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Research/evidence of what works in learning for people with mental health difficulties

DfE Community Learning Mental Health Research 2015/16

Official BIS Briefing (October 2015)

Background

  • The Autumn Statement announced £20 million over two years (£5m 2015-16 / £15m 2016-17) to pilot courses to help adults manage mild to moderate mental health problems.
  • We invited bids from directly-funded Community Learning providers (mostly Local Authority adult education services and FE colleges), which developed their proposals in conjunction with local mental health partners.

Recovery colleges

I have been interested to find out about recovery colleges, their focus and their aims to improve life chances and opportunities for people with MH issues. Have a look at the following site it explores the journey learners have to go on yet further exposes the gulf between the learner with treated mental health issues and the non mental health learner: http:/www.swlstg-tr.nhs.uk/our-service/south-west-london-recovery-college/

Re research

I had a very interesting time last week in London with the MHFE team, meeting up with some innovative practitioners which I hope will lead to a podcast or webinar about developing programmes which start off as discrete provision and then route learners into mainstream!

I am Working on the impact of self esteem, teacher/student relationships in order to show the value of good rapport and understanding in the classroom identifying the links with learners with MH issues of course. Watch out for my new SIG which I hope to get up and running this month!

Caroline

Recipe for Success - Advanced Techniques

This extract from the Recipe for Success e-resource contains our initial analysis and conclusions based what we learned by working with the group of FE colleges who contributed to the resource.

Continuing the recipes analogy we had used to review and present different colleges ideas and provision,  we explored key ingredients (or components) that appeared to be shared across all of the colleges and then examined some of the issues that providers are currently facing.  

Where's your evidence? MHFE Symposium (22.11.2011)

Still highly relevant to and for the 2015/16 BIS Community Learning Mental Health Pilot, this 2011 event explored the existing and emerging evidence base to underpin mental health and learning in FACES learning. We grateful thanks to presenters and delegates for their permissions, we are pleased to bring you presentations, photos, videos and more from this event.

Recipe for Success - Sunderland College

 Image showing the cover of Sunderland College  additional section in Cooking up a Storm This page contains  additional information from Sunderland College as part of the Recipe for Success e-resource

Recipe for Success - Hackney Community College

Image showing the cover of Hackney Community College section in Cooking up a Storm

This page contains  Hackney Community College's recipe and additional information from the college as part of the Recipe for Success e-resource

Recipe for Success - Highbury College

Image showing the cover of Highbury College section in Cooking up a Storm This page contains  additional information from Highbury College in Portsmouth as part of the Recipe for Success e-resource

Two funding opportunities from LSIS for 2011/12

1. Developing the Expert Learner: Active co-production of learning and the impact on mental health and wellbeing

LSIS will provide grants of £2500 to five providers to work with at least ten learners with mental health conditions and ten learners who have not declared mental health conditions.

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