Complementary Skills

Complementary Skills Training on topical subjects are offered online and face-to-face multiple times each year.

"I really enjoyed the range of different training techniques and information covered."       - Mental Health Awareness Training Participant
"There was a great energy in the training room and all of it has all been so beneficial. It’s been great to focus on mental health awareness within befriending."                                                                      - Mental Health Awareness Training Participant


Mental Health Awareness

This course aims for participants to develop knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, strategies, support available, and the techniques to implement so to better support staff, volunteers and the service users. 

Please see dates below for both online and face-to-face training 

Children & Young People Online Safety

Learn how to use and access a toolkit of activities, resources, videos and more, designed to equip befriending organisations with the knowledge and resources to train their befrienders on the risks and opportunities children and young people (CYP) may face online. 

Face-to-face training will take place 10:00-13:00, 6 August. Members unable to attend, but interested to access the toolkit email Victoria Galloway, Learning and Development Officer

Future Courses

Through feedback from our membership, it has become evident that topics such as Bereavement and Management and Leadership are important topics that affect many befriending services and needs more in-depth discussion and advice. Please monitor this page for dates of complementary training.


Call Befriending Networks 0131 261 8799 and ask for Victoria Galloway, Learning and Development Officer or email


Found 4 events.

Online Course: Mental Health Awareness

12th August 2019 - 22nd August 2019

Edinburgh: Mental Health Awareness in Befriending

Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:30am - 4pm

London: Mental Health Awareness in Befriending

Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 9:30am - 4pm