3VA's Training Programme  

3VA provides a range of training courses which aim to inform and inspire – helping you and your organisation to become more effective. 


Current Courses: please check the Event Calendar for more details about upcoming courses


Alternatively, if you’d prefer to have a training course delivered on your own premises, we can bring the course to you.  Please let us know what you’d like and we’ll let you know the price.

We can also offer bespoke training if you don't see exactly what you’re after. With our expert advisors, we’ve got a lot more up our sleeves. So if you need something a little more specific, let us develop something just for you.


For more information on training please contact Martina Taylor at or 01323 639 373.



Other Providers

SPARK are providing free mental health well-being training for staff and volunteers of voluntary and community groups who work with children and young people.


East Sussex County Council provide a range of training for those working in health and social care (and open to the voluntary and community sector). All courses are free, so have a look online at their Social Care Training Prospectus to see what topics are covered. Their contact details are: 01323 463337 (Debbie Mepham)/ 01323 466024 (Hannah Shemza) or by emailing  

South Downs College are regularly able to provide training free (through subsidies) to those without certain levels of qualification, such as in food hygiene and health & safety to those over 19 and without Level 2 (5 A-C GCSE) qualifications. For more information, please contact Karen Gillespie on or 03030 038 439.

Hastings Voluntary Action also runs a programme of training for community and voluntary organisations, including the following upcoming course:


Mental Health First Aid

22 and 23 October

9:15 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: £50 for 2 days


Southwater Community Centre
1&2 Stainsby Street
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 6LA


Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health problem. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health. To book a place, please contact Su Barnicoat at or on 01424 444 010.