This extract from the Recipe for Success e-resource contains our initial analysis and conclusions based what we learned by working with the group of FE colleges who contributed to the resource.
Continuing the recipes analogy we had used to review and present different colleges ideas and provision, we explored key ingredients (or components) that appeared to be shared across all of the colleges and then examined some of the issues that providers are currently facing.
When the team at Hackney Community College won the Association of Colleges Beacon Award (2010) for Widening Participation for its work with students with mental health problems they decided to share their award with the sector by commissioning a guide to effective practice.
'Recipe for Success' is the result. It is a collection of 'recipes' gathered together from 6 general further education (FE) colleges with established provision to support students (and staff) in FE who have experience of mental health problems.
A summary of findings from projects delivered by 8 learning and skills providers early in 2011. Emerging common themes about how to deliver effective services for people who experience mental health problems are identified together with recommendations for future research. A brief summary of each project and its findings is available in the annex to the report.
PLEASE NOTE - the full case studies will be published shortly and available from the library.
Earlier this year eight further education providers took part in projects to help people who experience mental health problems progress from discrete provision to wider learning opportunities. Barnet College, City College Birmingham, Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service, Our Celebration in York, Stockport College and Swarthmore Education Centre in Leeds all focused on identifying specific teaching and learning strategies that might help progression; Blackpool and the Fylde College examined staff development as a tool to support progression and the College of North West London ident