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Grampian Women’s Aid provide a wide range of training and development opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and gender based violence. We have developed our training sessions in accordance with the principles, ethos and high standards of the Women's Aid movement and all are underpinned by the Scottish Government's "Equally Safe" strategy, Scotland's strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.

Our training courses provide a base level introduction and aim to equip candidates with the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to recognise, respond and work effectively with survivors of domestic abuse.

Research indicates that short, bite-sized, sessions promote the best learning when it comes to online delivery. With this in mind, we have developed our webinars to be 2-3 hours long.  

We also provide training on a commissioned basis to a wide range of organisations. Training is tailored to your service and can be delivered at a time and venue/platform (zoom or Microsoft Teams) of your choice.  Please contact alison.hay@grampianwomensaid.com for further information.

Feedback From Past Participants:

“very well informed trainer, able to use experience to aid understanding”

“was very engaging and used lots of case examples, which made the information easier to take in”

“I found the section on “why doesn’t she leave?” useful.  This changed my thinking to be less judgemental of women who don’t leave their partners”

“I will use the information I learnt, putting it into practice when working with children.”

Meet the Trainer

Alison Hay, has a background in Community Development and qualified from the University of Dundee with a degree in Community Education.  With more than twenty years’ experience of working in the Third Sector, Alison has developed projects in a range of areas including housing, young people, regeneration and befriending. She also worked for some fifteen years in public health in a variety of health improvement settings.  She was the Manager of Grampian Women’s Aid for 5 years and now leads on Fundraising and Development.  During her time as Manager, she widened the scope of the organisation by: developing initiatives such as the outreach support team; launching the children and young person’s service and successfully leading the organisation through the completion of the Women’s Aid in Scotland National Standards. Alison has spent time in several countries in the Far East volunteering for empowering women projects.  She also carried out research with women who had experienced domestic abuse in these countries into how cultural differences had affected their journey. Alison is an experienced trainer with a passion and focus on gender equality and the eradication of violence against women. 


Bespoke Training

We are happy to offer tailor made training and will build a package specifically relevant to your organisation and the needs of your team. We can deliver both virtually and face to face, and can accom...

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Understanding Economic Abuse

6 Dec 2022 - 10:00am - Online Webinar

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