Our courses

All our courses are fully co-produced and co-delivered by experts by profession (people who have professional knowledge in a particular subject area) and experts by experience (people who have personal experience of a particular health challenge).

This approach empowers people to use their experiences to help others on their recovery journey. We have found that this way of working really brings a different dynamic to the college. Here you can read some feedback from our experts by profession and experts by experience.

Expert by profession feedback

“I really enjoyed working with Lucy (peer trainer) to co-produce the Coping With Change course. I learned so much from her and found that I was able to work much more creatively having her input; it was invaluable and added an extra dimension. I’m really excited to be involved in the delivery of this co-produced course.”

Nic Holliday, Occupational Therapist for Pennine Care

 
Experts by experience feedback

"I really enjoyed developing ideas for future courses, creating a whole timeline for the college and feeding back on how courses gone so far. It’s always been fun and exciting and I always come away having learned so much! I came away from the session feeling great that my ideas and opinions had been really listened to. I feel I have really had a positive impact on how the college is developing. I’d love for more students to get involved in these sessions as student opinions really do help the college greatly.”

Amy Wilcox-Jones, 23, from Oldham

 

We now have an extensive and expanding range of fully co-produced courses on offer - see our latest prospectus for more deatils of all these courses.

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Start date: Friday, 28th February 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia. Unite today and become a Dementia Friend.

Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.

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Start date: Friday, 28th February 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Do you want to learn how to use social media to connect with other people and improve your health and wellbeing?

This course is a basic introduction to social media including: Understanding what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are, getting set-up on the platforms, how you can use them to improve your health and wellbeing or to develop your social networks, and tips on using social media safely.

Please note: While this is an introduction to social media, it’s expected that students will have a basic understanding of using a computer and browsing the internet.

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Start date: Friday, 28th February 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Stockport Campus, Stockport College, Wellington Road South, Stockport

The course aims to develop an understanding of how depression affects people and to help you deal with low mood. It looks at the impact of lifestyle on depression and how to build positive thinking and activity in to our lives.

Course length: Six sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Do you care for someone with a mental health difficulty? Do you know what your rights are and how to best support the person you care for? Do you feel in control and empowered to speak up on behalf of this person? Do you feel confident in having conversations around feelings and emotions, and supporting a loved one who might be expressing suicidal ideation for example? Are you confident in managing challenging situations such as self-harm?

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Start date: Wednesday, 4th March 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course will help you to understand what being assertive means and help you become more confident. You will learn positive communication skills, how to know your rights and be able to assert yourself.

Course length: Two sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 5th March 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

The course aims to help you manage and overcome anxieties. You will learn tools and techniques to recognise and deal effectively with different types of anxiety and explore how you can feel in control.

​Course length: Six sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Wednesday, 11th March 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course aims to help you explore how you can prepare for change and deal with stressful situations.

Course length: Four sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Wednesday, 11th March 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course aims to celebrate your everyday and long-term achievements, step towards believing in yourself and achieving your journey. The possibilities are endless if you believe.

Course length: Four sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Friday, 13th March 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course aims to increase your awareness about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. You will be encouraged to explore your own social circle and consider the influences within it, while also reviewing your personal boundaries.

You will be introduced to some skills to support you to develop healthy relationships, and receive information about where you can gain additional support.

Course length: Four sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Friday, 13th March 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Stockport Campus, Stockport College, Wellington Road South, Stockport

This course will help you to understand what being assertive means and help you become more confident. You will learn positive communication skills, how to know your rights and be able to assert yourself.

 

Course length: Two sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Tuesday, 24th March 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course looks at the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, how we can improve sleep and our sleeping habits. It will equip you with tools to try and end the struggle with sleepless nights.

Course length: Two sessions

Duration: 2 hours

 

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Start date: Thursday, 26th March 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

This one off interactive session will look at some of the facts and figures about mental health problems, as well as busting some of the common myths that exist.

Course length: One session

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Friday, 27th March 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Stockport Campus, Stockport College, Wellington Road South, Stockport

This one off interactive session will look at some of the facts and figures about mental health problems, as well as busting some of the common myths that exist.

​Course length: One session

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 2nd April 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This one off interactive session will look at some of the facts and figures about mental health problems, as well as busting some of the common myths that exist.

​Course length: One session

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 2nd April 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

Come and learn how to be aware of your feelings, acknowledge and accept your thoughts and gain an understanding of how to use your senses to allow yourself to be in the moment and appreciate your life.

​Course length: One session

Duration: 2 hours