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, 29th May 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, how to know your rights and be able to assert yourself.

Course length: Two sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Friday, 31st May 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: Friday, 31st May 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course will explore the spiritual side of life, even though you may or may not follow a religion, faith or belief. If nurtured, the spirit within you can have a positive impact on your emotional and mental well-being.

This course will help you discover ways to develop your own spirituality with simple techniques and practices. Get ready to be challenged on your outlook and understanding of your own inner strength which you can draw upon to support you through the "ups and downs" of life.

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Start date: Thursday, 6th June 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, 6th June 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Come and learn about how the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) tool reveals how we see and interact with the world, giving insight into our motivation and the motivation of others. The tool identifies 16 personality types made up of four basic preferences:
1.Where do you get your energy from?
2.What kind of information do you prefer to use?
3.What process do you use to make decisions?
4.How do you deal with the world around you?

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Start date: Thursday, 6th June 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

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, 6th June 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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: Thursday, 6th June 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 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: Friday, 7th June 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Stockport Campus, Stockport College, Wellington Road South, Stockport

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: Friday, 7th June 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Stockport Campus, Stockport College, Wellington Road South, Stockport

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: Monday, 10th June 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 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: Monday, 10th June 2019 - 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.

Course length: Four sessions

Duration: 2 hours

(in partnership with Be Well Tameside)

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Start date: Tuesday, 11th June 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: Wednesday, 12th June 2019 - 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 opportunities for others in the group to contribute 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.

Course length: Six sessions

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Start date: Friday, 14th June 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.