On these pages you will find information on training courses that are available to community and voluntary sector representatives in the Northern locality. All the courses have a health and social wellbeing focus, or will build the capacity of participants to address health within their communities.

The courses are provided by a range of organisations, many of whom are funded to deliver their programmes, meaning there is no charge for attendance. You are advised to contact the individual providers, however, as in some cases course fees will apply. Please check also that there are still places remaining on the course you are interested in as they tend to book up quickly. In all cases you will need to make bookings directly with the training provider.

You can view courses that are coming up over the next three months. Please note that the lists are not exhaustive, they reflect those courses that we are aware of.

Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results
2019 Programme

2019 Programme – due to popular demand
Holywell Trust 10-12 Bishop St, Derry / Londonderry BT48 6PW

Despite people living longer health inequalities continue to divide our society.

This training programme is designed to support collaborative working to reduce inequalities and explore how individually and collectively organisations can achieve strategic growth. ‘Improving wellbeing for all’ is a critical objective of the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-21 Outcomes Delivery Plan, Community Plans across Northern Ireland and Health and Wellbeing 2026 Delivering Together.

The Reducing Inequalities: Getting Results, Flagship Training Programme will take participants from the identification and definition of inequality right through to the types of successful interventions locally and from across the World Health Organization (WHO) European Healthy Cities Network which can be transferred to Northern Ireland. Already, many sectors contribute to reducing inequalities. This training will provide participants with a platform to support increased partnership working and align the cross-sectoral priority to reduce inequalities.

The Belfast Charter outlines the political statement and action commitments for WHO European Healthy Cities Network for Phase VII (2019-2023), affirming commitment to the values and principles of the Healthy Cities movement. This includes leading by example, tackling inequalities and promoting governance and leadership for health and well-being through innovation, knowledge sharing and city diplomacy for health.

The programme will be facilitated by Erica Ison, WHO Expert Advisor and Specialist in Health Equity in All Policies, and Belfast Healthy Cities, to be held in the Holywell Trust 10-12 Bishop St, Derry / Londonderry BT48 6PW

Applications are welcome from public, community and voluntary sector organisations.

Places on this programme are limited to 25. Please show an expression of interest by Friday 1 February 2019 by contacting

Completed application forms should be returned by Wednesday 6 February 2019

Upcoming training 2018/19



South Antrim Community Network Training Calendar 2018/19

North Antrim Community Network Training Calendar 2018/19


NHSCT Health And Well Being Training Directory 2018/19



Additional Training Opportunities