Stockport College of FHE – Town Centre Campus
Address: Town Centre Campus, Wellington Road South, Stockport SK1 3UK
Phone: 0161 958 3100
Contact Name: Lynn Merilion, Head
Cheadle & Marple 6th Form College – Marple Campus
Successful Transitions – Groundwork Tameside
Address: Birchcroft, Crowthorne Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire OL7 ODH
Phone: 0161 342 6767
Fax: 0161 342 6768
Contact Name: Marie Bowker
Office Hours: Run in central Stockport on Weds and Thurs. Courses last 13 weeks, 2 mornings per week, running 3 -4 times a year roughly
Comment: Successful Transitions is a course delivered by the charity Groundwork Tameside in both Stockport and Tameside. The course is Open College Network accredited for two units: voluntary / community work and job skills , both level 1. The course is voluntary and is targeted at people 18+ with mental health issues, physical disabilities and lone parents. The environment is relaxed and empathetic to participants’ needs. The aim of the course is to help people overcome barriers to voluntary /part time or full time work, training or further education and also to build confidence and communication skills. There are guest speakers from Working links, Job Centre Plus, Voluntary service, etc. and also regular trips to places such as the Imperial war museum, Hat museum, Science and Technology museum and Urbis. All travel expenses are paid to the participants and free refreshments are provided.
Stockport College, ‘Bridges’ Course
Address: Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3UQ
Phone: 0161 958 3489
Contact Name: Julia Peacock-Baker
Comment: A course offering different subjects in sessions which are particularly geared for people recovering from mental illness who wish to return to work or study. Subjects offered include information technology, cookery, creative activities, creative writing, dramatherapy, relaxation and confidence building.Students select subjects. Tutorial support. Also offer 1 year ‘Bridges to work’ course with City + Guilds in ‘Employability’: contact Barbara Shufflebotham 0161 958 3489.
Stockport College Student Wellbeing Team
Address: Student Services, Ground Floor, Roland Hadlow Building, Wellington Rd South, Stockport, SK1 3UQ
Phone: 0161 958 3144
Contact Name: Ruth Harrison
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4.30pm
Comment: Self referral or via worker Call into Roland Hadlow Building,phone to make an appointment or email the team. Workers are available to provide support and advice to students with mental health difficulties who plan to, or are studying, courses at Stockport College and can make referrals to welfare, guidance and other staff teams. The college counselling service is available to students wishing to talk through personal difficulties in a confidential setting; self-referral only.