Diocese of Chichester Youth


In this section of the site you will find information on training that is available as and when it is organised. If you have a specific training need then please get in touch and we may be able to help.

With you in mind

Free event to find out about mental health in Mid Sussex

Local mental health organisation, Sussex Oakleaf, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and has teamed up with Mid Sussex District Council, Together in Sussex, Avtrade and Clarion Futures for a free, all day public event on 6 February 2020.

The event, which will be held in Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, is aimed at anyone who is worried about their mental health or just wants to find out what support is available to them, their friends or their family.

The venue will be open to the public from 10.30am until 7pm with a range of activities taking place throughout the day.

Light refreshments will be available from a free pop-up café which will also play host to the return of Sussex Oakleaf’s award winning art exhibition - The Big Mental Health Pop Up. Returning, following its successful launch in May 2019, the exhibition provides a platform for those affected by mental health to become involved in their community, gain confidence and challenge their own as well as other people’s perception of their potential.

A range of workshops will run throughout the day with participants able to learn about common mental health conditions and the coping skills which help to manage them. Visitors will also be able to speak to staff and volunteers from a range of local organisations and find out about the support which is available to them.

With Sussex Oakleaf celebrating it’s 25th year of supporting better mental health, the day will also give the public a chance to find out about the history of the organisation, its future plans and to share their views on how they would like to see mental health services grow.

To find out more about the day or the work done by Sussex Oakleaf then please go online and visit www.sussexoakleaf.org.uk/withyouinmind or phone Sussex Oakleaf on 01444 459517.

NEW Training Courses for 2020

Introduction to Youth Work

We have some exciting training courses coming up in 2020 starting with a two- part Introduction to Youth Work course which is being held at the Maybridge Keystone Centre, Raleigh Way, Worthing BN12 6JD on Saturday 18th January and Saturday 21st March 2020. 

The course is run by Simon Stanley who is the Targeted Youth Services Team Coordinator for East Sussex Children’s Services and an experienced youth worker. The course is informative, engaging and designed to help workers begin to think about youth work approaches and the basics around delivering sessions to young people. 

To book your place/s please click here

Young Leader Training

We are running a number of Young Leader training courses in 2020 the first coming up on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April at the Lodge Hill Centre, Pulborough. 

These are subsidised events for Young People with some leadership experience, training and potential. For 14-19 years old to enhance their leadership skills and develop their involvement in their groups/clubs. Certificated course level 1 or 2. All food, accommodation and activities are included. 

If you would like to find out more, please call us on 01273 443563 or to view available dates, please click here.

SCYP Summer Camp 2020

Our annual and popular Summer Camp for members of Sussex Clubs for Young People is planned to take place on 10th-12th July at Blacklands Farm. We want to keep the price to a very attractive £45 pp including all activities, accommodation and food. Adults supporting young people and not taking part in activities will cost £15 as a contribution towards food and accommodation.

We want to involve more groups and young people in the running of this camp. Perhaps you can help by offering your skills while in the camp either as an instructor of outdoor activities if you are qualified (e.g archery, canoeing, climbing, abseiling), help with cooking during the camp, organise games (e.g Wide Games, Man Hunt etc) or in the pre-planning of the camp.

If you would like to bring your group or if you have any ideas about how we can make this the best Summer Camp ever, we would love to hear from you.

The tickets for Summer Camp will sell out quick, so be sure to book your tickets in advance by clicking here.