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, 17th November 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

**NEW** COVID Awareness Course

Course briefing - TBC

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Start date: Thursday, 19th November 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Living well with psychosis 

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: Tuesday, 24th November 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Coping with change

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: Wednesday, 9th December 2020 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Curtains to sleepless nights

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: Thursday, 17th December 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Get mental health aware

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