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May- June 2021



Derbyshire County Council Mental Health training opportunities 


They offer a range of FREE virtual courses including:

  • Mental Health First Aid (Adult)
  • Mental Health First Aid (Youth)
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • E-learning Psychological First Aid
  • also fund Suicide Awareness courses run through RAD and Harmless which are posted on eventbrite.

Harmless are running training well reputed training for people working with Derbyshire County residents:-

Mental Health Awareness

At the time of posting new dates have been released on:

28 May, 11 June, 18 June , 25 June


Suicide Awareness Training 

To see availability and request a place follow the links by clicking on the date and complete the registration process. A link to the e-learning (1 hour in advance of session) will be sent to you when your place is confirmed.

Monday 10th May 2021             

Tuesday 25th May 2021            

Monday 21st June 2021            

limited numbers mean this training books up quickly and is only available for people in Derbyshire (excluding Derby City) working either in a paid or voluntary capacity with the public (particularly vulnerable groups at greater risk of suicide and self-harm) or acting as community representatives.

for more information, future dates and to book



Full list of training opportunities compiled by Church of England Environment Team April- June 2021 click here.

Training webinars on moving towards net zero from the Church of England.


UK Climate Assembly videos can be found here.


Ecochurch virtual conferences 2021: -


Churches Count on Nature webinar series w/c 5 June 2021

This is a new offer this year from a partnership of organisations with remarkably high calibre speakers. The offer includes managing trees or grassland, biodiversity recording and pointers for ourdoor worship and Ecochurch.


Catch up with the October Eco Church Conference run by Diocese of St Albans at


Catch up with webinars from Caring for God's Acre or sign up from upcoming courses.


Compassion-focused Ways of Working Effectively in Groups - Online Workshop

Dates are Mondays in May: 10, 17, 24 and June 7 2021, Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm (participants need to commit to all 4 dates).  The workshops are being offered at a subsidised rate of £20 for all 4 (non-subsidised rate £160). 

Think like a Tree and Transition Leicester have been given a grant from the National Lottery and Transition Bounce-Forward to offer a series of 4 workshops specifically for groups in the Midlands. The workshops will be online via Zoom and will offer many skills, based on the science of compassion, for better and more harmonious group working, and to share tools for when things aren’t going quite so well.  

The workshops have been commissioned specifically for the needs of voluntary groups (you can attend as an individual or invite your whole group. If you work on a paid basis with groups you can access a subsidised place too) and will be run by Kate Lucre, expert in compassion-focused work.
For more information / to book, visit the Think like a Tree website.

Free training for professionals working with children and young people and families in Derbyshire from Joined Up Derbyshire, NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG.

FREE Online Drug and Alcohol Training
Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service and Derbyshire Recovery Partnership are continuing to offer free drug and alcohol training and is being delivered online. 

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service currently has spaces available on the following online training:

  • Wed 5th May - Brief Interventions - Let's Talk About Drugs & Alcohol
  • Tues 18th May - Alcohol Awareness
  • Wed 26th May - Brief Interventions
  • Thurs 27th May -  Alcohol Awareness
  • Thurs 10th June - Substance (Drug) Awareness
  • Wed 16th June -  Brief Interventions
*To attend Brief Interventions you MUST have completed one of DAAS' other courses.
These course are all FREE to health, social and community staff and volunteers working with adults in Derbyshire and can be booked here.

Courses are free to health, social and community staff and volunteers working with adults in Derbyshire.

Mental Health AwarenessTraining from Harmless, funded by Derbyshire County Council.
For staff and volunteers in community sector organisations working with Derbyshire County residents


Suicide Awareness

Suicide Awareness training is available  from Rural Action Derbyshire as e- learning  in advance  plus virtual course (zoom)  more dates are expected as the first were fully booked.   This is free but does not include Derby City. Courses fill up fast.

Courses run by Harmless are booked on eventbrite. More info tel 0115 0088 281 or e:


Eating disorder charity First Steps ED are offering fully funded CPD accredited training to any professional who works with children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire.

For more info or to book.


Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 takes place between the 10th and 16th May and Mind’s schedule of online events can be found here. 

Historic England learning resources including Technical Tuesday.




Rural Ministry Course

The Rural Ministry Course is designed for lay and ordained church leaders across the denominationsentering a rural appointment for the first time, and those already in rural ministry who feel the need for a ‘refresher’The three-day residential programme employs a variety of approaches including practical sessions, group work and workshops led by practitioners, and includes sessions on understanding rural contexts, mission and growth, leadership, farming and work with children and young people in the countryside.

2021 DATES:

  • Tues 11 – Thurs 13 May (Online)
  • Tues 15 – Thurs 17 June (Northampton)

The Rural Ministry Course takes place at King’s Park Conference Centre in Northampton and costs £300 per delegate which includes a one-year subscription to Country Way magazine. For more information go to or phone (020 7685 3066)

Germinate Leadership

Germinate Leadership enables lay and ordained leaders from all denominations to develop creative, collaborative and strategic leaders skills for rural church leadership, better equipped to engage effectively with local communities and encourage churches to be an effective Christian presence. The 18-month programme includes four residentials, a 360° leadership appraisal, mentoring and work-shadowing, drawing on wisdom and experience from secular and church leadership spheres as well as lay and ordained ministry experience from across the denominations.

The 2021 Germinate Leadership programme will begin in October. For more information go to

You can also email for more information about both training opportunities.



Funding Workshop 

17 June 2021 1.30pm

Focus- the Police and Crime Commissioners Vulnerability Fund.  Sarah Greensmith from the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Office has agreed to lead a further workshop showcasing the Vulnerability fund. The fund aims to help groups and communities address the effects of crime or anti-social behaviour in their community. 

The workshop will be held via Zoom on Thursday 17th June  from 1.30pm and will be hosted by High Peak CVS. Please join High Peak CVS to find out how your organisation can apply.   To book



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