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

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