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September 2024

Tue 10
SCM Staff: Introduction to British Sign Language (Workshop In Person Face to Face) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 10

Why learn the BSL? It is the first language choice of the Deaf community in the United Kingdom and one of the many sign languages used across the world. However, the BSL is not all about the signing; it challenges you to think differently, how to better connect the brain with the body and improve communication skills through lip-reading, use of handshapes and expressing emotions. Because it is a visual language, the BSL is not only aimed at communication with the Deaf but at anyone with hearing difficulty or disability that makes it difficult for them to community orally.

It is also useful in developing more effective clinical communication skills in the University and Colleges and other workplaces once students graduate and begin their chosen careers. To be able to greet and introduce yourself to students and colleagues who may be hard of hearing or deaf alike; to be able to point them in a direction or ask how they feel; this all is a part of our duty of care including the compassion, sympathy and empathy toward others. The BSL may help us demonstrate this better and we should embrace the BSL as an essential feature of everyday clinical life.

Dr Zrinka Mendas will be delivering the session and would like to share her experience of being a deaf academic and offer a glimpse into sign language, Deaf culture and the BSL alphabet.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further
Thu 26
SCM Staff: British Sign Language Follow Up (Workshop In Person Face to Face) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 East Forvie Building, Large Downstairs Teaching Room

This workshop introduces you to the basics of everyday communication in the BSL. You will learn to initiate a basic conversation, for example, how to greet and introduce yourself to others while using the BSL syntax and asking the questions.

The BSL is about listening to what cannot be heard. It is about experiencing what it is like being a deaf person. It is also about how to better use our body language and our emotions when conveying our messages across. All these skills are essential in our everyday communication and this workshop provides a friendly environment to experience them.

The prerequisite for joining is a basic knowledge of the BSL alphabet and fingerspelling, which you obtained in the earlier workshop.

Join us in the next BSL adventure!

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar.

October 2024

Wed 2
SCM Staff - Harnessing Neurodiversity new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00

This session led by Dr Zrinka Mendas is designed for staff who wish to expand their knowledge of neurodiversity as well as those who wish to share their experiences of sensory and learning impairments. Dr Zrinka Mendas addresses the concept of neurodiversity. The session helps us to enrich our understanding of neurodiversity and encourages us to become different, inspired professionals, creating a supportive workplace.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar.

November 2024

Tue 26

The course aims to promote an understanding of mental health and ill health in a workplace setting and equip managers with increased awareness and confidence to recognise and manage signs of stress and mental health ill health. We cover risk and protective factors, stress, signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and psychosis. The course sets this in a workplace context considering opportunities to increase support and examine workplace culture and good practice.

Content/Topics

  • What is mental health?
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Recognising stress and overload
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Common mental health problems (anxiety disorders and depression)
  • Increase awareness of suicide risk and appropriate support
  • Understanding psychosis and recovery
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Managerial drivers and responsibilities
  • Offering support and signposting to available professional help
  • Self-help and self-care
  • To gain an understanding of mental health and mental ill health

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar.

This session will be run by an external provider: http://www.getmentalhealth.co.uk/

Wed 27
SCM Staff: Introduction to British Sign Language (Workshop In Person Face to Face) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 10

Why learn the BSL? It is the first language choice of the Deaf community in the United Kingdom and one of the many sign languages used across the world. However, the BSL is not all about the signing; it challenges you to think differently, how to better connect the brain with the body and improve communication skills through lip-reading, use of handshapes and expressing emotions. Because it is a visual language, the BSL is not only aimed at communication with the Deaf but at anyone with hearing difficulty or disability that makes it difficult for them to community orally.

It is also useful in developing more effective clinical communication skills in the University and Colleges and other workplaces once students graduate and begin their chosen careers. To be able to greet and introduce yourself to students and colleagues who may be hard of hearing or deaf alike; to be able to point them in a direction or ask how they feel; this all is a part of our duty of care including the compassion, sympathy and empathy toward others. The BSL may help us demonstrate this better and we should embrace the BSL as an essential feature of everyday clinical life.

Dr Zrinka Mendas will be delivering the session and would like to share her experience of being a deaf academic and offer a glimpse into sign language, Deaf culture and the BSL alphabet.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar.

  • See Related Courses below to take your skills further

December 2024

Tue 10
SCM Staff: British Sign Language Follow Up (Workshop In Person Face to Face) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 East Forvie Building, Large Downstairs Teaching Room

This workshop introduces you to the basics of everyday communication in the BSL. You will learn to initiate a basic conversation, for example, how to greet and introduce yourself to others while using the BSL syntax and asking the questions.

The BSL is about listening to what cannot be heard. It is about experiencing what it is like being a deaf person. It is also about how to better use our body language and our emotions when conveying our messages across. All these skills are essential in our everyday communication and this workshop provides a friendly environment to experience them.

The prerequisite for joining is a basic knowledge of the BSL alphabet and fingerspelling, which you obtained in the earlier workshop.

Join us in the next BSL adventure!

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar.