Our Training

The Collaborative Trust provides training through their workshops which can range from an hour to a whole day. They are interactive and involve young people as Youth Tutors. The topics are relevant to practice and the issues that young people have.
The Collaborative educators are pleased to be able to tailor make a workshop to provide the most appropriate skills to your workforce.
We offer printed materials in the form of a Youth Health Resource Manual and coming soon will be a tool kit for professionals and organizations who would like help with their research and evaluation, a kit for Employers on how to retain young people in their workforce and a kit for parents to assist them in understanding their teens.

Youth Tutors

Youth Tutors are a group of young people aged between 16 and 22 who volunteer to assist in training, and are paid to deliver workshops. They help to guide the planning of workshops so that the information is delivered in a manner which role models youth friendly practice, they can role play so that attendees can practice their new found communication skills, and they share their lived expertise of being a young person.

Example of training workshops delivered:

  • Understanding and Responding to Self Harm and Suicide
  • Managing Angry and Anxious Behaviour
  • Understanding Mental Illness
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Communicating well with Young People
  • Gender Diversity
  • Healthy Relationships and Young People
  • OMG! They're Teenagers 

All workshops are evidence based, take a developmental approach and have multiple presenters including young people known as Youth Tutors.Full details available on the 'upcoming training' page. For resources related to past workshops (which are available to share) visit the 'resources' page.


Please complete our Inhouse Training Request Form to give us an idea of what you are wanting. Once this is completed, one of our training team will be in contact with you to discuss your requirements further.

Training Cancellation Policy

It’s important to advise us if you wish to cancel your registration from a training workshop as soon as possible. Cancellations must be advised by email to info@collaborative.org.nz at least two full working days prior to the date of the training workshop. Where a cancellation advice is not received within two full working days prior to the training workshop commencing, or a participant fails to show on the day, the full fee will be payable. A replacement participant is welcome at any stage prior to the training workshop at no additional cost. Please provide us with the person’s details as soon as possible.
Questions relating to the Cancellation Policy should be directed to info@collaborative.org.nz