DAC’s Spring 2014 Training programme

Disability Arts Cymru 
Training Programme – Spring 2014

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Mental Health First Aid

Is there anyone in your organisation who knows what to do in a mental health crisis? Take the course and you will be one of the few who knows what to do and is confident about putting that knowledge into action.

  • 21 & 22 January: Sbectrwm, Fairwater, Cardiff £120
  • 5 & 7 February: Small World Theatre, Cardigan £120
  • 11 & 12 February: Sbectrwm, Fairwater, Cardiff £120
  • 4 & 5 March: Galeri, Caernarfon £120
  • 19 & 20 March: CAVO, Lampeter £120

Five good reasons to attend MHFA (Wales)

  1. Most people don’t know what to do in a mental health crisis. Take the course and you will be one of the few who knows what to do and is confident about putting that knowledge into action.
  2. You will learn how to recognise when a person might need help and the best way to approach them.
  3. You could save a life by learning basic suicide intervention skills.
  4. You will learn what protects your own and other people’s mental health.
  5. You will learn new skills that are useful in every part of your life .

MHFA is taught over the course of 2 days to groups of up to 14 participants at a time. You can either book an in-house course if you have enough staff to benefit from this, sign up to a advertised course or alternatively, let us know that you are interested in booking a place for yourself or a small number of participants at a particular location and we will run a course when enough interested people are signed up.

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Deaf Equality in the Arts

Over 500,000 people in Wales are Deaf or hard-of-hearing; can they access your arts organisation? This course will help you make your organisation deaf-friendly.

  • 5 February Sbectrwm, Fairwater, Cardiff £60

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Arts Equality

Many of your participants, audiences, and your artists and staff too will have ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act.  This course gives an overview of the Equality Act and helps you work towards greater inclusion.

  • 27 February  Sbectrwm, Fairwater, Cardiff £60

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To book a place please download the Booking Form and return it to [email protected].

Spring 2014 Training - Booking form (404 downloads)

A plain black and white version in Word is also available.

Spring 2014 Training - Booking Form Plain B&W (400 downloads)

You can also download a Bi-lingual flyer with all course dates.

Spring Training programme 2014 (1 download)

OpenLearn Champion training

open universityFREE – OpenLearn Champion training

Monday 10th February 2014 – Time: 10 – 3pm

At: Glyndwr University

As part of a North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership project, the Open University in Wales is bringing over 600 FREE courses to Mid and North Wales through OpenLearn: www.open.ac.uk/openlearn

We are offering a FREE 1 day training course to community and learning practitioners, providing the opportunity to find out more about the project, explore the resources available on the website and start to think how these could help you in your day to day work with learners/clients. We will also invite you to become an OpenLearn Champion.

Places on the training are limited and priority will be given to those working in Communities First areas.

Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss further or would like any more information.

Gayle Hudson

Open University in Wales

Widening Access Manager North Wales

01691 671648 / 07500 974332




How to get a great Care and Treatment Plan


Hafal Care &Treatment PlanA new training course for people with a mental illness and their carers

This is a new course developed with service users and carers that provides students with the skills they need to achieve an excellent Care and Treatment Plan.

The course is designed for people using secondary mental health services but may also be of interest to carers of people with a mental illness.

This is a ‘pick up and go’ course. Please note that while the course materials are free to be used by trainers we do require that you let us know that you are using them (please email us at [email protected]).

The course can be delivered as:

  • An Agored-accredited course. For more details and a course pack please click here
  • An in-house certified course. For more details and a course pack please click here.


Are you a disabled person?

Interested in getting online?

Digital livesThe current complex system of working-age benefits and Tax Credits is to be replaced by a new benefit called Universal Credit.

The process of moving existing claimants on to Universal Credit will be done gradually over the next few years. This will have a major impact for disabled people. Being online will not be an option as everyone will be expected to claim via the internet.

We’re running a Digital Lives project to support disabled people to develop internet skills and to get them prepared for Universal Credit.

Whether you want to know about the assistive technology that’s available, gain basic ICT skills, learn how to skype, advice on how to stay safe online…we can help.

If your local disabled group would benefit from a digital inclusion session, tailored to your groups requirements, whether it’s an hour session at your monthly meeting – please get in touch with Tina Evans: [email protected] or call 02920 887325


BBC Performing Arts Fund

Unusual Stage School

dac logo-business cardWe were delighted to be one of  only four Welsh organisations to be awarded funding from the BBC Performing Arts Fund in the community theatre category. The money will go towards running a residential skills week for disabled performers. We are busy booking tutors for what promises to be an instructive and exciting week in Cardiff next March.

More details will follow early in the new year.

For the announcement please go to – http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/paf-press-pack-dec2013.pdf

New items available via B2C Give / Eitemau newydd ar gael drwy B2C Rhoi

Re. New Items Available

Business Supporting CommunitiesB2C Give is regularly updated with items donated by local businesses. Items recently donated include office equipment, stationary and office furniture.

To view the items available please click the following link: http://www.b2cwales.co.uk/b2c-give-market-place/?lang=en

*There is a time limit for collecting some items*

What is B2C Give?

B2C Give is an online marketplace run by the Lottery funded Business Supporting Communities (B2C) Project, where businesses can offer up equipment or waste materials that are not needed anymore. Goods are taken on a first come first served basis through contacting the B2C team. Delivery and collection are to be arranged directly between the donor and recipient.

Eitemau Newydd Ar Gael

Mae B2C Rhoi yn cael ei ddiweddaru’n aml gydag eitemau wedi eu cyfrannu gan fusnesau lleol. Yr eitemau mwyaf diweddar sydd wedi dod i law yw offer swyddfa, offer ysgrifennu a dodrefn swyddfa.

I gael golwg ar yr eitemau sydd ar gael cliciwch y ddolen ganlynol: http://www.b2cwales.co.uk/b2c-give-market-place/?lang=en

* Mae yna terfyn amser ar gyfer casglu*

Beth yw B2C Rhoi?

Mae B2C Rhoi yn gyfnewidfa ar-lein sy’n cael ei hariannu gan y Loteri drwy’r prosiect Busnesau’n Cefnogi Cymunedau (B2C). Mae wedi ei chreu i fusnesau hysbysebu unrhyw offer nad oes arnyn nhw mo’u hangen. Mae modd gwneud cais am offer drwy gysylltu â’r tîm B2C. Y cyntaf i’r felin fydd hi. Mae trefniadau casglu a chludo i’w gwneud yn uniongyrchol rhwng y busnes a’r grwp cymunedol.