Mental Health in Children and Young People Awareness

12 June 2024 9:30am–11:30am

Online - Via MS TEAMS

Mental Health in Children and Young People Awareness – This learning takes a look at the everyday challenges facing children and young people and the effect it can have on their mental health. Learn with Mind (Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind)

Mental Health Awareness

16 May 2024 1:30pm–4:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place every year between 13 – 19th May. Learn with UNISON to be more aware about mental health.

Stress Awareness – Look after your wellbeing

25 April 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

This half day course looks at stress, which one of the main causes of illness in the modern world, and ways that you can cope with it.

The Organising Steward – Wareham / Dorchester

19 March – 24 April 2024

Wareham or Dorchester

The Organising Steward in person learning option in Wareham / Dorchester. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

Conflict Management for Schools’ Workers (Conflict with Pupils)

28 February 2024 9:30am–12:00pm

Online - via zoom

This course will be of benefit to staff who are required to deal with angry, aggressive or challenging young people through the course of their work. Learn how to communicate effectively and how to apply practical strategies to de-escalate and resolve conflict.

Regional launch of the year of LGBT+ workers

24 February 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

Holiday Inn, Taunton

Come along to our regional launch event for UNISON’s year of LGBT+ workers, hosted by UNISON South West’s LGBT+ self-organised group.

Heart Unions Week

12 – 18 February 2024


Love is in the air as we celebrate Heart Unions Week. A chance to reflect on the important work of trade unions.

Loss & bereavement in children and young people awareness

14 February 2024 10:15am–12:45pm

Online - via zoom

This workshop is for UNISON members who work with children and young people who want to build greater awareness of the impact of bereavement and grief.

Protect the Right to Strike – TUC march and rally

27 January 2024 12:00pm–4:00pm

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UL

On Saturday 27th January, the South West will host the TUC’s next big march and rally ‘Protect the right to strike’.

Understanding Employment Tribunals

11 December 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Understanding Employment Tribunals. Recently UNISON won an historical legal victory challenging the government’s introduction of fees for employment tribunal.

The Organising Steward 2023 – Taunton- In Person -New date added!

3 November – 8 December 2023


The Organising Steward in person learning option in TAUNTON this November. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

Understanding Redundancies & TUPE

7 December 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Learn more about understanding the law around redundancies and TUPE ( Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) )

Education Network Power hour – CANC

6 December 2023 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online - via zoom

A great opportunity to network with other reps from the Education network. Power hours are a great way for Education Officers , Lifelong Learning Reps and ULRs to boost skills to support learning in the workplace.

Disability Inclusion Training – FULLY BOOKED – Waiting List Open

2 November 2023

Online - Via Zoom

DRAFT DETAILS | An amazing offer for members in the South West region. During UNISONs Disability Awareness Month join Diversity & Ability to learn more about disability Inclusion. The training is three modules in total which members will need to attend all.

Are you being paid correctly? – Bespoke for Somerset LG&C Branch – Full Day Training

29 November 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


Are you being paid correctly? – FULL DAY TRAINING OPTION Learn more about the Job Evaluation process. This is a bespoke training course for UNISON Activists and Members within the Somerset Local Govt. & Community Branch only.  This course will go in to more in-depth detail about the Job Evaluation process and how you can […]