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: Wednesday, 19th December 2018 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

You are cordially invited to attend “The Health and Wellbeing College Autumn Term Celebration Event”:

We'll have lots of Christmas goodies available to purchase from our coffee bar so come along and have some fun!

Students are also free to bring along guests so if you want to bring a friend or family member to share your celebration they are most welcome too!

All students welcome - even those not receiving certificates are encouraged to attend in support of others.

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

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, 8th January 2019 - 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, h ow to know your rights and be able toassert yourself.

Course length: Two sessions

Duration: 2 hours

 

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

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: Wednesday, 9th January 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: Wednesday, 9th 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: Wednesday, 9th January 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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: Thursday, 10th January 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

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: Thursday, 10th January 2019 - 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: Thursday, 10th January 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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: Friday, 11th January 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Stockport Campus, Stockport College, Wellington Road South, Stockport

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, 11th January 2019 - 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: Monday, 14th January 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 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, 15th 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, 16th January 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Through this course you will develop a practical understanding of the effects of different types of drugs and alcohol on mental health and wellbeing and receive information about where you can gain additional support.

Course length: Four sessions

Duration: 2 hours