Adult Community education Workshop

Workshops to help learn essential life skills, ages 19 and over

Our free educational sessions will help you learn practical skills and ways to cope in emergencies, connect with others and build your confidence. Workshops are available online, by telephone, and in face-to-face sessions.

We're currently running four free workshops for adults over 19 years old. Our workshop topics include first aid, adapting to and recovering from adversity and tackling loneliness. Individuals and groups can attend our workshops, delivered by our team of experienced educators. 

Our face-to-face workshops are designed for groups in communities who need it the most. Bookings for face to face workshops are now available. To find out if your group is eligible, please contact

First aid

Are you interested in learning essential, life-saving first aid skills to help in an emergency? If so, our first aid workshop might be for you. These are interactive workshops, run by experienced British Red Cross educators, that build your confidence to help someone in a first aid emergency, using everyday objects around you.



As a result of this workshop we aim to help you:

  • learn essential first aid skills
  • assess and manage risks to make informed choices when helping others
  • build confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency

Available as:

  • Face-to-face workshop (eligible groups only)
  • Online workshop

Adapt to and recover from adversity

This workshop will explore tools and strategies to build resilience. You will learn to help yourself and others adapt and recover from challenges by identifying practical and emotional skills that help when faced with a crisis. The workshop will be based around interactive activities and group discussion, with chances to reflect and share personal experiences.


As a result of this workshop we aim to help you: 

  • increase your ability to cope with change and transition during times of adversity
  • acknowledge and appreciate your own and others’ experiences during challenging times
  • feel confident to move forward positively

Available as:

  • Face-to-face workshop (eligible groups only)
  • Online workshop
  • Telephone workshop

Tackling loneliness

Feeling lonely and isolated can make life challenging, especially during a crisis. It can be difficult to know how to help. This workshop aims to give you the opportunity to speak openly about how it might feel to be lonely or isolated and learn skills to help others who may be suffering.

Using group discussion to address the complex causes and effects of loneliness, there will be a chance to reflect and share personal experiences too. We will also discuss and practise how to be an effective listener in order to support others.  


As a result of this workshop we aim to help you:

  • feel more comfortable talking about loneliness
  • recognise when someone needs support
  • feel confident to offer support to someone who feels lonely  

Available as:

  • Face-to-face workshop (eligible groups only)
  • Online workshop

Exploring loneliness openly - Telephone workshop  

One in five people in the UK say they experience feelings of loneliness, and during the coronavirus pandemic many more of us felt anxious and isolated. This workshop aims to give you the opportunity to speak openly about how it might feel to be lonely or isolated and learn skills to help others who may be struggling. 

During this group call we’ll address the varying causes and effects of loneliness, with the chance to reflect and share personal experiences. We will discuss approaches to helping others and how to be an effective listener.  


As a result of this workshop we aim to help you:

  • Feel comfortable talking about loneliness
  • Recognise signs that someone needs support
  • Increase awareness of ways of offering support to someone who feels lonely

These workshops are delivered for free using the telephone option on Zoom. You can join using a landline or mobile telephone. If your organisation uses a different platform, there may be a UK call charge associated with joining. Please discuss with our support team when making your booking.

Alternative ways to book

The simplest and quickest way to book an adult online workshop is to use our online booking form. Alternative ways to book are available via e-mail and telephone. 

If you want to enquire about your group's eligibility for a face to face workshop, please contact us via e-mail or telephone. 

You can find answers to common workshop and booking questions in our frequently asked questions section below. 

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Frequently asked questions

I don’t know anything about first aid – is this for me?

You don’t need to have any previous experience, just a willingness to take part.

How much do the workshops cost?

FREE! There is no cost to you or your organisation. If you wish to undertake a certified course such as first aid at work, please contact Red Cross Training who will advise you on what type of course that you need. 

If you would like to support Community Education and help us reach those who need it most through our free online resources and workshops building live-saving first aid and wellbeing skills, you can donate here.

Will the first aid workshop give me a qualification?

We can provide a certificate of learning which you can fill in yourself, but this does not meet any workplace requirements. For accredited first aid courses, please visit

Who is delivering these workshops?

All workshops are delivered by trained British Red Cross educators. They have a great deal of experience in humanitarian and first aid education.

What equipment do I need?

If joining an online workshop, you can join in on a computer, tablet or smartphone. You may benefit from the larger screen on a computer if you have one available. Please contact if you would like more information. .

What platform do you use to deliver?

We currently use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to deliver our workshops. We are exploring other platforms. Please mention at time of booking if you use another video conferencing software. 

Need help with Zoom? Click here to download our Zoom how to guide

How long do the workshops last?

It depends on the type of session you are joining. Workshops typically last between 60 and 90 minutes. If you have special requirements, please get in touch, and we can discuss them with you.

What kind of things will I learn?

What you learn will depend on the workshop you attend. Our educators have specific learning outcomes for each class.

What can I do to prepare?

No preparation is required, just make sure your surrounding environment is quiet so you can hear and contribute. We will send you a ‘getting the most out of your workshops’ ahead of your workshop.

I am looking for face to face workshops. Can I book one?

Bookings for our face-to-face workshops are now open. To find out if your group or school is eligible for a face to face workshop, please e-mail

What are we doing to keep you safe?

We are running Covid secure workshops, which are fully risk assessed. Our workshops will be delivered by experienced educators who will assess the group and environment and select delivery methods/activities based on this. We will maintain social distancing and wear face masks throughout the workshop. You can read our full safety statement and risk assessment here.

We require each organisation to submit a copy of the risk assessment for the workshop to be confirmed. If you have any further questions on how we are keeping you safe, please contact

Where can I find out more information?

We have a range of first aid resources on our website, which freely are available to anyone that wishes to learn key skills to use in a first aid emergency. 

With the British Red Cross apps - you’re only two taps away from learning how to help someone in a first aid emergency. These are free to download, letting you learn simple first aid skills at a time to suit you.