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Latest update from St Helens

Hi All

Here's our latest overview for our group B project. Thoughts/ comments/ suggestions welcome.

We have lots of activity planned to keep promoting and hopefully raise the number of volunteers here...


Learn to Grow


mindfulness and music

in my reflection about week 2 i noted that i felt i needed some help to arrive at a strategy for when i'm on my own and my mind starts to race.  i also spoke of how we'd arrived at a task to do at home in preparation for the next session.

i spent sometime yesterday on you tube listening to possible candidates to share with  the group.  i reflect today that in so doing i ventured into informal mindfulness.  

My Learning Journey

I wanted to share my learning/thoughts and emotions as the Curriculum Lead for Blue Sky Derby and a current learner in the Paper Based Diaries for Wellbeing.

We are all learning together.


sharing week 2

in a facebook chat with a male friend recently i said 

i have homework from a night school course i'm doing at the moment. find a peice of a film with musical score that you really like or moves you

 he replied

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.

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. 


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