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, 21st April 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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Come and join us for a one off workshop exploring ‘worry’ in the context of our everyday lives. Through this interactive session we will define what worry is, and how this fits in with anxiety. We will explore what skills can be used to manage worry more effectively, including some useful techniques such as worry time, problem solving, mindfulness and relaxation.

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Start date: Thursday, 22nd April 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Do you want to feel healthier? Do you want to feel the benefits that improving your diet and activity levels can bring? This course will help you to identity small changes in the food choices you make and to your daily activity in order to improve and maintain good health and wellbeing for now and the future.

 

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Start date: Tuesday, 4th May 2021 - 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.

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Start date: Tuesday, 11th May 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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

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Start date: Thursday, 13th May 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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.

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Start date: Friday, 14th May 2021 - 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.

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Start date: Monday, 17th May 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Reclaim your life from illness, pain and disability. Ideal for those experiencing chronic pain, stiffness, lung or heart problems, tiredness, high-blood pressure, diabetes or any other long-term health condition. This 4 week course can help you reclaim your life when it feels like illness is taking over.

 

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Start date: Wednesday, 26th May 2021 - 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.

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Start date: Wednesday, 26th May 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

The course aims to help you manage and over some 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.

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Start date: Friday, 28th May 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This 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.

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Start date: Tuesday, 1st June 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine, based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. Join Sarah to find out more about this fascinating idea, where she will share how it has helped her through lock down and life’s pressures

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Start date: Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Come and join us for a one off workshop exploring ‘worry’ in the context of our everyday lives. Through this interactive session we will define what worry is, and how this fits in with anxiety. We will explore what skills can be used to manage worry more effectively, including some useful techniques such as worry time, problem solving, mindfulness and relaxation.

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Start date: Monday, 7th June 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 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. 

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Start date: Tuesday, 8th June 2021 - 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.

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Start date: Wednesday, 9th June 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

There is growing evidence to suggest that shared reading can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing. Why not come along and find out more about this link and then enjoy a relaxed and comfortable space where the facilitator will start to read aloud literature from a 'quick read' book. There will then be opportunties for others in the group to contribution to the reading should they wish to, as well as to discuss and reflect on the material; others however may just choose to sit and listen - there is no pressure to read aloud.