Health promotion training

Brighton & Hove City Council offer health promotion training. These courses support you and your organisation to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to improve the health of people living in your area.

The courses are suitable for anyone working in:

  • primary and community health
  • education
  • housing
  • social care
  • mental health
  • police and criminal justice
  • voluntary organisations that support these service areas

To see what training is on offer, and for more detailed course information, take a look at the Health Promotion Guide. You can also download our course calendar for an overview of the training on offer by month.

Substance misuse courses

  • Ageing & Alcohol
  • Alcohol Screening Brief Interventions
  • Alcohol Substance Misuse and Capacity
  • Blood Borne Viruses, Safer Injecting & Vulnerable Populations
  • Cannabis: All You Need To Know
  • Domestic Abuse Substance Misuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Basic Awareness
  • Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health & Substance Misuse
  • Legal Highs Novel Psychoactive Substances & Emerging Trends
  • Young People & Alcohol

Behaviour change courses

  • Supporting Behaviour Change
  • Health Awareness Level 1
  • Understanding Health Improvement Level 2

Sexual health courses

  • Sexual Health Basic Awareness
  • Are You Ready?... Or Not Quite Yet?

Other Training Opportunities - see individual flyers for how to apply

How to apply

If you would like to attend any of the courses please complete a training application [PDF 102KB] and return by email to or by post to the address on the bottom of the form.

We try to allocate places to a variety of services to give you an opportunity to meet people in various health care roles. All applications are shortlisted approximately six weeks prior to the course and we will let you know whether you have been given a place at this stage.

Charging policy

Courses are currently free to staff who work in Brighton and Hove within one or more of the following areas:

  • Health Services
  • Higher Education (colleges, sixth forms, universities)
  • Community,and Voluntary Sector
  • Brighton & Hove City Council

A fee of £50 is levied against any places that are lost due to non-attendance. If you are given a place but are unable to attend we require at least five working days' notice so that we can allocate the place elsewhere. Substitution of a colleague at late notice is acceptable.

Staff who work in the Private Sector or outside of Brighton & Hove are also welcome to apply but there is a cost involved:

  • Half day (£60)
  • Full day (£120)
  • 2 days (£240)

Library Services

Resources relevant to these courses (books, journals, health promotion leaflets, DVDs, models and posters) are available from Library Services at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Trust. Other services provided include literature searching, current awareness and information skills training.

For full details visit the website

Making every contact count

Making Every Contact Count is a long-term strategy that aims to help us create a healthier population by putting the prevention of health problems at the heart of every interaction between health and social care employees and patients/service users. The framework encourages frontline staff to offer brief but appropriate advice, including ‘signposting’ services, as part of their everyday contacts.


The Prevention and Lifestyle Behaviour Change Competence Framework has been developed and tested by NHS Yorkshire and the Humber over the past two years. It describes the generic competencies required by staff to enable them to promote healthier lifestyle choices in areas such as long-term conditions, obesity management, smoking cessation and alcohol abuse.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to someone about these courses please contact Workforce Development

Tel: 01273 290371/6184


Address: 4th Floor, Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove BN3 2LS