  • Describe how new technologies affect the accessibility of Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Describe the legislation used to control the sale of Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Assess potential changes in legislation to control the sale of Novel Psychoactive Substances.
  • Compare the motivation of different Novel Psychoactive Substance users.

 

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a broad overview of the issues surrounding misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs.

 

Prices and Options

Costs per learner start at £90 per learner for a full day.

Double Impact is a Certa Recognised Centre, therefore all our course options are delivered using accredited materials and lesson plans, assuring a very high level of content and delivery.

Please speak to us about a bespoke version of this course if the above options do not meet your business’s or organisation’s needs.  We are able to design and deliver flexible learning packages of varying length and cost.

Delivery can take place either at your own venue or one of our training locations in Nottingham, Mansfield or Lincoln city centre.

 

How to book

Please complete the enquiry form below or email eleanor@doubleimpact.org.uk

 

Drugs and Alcohol Awareness for Schools

Course overview

Double Impact have developed a programme of Alcohol Awareness training aimed at providing much needed education and information on the dangers and consequences of alcohol misuse for young people.  The sessions use a range of different approaches to encourage learning such as arts, drama as well as a more conventional teaching approach.  It is delivered by experienced and trained professionals and supported by service user volunteers from Double Impact, with lived experience of the issues.   This makes for a very impactful and engaging experience for students.

 

The aims of the training are:

  • To increase knowledge and awareness of the dangers and consequences of alcohol misuse.
  • To provide reliable and factual information regarding health issues, treatment options and support services to both students and teachers – therefore enabling effective, on going support of those who might be personally affected by the issues raised.
  • Encourage students to consider a wide range of consequences of alcohol misuse including health, social, criminal and familial.
  • To use a variety of approaches to deliver the messages around alcohol awareness, therefore promoting engagement and encouraging all learning styles.

 

Course outcomes

Participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge around alcohol misuse and a better understanding of the various consequences of this.
  • Be better informed and therefore able to make more responsible decisions and choices with regard to their own alcohol use now or in the future.
  • Consequently, through making better choices avoid the social, criminal and health damage associated with alcohol misuse.
  • Be better supported if they are or have been experiencing difficulties around either personal or parental alcohol misuse.

 

Who should attend

The course is aimed at students and young people in Year 10, but can be adapted to meet the needs of younger or older students.

 

Testimonials

The Nottingham Academy had the privilege of working with Double Impact in a ground breaking project in raising awareness of alcohol with our year 10 students. The year 10’s found the experience invaluable especially the talk by recovering alcoholics and the workshops provided by Double Impact. We very much hope that this can be a regular project.

Rachel Day, Greenwood Academy School, Nottingham

The sessions were engaging and thought provoking and the feedback from all students was incredibly positive.  It was an emotional and inspiring day because the volunteers were willing to share their personal experiences which meant that all our pupils felt comfortable to ask any questions they had and really got a lot out of the experience.

Sian Cresswell, Head of Year 10, Nottingham Academy

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of the providers who came in last week to hold the Alcohol Awareness workshops. As well as finding the day really enjoyable, the students learned a lot and developed life skills which will help them in the future. Many of the students have been talking about it and, for some, it has had a big impact on their views on alcohol.

David Farnie, Director of Achievement, Nottingham Academy

Prices and Options

This course can be delivered as a half or full day’s training package.

Costs are £300 for a half day and £500 for a full day.

Double Impact is a Certa Recognised Centre, therefore all our course options are delivered using accredited materials and lesson plans, assuring a very high level of content and delivery.

Please speak to us about a bespoke version of this course if the above options do not meet your business’s or organisation’s needs.  We are able to design and deliver flexible learning packages of varying length and cost.

Delivery can take place either at your own venue or one of our training locations in Nottingham, Mansfield or Lincoln city centre.

 

How to book

Please complete the enquiry form below or email eleanor@doubleimpact.org.uk

Drugs and Alcohol In The Workplace

Course overview

This course gives an overview of the issues surrounding drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace, using a variety of teaching and learning methods to suit most learners.  The course is interactive, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore the issues.  Wherever possible we use volunteers or staff with lived experience of the issues to co-facilitate the training, which brings the subject to life and enhances the impact of the course.

 

In this course you will:

  • Increase knowledge, understanding and awareness of substances, their names, effects and dangers.
  • Overview of the impact of drug and alcohol use in the workplace
  • Signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol misuse for employers to be aware of
  • Gain insight into employee experiences
  • Learn how to approach an employee whom you suspect of having a problem and provide appropriate support
  • Learn how to recognise the link between poor performance, health and drug and alcohol abuse
  • Be aware of your own responsibilities with respect to legislation and the law governing drugs and alcohol in the workplace
  • Understand the importance of, and how to put together, a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace
  • Understand whether screening may be acceptable for your workplace
  • Know what types of treatment and support services are available locally
  • Gain insight into the unexpected benefits of employing those in recovery from drug/alcohol issues

 

Course outcomes

Participants will:

  • Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol misuse within their workplace
  • Feel confident about how to approach an employee whom they suspect of having a problem and then provide appropriate support
  • Recognise the link between poor performance, health and drug and alcohol abuse
  • Understand their own responsibilities with respect to legislation and the law governing drugs and alcohol in the workplace
  • Know how to put together a drug and alcohol policy appropriate for their workplace
  • Know whether screening is an acceptable practice for their workplace
  • Know what types of treatment and support services are available locally
  • Feel more confident about employing those in recovery from drug/alcohol issues
  • Know how Double Impact can support their HR practices in this area and how to find useful guides and toolkits aimed at employers.

 

Who should attend

This course is suitable for HR Managers, Team Leaders, Supervisors, and anyone wanting a broad overview of the issues surrounding misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs in the workplace.

 

Prices and Options

Costs per learner start at £90 for a full day.

Double Impact is a Certa Recognised Centre, therefore all our course options are delivered using accredited materials and lesson plans, assuring a very high level of content and delivery.

Please speak to us about a bespoke version of this course if the above options do not meet your business’s or organisation’s needs.  We are able to design and deliver flexible learning packages of varying length and cost.

Delivery can take place either at your own venue or one of our training locations in Nottingham, Mansfield or Lincoln city centre.

 

How to book

Please complete the enquiry form below or email eleanor@doubleimpact.org.uk

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

Course overview

This course gives an overview of the issues surrounding drug and alcohol misuse, using a variety of teaching and learning methods to suit most learners.  The course is interactive, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore the issues.  Wherever possible we use volunteers or staff with lived experience of the issues to co-facilitate the training, which brings the subject to life and enhances the impact of the course.

 

In this course you will:

  • Learn about unit strengths and safe limits of alcohol.
  • Learn about the different types of illicit drugs and their effects.
  • Learn  about the possible causes of alcohol and drug misuse and its effects.
  • Understand the effects that alcohol and drug misuse may have on others.
  • Understand some of the health issues associated with alcohol and drug misuse.
  • Understand the effects of withdrawing from alcohol and certain drugs.
  • Learn about some of the agencies that offer help and information on alcohol and drug misuse.

 

Course outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • State the unit strength of a range of alcoholic drinks and describe the recommended safe limits of alcohol.
  • Describe possible reasons as to why people may misuse alcohol and/ or drugs
  • Describe psychological and physical effects of alcohol and drug misuse.
  • Describe the effects that alcohol and drug misuse may have on family, friends and society.
  • Explain some of the effects of alcohol and drug misuse on physical health and emotional health.
  • Describe the effects of withdrawing from alcohol and certain drugs
  • List sources of help and information for alcohol and drug misuse and understand the differences between them.

 

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a broad overview of the issues surrounding misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs.

 

Prices and Options

This course can be delivered as a one (non-accredited) or 2 days (accredited) training.

Costs per learner start at £90 for a full day.

If completed learners will achieve six credits at Level 2 (Accredited)

Double Impact is a Certa Recognised Centre, therefore all our course options are delivered using accredited materials and lesson plans, assuring a very high level of content and delivery.

Please speak to us about a bespoke version of this course if the above options do not meet your business’s or organisation’s needs.  We are able to design and deliver flexible learning packages of varying length and cost.

Delivery can take place either at your own venue or one of our training locations in Nottingham, Mansfield or Lincoln city centre.

 

How to book

Please complete the enquiry form below or email eleanor@doubleimpact.org.uk