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Education and employment journeys/stories

A Tutor Perspective

A Tutor Perspective-  By Dawn Cunliffe

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.

Back on Track Past Students' Success Stories

Part of the Back on Track box set, this video includes interviews with past students about how Back on Track helped their recovery by enabling them to acheive in learning.

This video is made available on our MHFE YouTube Channel with permission from the Highbury College/Headspace partnership that created Back on Track - thank you to Pam, Sue and the learners who share their stories.

Evolve

 Luton Adult Learning’s Evolve project provides a range of courses and opportunities to support people who may be experiencing mild to moderate mental health needs.

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Overcoming Barriers Barnsley MIND Video

Rotherham and Barnsley MIND in association with Northern College have produced a short humorous video depicting the first visit to college for a student who has mental health problems. The video, featuring members of MIND and Northern College students, shows, through Michelle's eyes, her first few hours at college and some of the barriers she overcomes.

This film was a small part of the MHFE virtual secondee project and sought to involve learners with mental health problems in identifying and overcoming barriers to returning to learning and encourage others to do so.

New RCPsych work and mental health webpages

Launched on 14th June 2011, Work and Mental Health,  is a  new online resource on the Royal College of Psychiatrists' website, aimed at employers and others supporting people to return to work after a period of mental ill-health. It has been developed in partnership with DWP.

Portsmouth Headspace & Highbury College Back on Track Videos are now on our YouTube channel

We are pleased to say that, with a bit of technical help from Highbury College (thanks Kerry), the two Back on Track videos launched at the conference in Portsmouth in 2010 are now available on our MHFE YouTube channel. If you are not already familiar with Back on Track you might also want to check out the Back on Track resources box set. 

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