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Be smart about health

Learn how to navigate your way around local online health resources on our free training for anyone volunteering in Kingston.

Bring your smartphone, tablet or use one of our desktop PCs for this highly interactive, hands-on training session from Kingston Voluntary Action. Learn the skills and knowledge to help others find and use information to improve their health and wellbeing.


Course Aims

Kingston Digital Health Navigator training offers a practical hands-on session for volunteers and staff, giving them the skills and knowledge to help local people find their way around a wealth of online health information.

Activities and resources include:

  • a walk-through of the NHS Choices website with themed searches and quizzes
  • a detailed look through local health directories
  • a practical session installing and using recommended health apps
  • raising awareness of the lack of basic digital skills and where to signpost people for training

There will be plenty of time built in for discussion around the practical application of new skills and knowledge for use at your organisation. 

This is a highly interactive learning session delivered by the KDH tutor supported by volunteers from our Community Connected Digi Buddy scheme. We will use the interactive white board to present (so everyone can see) and there will be many opportunities to ask questions and share personal experiences There is also a very large table in the centre of the room, so we can have breakout discussion sessions in smaller groups.

All attendees will receive a Kingston Digital Health Navigator certificate on completion.

Duration: 3 hours allocated - if you have to leave early please let the trainer know.


About you

Who:  You need to be volunteering at a Kingston based voluntary or community group. You are also very welcome if you are a member of staff to bring your volunteer team with you to plan how you are going to use your new skills back at your organisation. Alternatively why not book on the training to evaluate how you could use it at your organisation.

Skills level:  You need to be able to find information on the net and confident to share it via email/ Whats App, Facebook or any other of your favourite sharing sites. 



You can claim your travel expenses (petrol, bus, train, bike) to and from Surbiton.  All train ticket and bus travel expenses can be paid once we have a copy of your receipts. If you are using contactless,  you will need to register your Oystercard  or Credit/Debit card with TFL and you can download a statement of your travel. Petrol and bike travel is paid at 40p per mile. 

About the venue

Venue: Anderson Room, Hillcroft College, Surbiton, KT6 6DF

Number of places: 12 (If you need additional support from a PA for example, let us know when you register - this is a large IT suite)

Computers: there will be  12 desktop computers running Office 2013, a selection of Ipads and Android tablets and there is a large interactive white board so our tutor can demonstrate skills and play video and content

Refreshments: There is a cafe providing hot food open till 1.30pm so you can arrive early for lunch if you wish. Thereafter, the cafe provides snack and there is a hot drinks machine selling teas and coffee for £1 a cup

Disabled Access: Hillcroft College is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The Anderson ICT suite is also accessible - please let us know what access requirements you have when you register and we will try to meet them.