Health promotion training

Our health promotion 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.

The courses help to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to improve the health of people living in your area.

To see what training is on offer, and for more detailed course information, take a look at the Health Promotion guide (PDF 848KB) or go to our new online booking system Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway.

Substance misuse courses

  • Ageing & Alcohol
  • Alcohol Screening Brief Interventions
  • Blood Borne Viruses, Safer Injecting & Vulnerable Populations
  • Domestic Abuse Substance Misuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Basic Awareness
  • Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health & Substance Misuse
  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) & Current Trends
  • Young People & Alcohol​
  • Motivational Interviewing; Facilitating Behaviour Change around Drugs and Alcohol 
  • Working with People affected by prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) Medicine Abuse and Dependency

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 - our new online booking system

You will need to book your place on the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway.

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

Library Services at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Trust provide books, journals, health promotion leaflets, DVDs, models and posters to support these courses. They can also provide literature searches and 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