Exciting new courses at SPARC!

Well, it’s been a while since our last blog post! We really must do better. To start off, we’d like to tell everyone about some exciting new courses that we have on offer here at SPARC, which are being provided in partnership with Stockport College.

All the courses are open to SPARC members, but are also open to other mental health service users who don’t currently access our services – please ring or email us for further information – contact details at the end of this post.

Every Tuesday in term-time we are offering a Creative Writing course from 11:15am to 1:15pm. The course will run for a total of 36 weeks and is aimed at encouraging people to express themselves through a range of writing techniques, enhance their self-confidence and improve their language skills in a fun and supportive environment.

On Fridays we will have a rolling programme of courses, all aimed at encouraging people to develop new skills, improve their self confidence and most of all have fun learning new things. Again these are in term-time and each course will run for 6 weeks. Details below:

Drama & Self confidence ~ 9th Nov – 14th Dec 2012 ~ 11:15am to 1:15pm

This session will be all about improving self confidence though basic drama games and activities. The whole aim is to improve confidence by being able to talk in front of others and discovering skills in communicating through your voice and also body language etc.

Personal Presentation ~ 11th January – 1st March 2013 ~ 2:00pm-4:00pm  CANCELLED

Creative Arts ~ 8th March – 26th April 2013 ~ 2:00pm-4:00pm

Creative art will concentrate on a variety of tasks. These may include still life, card design, posters, fine art and T-Shirt/clothes design.

Horticulture ~ 3rd May – 24th May 2013 ~ 2:00pm-4:00pm

A basic session to improve awareness of looking after house plants/ your garden etc with tips on which plants are most suitable for your home.

Step back into College ~ 7th June – 5th July 2013 ~ 2:00pm-4:00pm

These sessions are to evaluate and assess what has gone before and allow learners to discuss their thoughts for the future. This will involve open discussions and possibly small visits to college to look at what is potentially available.

For more information and to book places, please ring us on 0161 429 9744 or email info@sparc4me.org.uk

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About sparc4me

Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre (formerly Stockport Day Centre) is a local voluntary organisation originally founded in 1985 to provide support for adults in the Stockport area who suffer from mental health problems. Website address: sparc4me.org.uk
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