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.

Return to home page

Community College icon
Start date: Wednesday, 27th October 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 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: 2 hours

Community College icon
Start date: Wednesday, 27th October 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Reading for Health (in partnership with Tameside libraries).

Community College icon
Start date: Friday, 29th October 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Arts for Wellbeing

Evidence suggests that creativity can have a positive impact 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 specific themes.

No need to be an artist – all abilities welcome.

Course length: Eight sessions      

Duration: 2 hours

Community College icon
Start date: Monday, 1st November 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Humphrey House, 4 Angouleme Way, Bury, BL9 0EQ

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

Community College icon
Start date: Tuesday, 2nd November 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Believe and Achieve

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

Community College icon
Start date: Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 - 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

Community College icon
Start date: Thursday, 4th November 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Healthy Relationships

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.

Course length: Four sessions      

Duration: 2 hours

Community College icon
Start date: Thursday, 4th November 2021 - 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

Community College icon
Start date: Friday, 5th November 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Life after Covid (NEW)

We understand that going back to some sort of new version of normality can be scary. With this in mind we have co-produced a new course to address the following issues.

Community College icon
Start date: Monday, 8th November 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 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: 1 hours

Please Note: This is an online course, you will need access to a laptop/pc/tablet.  Online links will be sent the day before the course.

Community College icon
Start date: Tuesday, 9th November 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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

Community College icon
Start date: Friday, 12th November 2021 - 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

Community College icon
Start date: Friday, 12th November 2021 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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

Community College icon
Start date: Monday, 15th November 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Humphrey House, 4 Angouleme Way, Bury, BL9 0EQ

This is my Moment

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

Community College icon
Start date: Monday, 15th November 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:00 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: 2 hours

Please Note: This is an online course, you will need access to a laptop/pc/tablet.  Online links will be sent the day before the course.