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, 23rd February 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Reading for Health (in partnership with Tameside libraries).

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Start date: Friday, 25th February 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Preparing for your Future

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: Friday, 25th February 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Reclaim your Life (NEW)

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

Course length: Four sessions       Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Tuesday, 1st March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

An introduction to Ayurveda (NEW)

Balancing, mind, body and spirit: 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. Find out more about this fascinating idea and how it can help through life’s pressures

Course length: Four sessions       Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Tuesday, 1st March 2022 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

I am in Control

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: 1 hours

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Start date: Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Wonderful Willow NEW

Relax with willow as you create 3d shapes from this natural and flexible material.  Gordon will guide you to use this ancient craft to create texture and dynamic shape.  Why not create something to install at the college for others to enjoy.

Course length: Six sessions         Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Out of the Blues

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: 1 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 3rd March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Living life to the Full (NEW)

This 6 week course offers resources for improving feelings, beating stress and boosting ability to live well

Course length: Six sessions         Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 3rd March 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Cool It!

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, 7th March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Humphrey House, 4 Angouleme Way, Bury, BL9 0EQ

Living life to the Full (NEW)

This 6 week course offers resources for improving feelings, beating stress and boosting ability to live well

Course length: Five sessions         Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Monday, 7th March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Looking after Me, Looking after You (a course for carers)

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: Monday, 7th March 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Humphrey House, 4 Angouleme Way, Bury, BL9 0EQ

I am in Control

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: Five sessions         Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Wednesday, 9th March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

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

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Start date: Thursday, 10th March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Assert Yourself

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, 11th March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Journaling (with Jenny Croce; owner of an international styling business and interior design business)

Have you ever felt that your head is just too full? Or you have too many ideas and too many thoughts and can’t make sense of it all. Do you wish there was a way to walk through these thoughts / feelings? Journaling helps these thoughts and feelings to flow onto the page and creates time for you to stop and be present.

Course length: Four sessions       Duration: 2 hours