Substance Misuse Training

There are a number of courses across Sussex and Kent aimed at professionals working with young people and / or adults affected by substance misuse, including family members.

These courses are aimed at professionals who do not have a specialist role, but wish to improve knowledge, confidence and skills in working with clients affected by substance use.

Please visit:


East Sussex:             

West Sussex:           

Brighton and Hove:   

Or contact Penny Ashby on 07738 994 322 to discuss your teams’ training needs.



First Aid and Overdose training is provided by St John Ambulance and the Red Cross. Visit and for more information.


Mental Health awareness and Suicide Prevention courses (including the two-day applied suicide intervention skills training ‘ASIST’) training is provided by Grassroots Suicide Prevention. Visit for more information.


Volunteers and Peer Mentoring programmes are run by CRI. Visit for more information.

CRI offers internal training visit to log-in and find out more.


Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) offer internal and external training on welfare benefits, mental health & wellbeing, supporting clients, personal development and more. Visit for more information.

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