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The Thinking Environment

Could all you wonderful mhfe people wish me luck today as I use the Thinking Environment in part of our team meeting please?

I recognise that I won't be as inspiring as Lou Mycroft but I'm going to give it a go! 

I'm rather unsure how it will be received, but I feel quite certain that once the team see the benfits of:

Mini Update

Well back from Barnsley

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 –

Our First blog - An IAG Case Study

This is our first blog and it has been really interesting to read what others have put on here. It’s great to see all of the success stories which have motivated and inspired our own delivery. We have found the IAG has proven to be successful in finding the right courses for the right person, however last week I came up against my first negative experience; not just from my point of view.

Learner comments from Phase 1

As a team, we are thrilled with the comments left by our learners in Phase 1.  It is lovely to know that we are making an impact in their lives.

"I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend one of your courses.  This has renewed my interest in old hobbies that I lost through depression.'

A Thank You from a Phase 1 Learner

A phase 1 learner sent this email to the IAG worker in September 2016.

The course the learner attended was Mindfulness.  The geographical references have been edited to ensure anonymity.

Art by a Ways to Wellbeing Learner

The piece below was produced using an iPad on a digital art in the park short course. 

Learning outcomes included building digital resilience and using different apps to produce digital artwork.  This learner said that they were frustrated with the technology at the start of the course and felt like 'throwing the iPad against the wall'.  


Thanks to everyone who made the AutumnMeet at Northern College such a positive and productive event. I haven't really had time or brain space to reflect on it all yet, but just looking at the notes I took from the breadth and range of topics covered, I can already see how valuable it is going to be for our project.

Medway Adult Education meets Northern college

Fantastic learning opportunity with fellow colleagues at Northern College, to take the project forward.

A happy Group A Member!

Evening classes can boost mental and physical health, scientists find


Taking evening classes can actually improve mental and physical health, researchers have shown.

Update on Year one

Update Blog

Wrapping up end of Phase one Blog

And headlong into Phase 2 !

Year one has come to an end – I have attended two curriculum planning sessions in London – the first collaboratively working on curriculums, but not yet knowing which working group I would be in moving forward. I found it a really useful session and I was working in what would have been my preferred group for Phase 2!!.


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