Health and Wellbeing Training

Becoming health champions

Community and Workplace Health and Wellbeing Training for any organisation or voluntary group who would like to support learning around health and wellbeing.

There is a range of opportunities that can be accessed from a range of providers, some are free whilst others may require some funding. Healthy Chat is a good starting point to understand the range of public health issues and information in East Riding to enable people to Make Every Contact Count in daily interactions, providing consistent messages and signposting to services. Topic specific training can develop Champions specialist knowledge in a particular area, such as cancer, mental health or dementia.

Mental health training

Further resources and opportunities for training specically to support mental health can be found on the Healthy Minds section, including training with HEY Mind and online Talk Suicide.


There are many providers available. You can find a selection below, or search for more in the services and groups directory on the Find Wellbeing page.

CPR Training Kits

Community groups and charities now have better access to CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training thanks to Smile Foundation and East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Public Health Team.

CPR is a lifesaving action that is given to someone who is in cardiac arrest. If more people in the community were trained in CPR skills then many lives could be saved. Together we can push up survival rates.

Join the East Riding community of lifesavers by hosting CPR training. The short informal workshops will give people the confidence and skills to make a difference in your community.

If you are a community group that is interested in hosting a free CPR training session, contact Smile on or visit Smile's The Vault website for availability of training kits in your area.

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Recovery and Support information for groups restarting

The East Riding Councils Health and Wellbeing team has come together with partners from the Humber Emergency Planning Centre, the HEY Smile Foundation and the East Riding Village Hall Network to deliver our Covid-19 Recovery and Support Workshop.

In this video you will find information on:

  • The Health and Wellbeing team, who we are and what we do
  • Risk assessments and Health & Safety requirements you need to reopen your group
  • Information on the East Riding Village Hall Network
  • Grants and funding opportunities available to you

Useful contacts

Key contact
East Riding Health and Wellbeing
Community Builders
The East Riding Health and Wellbeing Team has a key contact for each area across the East Riding. We can help with:
  • Supporting your activity and community group through advice, support and signposting
  • Help promote your group and what's on in the East Riding
  • Help connect and bring services and leaders together across the East Riding
Go to the Community Builders page
Further Support
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Humber Emergency Planning Centre
  • Health and safety risk assessments
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Medical needs
  • Training - Fire warden, extinguishers, first aid
  • Emergency response plans
  • Business continuity plans
Email Paul Cresswell direct on or general enquiries on
General Advice
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Go to the UK Government website for all the latest news and guidelines for coronavirus safety nationwide.

The guidance has information on working safely during Covid-19, including 14 different guides covering different types of work to make your workplace COVID-secure.
Vist Gov.UK Guidance
Volunteer sector
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VCSE Network
Get the latest volunteer sector news and links to external resources.
Grants and fundraising
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HEY Smile Foundation
Advice and support on local grants and fundraising opportunities. Email the SMILE team on
Vist Smile Foundation Vist
Halls and venues
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The East Riding Village Hall Network
If you run a community hall or venue and require further information and support from the East Riding Village Hall Network. Contact the network by emailing