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: Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 - 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, 25th January 2019 - 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: Tuesday, 29th January 2019 - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Do you want to learn more about smoking – how does it impact on health? Are you worried about the risks of smoking and want to learn more about the benefits of stopping smoking?  Explore withdrawal and recovery, and learn more about what further support is available.

(in partnership with Be Well Tameside)

Course length: One session

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Wednesday, 30th January 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course aims to make sense of some of the experiences of psychosis, introduce the idea of recovery and think about strategies that might support a person’s recovery journey.

Course Length: Four sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Wednesday, 30th January 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Are you interested in unlocking the creative potential of storytelling?

This course will look at storytelling as a form of escapism – looking at things in a different way and reflecting on your own experiences.

The session will involve reading stories (fictional or real life) and talking about them. We will look at simple techniques that have shaped these stories. Following this, there will be activities that will ease you in to the art of writing and there will be a chance to share your writing with others, if you wish.

(in partnership with Richmond Fellowship)

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Start date: Friday, 1st February 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Wellness of Spirit: Delivered in partnership with Reverend Jean Hurlston MA, B.Ed. (Hons) Borough Dean of Oldham and Associate Vicar at Oldham Parish Church

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Start date: Friday, 1st February 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 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: Monday, 4th February 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course aims to help you recognise your skills and how you can make the most of these to reach your full potential and move forward with your life.
You will learn how to write a CV, complete application forms, search for jobs and learn basic interview techniques.

Course length: Four sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 7th February 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This interactive course, is co-produced and delivered with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and will help you reduce the risk of fire in your home. Fires can be devastating but the good news is that most can be prevented. Through this course you will develop a good understanding of the main causes of fire in your home and how small changes to the way you live can have a big impact on reducing your fire risk. Come along and learn about risk reduction, smoke detection, safe bedtime routines and escape planning so that you and your family can be safe and well at home.

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Start date: Thursday, 7th February 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

This course may interest you if you wish to develop your understanding of anger and look at ways to manage it. The course will help you to think about how your lifestyle and choices can make you feel angry and cause aggressive behaviour.

Course length: Six sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 7th February 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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

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Start date: Friday, 8th February 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Evidence suggests that creativity can have positive impacts on our overall health and wellbeing; improving mood, increasing self-esteem and boosting confidence.  Why not come along to our practical art course, where you will be introduced to the concept of art and learn more about how this relates to health. You will then have the opportunity to use a range of materials to create some artwork around a specific theme.

No need to be an artist – all abilities welcome.

Course length: Eight sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Tuesday, 12th February 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Do you want to learn more about smoking – how does it impact on health? Are you worried about the risks of smoking and want to learn more about the benefits of stopping smoking?  Explore withdrawal and recovery, and learn more about what further support is available.

(in partnership with Be Well Tameside)

Course length: One session

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Wednesday, 13th February 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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, 14th February 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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