Member Learning

Member learning update:

In line with government guidance, we have taken the decision to suspend all planned UNISON courses and member learning events in the South West Region until 31st August at the earliest. Our priority has to be the health and well-being of our members, activists and their colleagues and families, as well as our staff.

If you’d like any further information or have any questions about our regional courses please email us at:

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In the meantime UNISON staff are working hard to make sure the union’s business continues and our service to you is maintained. Information is changing rapidly and we are committed to keeping you informed.

You can find our latest guidance on our website.

Our alternative online offer……….

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Online Learning and more……

We have a number of online options available for UNISON members via our Learning & Organising Services

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If you have any queries about member learning please do not hesistate to contact me.

Natalie Chadwick Regional Learning Development Organiser:

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Current learning offers here:

Due to our current programme being suspended we have the following options.

Online learning for UNISON SW members includes:

Mental Health Awareness course

24th June 2020 1000-1300 – FULLY BOOKED

1st July 2020 100-1300 – BOOKING NOW CLOSED


Get That Job

Wednesday 15th/22nd/29th July 2020

10:00 – 1200 or 1800-2000

Get That Job – 3 x 2 hr sessions


Sound Therapy Taster

Thursday 6th August 10am, 2pm, 6pm

Sound Bath Therapy Taster Session – 30 mins


Makaton Taster – Date coming soon!

1 Hour workshop

Makaton Level 1 – Date coming soon!

2 x 4 hour sessions


Compassionate & Mindful Resilience Course

9th /16th /23rd /30th September


( Booking opening soon)


Your Skills , Your Future

13th, 20th , 27th October

3 x 2 hour sessions

( Booking opening soon)



Course price usually £95.00

Experience the benefits of this 8 week online MBSR course. Karen has taught in excess of 88 MBSR courses to groups and developed this online version with Dr Yvonne Anderson. It guides you through the evidence-based programme, originally designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, providing all the tools you need to experience the benefits of mindfulness via this flexible learning format. Progress through the course at your own pace, preferably doing one session per week, and practice the foundational mindfulness meditations daily. This course offers you the freedom to move at your own speed and in your own time and does not tie you in to attending sessions face to face.If you would be interested in this FREE offer please send your name , membership number and email to:

Natalie Chadwick

Keep an eye on our website and social media for more learning events and options coming soon.

UNISON Learning Reps

Be a part of the learning network!

Becoming active in your workplace – as mentioned in our video below you can become a volunteer in your workplace to help us spread the word about union learning. You can give as much or as little time as you wish. This role is the UNISON Learning Rep ( ULR). Training is available and you can be part of a great network in the region.

Click the link below for more information.

What is a UNISON Learning Rep?

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If you are interested in taking up this role please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further. We would love to hear from you.

UNISON South West Member Learning Team