DYSGU (Developing Your Skills, Growth and Understanding) is Barod’s eLearning Platform.

We provide a range of learning courses to staff and volunteers via eLearning, as well as open courses which share specific campaign messages with our partners in other organisations and the general public.

To access all available open courses you can click here to visit the DYSGU website .


You will need to register to access the courses.

If you have previously registered and want to start another course, just log in and and all current courses should be listed in your profile.  If this is not the case, please contact training@barod.cymru, letting us know which course you would like to be able to access.

Please remember to read the terms and conditions below before registering. 

Here is a short video walk-through of how to use the eLearning site


Available Open Courses


NEW Ketamine: Harm Reduction

As part of our ‘Through the K-Hole’ campaign, we have released a Ketamine eLearning course. As part of this course you will learn what ketamine is, its effects, risks and harms when used, as well as harm reduction tips and techniques for those who intend to use the substance.

For more information regarding the ‘Through the K-Hole’ campaign, please visit our dedicated page here.


NEW Needle Safety

For Adult Learners Week 2020, we have released a new ‘Needle Safety’ eLearning course. Here you can learn about the purpose of a needle exchange as well as how to safely deal with and dispose of, any discarded paraphernalia such as needles, that you may come across.

For more information on Adult Learners Week 2020, please visit the webpage.


NEW Overdose Awareness

To mark International Overdose Awareness Day on 31st August, we have released a brand new ‘Overdose Awareness’ eLearning course.  Find out what causes an overdose, how we can all help reduce drug related death and what to do in case of an overdose.

This course is essential for anyone who works with or knows someone who may be using substances.

For more information on International Overdose Awareness Day visit the webpage


Grey Matters

Grey Matters Part one and part two – two courses to help professionals understand more about Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) and to find out what they can do to support those who have or may have ARBD

This package is available until 31st October 2020 as part of a campaign funded by Think Wise Age Well.  Visit the Grey Matters page for more details.


Time to Brew

Barod have teamed up with our partners Kaleidoscope, to deliver the #TimeToBrew campaign. The campaign aims to ‘Build Resilience and Ensure Well-being’ while minimising the harm associated to alcohol use during the coronavirus lockdown. As with any other life transition, whether it be kids flying the nest, retirement or adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, our relationship with alcohol can change alongside it.

For more information, visit the Time To Brew page