Submitted by Jessica Russell on Fri, 27/01/2017 - 10:35
In one of my previous blogs I wrote about some outreach work I did with a group of men who had experienced homelessness. Our statistics show that the majority of the people we work with who have experienced homelessness are men. However, I know from 10 years of community outreach work, that getting individuals into learning from this type of cohort is a challenge.
Submitted by Jessica Russell on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 18:21
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.
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.
Submitted by Jessica Russell on Fri, 30/09/2016 - 21:32
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'.
Submitted by Jessica Russell on Thu, 07/04/2016 - 13:06
Time to Talk Day took place on Thursday 4th February 2016. The aim was to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. Time to Talk Day was launched by the mental health anti-stigma campaign Time to Change. Their latest survey has revealed that nearly 60% of people with mental health problems wait over a year to tell the people closest to them about it.