Our Training

The Collaborative Trust provides In-House Training through their workshops which can range from an hour to a whole day. They are interactive and involve young people as Youth Tutors alongside our highly skilled educators. The topics are relevant to practice and to the issues that young people have, and are strongly based in our kaupapa of supporting positive youth development.
We are able to tailor-make a workshop to share with your staff the most appropriate skills and content for your workforce. 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.


We offer printed materials in the form of a Youth Health Resource Manual and the book "Been There: Young People's Stories of Struggle and Hope".

We are currently further developing a Tool Kit for professionals and organizations: for Employers on how to support and retain young people in their workforce; for Schools in supporting positive wellbeing in their students; for Sports Coaches on how to support players' well-being as well as building their skills; and for Parents to assist them in understanding enjoying 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.

Examples 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. For resources related to past workshops (which are available to share) visit the 'Resources' page.

Training Cancellation Policy

It’s important to advise us as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your registration of a training workshop . 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 the full fee will be payable.
Questions relating to the Cancellation Policy should be directed to info@collaborative.org.nz