Health and Wellbeing College launches new Tameside campus

A recovery-focused college which aims to help people transform their lives is opening a new campus on Old Street in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Tameside HWC campusThe Health and Wellbeing College, run by Pennine Care, will be moving its central base to the new campus from Friday 28 July 2017.

To celebrate the college is holding an event from 10am to 4pm on the launch day with a range of activities and guest speakers.

The special guest speaker is Jamie Peacock MBE, former Great Britain and England captain and one of the most successful rugby league players in the modern era.

His inspirational speech, ‘No White Flag, Building Champions’, details his journey to the top and gives some advice on personal development and leadership that Jamie believes anyone can apply.

There will also be a range of other personal recovery journey talks from former students, peer trainers and staff, along with the chance to look around the new campus.

George Edgley, Health and Wellbeing College Project Lead, said: “We’re delighted to open this brand new campus to provide an inspirational environment for people to improve their health and wellbeing.

“Our launch event gives people the chance to find out what the college is all about,  the courses we offer and to hear first-hand how it can improve their lives.”

All courses at the college are free and designed to support people to recognise their potential and make the most of their talents and resources, through self-management.

They are all co-produced by someone with professional skills and someone with lived experience, covering a range of physical and mental health conditions and practical skills.

This includes dealing with anxiety and depression, increasing confidence, improving sleep, controlling anger, setting goals and managing finances.

To keep with the co-production theme, some of the activities on the day will involve naming the college classrooms and coffee bar and sharing inspirational quotes on the ‘tree of hope’.

Following the move the college will no longer run courses at the Oldham and Rochdale campuses, but some courses will still be available at campuses in Bury and Stockport.

More information is available at: https://hwcollege.penninecare.nhs.uk/