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The aims: To give guidance to understand professional boundaries and duty of care, and emotional resilience to stress
The objectives:
• To give practical guidance on professional boundaries
• To appreciate the difference between friendship and supporting someone as a volunteer
• To explore the difference between professional, personal, legislative and policies or codes of conduct in relation to volunteers

Jackson Hall
26 April 10:00AM
To 26 April 12:30PM

We are inviting you to join a short 1 hour online cancer awareness session to share key information about the signs and symptoms of cancer and cancer screening, to help raise awareness in our communities. To book yourself a place for this workshop, go to:

30 April 11:00AM
To 30 April 12:00PM

HVA would like to invite you to a 4-hour workshop designed to raise awareness of common mental health issues, an overview of what support is available and how to navigate the local mental health system.
The workshop will consist of:
• A look at how common Mental Health issues develop
• An overview of some common conditions
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Psychosis
• Personality disorders/ Complex Trauma
• Self- harm and other expressions of distress
• Where to get help if someone is suicidal
• An overview of the local Mental health system and supports
• An interactive discussion about experiences
• Managing your own wellbeing
You will receive a workshop pack including a list of useful contacts and resources.

Jackson Hall
10 May 1:00PM
To 10 May 5:00PM

The course aims to raise awareness of child protection issues and procedures and the signs and indicators of child abuse.
To enable staff to identify and respond to child protection concerns and to become aware of ESCC Child Protection Procedures to encourage and develop effective inter-agency communication where child protection matters arise.

Jackson Hall
21 May 11:00AM
To 21 May 2:00PM

The aims: To give practical advice on developing a basic risk assessment for new clients
The objectives:
• To understand the importance of an initial home visit to access risk (for client and volunteers)
• To appreciate the assessment as part of establishing professional boundaries
• To understand the difference between a hazard and a risk
• To use the risk assessment cycle
• To be able to take into account positive risk
• To develop a risk assessment template based on the aims and objectives of the organisation

Jackson Hall
24 May 10:00AM
To 24 May 12:30PM

We are making plans to celebrate volunteers in Hastings and encourage more people to help in their communities. We will publish our plans nearer the time, but let us know what you are doing to raise awareness of volunteering.

3 June 12:00AM
To 9 June 12:00AM




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