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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Health literacy

Safeguarding Ireland has urged the delivery of Adult Safeguarding Legislation to better protect vulnerable adults and reduce abuse.

In parallel, the organisation also called for the development of a Regulatory Framework for Adult Safeguarding and an independent National Advocacy Service.

The HEALTHY project aimed to create the proper scheme to support prevention and early detection of erroneous eating habits, diseases of nutrition, to raise awareness about the problem of unhealthy eating among our communities and to reduce as much as possible its effects. The HEALTHY project planned to guide and support the representatives of the target group, encouraging healthy eating habits and enhancing physical activities, in order to promote wellbeing and to develop the full potential of the community members.

The Community Safety Development Fund provides grants of up to £20,000 to community projects that aim to keep communities safe and secure. The hope is that these projects will allow for local areas to succeed and experience improved wellbeing. The 2019-2020 funding is now open for applications and applications must meet one of the seven Police and Crime Plan priorities, listed in the article.

The Sharpham Trust organises mindfulness retreats that aim to combat against burn-out in a variety of professions, one being teaching. Teachers are particularly susceptible to burn-out and frequently suffer from mental health problems. A recent study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders proved there is a link between teacher and student wellbeing. Teachers must be aware of the importance of maintaining good mental health.

The government has launched a new scheme to help regenerate village halls across the country. Funds can be used to refurbish existing halls, but will not be used to establish new builds. Village halls serve as essential meeting places for local citizens to enjoy sports and leisure activities, as well as to discuss and receive healthcare and education. 

At least 1 in 8 students are neurodiverse (this includes conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD and Developmental Language Disorders) but not all students arrive at college with a diagnosis or have had previous support for a variety of reasons. This may include moving around the education system (Looked after Young People) and lower recognition of traits in females.

Using online robust tools for screening for neurodiversity and assessing studying skills at induction allows for practical and student-centred support for those who require it in a timely manner.

Interactive apps can also support the student when moving from college into work. The Do-IT Profiler accessible web-based system allows this to happen.

4 July 2019
by NSS UK
(en)

Melissa Smith is a newly qualified nurse who hopes to specialise as a stoma nurse. Stoma nurses care for patients before, during and after stoma surgery. As part of her study programme, she completed a Peer Tutor Programme which saw her train fellow student nurses in stoma care. Part Two of this blog post covers what he learned from training experiences and how this influenced her own approach to training others; CPD opportunities that arose; how many student nurses wanted to pursue a career in the same area; the kind of person best suited to the role as a stoma nurse; and what others can learn from her training experience. There is a link at the bottom of the post to Part One.

1 July 2019
by NSS UK
(en)

Melissa Smith is a newly qualified nurse who hopes to specialise as a stoma nurse. Stoma nurses care for patients before, during and after stoma surgery. As part of her study programme, she completed a Peer Tutor Programme which saw her train fellow student nurses in stoma care. Part One of this blog post covers what stoma nursing involves and what was discussed in the training session she provided. There is a link at the bottom of the post to Part Two.

1 July 2019
by NSS UK
(en)

Four months ago, Tony, 72, could not stand or walk unaided after suffering a stroke in 2010. Four months later, and having attended Lancashire Adult Learning’s chair-based exercise classes, Tony is back on his feet – an improvement he calls ‘life-changing’ and something he did not think would happen again. Tony is a shining example of the positive results Lancashire Adult Learning achieves through its provision and what makes our dedicated staff tick and continue to improve lives.

Engaging older generations in voluntary roles can benefit charities and organisations, society as a whole and the older people themselves. Volunteering at a more advanced age can hold many benefits for the volunteer’s health and wellbeing, ensuring that they exercise their brains and keep active. It can also allow them to keep enjoying things they are passionate about and put their skills to good use. 

Mental health problems in students in tertiary education are on the rise. Counselling services have seen a major increase in those requesting support and more students are dropping out of university courses due to mental health issues. This blog post suggests that the problem must be dealt with by open conversations across the education sector and also between the education sector and the health sectors. 

2 May 2019
by Ruth Spellman
(en)
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Ashton Sixth Form College provide a variety of Higher and Adult Education courses focusing on the health sector. This post outlines what a one-year short health course can do for a group of mature adult learners. It suggests it's more than the sum of its parts. 

1 May 2019
by Jo Fletcher-Saxon
(en)
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Sunday 20 October 2019, Latvia

Lekcijas par vispusīgu bērna attīstību līdz 3 gadu vecumam

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20. oktobrī Krāslavas māmiņu klubā viesosies medicīnas psiholoģe Ludmila Vasiļjeva, kuras darba ikdiena rit Daugavpils Reģionālās slimnīcas Dzemdību nodaļā. Ludmila pastāstīs par bērnu emocionālo, motoro, psiholoģisko, sociālo, fizisko attīstību no dzimšanas līdz 3 gadu vecumam, balstoties uz metodiku "Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development TM (III)", kuru ir apguvusi Kembridžas universitātē
Thursday 12 December 2019, United Kingdom

Westminster Health Forum – The health workforce and delivering the NHS People Plan: leadership, staff wellbeing and professional regulation

The Westminster Health Forum will be holding The health workforce and delivering the NHS People Plan: leadership, staff wellbeing and professional regulation event in central London on Thursday 12th December 2019. The seminar is CPD certified. 

