Confidence and self-esteem

We hear talk about lack of self-esteem all the time, but how on earth do you change it, and where do you find confidence when it has always seemed to be a missing part of the puzzle?

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Confidence in public speaking

It's fascinating how many of us are asked to speak in public, often about our experiences of treatment and recovery. Here is a lighthearted workshop intended to make a panic inducing experience a lot easier!

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How to survive a 12 Step Meeting

Mutual aid meetings are evidenced to help people succeed in their recovery from substance use problems, so how is the most effective way of using them?

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Dual diagnosis for beginners

Dual diagnosis means that someone has substance use difficulties and mental health problems, which our research shows to be more than half of the people we meet . . . .

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BBVs

Blood borne viruses such a Hepatitis B and C, and HIV can be avoided with the right precautions. What are they, what do they do to us, and how can we prevent their spread?

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Needle Exchange

The needle exchange is an essential tool in the harm minimisation armoury, but giving safer injecting advice and equipment requires a great deal of knowledge . . . .

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Club drugs and NPS

There are a lot of new drugs out there, and more appearing month by month. What do we need to know about them?

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Cannabis

Recently legalised in Canada, cannabis has long been seen as a harmless drug? Is this true, and if there are risks to it's use, what are they?

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Heroin and other opiates

Physically addictive, it's users are heavily stigmatised, and can be difficult to help. What is the truth about heroin and other opiate use?

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Crack and Cocaine

The first is regarded as one of the two 'demon' drugs, the other is all but socially acceptable. What are the risks with crack and cocaine use, and how do we work with those using them?

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Alcohol

Legal, widely used and yet arguably the most harmful of all mind altering substances. Do you understand the impact of alcohol on wider society? The dangers associated with heavy drinking?

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Harm reduction & Poly drug use

Most people who use drugs use more than one substance. What are the dangers involved, and how do you make an inherently dangerous behaviour a little safer?

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Epigenetics and addictions

What part does society as a whole play in addiction? Can changing our relationship with the world around improve our well-being and sustain recovery from substance use problems?

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Assessments

Sometimes people need more help than we are able to provide, and require an assessment and subsequent referral into structured treatment. What is the trick to pulling off an assessment that make someone feel supported, listening to, and happy to take the next step and turn up for their appointment?

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Dealing with difficult behaviour

We all know that substance use problems inevitably change the way people behave, and those under the influence or simply having a bad day, can be a handful at times. What do we do next?

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Diversity & Discrimination

What is the difference between prejudice and discrimination, and does it matter? What do we need to know about the legislation around discrimination, and how to we learn to celebrate diversity?

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Safeguarding

We have a legal duty of care toward every person who comes into a Build on Belief project, and safeguarding training helps us to make sure every is looked after to the best of our ability.

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Communication skills

It's often not what you say, but how you say it that helps to provide effective support for others, and diffuse potentially tricky situations.

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Boundaries and confidentiality

How do you balance looking after yourself, taking care of our clients, and meeting safeguarding legislation in a busy drop-in?

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Supervising Your Peers

Supervision is normally clinical process, but not with Build on Belief. For us, it's an added layer of support and a chance to find out how we can help you achieve your goals.

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How to be a team leader

Thinking of a career in the field? Aiming for paid employment with Build on Belief? This is the first step . . . .

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What makes a good worker?

Working with individuals who are struggling with, or in recovery from their substance use, is not as easy as it sounds . . . . .

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BoB Induction

Welcome to the wonderful world of Build on Belief, known to all and sundry as BoB!

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