Exploring Mental Health, Wellbeing and Volunteering Opportunities - Taster

  • Day:Friday
  • Time:10:30 - 12:30
  • Duration:1 session
  • Location:Ark at Egwood
  • Start:15/12/2023

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Course overview

This course is in partnership with Chard WATCH CIC.

Would you like support in building your confidence to find opportunities, progress onto other courses, volunteering or even employment? This is a programme of courses which you can take as far as you feel comfortable with.

This first introductory workshop will give you an overview of ARK and Watch. You will get to know others on the workshop as well as choose your next steps.

Your wellbeing is central to this workshop, so if you have ever struggled with your mental health, our supportive tutors will work with you to allow you to share experiences in a relaxed and safe space.

For further information contact:  Tel: 01460 712119                  


Course assessment

There are no exams for this course. Your Tutor will discuss your aims with you and complete an Individual Learning Plan to assess if you meet your objectives. You will receive a certificate. 

Course progression

At the end of this course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Starter Level workshop or course.

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This workshop is suitable if you have no experience in this subject, and want to discover if it’s for you.

There are no qualifications required to join this workshop, just a willingness to learn and lots of enthusiasm.

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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