Behind Closed Doors Workshop – GAMBLING

Behind Closed Doors Workshop – GAMBLING

Behind Closed Doors Workshop: GAMBLING

Gambling Workshop Training

*New for Autumn 2021* 

Another of our Behind Closed Doors Workshop Series, this 2 hour session provides an introduction to gambling and gambling-related harm. It can be difficult to know if someone has a problem with gambling – and even if we see some signs we may not know how to respond. 

According to the Gambling Commission it’s likely that 47% of people in the UK have gambled in some way in the last 4 weeks, and it’s estimated that approximately 430,000 people are suffering from compulsive gambling, with only an estimated 5% seeking help from a gambling programme or gambling rehab. This means that 95% of problem gamblers are at risk of their lives being dramatically affected, including a high prevalence of debt and depression.

So many people are affected by gambling, yet many do not open up and talk about their addiction, so they are left to suffer in silence behind closed doors. I’m keen to make sure the support is there for them – this workshop is a start”

Lee Booth

Training Manager, Society Matters cic

What will you learn about Gambling?

Our training is designed and delivered by experts with front-end experience of working with people who are experiencing gambling-related harm and their support networks. Our aim is always to give workshop participants the confidence to get started with making their mark on the lives of the people they are aiming to help. 

By the end of this 2 hour workshop you will:

Understand the hidden impact gambling can have on people’s lives
Recognise the signs of gambling-related harm
Know the specialist services that can be referred to for help

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.

Book your place for only £35.00 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

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

GET BUSINESS READY FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT

GET BUSINESS READY FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Get Business Ready for Universal Credit

A workshop for socially responsible employers

Get Business Ready for Universal Credit

The introduction of Universal Credit changed the financial landscape for workers on part-time or variable hour contracts, allowing them to continue receiving payments as they earn. The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a dramatic increase in people claiming the benefit for the very first time, often to supplement lost earnings as businesses reduce costs to allow them to cope.

However there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding Universal Credit, and making and managing a claim can be complicated for your employees; if not handled carefully by employers it can cause a further layer of difficulty and distress. Simply being given a bonus, being paid different weekly amounts, or being paid monthly rather than 4-weekly can lead to serious financial difficulties.

But employers Society Matters cic has your back. This 2.5 hour workshop session will help you to get business ready for Universal Credit.

Who should attend this workshop?

The Get Business Ready for UC workshop, which is delivered in a virtual classroom environment, is designed to help HR Managers, business owners and Directors whose staff may be claiming Universal Credit.  

The workshop is designed to help socially responsible employers to understand the basics of Universal Credit from your employees’ perspective, and the ways that your own business policies and procedures can affect staff who are claiming so you can ensure your policies are not disadvantaging your loyal staff unintentionally.

As well as leaving the workshop properly informed, you will also receive a free employer checklist to work through in your own business to identify any areas for change that you can put into practice right now.

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 helped to get ‘business ready’ for Universal Credit.

During the 2.5 hour session you will be able to:

  • Understand the elements that make up Universal Credit and how this is paid
  • Understand how your pay policies can affect your employees’ eligibility for benefits
  • Be better equipped to support your employees in times of hardship

“Almost 1.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit compared to this time last year, and many of them are employed. I really hope that employers take the opportunity to attend this workshop which demystifies Universal Credit so their policies and payroll practices are properly aligned.”

Heather Lee, Chair of Directors, Society Matters cic

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.

Book your place for only £45.00 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

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

Get in touch

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GET TO GRIPS WITH WORKPLACE EQUALITY

GET TO GRIPS WITH WORKPLACE EQUALITY

Get to Grips with Workplace Equality

A workshop for socially responsible employers

Get to Grips with Workplace Equality 

The Equality Act 2010 is a fundamental cornerstone of modern life in the UK, changing the way that people are protected as consumers, as citizens and as employees. Making sure you have an informed understanding of the implications of the Equality Act and  the latest changes and case law can help you to create a harmonious workplace and reduce the stress and pain of unintentional or unnoticed discrimination.

Who should attend this course?

The Get to Grips with Workplace Equality workshop, which is delivered in a virtual classroom environment, is designed to help HR Managers, business owners and Directors who may already be tackling unequal practices in their workplace, or who need to build their confidence through an improved understanding of workplace equality.  

The workshop is designed for anyone who has responsibility for ensuring that their workplace is a truly equal environment. 

As well as leaving the workshop properly informed, you will also receive a free employer checklist to work through in your own business to identify any areas for change that you can put into practice right now.

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 helped to make your mark on workplace equality.

Going beyond a re-examination of protected characteristics, during the 2.5 hour session our discrimination expert will discuss the surprisingly common day-to-day practices that can result in issues, as well as recent developments and best practice. With years of real life case studies to draw upon, you can explore the changes needed to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally.

“It really is time to put workplace equality back in the spotlight so employers have a real and thorough understanding of what equality means in practice in 2020. I never cease to be amazed at the discriminating practices that exist in some organisations, and much of the time these are unintentional, which makes this workshop a must for anyone who has even the slightest doubt.”

Richard Owen, Employment Law and Discrimination Specialist with Society Matters cic

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.

Book your place for only £45.00 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

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

Get in touch

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LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

Let’s Talk About Mental Health Workshop Training

Let’s Talk About 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 training 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 workshop 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. In particular you will be supported to:

  • Increase your knowledge of common mental health conditions and why it’s important to know
  • Understand the mental health continuum and consider your place on it
  • Be aware of the common causes of mental health problems and learn practical strategies to deal with them
  • Know when and where to get further support, should you need it

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.

£45 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

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.

To discuss your exact requirements for this specialist training and prices please get in touch today.

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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