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: Monday, 17th June 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

Community College icon
Start date: Thursday, 20th June 2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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: Monday, 24th June 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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

Community College icon
Start date: Tuesday, 25th June 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

Do you want to learn more about smoking – how does it impact on health? Are you worried about the risks of smoking and want to learn more about the benefits of stopping smoking?

Explore withdrawal and recovery, and learn more about what further support is available.

Course length: One session

Duration: 2 hours

Community College icon
Start date: Tuesday, 25th June 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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

Community College icon
Start date: Wednesday, 26th June 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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

Community College icon
Start date: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

This course will raise your knowledge and awareness of volunteering. You will find out about the benefits, requirements, process and opportunities involved within volunteering. You will also start to look at the information about yourself and documents you may need to make an application to volunteer.

Course length: One session

Duration: 3 hours

Community College icon
Start date: Wednesday, 3rd July 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

Community College icon
Start date: Thursday, 4th July 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

Community College icon
Start date: Friday, 5th July 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Information TBC

Community College icon
Start date: Friday, 5th July 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Information TBC

Community College icon
Start date: Friday, 5th July 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 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

Community College icon
Start date: Tuesday, 16th July 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

Community College icon
Start date: Thursday, 18th July 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

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: Thursday, 18th July 2019 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Bury Campus, Creative Living Centre, 1a Rectory Lane, Prestwich

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