South West

Welcome to the South West region learning page. In the South West workplace and branch ULRs work closely with members to find out what their training needs are. Together we have organised a range of events including voice care, IT and British Sign language.

Branches in the South West are very proactive in using learning opportunities to engage with members. The workshops that they have opened up to members have included behaviour management, SEN awareness and dyslexia awareness. This has had the effect that more members are actively involved in ATL; some decide to become reps others to attend branch meetings and take on specific roles. Part of my role will be to ensure you are supported along the way.

As member in the South West you can get involved through attending an event or even become part of the South West Learning Network. This term a number of branches are undertaking learning needs surveys and will be using these to shape the events that will be on offer in the future. Please take time to complete these as we do want your input.

Mindfulness Seminar

In this session, we will explore the neuro-science of Mindfulness as well as share quick and effective practical techniques for not only relieving stress but also to enhance your sense of resilience, well-being and inner calm to help you find peace in today's hectic world.

The session is presented by Robert Gebka, a former Zen Buddhist monk, NHS mental health worker and author of "Managing Depression with Mindfulness for Dummies". Robert spent five years living and working at the Nan Hua Buddhist monastery studying mindfulness meditation with various master teachers. He then went on to complete a two-year project in Mindfulness Based Interventions in the NHS. Robert teaches Mindfulness in a modern, practical and easy-to-understand way which is applicable to everyday life.

Who this course is for

  • All ATL members.



Course details

South West

138a Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8AS 5pm – 8pm - 15 June 2016

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