HEG develop, deliver and evaluate a wide range of training programmes, which build capacity and capability of staff, volunteers and the wider public to deliver behaviour change interventions.
Training and other workforce development initiatives is key to achieving government health targets, particularly in relation to reducing lifestyle risk behaviours and tackling health inequalities.
HEG has delivered many smoking cessation-training courses to a wide range of non-specialist staff and volunteers. The organisation has also supported specialist-smoking advisers by providing bespoke training in relation to a wide range of topics including smokefree homes and cars; electronic cigarettes and other nicotine containing devices, and cannabis.
Small steps, BIG CHANGES is a behaviour change programme that helps people rethink and change their lifestyle behaviours. The project involved providing staff with the knowledge, skills, and resources to deliver a five-minute brief intervention to service-users in relation to alcohol, physical activity, healthy eating and smoking.
The Healthy Goals: Better Lives Project aims to improve the health of young offenders aged 16 to 21. Using a train-the-trainer approach community sport coaches are receiving training to educate young people about lifestyle risk factors and develop specialist techniques concerning self-esteem and goal setting.