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E-Learning

Try these interactive learning exercises to build up your knowledge and professional development.

These high-quality e-modules will support you to build confidence and knowledge during your volunteering with CARDS. Some of the subjects covered in these modules can be traumatic so we recommend that only take them if you are feeling well enough emotionally yourself. 

ARBD E-Learning

A free online course on Grey Matters, ARBD and older adults. It has two separate courses that last about an hour each. They are a mix of text, short videos and short quizzes along with some diagrams. At the end is a quiz which you can redo if you don’t like the score. Click the link below, then follow the link to the DYSGU Portal, where you will need to register. After you have completed the course you can even download a certificate!

 

BAROD E-Learning Portal

Ask, Tell – Save A Life: Every Life Matters

This animation explores the issue of suicide, including statistics and facts about suicide in Scotland. It helps learners understand the signs that people may be thinking about suicide, and how and when to provide immediate help and support.

You should watch this before you take any of the e-modules on suicide.

 

Watch the film here

Developing your trauma skilled practice

NHS e-module in line with the Trauma Skilled practice level of the Scottish Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework, “Developing your trauma skilled practice”, is designed to:

  1. Increase learners’ understanding of traumatic events and the different ways that people can be affected by them and
  2. Help learners recognise where the impact of trauma might influence their work with people affected by trauma

There are 5 learning units plus assessment, and the module is designed to take 1-2 hours to complete. If you are not already registered with TURAS you will need to register before you can take the module.

 

Access the module here

Register for TURAS

Suicide prevention e-module

NHS e-module in line with the Trauma Skilled practice level of the Scottish Transforming Psychological Trauma Framework, “Developing Public Health England ‘Staying Safe’ training which equips trainees with the skills to pull together a safety plan for people with thoughts of suicide. There are 3 videos, with a quiz after each to reinforce learning. You will need to register with TURAS to access the module. Once registered you can access the videos plus quiz.

The module  has 3 animations (including the 5 minute one focussed on suicide prevention) on: 

  • Mental Wellbeing 
  • Active Listening 
  • Suicide Prevention 

Each has a quiz after it to reinforce the learning. The 3 animations plus quiz take 20-25mins. They are the basics of mental wellbeing, active listening & suicide prevention.

Please be aware that this training has the capacity to be traumatic and emotive. Take time to reflect that you feel emotionally well enough to undertake it. It may be adviseable to have someone else with you or even to undertake it with someone else. 

 

Access the module here

Register for TURAS

Zero Suicide Alliance e-learning

This 3 part training e-module provides a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts. 

Completion of the 3 modules allows you to download a certificate that can be used for your CPD record.

Please be aware that this training has the capacity to be traumatic and emotive. Take time to reflect that you feel emotionally well enough to undertake it. It may be adviseable to have someone else with you or even to undertake it with someone else. 

 

Access the module here

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