On this page you can find local and national organisations that offer training and resources around the topics Bristol Healthy Schools work on.

Food allergy training

The Food Standards Agency has developed a food allergy online training package.

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 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 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:

PSHE and RSE training

JIGSAW provides training and development for schools following the JIGSAW approach to PSHE.

Food and nutrition training

Food A Fact Of Life provides online training, networks and CPD opportunities for school staff.

Sports and physical activity training

Training and CPD is available from:

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAHMS Primary Mental Health Specialists 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.

Trading with Schools Inclusion Service

Offers training as well as services to meet schools needs. The service works with children, young people, parents and schools, using a wide range of approaches, strategies and interventions to bring about improved emotional health and wellbeing.

MindEd hub

A hub of 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.

Schools in Mind network

This is a network 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.

BAVA training

Offers a range of training around understanding violence against women and girls and sexual and domestic violence against men.

Bristol Safeguarding Children Board training

Provides a comprehensive and effective training programme to all agencies within Bristol. Their programme includes courses on domestic abuse, sexual exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage and so-called honour based violence.

Off the Record

Offers training for professionals about specific areas of mental health, often involving young people in delivering the courses. See upcoming courses on Eventbrite.

Off the Record also offers bespoke training. Email for more information.