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Workforce training

Public health related training is provided for statutory, non statutory or voluntary staff working in Wiltshire. A wide range of training is available to build staff confidence, knowledge and skills to support the health and wellbeing of the people they work with.

Domestic abuse training is for those who work in children’s services with families where domestic violence impacts on the wellbeing of the children. For further information, please contact sally.margary@wiltshire.gov.uk. To book a place, follow the links below.

Current courses:

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Referral and DASH Assessment


A range of multi-agency courses designed to support paid and unpaid staff working with children, young people and adults who misuse drugs and/or alcohol.

Current courses:

Alcohol and General Drugs. For further information, please contact MayaChavda@dhimotiv8.org.uk. To book a place, follow the link below.

For further information, please contact sandra.jones@wiltshire.gov.uk.


Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training (ASIST) is an interactive and practical two-day course that aims to:

  • Help people to recognise the signs that someone is considering suicide.
  • Gain the skills and confidence to respond appropriately and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

For further information, please contact sharon.cox@wiltshire.gov.uk. To book a place, follow the link below.

Current course:


Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about making the most of the opportunities to make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing. By supporting people to make changes to their lifestyles it is possible to prevent ill-health, improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. MECC lets organisations and people develop a different way of working with people to address health and wellbeing. Telling people what to do is not the most effective way to help them change. Making Every Contact Count is about altering how we interact with people through having healthy conversations and learning how to spot opportunities to talk to people about their wellbeing.

For information on MECC courses in Wiltshire courses please book via www.eventbrite.co.uk – search Wiltshire MECC or contact For Helen Aston (helen.aston@wiltshire.gov.uk) or call 0300 003 4566

There is a MECC small grants scheme in place (supported by Wiltshire Community Foundation) that is designed to support the costs of third sector organisations who wish to undertake MECC training and cascade it within their own organisation. Organisations can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to support: room Hire and refreshments for a training event; payment of travel time and costs to attend a training event; payment of staff cover to release employees for training; promotional resources to cascade MECC within an organisation (promotional leaflets, IT time for changing website etc). Please see MECC download section for the grant guidance and application form.


Wiltshire’s Sexual Health Service for young people aged 13-24 years, called No Worries!, offers a range of free training around sexual health and relationships to all those who work with young people to help them feel more confident about discussing these subjects.

For further information, please contact katherine.hoskin@wiltshire.gov.uk. To book a place, follow the links below.

Current courses:

Delay and Positive Choices

Healthy Relationships

Sexual Health Awareness Level 1

Sexual Health Update

Working with LGBT young people


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Last updated: 10 July 2017 | Last reviewed: 10 July 2017