Mind Skills Development Service

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.

Taught by experienced tutors, peer mentors and volunteers, Mind courses are highly valued by our graduate trainees and adult learners.  Individual training is supported through individual learning support.

Course aims

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.

Skills Training Courses for 2019

Accredited Training:

·         Information technology

·         Admin Course

·         Basic construction skills in painting and decorating

·         Horticulture skills

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.

Who can attend?

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.

What you will learn

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.

How you will be taught

The training and workshops are delivered through a combination of individual teaching and learning in small groups.