Tuesday 31 December 2019, Lithuania

Organizacijos kviečiamos dalyvauti psichikos sveikatos kompetencijų didinimo darbuotojams programoje

Didėjantis gyvenimo tempas, besikeičiančios gyvenimo, darbo sąlygos ir augantys darbdavio reikalavimai verčia žmones darbovietėje suktis intensyviau. Nepriklausomai nuo organizacijos dydžio, dėl per didelio tempo vienas iš trijų darbuotojų gali patirti stresą darbe. Natūralu, jog stresas yra žmogaus kasdieninio gyvenimo sudedamoji dalis: trumpalaikis, lengvas stresas darbe kartais net padeda susikoncentruoti, motyvuoja įveikti iššūkius, tačiau ilgalaikis, sunkus stresas gali neigiamai paveikti ne tik darbo rezultatus, bet ir žmogaus sveikatą.

Tuesday 8 October 2019, Netherlands

Conferentie Taal en Gezondheid

Als taal een probleem is voor de gezondheid van jouw cliënten.........en hoe jouw dienstverlening hierop kan aansluiten.

Friday 6 September 2019, Ireland

International Literacy Day 2019: Literacy changes lives

It is with pleasure we invite you to a free half-day conference to celebrate International Literacy Day 2019, 'Literacy changes lives: Why we need to work together to close the nation’s literacy gap'. The conference, which will look at how literacy changes lives, will focus on how we can all work together to help close the nation’s literacy gap and to create a more inclusive society.

Thursday 12 September 2019, United Kingdom

Super Educator Conference - School of Health Sciences

The Super Educator Conference is an excellent opportunity for mentors and practitioners working in the School of Health Sciences to network and share best practice. The School of Health Sciences develop mentors and practice placement educators who then guide learners’ through their practice experiences. The event will take place at Brighton University.

Friday 19 July 2019, United Kingdom

ProtectED – Student & Staff Resilience within Higher Education

ProtectED is a not-for-profit enterprise that aims to improve the experiences, wellbeing and safety of students in Higher Education settings. They are holding the second of a series of ProtectED Conversations at UCL in London on 19 July 2019 and encourage academics, professionals and ProtectED members to join them. ProtectED is a not-for-profit enterprise that aims to improve the experiences, wellbeing and safety of students in Higher Education settings. They are holding the second of a series of ProtectED Conversations at UCL in London on 19 July 2019 and encourage academics, professionals and ProtectED members to join them.

The paper deals with the question of the ability in people with a lower level of literacy, or individuals who are functionally illiterate, to define and understand the notion/concept at the level that implies its verbal-logical aspect, that is, their reliance on the system of verbal-logical relations that stands in the notion background.

Mental health charity Time to Change has created a useful resource to help line managers and colleagues spot mental health issues and have conversations about problems. This year Mental Health Awareness Week and Learning at Work week coincide, so the resource focuses on mental health in the workplace and provides activities, materials and templates to help generate discussion. 

Active Minds specialise in creating games and activities that encourage those suffering from dementia to engage and use their memories. With 91% of carers agreeing that these games help to improve wellbeing and frustration in their patients, Active Minds’ collection of jigsaw puzzles will be particularly appealing to those working in the mental health or healthcare sectors.  

Universities UK has created a framework that can be used to implement an effective mental health and wellbeing strategy across UK universities. It offers advice for tailoring the framework to individual universities and ensures that the benefits of taking a whole university approach, which incorporates senior leadership at all levels, is understood and harnessed. 

Business in the Community and Public Health England produced the Mental Health Toolkit for Employers, which enables businesses and organisations to develop an effective and positive approach to good mental health in the workplace. It can be used by both large and small businesses and covers many aspects of developing a mental health programme at work and also provides a number of helpful case studies. 

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing the mind on the present moment in order to improve wellbeing and mental health. The Mental Health Foundation have created the Look after your mental health using mindfulness booklet detailing the benefits of using mindfulness techniques, which is free to download from their website. It provides details about mindfulness and can be particularly useful to mental health first aiders and those working with people who have mental health problems. 

The Alliance of Sport has produced a sector-wide Theory of Change – in short a vision for how Sport for Development and Criminal Justice Sectors can work together to achieve maximum and sustainable whole system impact.The Alliance of Sport has produced a sector wide Theory of Change – in short a vision for how Sport for Development and Criminal Justice Sectors can work together to achieve maximum and sustainable whole system impact.

EPALE focus in December 2017 was on health literacy. More about this topic in Serbian you can find in the EPALE Serbia Monthly Newsletter on the following link.

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