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Progression Through Volunteering

I just thought I'd write a short blog about my experiences as a BlueSky Derby peer volunteer on the research project. I first joined BlueSky as a research volunteer taking part in courses on resiliance and strength spotting, this was incredibly interesting and I was aware of opportunities to train as a peer support worker/volunteer for the project which I underwent.

New Year - reflection on our project to date.

As we start the New Year and the Spring term it is time to reflect on our progress to date.

Praxis Makes Perfect!

Happy New Year everyone! To kick start 2017 and get my head into gear for the work ahead, I've just been reading a very interresting article about praxis in education and how it should be embedded into everything that we do.

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.

Mental Health Support for Aprprentices

Hi This might be useful to share with your wider team if you deal with apprentices.


St Helens update- group B

Learn to Grow project December Update

Hi All

Here's a quick update on where we are upto here in St Helens.

Questions, comments or support welcome! Please contact  Andrea on andreaforsyth@sthelens.gov.uk or call 01744 677596

Xmas Crafting Keep in Touch Event (1st December 2016)

Yesterday the 1st December, we held our latest 'Keep in Touch' event. As usual this is a lovely opportunity for research volunteers to come along to have coffee and cake, have a chat with fellow volunteers and tutors and to participate in a short taster session.

This month we acted on feedback and arranged a Xmas Crafting taster session. Bev is our creative and crafting tutor. Bev has also been in limelight recently on TV and radio for her famous hamsters! Bev and our volunteers created some festive greetings cards and much merriment was had by all.


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