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Train for life with Mind's Better Lives Programmes ...
Mind's Better Lives Programme offers training courses, employment support, work opportunities and workshops for adults experiencing mental health problems.
Mind training and employment programmes are recovery focused and combine educational, creative and wellbeing activities to achieve the best outcomes for trainees and adult learners. The courses are offered at a number of different levels and combinations. Students can choose from taster sessions, one off workshops or year-long courses where you can develop, consolidate and test out your skills and prepare for further study or employment.
Taught by experienced tutors, skills assistants, peer employment workers and volunteers, Mind courses are highly valued by our graduate trainees and adult learners. Individual training is supported through individual learning support, wellness recovery action planning, user involvement and participation in the care programme approach.
To support people with experience of mental health problems to gain the skills and experience they need to gain entry to employment and further study in order to build better lives and sustainable futures.
Mind training courses provide a solid grounding in skills development to accreditation level, work experience and employment support.
Supplementary training and employment modules:
In addition to Mind's accredited training and supplementary modules we offer tailored support to support our adult learners, including:
Mind courses do not require any previous knowledge of the subject area. The course does require that applicants have the ability to follow simple written instructions to support teaching demonstrations, hand-outs, assessments and health and safety information.
Mind courses are open to adult learners who have experience of mental health problems and who need recovery focused training and employment support to re/start their employment or further study.
Depending on the course, there are a number of qualifications, ranging from Awards to Certificates and Diplomas. Each course has details of the course curriculum and qualification.
Mind courses are taught over three days. Two days are training based, with one day to work on creative, wellbeing and community building activities. The training is delivered through a combination of individual teaching and learning in small groups, supported by an experienced tutor, teaching assistants, peer employment workers and volunteers.
All materials and equipment will be supplied, including protective clothing where required.
You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course. One to one review meetings are held to assess progress and wellbeing, address any support needs and to prepare for skills assessments. Adult learners complete a statement of learning form at the beginning and end of the course to assess their achievements.
Adult learners can feedback in a number of ways in one to one meetings and monthly project forum meetings.
Adult learners are asked to complete an evaluation form at the end of the course. These are monitored and help us improve our courses.
In addition to skills learning, Mind courses are recovery orientated. Wellness Recovery Action Planning is a key component to promote and support health and wellbeing. Mind staff also participate in the care programme approach, where appropriate.
Graduates of Mind's accredited training courses can continue further study at a number of colleges. Completion of certain courses also provides sufficient knowledge to secure entry level employment.
Graduates of Mind's training courses can apply to work in our in-house peer employment project and social enterprise project. Eligibility criteria apply.
Adult learners can apply through their care co-ordinators or named mental health professional. Eligibility criteria apply:
Mind training courses are delivered on two sites: