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A whole organisation approach

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

Recipe for Success - Wirral Metropolitan College (WMC)

Image showing the cover of Wirral Metropolitan College 'Cooking up a storm' report

This page contains  additional information from Wirral Metropolitan College (WMC) as part of the Recipe for Success e-resource

Securing quality in learning and skills for people who have experience of mental health problems - a summary checklist

A checklist of quality standards, linked to Common Inspection Framework outcomes, that research has demonstrated can lead to the best possible outcomes for people who experience mental health problems.


Latest from Mindful Employer

New! MINDFUL EMPLOYER Line Managers' Resource.

Includes contributions from line managers in a range of businesses and organisations, a foreword by Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health & Work and David Frost, Director General British Chamber of Commerce and comments from Dr Steve Boorman and others, as well as practical information and advice on:

You can do it: 1 in 4 customisable leaflet for adult learners/potential learners (incl. accessible formats)

Archived resource

This is one of  a series of 1 in 4 leaflets for adult learners/potential learners who have experience of mental health difficulties. This particular leaflet is designed to help people think about their aspirations and getting into learning. It begins to answer some of the questions they may have and to boost their confidence that they too would be welcome in learning and can achieve in learning .

Healthy communities: vital impact assessment guidance

In an age of austerity with significant cuts to councils' budgets, the importance of evaluating projects, especially in the field of health, takes on added primacy. Access our new impact assessment guide produced with Valerie Garrow, Associate Director at the Institute for Employment Studies. Find out how to design and implement your own impact assessment. Read a selection of 'real life' case studies that detail the challenges councils have had to face in constructing their own assessments.

Should I say? A detailed audio guide for learners

A detailed audio guide to help learners think about whether or not to disclose their mental health difficulty to their learning provider

This resource is also available in different formats:

Planning for Quality - An Anticipatory Checklist: Providing for learners with mental health difficulties

This checklist was developed to help learning providers to provide quality-learning opportunities for people with mental health difficulties. It was a ‘product’ of the North West regional network and represents the combined thoughts and knowledge of the network members on how to provide for learners with mental health difficulties.

Working Well

We can support our learners most effectively and be positive role models if we look after our own mental health. The pack is about maintaining mental health as well as supporting those staff that have mental health difficulties. This  resource aims to raise awareness of issues and supports employers so they can develop good practice.


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