Health and well-being is set to be a hot topic over the next few months with Social Media activity abounding with hashtags in May and June. If you’re working in the sector or keen to re-train, it makes sense to keep abreast of the latest industry news and activity, so you can make the best impression in an interview. If you feel that upskilling will increase your chances in the job market, the College is showcasing its range of easy-to-access, flexible online learning health and wellbeing courses that are available at no cost to most adults.
Our courses are professionally accredited at Level 2 and typically take around 12 weeks to complete. Whatever the subject you’re interested in, follow the links below to the most appropriate course and get in touch to tell us when you want to start.
The NSPCC has re-launched its popular PANTS campaign with national TV advertising in an attempt to keep young children safe from abuse. The acronym (expanded below) helps parents with ways of talking to their children about safeguarding while circumnavigating issues that might frighten them. Using humour and light-hearted questioning gives parents the tools to have potentially tricky conversations that could have a life-changing impact.
Privates are private
Always remember your body belongs to you
No means no
Talk about secrets that upset you
Speak up – someone can help.
Learn more with our Certificate in Safeguarding and Prevent.
Stress is the theme of mental health charity’s Mind’s awareness week from 14-20 May. Stress is in the news again this week with predictions of a ticking time bomb in many workplaces. There are plenty of tips on the Mind website to help identify causes of stress and ways to combat its influence in daily life.
Improve your knowledge with our Certificate in Mental Health Awareness.
The Stroke Association is also using May for stroke awareness, asking individuals and organisations to turn their fundraising events purple. This could extend to the colour of your hair, clothes or even food! Funds raised are used to help stroke survivors enjoy a better quality of life. The Association also promotes awareness of acting FAST when signed of stroke are detected:
- Facial weakness
- Arm weakness
- Speech problems
- Time to call 999.
Brush up your knowledge with a Certificate in Common Health Conditions.
Diabetes UK is keen to boost support for over 3.2 million people in the UK living with diabetes during its awareness week between 11 and 17 June. The organisation helps people to understand the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and sets out the risks for developing Type 2. It provides information on maintaining a healthy diet to prevent excessive weight gain as well as providing advice for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes on how to manage their lifestyles.
Learn more about the condition and achieve a Certificate in Care & Management of Diabetes.
Now in its third year, the Alzheimer’s Society is promoting 14 June as Cupcake Day and fundraisers are asked to start baking to raise some ‘dough’ for research into this devastating disease. The Alzheimers’s Society encourages volunteers to become Dementia Friends which involves learning about the disease and becoming more aware of how to help make everyday life more friendly for someone with dementia.
Gain essential underpinning knowledge with our Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care.
Brain injury association, Headway is asking volunteers to wear a wacky hat on 18 May, post a selfie on social media and donate £1 to the charity. They are even linking it to the royal wedding, due to take place the following day, by encouraging a regal theme under the banner of #HatsforHarry. Headway brings together over 100 groups and branches supporting people who are living with brain injury and lobbying for better support and resources for them.
Learn how brain injury affects individuals with a Certificate in Common Health Conditions.
The following month, on 18 June, marks the 13th annual Autistic Pride day, designed to showcase the different abilities of those on the autistic spectrum, highlighting the challenges they face because of their neurodiversity. In the UK, over 700,000 people are on the autistic spectrum affecting 2.8 million people in families across the country.
Dispel the misconceptions and gain a Certificate in Understanding Autism.
A little later in June (18-24) marks Learning Disability Week, organised by Mencap. Its ‘Treat Me Well’ campaign calls on the NHS to make small adjustments to improve the treatment that people with learning difficulties receive in hospital, asking for better communication, more time and clearer information. Mencap say that this campaign is welcome by the NHS with 66% of health professionals keen to get more training on learning disabilities.
From ADHD to autism, improve your understanding with a Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties.