Covid-19: Health Walks have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Contact your local project for details on restarting or if attending a Health Walk for the first time. Find their details here

Training for Health Walk projects in the community

We offer a range of training courses designed to give volunteers the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead Health Walks in their community.

Dementia Friendly Walking training

Our training is delivered by a skilled, expert team, passionate about getting Scotland walking.

Since 2002, we've trained over 12,000 volunteer Walk Leaders across Scotland. Without their dedication and enthusiasm, our Health Walk network would not be where it is today. If you're interested in getting involved, contact the Health Walk project in your area.

We offer a range of training courses for people interested in improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland through walking.

All our training is currently delivered online using Zoom.

You can book a course for your organisation and you will find the information you need to do this below. If you can’t find what you're looking for, or if you'd like to discuss bespoke training for your organisation, please get in touch with us at training@pathsforall.org.uk.
 

Health Walk Leader Training 

This course enables volunteers and staff to lead safe, effective and enjoyable Health Walks in a community setting as part of a Health Walk project. This course can be delivered for groups of up to 15 online. Book now.

Download Health Walk Leader Training overview


Dementia Friendly Walk Leader Training

Are you a trained Walk Leader? If so, you may like to consider upskilling in Dementia Friendly Walk Leader training to increase your knowledge and skills to deliver walks that are safe and enjoyable for people living with dementia. If your walking group would like to develop your health walk to become more accessible, you will be taking the first step to formalising your dementia friendly health walk with Paths for All. If applicable, please speak to your local Project Coordinator in the first instance with regards to accessing this training, otherwise please get in touch at dementiafriendly@pathsforall.org.uk.

Download Dementia Friendly Walk Leader training overview 
 

Strength and Balance Training for Walk Leaders 

This half day workshop explains why daily walking plus strength and balance activity provide the key to active older age. Walk Leaders will learn how to do simple Strength and Balance exercises that can be introduced to walkers and on health walks. Each delegate will receive a set of cue cards and 5 leaflets. This course can be delivered for groups of up to 15 Walk Leaders online. Book now.

Download our Strength and Balance for Walk Leaders Training overview


Strength and Balance Training for Care Staff 

A half day workshop for people working with older adults in care settings to learn how to encourage mobility and activity, reduce sedentary behaviour and build strength and balance exercises into daily care. This course can be delivered for groups of up to 15 staff online by our qualified trainers who have extensive experience in health and social care. Each delegate will receive a set of cue cards and 5 leaflets. Book now.

Download our Strength & Balance for Care Staff overview


Contact
For more information, please email training@pathsforall.org.uk or
call us on 01786 641851.