HTSI Events

Friday 10th December, 10 am – 11 am

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting.
To accommodate the current pandemic and social distancing HTSI will be hosting the AGM digitally, if you would like any support to access the platform please let us know.

Tuesday 14th December, 10 am – 12 pm

Join HTSI Online at this quarterly Forum to share good practice and information, participate in the network and find peer support. Also, this Forum offers the opportunity to stay up-to-date on commissioning processes.
We hope to see you there!
HTSI Trainings

Our online training courses are designed to be fully intuitive and easy to use. Learners can navigate the system simply. You can track and report on your own or you team's progress.

We have over 40 courses on the system ready for you to enrol in!
Discounted licences available for HTSI members.
In advance of Scotland’s next census in March 2022, the team behind the census is holding a number of online information sessions. The 2022 census will be a digital first census and they want to encourage as many households in Scotland as possible to complete it online. Organisations who support a wide range of groups are being encouraged to sign up to one or more of the online events, to hear about how the census will be delivered and how you can help get messages and support out to ensure that everyone can take part in the census and be counted.

Mental Health Hourly Group Sessions
Saturday 11th December, 13:00 – 17:00

Am Bothan Community Cafe,
Skiach Services, Evanton, IV16 9XH

Each session is an hour long and Marina, our Development Officer, will be speaking. Session one covers anxiety, social anxiety and panic attacks. Session two is teenage behaviour and self-esteem. Session three is self-harm and stress. Session four is depression and sleep. Each session includes a clear definition, signs and symptoms, solutions and coping strategies. There is also an opportunity to ask any questions and share your own experiences. 

This event is free to join and everyone is welcome!
Direct Experience Engagement -
National Plan to End Need for Food Banks
Tuesday 14th December, 10:00 – 12:00

The Scottish Government is currently running a consultation on a draft national plan to end the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity. Participants are invited to read the consultation in advance but there will be opportunities to discuss the content throughout this 2 hour session. Participants are welcome to share as much or as little information as they feel comfortable with. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Food Insecurity Team by email:

Tuesday 14th December, 10:00 – 12:00

Based on the Peer2Peer course, this course gives an overview of essential knowledge of peer-support including recovery theory and peer values.
This course will run as follows: 
  • 1 hour - Introduction to the course session - Monday 29th November 2021 3:30pm-4:30pm 
  • 3 x 2 hour sessions 2nd, 9th and 16th December 2021 - 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • There will be homework to be completed between the sessions, students will work towards the final assignment to be sent in to mentor to complete the course.

COP26 in Glasgow has shown that young people are becoming more aware of and involved in tackling the climate emergency. This free online course is for youth workers and those working with young people. It will provide you with an understanding of the climate emergency and equip you with the skills and tools to help the young people you work with take climate action. We are running this course repeatedly over the next few months.

Wednesday 23 February

The short programme is open to creative and community practitioners from Caithness who want to develop their skills in this field. You may be an artist who is interested in learning how to deliver socially-engaged projects, or a community support worker who would like to explore how you can bring arts and creativity into your role. This session will last approximately 2.5 hours and include sharings from CAIR artists and guest speakers, as well as practical work and group discussion. Ideally participants will attend all three sessions. The sessions will be held online via zoom.

Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2021
Every two years the Social Enterprise in Scotland Census reports on the scale, reach and contribution of social enterprise activity across the country as well as the characteristics, prospects and needs of the organisations behind it.

The 2021 census survey is live and we are looking for enterprises who have social or environmental goals and who generate income through contracts or fees of any kind, to participate.

Funded by the Scottish Government, this official study helps inform policy and funding, and shows the impact of the sector locally and nationally.


Monday 13th December, 10:00 – 12:30

This workshop will cover a wide range of topics which will increase your chances of having a bid accepted. Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them?

If you would like these questions to be answered the register for this workshop below!

Thursday 27th January, 14:00 – 15:00

ASH Scotland has developed a free virtual learning package to help those who work with young carers and their families to understand more about how children and young people are affected by smoking. The virtual learning is for anyone who works with young carers and their families including: family support workers, befrienders, home/school link workers and young carers’ service staff from both voluntary and local authority organisations.​ The course consists of an elearning module (approx 1 hour) followed by a live online session via zoom (1 hour).

Day 1: 18th January,
Day 2: 25th January,
09.30 14.30

This training will take place on Zoom and over two days and you need to attend both days of the same course. The Zoom link and joining instructions will be sent out before the first day. Are you a project manager with little formal training? Or would you like to consolidate your existing skills and develop a more robust approach to managing your projects? This practical course is specifically tailored to the voluntary sector. It’s designed to give you all the principles and practical tools you need to plan, deliver and evaluate your project successfully.

OpenLearn is the home of free learning from The Open University. Are you looking for a new topic to explore, or want to dig deeper into something you've already discovered? Whether it’s a 60-second animated video or a 24-hour course you are after, you will find it on OpenLearn for free. Their vision is to break down barriers to education by reaching millions of learners each year, through free educational resources. The Open University has a radical and pioneering approach to access. Matching a refusal to place qualifications barriers in front of our own students, they also have a commitment to release and promote free learning content for others, for the benefit of the wider community.

Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) is the largest third sector early learning and childcare organisation serving Highland and Moray. They are dedicated to 'getting it right for every child'. Their courses are informative, interactive, and offer you the chance to gain valuable knowledge in your own time. Their courses were written by experts in childcare and each course was carefully crafted to maximise learning. Each course features a quiz, which helps consolidate your learning and after passing the quiz you are issued a certificate, acting as proof that you completed one of our courses. Each course undertaken counts towards your CPD (if applicable).