Submitted by Jessica Russell on Fri, 09/12/2016 - 21:58
In Phase 1 we were mindful (no pun intended!) that in terms of gender breakdown, our CLMH research project participants were closely mirroring the overall college profile - where around 70% of learners are female. In the early stages we had a really good balance - reaching the dizzy heights of a 40/60 male/female percentage split, but as the numbers increased, the male percentage of participants decreased.
Yesterday the 1st December, we held our latest 'Keep in Touch' event. As usual this is a lovely opportunity for research volunteers to come along to have coffee and cake, have a chat with fellow volunteers and tutors and to participate in a short taster session.
This month we acted on feedback and arranged a Xmas Crafting taster session. Bev is our creative and crafting tutor. Bev has also been in limelight recently on TV and radio for her famous hamsters! Bev and our volunteers created some festive greetings cards and much merriment was had by all.
Submitted by Nick Broadhead on Mon, 28/11/2016 - 11:48
Great pleasure last week at the Wirral Wellbeing Campus as we received the attached card from one of our learners. The change in him over the months that he spent with us has been pronounced - initially he could hardly lift his eyes from the ground, but gradually gained in confidence and self-esteem. Last week he told us that he had been successful at interview and was about to start a full-time job, which he said he couldn't have done without our support.
Submitted by davinia.jackson on Fri, 25/11/2016 - 14:26
Last week I attended the Fylde Coast Self Care Strategy Workshop at Blackpool Winter Gardens. This event was organised by the public health team. Evidence suggests that self-management education focusing on helping people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively manage their health is beneficial. Benefits include positive health outcomes, improved social outcomes and improvements in clinical outcomes i.e. blood pressure and mental health.
Submitted by davinia.jackson on Wed, 23/11/2016 - 10:22
As my first month as Blackpool Adult Learning’s new co-ordinator passes me by I thought I should take some time to stop and reflect on what we have achieved so far and plans for the future now im feeling settled in my role.