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.

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Supporting your personal development

Our community education workshops have been designed to help you learn new skills that will support you during challenging times of your life. In our free sessions, you'll learn how to manage your own wellbeing and build confidence, guided by an experienced and trained British Red Cross educator. These vital skills can make a real impact on your life and those of others. The topics covered include first aid, loneliness and coping with challenges.

First aid

Time length: 60 minutes
Group size: 5 to 15 
Delivery: Online (individual and group), face-to-face (eligible groups only)

Description:

Are you interested in learning essential, lifesaving 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 you will learn to:

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

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These workshops are not accredited courses. For accredited first aid courses, suitable for health and safety training for work or to support you in everyday life, visit Red Cross First Aid training.

Learn first aid

Adapt and recover from adversity

Time length: 60 minutes
Group size: 5 to 15
Delivery: Online and telephone (individual and group), face-to-face (eligible groups only)

Description:

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 you will learn to:

  • 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 positively

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Tackling loneliness

Time length: 60 minutes
Group size: 5 to 15
Delivery: Online (individual and group), face-to-face (eligible groups only)


Description: 

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 you will learn to:

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

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Exploring loneliness openly

Time length: 60 minutes
Group size: 5 to 15
Delivery: Telephone (individual and group)

Description:

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 you will learn to:

  • feel comfortable talking about loneliness
  • recognise signs that someone needs support
  • increase your awareness of ways of offering support to someone who feels lonely

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Connecting to a telephone workshop

Telephone 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.

 

How to book your workshop

Online and telephone

The simplest and quickest way to book an adult online or telephone session is to use our online booking form. Book either as an individual or a group. Remember, group bookings are for between 5 and 15 people.

Individual booking

Group booking


Face-to-face 

Our face-to-face sessions are offered to groups in communities who need them the most. Find out if we’re able to deliver a face-to-face session with your group and request a booking here.


Face-to-face sessions

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What’s involved in an adult workshop?

Each workshop will be slightly different depending on the topic and delivery type, but all will follow the same structure.

Introduction: This is a chance for your educator to explain how the session will run and what you'll be doing.

Practice: This will change depending on the topic, but it will be a chance for you to try some practical exercises to help build your skills.

Discuss: Everyone in the group will be given the chance to discuss and share their views. How much you interact is based on how are comfortable you are to do so.

Reflect: Everyone in the group will be able to share how they felt about the workshop and what they learned with the educator. Your educator will also recommend what you can do next to continue with the topic. 

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

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.

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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.

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Telephone

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 are the Covid-19 measures in face-to-face workshops?

We run Covid-19 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 the support team via RedCrossEducation@Redcross.org.uk or call 0344 412 2734.


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 RedCrossEducation@Redcross.org.uk 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 RedCrossEducation@Redcross.org.uk 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 RedCrossEducation@Redcross.org.uk 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.


Contact details

Email us at RedCrossEducation@Redcross.org.uk

Or call us for all enquiries on 0344 412 2734