Our first volunteer, Sue, recently joined us for our latest 'Keep in Touch' event, helping to make everyone feel welcome and at ease. Sue did a Yoga course with us and then progressed onto an IT course. As our project develops, Sue's role will follow suit and we hope Sue will enjoy contributing to the project whether at courses or in our main office.
Today, we had our monthly Afternoon Tea drop in. We are very fortunate at the Rycote centre that we have a cafe area that we can use as it is a teaching cafe so free sometimes. The second Monday in every month is our time to talk about the research offer to anyone who is interested, in a warm and welcoming environment, very Community learning.
I thought it would be a nice idea to capture how people felt about community learning on World Mental Health day. Some really nice conversation was captured in speach bubbles, from newcomers, learners, volunteers and tutors.
Submitted by Lynn Howarth on Wed, 05/10/2016 - 10:08
World Mental Health Day is 10th Oct 2016. Blackpool held a big event in 2015 for local services to show what is available for those who have mental health issues. The event was attended by 3000 residents of Blackpool and took part in a variety of activities including Bollywood dancing and Tai Chi (see attached link to a TV recording of the event).
WOW - What a full on two days …….. I must say from my perspective, it was really useful meeting with all the other members from group A, as it now feels much more supportive and collaborative in what we do moving forward.
Then back to work to process everything – with a report on the event and information to cascade down to My Manager – up dates for the tutors delivering on the project – partners – Stakeholders Steering Group – Service Users Steering Group –