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Public health training

Would you like to learn more about public health? With a variety of courses and workshops, we can support you if you’re looking to improve your knowledge and awareness in Health promotion, prevention and protection. 

Our training will support personal and professional development in your workplace and/or local community. Courses will be delivered in a professional setting at approved centres across Norfolk.

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community.

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action that could make a difference to people living with dementia - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend.

Dementia Friends is a national initiative that is being run by the Alzheimer's Society.  It aims to improve people's understanding of dementia and its effects.

Dementia Friends Information Sessions are delivered for free to any group of interested individuals (minimum of five), whether it’s a community organisation, set of employees or just a social group. Sessions last around an hour and can be arranged at a time and location that suits you.  Additional information sessions run by other organisations can be found on the Dementia Friends website.

Feedback from previous events:

“Really well-structured, informative and fun.”
“A truly inspirational session, I was amazed at how little I knew and how I can now inform people easily. Great thanks!”
“Having just started working with people with dementia I found the talk extremely informative, particularly the ‘bookcase’ analogy.”
“Fab talk. Lara did very well delivering the talk and I’m sure people will go away feeling they have learnt a lot from this, thank you.”
“I’ve recently completed a level 2 dementia course and I was very impressed with fun, informative way that Lara delivered the session.”

Enthusiastic about cooking? Become a Joy of Food Trainer

The Joy of Food is a community cookery scheme designed to help individuals to increase their confidence in the kitchen and to produce day to day, cheap and healthy home cooked meals from scratch.  Free classes are available for anyone in Norfolk from teenagers through to pensioners, regardless of ability levels.

We’re always keen to hear from anyone interested in becoming a a Joy of Food Trainer, whether you are an enthusiastic home cook or fully qualified chef!

You’ll need to be:

  • Enthusiastic about cooking meals with simple ingredients and techniques
  • Willing to prepare and taste different types of foods
  • Positive about healthy eating and promoting good nutrition
  • Committed to working with people from their local communities
  • Patient and able to encourage others who have very little cooking experience
  • Able to offer the time to attend training and then to deliver cooking courses

All expenses are covered, and full training will be given.

If you’re interested call 01603 638485 or email

Build the knowledge and confidence to address sexual health issues

Terrence Higgins Trust Norfolk's training programme provides a wide range of learning opportunities for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and confidence in addressing sexual health issues.

Topics covered include:

Doing it in groups
An introduction to delivering sexual health group work sessions with young people

Contraception: a beginners’ guide
A non-clinical introduction to contraception

Good sex - bad sex: messages from the media and pornography
Exploring the influence and impact of pornography and popular culture on sex, relationships and sexual health

Condoms and STIs: a beginners’ guide
An introduction to condoms and sexually transmitted infections

Boys will be boys
Exploring the influences that affect boys and young men

Sexual health promotion and young people: a beginners’ guide
Exploring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that are required for good sexual health promotion with young people

The C-Card experience
Learn how to register young people onto the Your C-Card Scheme and to establish yourself as a C-Card Register Point

HIV: all you need to know
Exploring the realities of HIV in contemporary Britain

Some of my best friends are gay
Understanding the impact of homophobia and heterosexism, language and key issues facing gay men and women, bisexual men and women, and men who have sex with men/women who have sex with women

Sexpress yourself
Working with people with learning disabilities around sexual health promotion and education

Courses take place in Norwich, though for certain organisations, the sexual health promotion team is also able to deliver courses to whole teams within their workplaces.

Take a look at the current training programme or contact the sexual health promotion team at Terrence Higgins Trust Norfolk on (01603) 226666.

As part of the nationwide NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, the Norfolk and Suffolk Wellbeing Service is offering stress control taster sessions and full courses for employers and their staff.

The IAPT programme is designed to reduce stress related absence from work, which can be achieved by providing people with tools and strategies to manage their stress levels more effectively. This course will support people to manage their stress both at work and at home, as well as letting people know how to access further support within the Wellbeing Service if they require it.

Stress control taster session

  • This two hour session covers understanding stress, what keeps stress going and how to manage stress. The session also provides information on what else the Wellbeing Service can offer. This free course can be delivered at workplaces at a suitable time - wherever possible we will be flexible to fit in with the needs of your organisation.

Full course

  • This course goes into more detail around the management of stress and how to take control of our body, thoughts and actions, as well as addressing panic and sleep. Delivered for free at your workplace in four, 90 minute sessions over four weeks. Again, wherever possible we will be flexible to fit in with the needs of your organisation. 

For more information or to book a course call0300 123 1503 or visit the Wellbeing Service website.

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