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Wellbeing Project - RACC Community Learning Mental Health research project

The DfE Community Learning | Mental Health Research site (2015/17) 

Welcome to Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) web page which outlines our involvement in the research project in Phase 1. 

Watch 'Stepping Stones to Wellbeing', a film which was completed at the end of Phase 1. It was directed, produced and involves the learners who took part in the project. The film captures individual learner stories; their journeys and how they benefit from learning at RACC. You will also hear reflections from RACC tutors, project managers, and the principal. 

Watch our Project Spotlight video  (partnership working, types of courses, lessons learned) below on the MHFE Youtube Channel.

Watch our video on overcoming social isolation carried out in partnership with Blackburn College.

We now have a project blog which will pick up some of our regular posts and we cross promote our work on social media

Read our press release for our launch event which took place on 31st July, attended by Vince Cable. 


We are delighted to be working with the following partners in our project which are broadening our reach across the borough and surrounding areas.

SW London Recovery College  -  South West London Recovery College is the UK's first mental health recovery study and training facility providing a range of courses and resources for service users, families, friends, carers and staff.

Richmond Wellbeing Service  -  Talking therapies and specialist support a collaboration between RB Mind and East London NHS Foundation Trust

SPEAR - Homeless to Independence

The Community Partnership - A consortium of voluntary organisations in Richmond that provide services for health and wellbeing (funded by the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames)

Achieving for Children Achieving for Children is a social enterprise company created by Kingston and Richmond Councils to provide their adult community learning and children's services. We offer services to provide targeted help and support to children and families in need at the earliest stage

Richmond Homes and LifeStyles TrustRHLT provides residential care and a range of leisure and daytime services for people who have a learning disability in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Age UKProvides Services for older people that cover the whole of the area of Richmond upon Thames

EMAGThe Ethnic Minorities Advocacy Group, is an independent voluntary organisation working for equality and fairness in the Black and Ethnic Minority communities living and working in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thame

RUILSRuils is a local, user-led charity supporting individuals (irrespective of age, impairment, health condition or capacity) to live independently at home and in their community.

Richmond Aid  - Richmond AID is a charity run by and for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas. 

CRICRI, in partnership with South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and Intuitive Recovery provide the Richmond Integrated Recovery Service (RIRS) - the substance misuse treatment service for adults with drug and alcohol problems in Richmond upon Thames. 

Workforce wellbeing

As you may have seen in the press, Workplace Wellbeing and Mental health is a hot topic.  We are taking part in a national research project about improving general wellbeing through participating in community learning. We are seeking local employers to work with so that we can extend the reach of our courses into the workplace.

These courses are free for anyone who is experiencing stress, low mood or difficulty sleeping. Concessions also exist for low income and other groups such as those who are carers.

Find out more about how your business could benefit by contacting us 

For the latest news, events and course listings for our project, look on our project web page on www.racc.ac.uk/wellbeing

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