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: Friday, 20th September 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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

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Start date: Thursday, 26th September 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 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: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course will help you to develop basic budgeting skills, including prioritising and planning spending. You will receive tips on building up savings, understanding where your main outgoings are, how to successfully manage money and how the state of your finances links to your health and wellbeing.

Course length: Two sessions

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 3rd October 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

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, 3rd October 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:30 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.

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

Arts for wellbeing 

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

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Start date: Friday, 4th October 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Stockport Campus, Stockport College, Wellington Road South, Stockport

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: Monday, 14th October 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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.

Course length: One session

Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Tuesday, 15th October 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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: Wednesday, 16th October 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 yourhealth 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.

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Start date: Thursday, 17th October 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 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, 17th October 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: Friday, 18th October 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 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: Friday, 18th October 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Stockport Campus, Stockport College, Wellington Road South, Stockport

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