Training for schools on food alergies, relationships and sexual health, sport and physical activity, emotional health and wellbeing, safeguarding.

Food allergy training

The Food Standards Agency Go to https://www.food.gov.uk/ (opens new window) has developed a food allergy online training package Go to https://allergytraining.food.gov.uk/ (opens new window).

This training has been developed by the Agency for enforcement officers and might also interest:

  • food business operators
  • those involved in selling or producing food
  • anyone who wants to learn more about food allergies

Study the modules and pass the tests to get a continuing professional development (CPD) certificate.

Relationships and sexual health training

Unity Sexual Health Go to https://www.unitysexualhealth.co.uk/for-professionals/professional-development/ (opens new window) offers free training for people who work with and support young people, including school staff who lead or teach PSHE or RSE, pastoral staff and safeguarding leads. The training includes:

  • sex and relationship education 
  • consent 
  • healthy relationships and teen abuse 
  • pornography, sexting and social networks 
  • HIV awareness
  • LGBTQ training
  • pregnancy decisions and dilemmas
  • STI and chlamydia screening update 
  • STI and contraception
  • C-Card  training

Brook Bristol: support for RSE

Brook Bristol Go to https://www.brook.org.uk/training/ (opens new window) provides a range of training to support the delivery of RSE lessons. 

They also provide local training on teaching about Healthy Relationships, Consent, Contraception and STIs.  For local enquiries contact: Jocelyne.tagg@brook.org.uk

PSHE and RSE training

JIGSAW Go to https://www.jigsawpshe.com/ (opens new window) provides training and development for schools following the JIGSAW approach to PSHE.

Food and nutrition training

Food A Fact Of Life Go to https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/training/ (opens new window) provides online training, networks and CPD opportunities for school staff.

Sports and physical activity training

Training and CPD is available from:

Mental health training

The Trading with Schools Inclusion Service Go to http://www.tradingwithschools.org/Training (opens new window) offers training and services to meet schools needs. The service works with children, young people, parents and schools, using a range of approaches, strategies and interventions to improve emotional health and wellbeing.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Primary Mental Health Specialists Go to https://cchp.nhs.uk/cchp/explore-cchp/child-family-consultation-services-camhs/primary-mental-health-specialists (opens new window) are available to all schools across the city providing a consultation, liaison and training service about all matters relating to mental health and emotional health and wellbeing.  

CAHMS offers the following training:

  • Urgent mental health concerns including hearing voices and psychosis
  • Body image and eating issues module
  • Self-harm and suicide prevention
  • Trauma and bereavement training
  • Adhd and asc module
  • Children young people who suffer anxiety social phobia school refusal
  • Low mood and depression
  • Anxiety in 5-11 year-olds

The courses are open to anyone working on the frontline with school age children and young people. Each is course is three hours long and CPD certificates are provided. For booking information visit the CAHMS Eventbrite page Go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/bristol-and-south-gloucestershire-camhs-15419437764 (opens new window).

The MindEd hub Go to https://www.minded.org.uk/ (opens new window) has information, advice and guidance for professionals, young people and families. They offer eLearning modules focusing on a wide range of topics around mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The Schools in Mind network Go to https://www.annafreud.org/schools-and-colleges/ (opens new window) was set up by the Anna Freud Centre to help school professionals find, evaluate and implement solutions that promote the mental health and wellbeing of entire school communities. It's free to join.

Off the Record Go to https://www.otrbristol.org.uk/ (opens new window) offers training for professionals about specific areas of mental health, often involving young people in delivering the courses. See upcoming courses on Eventbrite Go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/off-the-record-bristol-10791750131 (opens new window). Off the Record also offers bespoke training. Email hello@otrbristol.org.uk for more information.

Safeguarding training

The Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership Go to https://bristolsafeguarding.org/training/ (opens new window) provides a comprehensive and effective training programme to all agencies within Bristol. Their programme includes courses on safeguarding children, domestic abuse, female genital mutilation (FGM) and safer recruitment.