Before Christmas we visited all Derby Homes sites to enable us to better engage with the workforce, as a result of this we now have 15 new members.
A major theme that came out of these visits was a need for training around gaining a better understanding of mental health issues, to enable you to better support service users.
UNISON has a 1 day training course called ‘Mental Health Awareness and Well-being’ which is running on 22 February 2017 in Nottingham and is open to all members. Closing date for applications is 25 January; contact the branch office for an application form on email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01332 643216/7
We will be on the road again before Easter visiting all sites, make sure to check out our Facebook/website to stay up to date with all the latest news and information.
James Olner and Julie Walker