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  • Upcoming events

    Welcome to the live online learning events page. 

    Below you will see a list of upcoming events with links to book and register on Eventbrite.

    Once you have booked an event please mark this time in your diary. You will receive an invitation and link to a Microsoft Teams meeting nearer the time of the event.

    • February 2023

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        Engaging in effective community advocacy  

        Date: 1st February  2023
        Time: 10:00 - 12:00

        Presenters

        Voluntary Health Scotland facilitated by Public Health Scotland.

        Information

        Do you want to find out more about community advocacy in a public health and health inequalities context and what this means to your role?

        Community advocacy is a preventative and pro-active approach that supports people to be active citizens and self-advocate in relation to decisions affecting their lives.

        This workshop is facilitated by Public Health Scotland and delivered by Voluntary Health Scotland. It covers;

        1.    How advocacy can mitigate the impact of health inequalities.

        2.    Increase your confidence in identifying and working with communities.

        3.    Gain ideas for your own community advocacy role.  

        The format will be an interactive learning session with a mix of presentations, group exercises and sharing experiences with peers.

        Once you have booked the event please mark this time in your diary. You will receive joining instructions including a Microsoft Teams link a week prior to the event.

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        Making services inclusive for everyone

        Focusing on people with communication support needs

        Date: 28th February  2023
        Time: 10:30 - 12:30

        Presenters

        Talking Mats and Capability Scotland with Public Health Scotland.

        Information

        Do you want to find out more about how communication difficulties lead to health inequalities and what this means for your role.

        A commitment to inclusion means the communication support needs of individuals are recognised and addressed through staff being aware, adapting their communication styles and using the appropriate supports. 

        Effective communication is central to safe and good quality care and to ensuring that people are included in decisions affecting their lives.

        Talking Mats and Capability Scotland are delivering a session on;

        • what a communication support need is
        • the impact of poor communication practices on health and wellbeing,
        • actions, tools and frameworks to improve your communication practice and service.

        Join us for an interactive learning session with a mix of activities and presentations including hearing from people with lived experience. There will be time for reflection and sharing experiences with peers.

        Once you have booked the event please mark this time in your diary. You will receive joining instructions including a Microsoft Teams link a week prior to the event.

        To find out more and to book your place click on the link below.

    • March 2023

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        Health first: Communicating about health and obesity in Scotland

        Date: 2nd March  2023
        Time: 10:00 - 11:30

        Presenters

        FrameWorks UK with Public Health Scotland.

        More information

        How we communicate about health and obesity matters.

        Where we live, and what we earn, shapes the options available to us to be healthy. But when people think about obesity, it’s too often seen as an issue of lack of willpower. And the only solution that it leads people to think about is better education about food and exercise.

        We need to tell a new story which shows how what surrounds us, shapes us. And helps to build support for the wider changes needed that will enable all of us to thrive and be healthy.

        Join us to hear recommendations from FrameWorks UK on how to frame obesity and change our national conversation. They’ll share practical tips and advice for anyone communicating about health and weight in Scotland, which will reduce stigma, build understanding and drive action on health.

        Once you have booked the event please mark this time in your diary. You will receive joining instructions including a Microsoft Teams link a week prior to the event.

        To find out more and to book your place click on the link below.

    • Recordings from past events

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        Why is the right to health important to your role?

        On 13 December PHS facilitated an online live discussion on the right to health. The session was well attended and led to some interesting discussion. In case you weren’t able to join you can view the recording here. The panel shared their perspectives on:

        • What the right to health means?
        • What does delivering the right to health look like in practice?
        • What actions can public services take to empower communities to realise their rights
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