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From a CLMHR Phase 1 Learner

We received this via email recently, and I am posting it in more or less its original form, with some small edits for anonymity.  This means that some of the language is not what we would generally use in the sector, but it's what the learner is choosing to say about their experience.

Allan's return to wellbeing

We have uploaded a new case study to The Learning Curve (Wiltshire) project page. Please do check it out. Allan completed a confidence and self-esteem course with us in November and December 2016. Subsequently, Allan has joined the MHP project as a volunteer. As part of his volunteering Allan has completed a coiuple of one day employability courses, a two day introduction to trainer skills course and All an has taken the opportunity to volunteer to support the tutor on one of our Jamie Oliver home cooking courses.

Afternoon Promotional Tea

This afternoon Blue Sky Derby hosted a successful afternoon tea, offering residents of Derby the opportunity to come and find out more about the project and it's suitability for them over a free drink and piece of cake. We had a steady stream of interested people through the door, not all of which the project was suitable for but were then directed to other areas of learning that they could benefit from.

Progression Through Volunteering

I just thought I'd write a short blog about my experiences as a BlueSky Derby peer volunteer on the research project. I first joined BlueSky as a research volunteer taking part in courses on resiliance and strength spotting, this was incredibly interesting and I was aware of opportunities to train as a peer support worker/volunteer for the project which I underwent.

New Year - reflection on our project to date.

As we start the New Year and the Spring term it is time to reflect on our progress to date.

Praxis Makes Perfect!

Happy New Year everyone! To kick start 2017 and get my head into gear for the work ahead, I've just been reading a very interresting article about praxis in education and how it should be embedded into everything that we do.

Blackpool Mental Health Pilot Christmas Awareness Launch and Networking event:

On Monday the 12th December, Blackpool Adult Learning Mental Health Pilot held a Launch and Networking event. Professionals were invited from local services such as health, police, housing, social care; agencies from both the statutory and voluntary sector. Two sessions were delivered throughout the day, with myself and Lynn, initially delivering a presentation about the Mental Health Pilot Project and Wellbeing courses.

Mental Health Support for Aprprentices

Hi This might be useful to share with your wider team if you deal with apprentices.

http://elink-eu.azuresend.com/m/ad206db19df74876afad0d0e91aa69af/5BECDE4A/8DCB4D8C/122016n

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