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COVID19 Preparatory Training Offer

Type: Emotional / social support, Information / advice, Mutual aid

Location: All of Plymouth

We know a lot of people are struggling financially and this is likely to get worse before it gets better. We also know that once you begin to suffer financially it can be really difficult to recover. There are lots of ways to help people cope with financial worries and we would like to make it easier for people struggling to find help – before it becomes an overwhelming problem.

Additionally we know there is likely to be a range of demands for support to isolating people for some time.

There is also predicted to be some long term impacts on mental wellbeing amongst our population.

In preparation for this we would like to offer all Good Neighbours/NHS/Volunteers in the city the opportunity to receive training on a variety of topics which will support our city’s resilience to these issues as we exit this first stage of lock-down and enter the next.

What are we asking?

We are asking you as volunteers to get ready for when we will need to call on you by attending or completing some or all of the online training listed below.

What will you need to do?

Send your expression of interest by clicking the button at the bottom of this page detailing which courses you would be interested in.

You will need access to the internet and Zoom

Dates for courses will be confirmed once we can gauge interest from you

Available online training courses:


Fill Your Cup


Plymouth Energy Community

A 1 ½ hr online informal course focused on Energy Company Debts and Energy Company offers to vulnerable

PEC Pals


Plymouth Energy Community

A full course introducing you to the work that Plymouth Energy Company carry out and how you can support them in the community.

Just Finance


Transforming Plymouth Together

Short course covering basic financial information: Credit vs Cash, Loans and Loan Sharks, Credit Unions and Savings accounts.

Just Finance Train the Trainer


Church Urban Fund

Full day online course teaching you how to deliver the Just Finance Course as an online offer


Dementia Friends Briefing


Memory Matters

A short online course briefing you on how Dementia affects people and how you can become a Dementia Friend

Scams Awareness


Trading Standards Team

A short course helping you to understand how vulnerable adults can be taken in by scammers. What to do if you become aware of this happening and how to spot fraud.


Introduction to Mental Health Awareness



Introduction to how you can support someone with mental health issues including self-care and referral routes in the city.



Livewell SW

How to have a conversation with someone who is having suicidal thoughts.

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