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The Collaborative Trust Update: March 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: vacancies, newsletter, Training, Community Groups, workshop, young people

Part-time Training Manager Wanted

We are currently looking for a part time Training Manager to lead the delivery of our dynamic and responsive evidence-based training programme. If you, or someone you know is a team player, has experience providing adult education and supervision, and has knowledge of youth health and development.

Find out more about this Training Manager position at The Collaborative Trust.

Research Reflection: The Power Threat Meaning Framework

By Anne Scott

A new report was published online in January this year, by the British Psychological Society which presents a radically new way to think about the diagnosis of functional mental illnesses, or mental illnesses which are not rooted in brain damage or neurological disorder. It is called The Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF), and it replaces the extremely problematic process of categorising people with labels such as ‘schizophrenia’; ‘generalised anxiety disorder’ or ‘anorexia’, with an alternative approach, based on a narrative process which looks at people’s life history, and the meanings they have made of it.

Read more about Anne Scott's reflection on the Power Threat Meaning Framework.

Upcoming Christchurch Workshops

Self Care for People Working with Youth

Do you work with Young People? Do you ever feel overwhelmed, exhausted, burnt out and just over it? Many people enjoy working with young people, however there can be a point where some people become overwhelmed and burnt out.

Date and Time: Thursday 22nd March 2018, from 6 to 9pm.
Location: Christchurch Community House (301 Tuam Street).

HEADSS Workshop

Have you heard of this tool for working with young people?
Ever wondered what the letters stand for? Have you had trouble communicating with young people?

Date and Time: Tuesday 10th April 2018, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Location: Christchurch Bridge Club (21 Nova Place).

Understanding Eating Disorders

Is being obese an eating disorder, a hormonal problem, an addiction to food or a result of rampant consumerism? What are the different sorts of eating disorders and their causes - from anorexia, bulimia to self harm and body image issues? How do you screen for eating disorders?

Date and Time: Thursday 24th May 2018, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Location: Christchurch Bridge Club (21 Nova Place).

Community News

Making Sense of Health Evidence: The Informed Consumer

How do you understand whether health evidence is likely to be reliable or not?

Find out more about this FREE online course from Cardiff University.

State of the Art: New Directions in Sexuality Education-Current Social Science Theories In Practice Symposium

This two-day symposium draws on the expertise of internationally respected academics in the field of sexuality education and local youth workers to explore a range of new directions in the field.

Dates: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March 2018.
Location: University of Canterbury.

Get more information on this Christchurch sexuality symposium.


Be sure to keep up to date with What's On on the Collaborative website.

Contact The Collaborative Trust for more information (info[at]collaborative.org.nz).

The Collaborative Trust
PO Box 2986
Christchurch 8041

The Collaborative Trust.

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