At Valley House we are working on some new short courses to offer participants on the Accelerate Project. These courses centre around the work we do providing emotional and practical support to people who are facing barriers to work. We have put these short courses together to continue to support people during covid-19 and all these courses will take place online via live sessions. The courses will be available to book onto from 1st March 2021. The topics include:
Introduction to Budgeting and Debt Management
This course is a brief introduction to Budgeting and Debt management that is intended to give participants a overview of how to begin tackling debt. It provides a safe space to look at the common problem of debt and simple tools that can be used to tackle it. Participants are also provided with an overview of some of the support that its available to them on their debt free journey.
What is Stress?
This introductory course looks at the concept of stress and the many ways that this might show up in our bodies. It also takes participants on a journey that explores various tools and copings strategies to help with stress management.
Personality and Personal Development
This course is an introduction to the idea of personality and how this can help one become more self-aware and confident about their strengths. The course also helps people to be aware of blind spots and the fact that we all have them! This is a particularly helpful course for people who have not thought about these concepts before and might benefit from a confidence boost.
Understanding Me from the Inside Out
This course is related to emotional intelligence and is about the benefits of learning how to listen to your feelings and your body. It is designed to get people thinking about their emotions and emotional reactions in a way that helps them become self-aware and able to process and thus cope with their emotions better.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
The 5 Ways to Wellbeing was developed by the New Economics Foundation and is a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. Consider this course an introduction to the concept that will get clients thinking about their wellbeing in simple and helpful ways.
Accelerate is still accepting referrals for people needing support from across Coventry and Warwickshire who are age 19 and above. We will be continuing to work with people remotely, ensuring they are in regular contact with their Journey Guides via telephone or online services. As no face to face appointments are currently being held we keep exploring ways to continue supporting people via online resources, to continue to help overcome barriers to employment, and work towards getting into work, training or education. The support provided is as valuable now, maybe even more so than ever, so please continue to refer those most in need.
Refresh is a group run at Valley House every Thursday 10am - 1pm. Free tea, coffee and breakfast for all! Snack, Chat and Refresh Yourself!
If you are interested in one of our services you can arrange to come in for an exploratory chat. If you would like to go ahead and to help us decide if our service will fit your needs, we ask that you attend an intake assessment appointment.
For more information or to make an enquiry, please contact our main reception on 02476 26 62 80 and ask to speak to a member of the Community Wellbeing Service.