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off loading week 1

i need to off load from week one of my category c course.  after a conversation with my partner this morning i have been made aware that since returning from my course on thursday my mood has been worse than before the course.  so what's happened ?

i'm on a course that if i had known prior to signing up what it was i wouldn't have signed up for it.

what's the course ?  its a well being through music course.  

what did i sign up for ? confidence building for men.


Asking the difficult questions...

Asking the difficult questions - A reflective account

At Liverpool Learning Matters we are trying to embed Reflective Practice into our every day in order to learn from our mishaps, celebrate our successes and develop our service as best we can. This is a new experience for many of our staff, one which has caused anxiety for some and celebration for others! Below is the first of our Reflections that we hope to share with you from one of our IAG staff. Let us know what you think!  

forest school for men : an idea

hello i'm andrew and i've recently joined the mhfe network.

i'm researching and developing an idea of forest school for men.  over the coming months i'm going to be attemtping to develop what the idea looks like and how it communicates about itself.  i'm dsylexic, so the develping of an idea in writing is at times really slow for me.

i have a funder interested in funding a pilot programme and a volunteer wanting be be part of the programme.  

Our creative crafts course is creating ideas for wellbeing

We are coming to the end of our first two Creative Crafts courses and they have proved a great success. Our learners have got involved with a variety of creative activities including: decoupage, glass painting, clay work and digital photography. We've had a nice mix of learners on the course. Both self-professed creative types and those who consider themselves without a single creative bone in their body.

Reflections.......... on Training and Friday meets. What's the impact?

Update for January - co-production and Thoughts linked to The Friday Group Meet on the 27.1.16. 

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.

New at Morley College - Wellbeing Cafe


The Wellbeing Café at Morley College


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.

Positive Futures - Learner feedback

Upon completion of a recent Positive Futures course learners were asked how they felt.  This course was based around the '5 Ways to Well-being' focusing on many aspects including diet and nutrient.  One learner asked if the topic of 'Self Love' could be included and following that session these are some of the comments made

'Connecting and sharing with others has felt good, I found the session on self love very beneficial'


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