GET TO GRIPS WITH PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP)

GET TO GRIPS WITH PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP)

Get to Grips with Personal Independence Payment

“Get to Grips with PIP” made it very easy to understand and once explained it takes away the mystery!”

Annie, Salvation Army

Get to Grips with PIP training course

Only about 14% of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) applications are successful first time round, and 1 in 4 people with a long-term health condition or disability are believed to give up on their PIP application due to a lack of support or because the application process has made them feel worse.

The Society Matters cic Get to Grips with PIP course is designed and delivered by experts in their field, so you can make your mark on these statistics. 

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Who should attend this course?

This PIP training course, which is delivered in a virtual classroom environment, is designed to help the people and organisations that are providing social welfare support. In just two half day sessions you will be helped to really understand the key drivers for PIP assessments, and be capable of helping your clients to navigate the application process to give them the highest possible chance of getting their full benefit entitlement first time round.

What will you learn?

Through a combination of case studies, exercises, quizzes and insights from our welfare benefits ‘expert in the room’, you will be guided through the complexities of PIP, so by the end of this training you will be able to understand:

What is ‘PIP’?

Who is eligible for PIP?

How to apply for PIP – understanding the application form

How to navigate the 12 PIP descriptors

How to challenge PIP decisions  

“The tutors are knowledgeable and are able to give practical examples and real life cases which puts the rules and how they are applied into a real life perspective.”

Lynne, Gateshead charity

For your peace of mind, this course has been independently quality endorsed by national accrediting body ncfe.

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

  • Please get in touch to discuss prices so we can tailor these to your specific requirements.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.
  • *Charities please ask about our Pay It Forward Charity Discount Scheme.

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

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UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH

Understanding Mental Health

Understanding Mental Health 

 

You’re hard pressed to turn on the TV or look through social media today without someone talking about being aware of your mental health and seeking to improve it. However, are you confident you really understand what they mean by mental health? Do you feel you have sufficient understanding to support people who let you know they are facing challenges with their mental health?

This course is designed to lay out the basics about mental health and challenge some of the stereotypes and assumptions.

What will you learn?

This 3 hour online training session will help you to build your knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, and offer the opportunity for reflection, discussion and practical implementation of learning and plans of action, in a safe environment. You will learn about:

Definitions of mental health and common mental health issues

Common perceptions of mental health in society

Stigma and stereotyping and how they impact people experiencing mental health issues.

Challenging stereotypes of mental health  

Rights and responsibilities with respect to mental health, and the resources available for support.

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

  • Please get in touch to discuss prices so we can tailor these to your specific requirements.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.
  • *Charities please ask about our Pay It Forward Charity Discount Scheme.

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR MANAGERS AND OWNERS

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR MANAGERS AND OWNERS

Mental Health Awareness for Owners and Managers

Mental Health Awareness for Owners and Managers

As society increasingly recognises the many issues people face through mental health, so too are employers being faced with changing work practices and legislation with respect to the issue. As well as employers’ responsibility for their overall staff welfare, with the Health and Safety Executive recognising an employer’s legal duty to protect employees from stress in the workplace it is crucial that mental health, in all its forms, is something all managers and business owners understand.

What will you learn? 

Following on from your participation in our Mental Health Awareness course, you will look further into the responsibilities that managers and owners have with respect to the mental health of their staff, and explore ways to improve your workplace practice by learning:

Awareness of management responsibilities including appropriate legislation and standards. 

Appropriate and inappropriate workplace behaviours with respect to mental health, including issues of cultural diversity

Available schemes, toolkits, and pledges that are available for organisations to use to model their management of mental health in the workplace. 

A framework to audit their current provision for staff mental health and wellbeing  

The development of reviewable short and medium term staff actions plans

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

  • Please get in touch to discuss prices so we can tailor these to your specific requirements.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.
  • *Charities please ask about our Pay It Forward Charity Discount Scheme.

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

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STRESS AND PERSONAL RESILIENCE

STRESS AND PERSONAL RESILIENCE

Managing Stress and Personal Resilience

Managing Stress and Personal Resilience

When we move from being under pressure to being stressed, we can be affected physically, mentally and emotionally. Recognising the signs of stress and managing your reaction to it can help you improve your wellbeing, both at work and in your private life, and live a better more balanced life.

This two-hour session is an practical introduction to the concepts of stress and resilience, combined with practical exerices and materials that can be used immediately to reframe your vision of stress and start to build change into your life

 

Being resilient doesn’t mean being rigid; it means adapting and changing

By increasing your personal resilience, you will build a toolkit of methods to understand stress, be aware of your emotions and manage your thoughts to live a better life. 

You’ll become empowered to change your outlook and mindset, recognising the triggers that cause stress and learning how to recognise their effects and change them for the better. 

This is, of course, the start of a journey and you will also be given tools that you can use in the future to continue your development and signposted to resources that allow you to explore the subject in a deeper fashion.

What will you learn?

Through a combination of quickfire activities, exercises, quizzes and shared experiences, you will be helped to make your mark on stress and personal resilience by learning about:

The definition of stress, its causes and sources and effects.

The connection between stress and pressure, and the signs of both.

The methods you can use to reduce personal stress

The meaning and value of personal resilience

Using mindfulness, lifestyle and attitude change to increase resilience 

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

  • Please get in touch to discuss prices so we can tailor these to your specific requirements.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.
  • *Charities please ask about our Pay It Forward Charity Discount Scheme.

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

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GAMING – PLAY OR PERIL?

GAMING – PLAY OR PERIL?

Gaming: Play or Peril?

Gaming: Play or Peril

Gaming now focuses heavily on encouraging people to spend money while they are playing the game through ‘in app purchases’ which come in many different guises. For that reason, gaming is now being recognised as having crossed the line into gambling, leading to a normalisation of gambling for those may not otherwise have gambled and the obvious associated impacts on health, wealth and wellbeing.

What will you learn?

This interactive two hour workshop is designed to enable participants to understand the world of gaming, and to be able to support friends, family and colleagues to spot the potential detrimental impact gaming can have on their health, wealth and wellbeing. We will guide the group through a range of industrial specialist information through discussions, quizzes and real-life examples so they:

Understand the online gaming environment and the methods used to increase revenue

Recognise the risks associated with behaviour and mental health

Understand current UK gaming legislation and how other countries are approaching the issue

Are able to recognise gaming in the context of gambling

Understand responsible gaming practices

Know where to go for help and support

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

  • Please get in touch to discuss prices so we can tailor these to your specific requirements.
  • Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings.
  • *Charities please ask about our Pay It Forward Charity Discount Scheme.

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

Get in touch

Society Matters CIC is a social enterprise and registered as a Community Interest Company. Registered company number 07969715. VAT Registration GB 339038787

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