Exploring the World Around Me
These sessions aim to keep you up to date with some of the key discussions happening in the world around us as it constantly changes and evolves.
Have you ever witnessed a confrontation between strangers in the street and wanted to step in, but weren’t sure what you could do?
Perhaps you worried you’d make the situation worse, or there were other people around you hoped might help instead?
In this two-session course, we will look at how and when we can safely interrupt and defuse interactions when we’re concerned they are threatening to become dangerous. There will also be an opportunity to share your own experiences and to explore the different forms interventions can take.
Have you ever heard comments about health challenges that made you cringe?
Have you ever wanted to talk to someone about the opinions they hold, but not known where to begin?
Have you ever felt uncomfortable talking about your health over fear of the reaction you might get?
There is more recognition now about the stigma associated with health, but we still have a long way to go. In this course we will look at the different factors which contribute to stigma and the impact stigma can have on our wellbeing. We will consider both external and self-stigma, as well as finding out about our rights in this area.
Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or curious about your own sexuality or gender?
Do you know someone who is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and want to know how you can support them as an ally?
LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and others) is an umbrella term used when describing topics pertaining to sexuality and gender identity. We will look at the history of the LGBTQ+ movement and probe some of the key issues facing members of the LGBTQ+ community today.
Understanding Unconscious Bias
How many biases or stereotypes are we aware of in our lives?
How often do we accept them without a second thought?
Holding unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups can act as a barrier within our lives and can lead to miscommunication, misrepresentation, and mistreatment.
We will explore how unconscious biases come about, how we can begin to uncover and acknowledge them and what steps we can take to move beyond them.
As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support.