Working in partnership to provide quality training

Red Zebra works with partners including KM Charity Team and Social Enterprise Kent to ensure that voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations can access high quality training opportunities.


To find out about current courses please email Red Zebra or visit the KM Charity Team and Social Enterprise Kent training pages.

Training from other providers

Relate Kent; Behind the Label; West Kent Mind - details below:



Counselling Skills for Non Counsellors training

Do you or does someone you know work in a supportive role?

Are you required to offer emotional support to others, discuss sensitive issues or have difficult conversations? 

We are all aware that undue stress is being put on staff, who may feel they are not trained or qualified to tackle many of the emotional or mental health problems that come up in their working lives (and at home).  

Relate can help you, your staff, your colleagues or your service users to develop useful counselling skills, interview management techniques and enable positive change. 

The next course is being held over 3 Fridays:  19th, 26th January and 2nd February 2018

at the Singleton Environment Centre, Ashford   

The cost is £250pp.

Successful completion of this very popular course can also provide access on to further training. Early booking is advisable as numbers are limited and places are filled on a first come, first served basis.   

For further details and a booking form, please contact:

Lynne Murphy at Relate Kent on 01302 347749 or email



behind the label

Supporting People who Self Harm: A Fresh Approach

Thursday 21 December, 9.30 – 4.30pm
Augustine House, CCCU Library, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2YA.

Whilst there is a growing awareness of the prevalence of self-harm, it remains a challenging area for many who are trying to support those who use it as a survival strategy and/or means of expressing difficult feelings.

This workshop will provide a space for anyone who is involved in supporting people who self-harm to develop a greater understanding of the experience, their own reactions and ways of talking with someone about their self-harm without fearing making matters worse.

It is facilitated by someone with personal experience of self-harm, as well as experience of working with young people and adults who self-harm in a variety of settings.

This one-day event explores:

  • The experience of self-harm and its many different possible functions.
  • Understanding our reactions to self-harm (as individuals and members of a team/service)
  • The relationship between self-harm, emotions and traumatic life events
  • Ways of, safely, opening up conversations around self-harm.
  • Ways of working with people to explore the role of self-harm in their life, and make sense of whether they wish to change this
  • Developing alternative strategies to self-harm to reduce distress and facilitate choice.

This workshop is for:

This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in understanding and supporting people who self harm, inc: friends, family members, nurses, therapists, psychologists, social workers, youth workers, support workers, peer support workers, occupational therapists, healthcare assistants, volunteers, psychiatrists, students and more.


  • Full price: £75 (includes NHS, statutory and/or commercial agencies)
  • Reduced price: £50 (includes those who are self-funding and voluntary sector/charity organisations)
  • Concessions: £20 (this is a special rate for those unable to afford the reduced fee, intended for those who are self-funding and are unwaged, students and/or on a low wage. We ask that people only choose this if they cannot afford the £50 rate).

If you would like to attend, but cannot afford the fee you would qualify for – please get in touch. I’m keen that people don’t miss out because of a lack of resources … these are challenging times, after all.

Book your place:



west kent mind

FREE Mental First Aid Youth Courses

Youth Lite Mental Health First Aid

We still have some free spaces on the Youth Lite Mental Health First Aid course which are running in various locations over the next few months across Kent (please see below). The courses are free to anyone who works with children and young people who may be more at risk due to their circumstances of developing a mental health problem e.g. difficult family circumstances, special educational needs looked after children and also young carers – there are many other examples.

We can offer the courses free of charge because they are fully funded by Health Education England for a limited period only.

Feedback on our Mental Health First Aid Youth courses has been excellent, with 100% rating the courses as very good or good. Below are some quotes:

·         “A hugely informative course – excellent content”

·         “Excellent course which will support my professional and personal life. Would recommend to others”

·         “The overall day has been amazing. Very informative with excellent study material”

Find out more and apply for your place(s)  



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