Free adult workshops

Free educational sessions for adults to connect with others, build confidence, and learn practical skills and ways to cope in emergencies.

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Free workshops for adults

The British Red Cross designed these workshops to help you learn new skills that will support you during challenging times.

Our experienced Red Cross educators will help you manage your wellbeing and build confidence. Workshop topics include first aid, loneliness and coping with challenges.

First aid

An interactive first aid workshop run by experienced British Red Cross educators. It will help you to:

  • perform essential first aid skills using every day objects
  • build confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency
  • assess and manage risks to make informed choices when helping others

Time length: 90 minutes
Group size: 5 to 15 
Delivery: Online (individual and group), face-to-face (eligible groups only)

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Online workshop

Book either as an individual or a group. Group bookings are for between 5 and 15 people.

Individual booking

Group booking


Face-to-face workshop

Booking is available for eligible adult and youth groups.

Group booking

First aid training session on CPR

Adapt and recover from adversity

This workshop gives you practical and emotional strategies to build resilience and recover from challenges. It includes interactive activities, group discussions, and opportunities to reflect and share personal experiences. The workshop will help you:

  • improve 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 with your life positively

Time length: 90 minutes
Group size:
5 to 15
Online (group), face-to-face (eligible groups only)

Book now


Online workshop

Group bookings are for between 5 and 15 people. 

Group booking


Face-to-face workshop

Booking is available for eligible adult and youth groups.

Group booking


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Supporting connections

A free workshop aimed at organisations, professionals and volunteers who work with people who might be experiencing loneliness. In this workshop, you will:

  • learn more about the benefits of connection when navigating loneliness  
  • apply your knowledge to identify the barriers to connection  
  • discuss how to tackle loneliness and explore ways to build connected communities including tips on how to set up a community group 
  • feel more able to use your skills to grow meaningful connections for people 
  • share your learning to help improve connections in your community  

Time length: 2 hours
Group size: 
individual (online only) or groups of 5-20 people (online or face-to-face)
online (individuals or groups), face-to-face (groups only)

Watch a video about the supporting connections workshop.

Book now

Online workshop

Book either as an individual or a group. Group bookings are for between 5 and 20 people.

Individual booking

Group booking


Face-to-face workshop

Booking is available for eligible adult groups,.

Group booking

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Who can take part in an adult workshop?

Adults aged 19 and older can take part in a workshop by either joining as an individual or within an organised group. Online and telephone workshops are available for both individual and group bookings. Face-to-face workshops are only available for group bookings and to those most in need. Group bookings can be between 5 to 15 people.

How can I take part in a workshop?

You can take part in our workshops in different ways. While the content is broadly the same, the workshop you take part in will be based on several factors including your location and personal circumstance. Here's what you can expect from the different delivers.


Online workshops take place either via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This is specified when making your booking. You can use a smart phone, tablet or computer for the online sessions - you just need a microphone to take part. You can book an online workshop by filling out the correct booking form.

> Book an online session

Face to face

The face-to-face workshops involve our educator coming to an agreed location to deliver the workshop in person. All you will need is space for the group to work in a comfortable and safe manner. Not everyone will be eligible for a face-to-face workshop. To find out if your group is and to book a session, click the link below.

> Check availability and book face-to-face sessions


These workshops use the telephone option on Zoom, or 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. You can book a telephone workshop by filling out the correct booking form, just find the workshop you are looking for a click on the link.

What level of education do you need to take part?

There's no educational requirement to take part in the workshop.

How does a group of three book onto the same workshop?

You can book a workshop as an individual or contact our support team who can talk you through your options either via email or call 0344 412 2734.

How can users with additional needs be supported?

If you require additional support, then please get in touch with our team. They will be able to advise on specific cases. This could include students with English as a second language, blindness/low vision, and deafness/hearing loss.

What is expected from me if I take part in a workshop?

The workshops are interactive and there's an expectation that you will join in with activities and discussion. How much you join in is based on what you are comfortable with. If you have any concerns about interacting with a group please contact our support team via email or call 0344 412 2734.

I’m having problems booking a workshop, what should I do?

We've tried to make it as simple as possible to book onto a workshop. If you run into problems or feel more comfortable speaking to someone from our team then please get in touch with us, either via email or call 0344 412 2734.

Will I get a certificate or qualification for completing the first aid workshops?

The workshops are designed to build personal skills and offer valuable insight into topics and issues affecting people and their communities. Rather than a formal qualification, each workshop has a set of learning objectives that can be achieved by completing the entire session. If you or your group take part in a first aid workshop, we can provide a certificate of learning you can fill in yourself or on behalf of others, but this does not meet any workplace requirements. For accredited first aid courses, please visit British Red Cross training.

Get in touch

If you have any specific questions about the workshops or want to enquire about eligibility for a face-to-face group workshop, please contact us via e-mail or telephone.

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Or call us for all enquiries on 0344 412 2734