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Encouraging people with mental health problems to access learning

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The Wellbeing Café at Morley College


Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Day - Getting learners involved

Firstly, good luck to everyone delivering any workshops, webinars or talks this week as part Mental Health Awareness Day.

Towards the end of the summer term, I asked learners to donate some of their work so we could have an exhibition to celebrate the work they had done. I was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and quantity of work that was handed in. We had enough for three displays - Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester Libraries. The learners were really proud to display their work and share it with friends and family.

World Mental Health Day 2015

Hi All

World Mental Health Day is 10th Oct 2016.  Blackpool held a big event in 2015 for local services to show what is available for those who have mental health issues.  The event was attended by 3000 residents of Blackpool and took part in a variety of activities including Bollywood dancing and Tai Chi (see attached link to a TV recording of the event). 




Refugee wellbeing and mental health 12.30 on 1 July 2016

Will you be joining colleagues who have already booked to attend 'Refugee wellbeing and mental health' online session Friday 1 July 2016, from 12.30-1.30pm?

Book now for free at: https://refugee_mental_health.eventbrite.co.uk

Grow your Happiness

Blackpool, along with its partners, Public Health, members of the local Hindu Society and volunteers are all set to welcome 30 learners to the World Healing Crusade starting on Mon 6th June 2016. 

The aim of the course is to improve mood, build confidence and have some fun in the process.  They will be given the opportunity to take part in gardening and growing their own herbs and vegetables.  In addition to this there will be an offer of singing for health and some Mindfulness exercises along with the development of relaxation techniques. 

CLMH research Guidance box set

Prescribing Learning: A guide to good practice in learning and health

This book shows what can happen when you put adult education and learning together. It makes an important early contribution to the case for the positive benefits of real partnership working and joined up local thinking to increase participation in adult learning as a catalyst for health improvement in its widest sense.  

Winning Hearts and Minds

Winning Hearts and Minds is intended to provide you with all the information you need to win over the hearts and minds of managers, practitioners, learners and funders to the idea of 'Prescriptions for Learning.

Central Beds Impact Mental Health Peer Support Annual Report

On the weekly Zoom Meeting I asked about how to make our Annual Report available on the MHFE site.

Whilst I am looking at a means to produce a fully accessible pdf version I thought I would share a link here to see whether the National Pilot Comminity feel its worthwhile sharing or if it is too long / boring. 

We are intending to use it a briefing tool for customers, press and partners, so it is written assuming the reader has no prior knowledge of the National Pilot.

I would welcome any comments feedback or ideas for improvement!


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