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As part of our Advocacy for All service, we are offering FREE training opportunities as part of our Advocacy for All service. 

Understanding the principles of self-advocacy – OCN award Level Two.

If you are interested get in touch with the team by emailing:

Course purpose and aim(s):

This free OCN accredited course will enable the learner to understand different types of advocacy, the advocacy relationship and how it may be used to resolve conflict.

You will also learn communication and assertive skills that are key to good advocacy,   alongside the type of support people need to empower themselves. You will also gain an
understanding of  safeguarding and the advocacy process.

As part of the course, you will attend 8 live group teams calls, lasting three hours each, once a week over a period of 8 weeks. The course will also promote independent learning with support from the tutor. Within each session, you will take part in a range of activities, which will help you reflect critically on your existing knowledge.  You will be able to apply your understanding in group discussions and case studies.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding the principles of advocacy and the advocacy process
  2. Understanding self- advocacy and the potential barriers to self-advocacy.
  3. Understand disempowerment and how it may impact on the advocacy process
  4. Understand the advocacy relationship
  5. Understand conflict and conflict resolution tools

Assessment requirements

On successfully completing the course and submitting your course workbook, you will gain a Level Two Award.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone 18 or over, with an interest in advocacy. This course may lead to volunteering opportunities.

Recovery Together aims to support and equip you with the skills you need to maintain your mental health and wellbeing.

Do you live in Strabane, Foyle or West Donegal, Belfast, Louth, Armagh or Newry? Want to learn new skills? Then you have came to the right place. Together, we can empower and support you on your mental health recovery by providing courses on a range of topics online via zoom. 
We have a wide range of courses available to you… These include:

– Understanding and Managing my Anxiety

– Building Healthy Self-Esteem

– Hope and Optimism Course

– Building Healthy Relationships

and much much more…

Click here to see our full prospectus and check out our social media page for regular updates.

If you want to find out more call the team on: 075 9358 5009 or complete the form below.

We are working in partnership with CAWT Cross Border Health and Social Care and Health and Social Care NI on this exciting project, #RecoveryTogether, aimed at providing you with development opportunities and new skills.