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Men In Sheds Taster Day

The Blackpool project held their Men In Sheds Taster day in March.

Frazzled Cafes...Ruby Wax

On Monday night the Wellbeing Team from Blackpool had a staff night out to see Ruby Wax on her current tour promoting the new book ‘A mindfulness guide for the Frazzled’.

Networking In Blackpool

Blackpool's project Co-ordinator has been busy in the last few weeks networking to promote and highlight the project to services in the local community.

Volunteers in Blackpool

Blackpool now has a small team of 5 volunteers. They all become involved in the MHFE pilot as learners but have shown exceptional commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the project during and after their courses.

Using Social Media In Blackpool:

Since coming into post as the Project Co-ordinator I have been keen to utilise social media as a way of connecting with learners. After following policy guidelines we now have use of numerous social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest and a Padlet. Our aim is to provide support and enhance the delivery of our courses and as a medium to encourage progression from our courses.

Blackpool Mental Health Pilot Christmas Awareness Launch and Networking event:

On Monday the 12th December, Blackpool Adult Learning Mental Health Pilot held a Launch and Networking event. Professionals were invited from local services such as health, police, housing, social care; agencies from both the statutory and voluntary sector. Two sessions were delivered throughout the day, with myself and Lynn, initially delivering a presentation about the Mental Health Pilot Project and Wellbeing courses.

Fylde Coast Self Care strategy event: Our learners lead the way!

Last week I attended the Fylde Coast Self Care Strategy Workshop at Blackpool Winter Gardens. This event was organised by the public health team. Evidence suggests that self-management education focusing on helping people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively manage their health is beneficial. Benefits include positive health outcomes, improved social outcomes and improvements in clinical outcomes i.e. blood pressure and mental health.

Blackpool's new Project Coordinator - first month!

As my first month as Blackpool Adult Learning’s new co-ordinator passes me by I thought I should take some time to stop and reflect on what we have achieved so far and plans for the future now im feeling settled in my role.

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