Health Action Training (HAT) represents a revolution in communication training, role play assessment and health simulation. Based in Co Derry, Northern Ireland, HAT offers a fresh and up-to-date approach to communication and resilience training. Techniques drawn from actor training and applied drama are delivered in the context of a person-centred philosophy. HAT can improve communication, leadership and resilience for any teams, in any context.

We offer a range of fully accredited courses that are adapted to suit the specific needs of organisations and\or professional groups. Our 12-hour short courses delivered in 3-hour sessions via Zoom include;

  • Coping with Crisis; Recovery and Growth,
  • Coping with Telehealth: Communication for work and life,
  • Coping with Communication, Leadership and Team working,
  • Coping with Loss grief and bereavement,
  • Coping and Communication in Dementia Care,
  • Coping and Communication in Person Centred Care,
  • Coping with Role Play for Simulation and Assessment.


All HAT short courses are offered within a CPD Framework and can contribute to award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Action Training.


Longer courses (36 hour) include ‘OSCE Preparation and Transition for International Mental Health Nurses’ and the  “Graduate Certificate in Health Action Training” . These courses are offered via Zoom and\or face-to-face and tailored to individual organisation and\or professional group requirements. Following the Graduate Certificate in HAT, learners can become a HAT certified trainer through our “Train the trainer” approach by taking two further courses, “Health Action Training and Issues in Health Communication” and “Teaching and Assessment for Health Action Training”.


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