THE VINCE HINES FOUNDATION

           Community Education and Training Services

UK Registered Charity No.: 269681. Est. 1975.

UK Registered Learning Provider. Department for Education and Skills Registration No.:10006844

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Name of Project/Course

Strengths in Awareness

Aims

Workshop to assist in empowering the individuals who think that group discussions would assist in that process, to overcome any residual perceived stigma they believe associated with their mental health experiences.

Target groups

18+ adults -those  with mental challenges, who are on medication and/or those operating off medication, but need community support and encouragement which they could get in a work friendly workshop,

Number benefiting

30+

Where

Based initially at the Priory Community Centre, but easily duplicated and operated at any suitable local venue

When

Sept. 2012

How long & What time

2.5 hours per session, including interactive workshops by participants over a 8 week period. Roll on programme

Outcomes

Confidence building and empowerment. At the end of the complete sessions, participants would have been able to function more effective, with the belief that they have made friends and associates on whom they can call, and who have a common understanding of their current and past experiences. Self-Help.

Levels of Qualification, if any

Certificate of Attendance, where appropriate

Costs

Being negotiated with buyer/ partner

Comments—formal/informal learning. Student/Lecture led, etc.

Formal and informal. Course work, assessments, performing workshops and lectures

Additional information

1. Flexible time tables – during the days, evenings and weekends, where appropriate

2. Most of the target groups may not individually afford tuition fees. They may have to be funded by the LA and or other funders.

3. Life skills training will be offered to those who are shown to be in need

4. All workshops and courses are facilitated by individuals suitably qualified and experienced in their relevant fields.

5. Amount referred to target figures during 12 months period