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Ways to Wellbeing Case Study

How the IAG offer enhanced the learning on course for one of our learners

CLMH Special Edition Diversity Diary for 2018-19 - Coming Soon!

I am pleased to tell you that a special mental health edition of the popular Staff Diversity Diary is being prepared for 2018-19. In previous years this resource has been available both in hard copy and electronically to all types of provider in the FE and skills sector. The pages within have supported staff in the sector to advance equality. Entries include special equality dates, good practice projects, research and useful links.

Mental Health First Aid - Instructor Training Program -


I am really looking forward to attending the following "Mental Health FIrst Aid instructor training program"  - starting early February.  It seems it has been a long time in the planning and waiting but finally all the things are in place to start next week. 

The legacy of our reserch project continues.

CPD continues 

On a seperate note I attended a workshop that was postponed from before Christmas. The workshop looked at enabling learners to develop self management tools for life, college and work.


an informative period of time preceeds this post in which value has been at the forefront of my thinking.  as well as thinking there has been a lot of doing, i think i've had my busiest january for some time and its been good.

WOW! - It continues - What an eventful Autumn term.

So it's been a while since my last blog entry and so much has happened since then. Like everything in education nothing stands still...

End of Learn to Grow project overview

As the project has finally come to an end we have collated the journeys of both the project and some of our inspiration learners. Please see attached.

time for choice.

i'd like to share with you a couple of things that have been on my mind for a few weeks now.  one is about mental health considerations in the work place and the other is connected to a conversation about recycling.

The End - or Is It?

August 2017.  I have been reflecting back on my time on the project, as the MHRP comes to an end, or is it?

I realise have faced many struggles challenges and opportunities, both personally and professionally. 

Celebration Event

We are holding a two hour event to enable our volunteers to once again meet one another and our teaching staff on Friday 1st September at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington from 12 noon until 2pm. We are providing a buffet lunch for invitees and showcasing learner's work from the Refocus with Digital Photography and Rejuvenate with Upcycled Art courses.

Blackpool film screening Sept 14

I'd like to spread the word amongst everyone interested in supporting mental health awareness about an upcoming free screening (supported by Blackpool Council Arts & Wellbeing) of The Closer We Get, my feature documentary. Amongst other accolades, it was Best UK Feature at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Awards and was screened on the BBC in 2016.  

The free screening is at 6pm at the studio at the Grand Theatre (Blackpool) on Thursday Sept 14, and as seats are limited to 45 it's advisable to book ahead here:


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