Me First Fundamentals - 4th December 2024

Welcome to Me First Fundamentals!

Date: Wednesday, 4th December 2024   

Time: 9:30 – 11:45

GOSH staff (Free): CLICK HERE to enrol

Me First is an award-winning education and interactive, online training resource, that helps health and social care professionals build on their knowledge, skills and confidence in communicating with children and young people and supports shared decision making. Me first has been developed over 8 years, with funding from NHS Health Education England, and is now part of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Learning Academy (GLA). All our training is co-produced and co-delivered with young people. Our training and resources support NICE guidelines (2021) for working with babies, children and young people.

Me First aims to:

– Promote the use of the Me First communication tools and approaches to support communication with children and young people.

– Increase health and social care professionals’ knowledge of the barriers and challenges to communicating with children and young people, build on their existing skills, and increase their confidence through Me First training.

– Collect and grow a hub of resources to share ideas and expertise in communicating with children and young people.

The Me First programme is open to both GOSH staff and external users.

The Me first Fundamentals course explores the key principles that need to be considered in children and young people-centred communication. These Fundamentals goes beyond the basic skills of communication. We focus on complex and interesting topics and encourage self-reflection to enable each individual to work on their own skills. We achieve this through a mixture of theory and discussion-based activities. 

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

• understand more about CYP's experiences of health and care.

• understand the impact of effective communication on CYP, carers and professionals' experiences.

• develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts (The Fundamentals) that impact communication and shared decision-making.

• have knowledge of some of the communication resources available to support CYP centred communication, including the Me first Model.

•  have reflected on personal practice and signposted opportunities for development.

Course Outline

The topics which will be covered in this course are:

6 Fundamentals of CYP communication:

  • Developmental abilities
  • Involvement and shared decision-making 
  • Power and influence
  • Working with difference
  • Capacity 
  • Consent

Please note the following:

When you have purchased your course, an account will be created for you on our learning management system - GOLD. Please allow up to 2 working days for this to happen, you will then be sent an email confirming enrolment.

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