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 (PDF 861KB).

Substance misuse courses

  • Ageing & Alcohol
  • Alcohol Screening Brief Interventions
  • 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.
  • Introduction to Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Sexual health courses

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

Other Training Opportunities

See individual flyers for how to apply.

Bespoke Training

Pavilions Health Promotion Team also offer bespoke training sessions. If your staff team or organisation would benefit from a training session we can come to you for more specialised sessions. If you are interested please contact

How to apply

We have moved to a new online booking system called The Brighton and Hove Learning Gateway; this means we are no longer accepting training application forms for courses taking place from 01 June 2016.

If you would like to attend any of the Health Promotion courses please go onto to our new Learning Management System.

You may also email us at if you would like any support and guidance on how to apply for courses using The Brighton and Hove Learning Gateway.

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place on the course – perhaps due to the course being over-subscribed – you will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

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.

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: