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Courses on offer from South Gloucestershire Council

There are a wide range of courses available to individuals and organisations on youth mental health. These courses are free for people working with children and young people within South Gloucestershire. The aim of these courses is to increase the knowledge and confidence of individuals to support children and young people with mental health needs.

The courses range from a general introduction to youth mental health – Promoting Positive Youth Mental Health –  to more in-depth courses such as Youth Mental Health First Aid training. There are also a range of more specific bitesize courses on specific elements of mental health – these  include body image and eating disorders, anxiety in 5-11 year olds as well as practical courses including Resilience Lab Train the Trainer.

Below is a link to the South Gloucestershire Council learning portal where you can find a full list of Children & Young People Mental Health Training & Development Courses  on offer.

For dates and to book onto any of the course, go to:

For further information on any of these courses please contact or download the Children Young People Mental Health Training Development Courses Flyer.

Courses from Off the Record

Diffusion – doing mental health differently. We run a variety of training courses to give people the confidence, knowledge and skills to support young people’s mental health. We draw on fifty years experience of supporting young people and a unique take on mental health to offer engaging, relevant and practical training.

You can either attend one of our open courses at our offices in central Bristol or we can create a tailored version for your organisation and deliver it at your offices. More info at

  • Doing mental health differently
  • Real world resilience
  • CBT – A user’s guide
  • Working confidently with gender and sexuality
  • Mental health tools, tips and techniques
  • Working with race, culture, and difference in mental healthcare
  • Working with self harm and suicide

Course from Kooth (no charge)

Book training for your setting with Jayne Archer:

Kooth online mental health support for 11-19 year olds – 45 minute session for professionals on a brief history of Kooth, how it works, how young people sign up, how we manage Safeguarding and risk.

Online courses

MindEd – free education resource for adults, including ‘Learning Paths’ for schools and mental health leads –