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Training Opportunities

Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and other voluntary and community organisations and have been throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. They are a valuable presence in many communities, making a difference in places as diverse as sports clubs, libraries, schools, hospitals and residential areas.

There are a number of volunteer-based training resources available including:

Safeguarding Training and Resources for Volunteers - Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership
Safeguarding Online Training Courses - NSPCC eLearning: online courses
NSPCC has a range of online training courses that are expertly designed to support you in learning about all aspects of child protection and safeguarding.

For full details please click on the link below:
NSPCC elearning: online courses | NSPCC Learning

Suicide First Aid Training for Trafford Volunteers and Frontline Workers
Free Suicide First Aid Training for Trafford
There are free Suicide First Aid training sessions available open to all, especially those working on a frontline basis with Trafford residents i.e. hub workers and volunteers, mutual aid members. Please share with any other groups you are working with in Trafford too that may benefit from attending the training.

Full details can be found on:

For a shorter Suicide Prevention training course (20 minutes)

Psychological First Aid Digital Training - Public Health England
Yesterday PHE launched an updated Psychological First Aid (PFA) digital training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers. The course aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide psychosocial support to people affected by COVID-19. The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. It takes around 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for the learner to complete at their own pace. By the end of the course, outcomes will include: understanding how emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic can affect us, recognising people who may be at increased risk of distress and understanding how to offer practical and emotional support.

For more information and to take part visit:

Living Life to the Full - Community Trainer
Living Life to the Full is one of the world’s most used wellbeing support packages. It is delivered online or in-person over six 1.5 hour sessions and helps participants work out why they feel as they do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm and tackle upsetting thoughts using everyday non-complex language.

There are two courses:
Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) – for low mood and stress
Reclaim Your Life (RYL) – for those living with long term health conditions

The Train the Trainer (TtT) course trains people to become Community Trainers and deliver one of the above courses across Greater Manchester on a non-commercial basis.
For more information and to express your interest in the training:Click Here