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Healthy conversations training

Virtual CPD Session, Digital Classroom
Event Tutors
Health Improvement Practitioners
Admin Contact
Early Years Quality Support & Training Team (
Contact Person
Early Years Quality Support & Training Team (
Target Audience
Early Years Settings
Event Types
Event Category
Early Years Quality Support and Training 
Who is this event for
This online workshop is a recommended course for all Early Years staff.
What does this event cover
The Healthy Conversations training was designed by the Camden Health and Wellbeing Team with input from the Camden and Islington Public Health team and the Brandon Centre. It was developed in response to staff feedback following the Camden Can conversations and rising obesity levels in the Borough. The training aims to support participants to understand readiness to change, identify opportunities for conversations on healthy weight and build confidence, techniques and skills for effective conversations and practice.

The Healthy Conversations training is 6 hours and consists of two sessions (half -day each) delivered 4-6 weeks apart with supported practice in between. There is also an option for nursery staff that is delivered as three, two hour sessions with supported practice in between session two and three.

The sessions will be delivered by two of our Health Improvement Practitioners.

• Setting the scene/Why are we doing this work?
• Stages of change
• Encouraging behaviour change
• Opportunities for conversation
• Conversation skills
• Factors that impact a child’s weight
Obstacles and barriers
• Practicing skills, techniques and conversations
• Key messages
• Relevant services and how to signpost or refer

Supported practice
Between sessions, participants will be asked to hold at least one conversation about healthy weight or health behaviours and bring learning to the next session, where barriers and obstacles will be explored. Participants will be supported between sessions with resources, advice, and information.

Please note
This training will take place on MS Teams
Early Years Settings cost
Non-attendance fee
Early Years Childminders cost
Non-attendance fee
Start Date
Tuesday 10 May 2022
End Date
Tuesday 7 June 2022
Closing Date
Tuesday 10 May 2022
15:00 - 17:00
Maximum Places