The Training Hub

Learn, grow and develop

At Anchor, we are committed to providing training and support for children and young people.

'The Big Initiative' is an online platform where you can access free training specifically designed for young people.

The training will enable you to learn more about important day-to-day topics, look after your mental health and well-being and provide you with essential support so that you feel ready to tackle any challenges that you may face, from childhood all the way through to adulthood.

Each course has been created by leading experts and other young people across the UK, to make sure that you can access the right guidance that you need throughout every stage in your life.

The platform offers a wide variety of different training courses, including:

  • Anti-Bullying
  • Drug And Alcohol Awareness
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Health And Safety
  • Health, Nutrition, And Wellbeing
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Leaving Care - Expectations
  • LGBT Youth
  • Loneliness And Isolation
  • Mental Health In Young People
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Networking And Internet Safety
  • What To Do When I Feel Stressed

How do I access The Big Initiative?

Accessing the training is quick and simple - all you need to do is click this button: CLICK HERE

You will then be asked to sign in by entering your existing account details (username and password) or you can create a new account yourself by following the steps on the screen.

If you need help creating an account, please speak to your SSW or contact Deanne Lovatt, our friendly Learning and Development Administrator -

You can also watch this handy step-by-step video below on how to access the training:

What training courses can I do?

There is a huge variety of different courses for you to access at just the click of a button.

Click here to see a full list of all the training courses available to you and find out what you could learn today.

What are the benefits of the training?

The Big Initiative training courses offer a fantastic way for you to build your skills, knowledge and understanding of specific subject matters. Each course has been created by young people, for young people - so that the content is relevant and tailored to your needs. 

There are also courses that focus on the importance of recognising and understanding mental health, well-being and mindfulness.

You will also be able to include the training courses in your CV and job applications - preparing you for the future and new opportunities.

In addition to this, every time you complete one of our courses, you will be entered into a prize draw that takes place every eight weeks. Prizes range from iPads and mobile phones to concert tickets and day trips, and vouchers for well-known brands and retailers.