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, 11th March 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Wellness of Spirit

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Start date: Monday, 21st March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Mindful Art Doodling (with Amina Sheikh, visual artist and surface pattern designer)

A series of new exciting online Doodle Art workshops, take a journey into Doodling.

Explore unconscious and conscious Doodling. Learn about the many benefits of Doodling, one of which is of course, that it's a wonderful, fun mindful activity. Lastly, take doodling further by going beyond pen and paper to Doodle on an object!

This Doodle Art project is based on Geometric Design.

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Start date: Thursday, 24th March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

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

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Start date: Friday, 25th March 2022 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Curtains to Sleepless Nights - ONLINE

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: Tuesday, 29th March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Time to Shine (NEW)

What does recovery mean and what does it look like for you? This course will help you to create your own picture of recovery whether that is focusing on mental health or physical health. It will help you to put your own recovery plan together for a healthier future.

The course focuses on recovery using the acronym SHINE; Smile, Hope, Inspiration, Nutrition and Exercise.

Course length: Two sessions        Duration: 2 hours

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Start date: Thursday, 31st March 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 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: Monday, 4th April 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Tameside Campus, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

Preparing to Volunteer

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: 2 hours