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    Recovery College Open Day in Dudley

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    Come and join us for a Drop In Open Afternoon with the Recovery College this Friday at DY1 Community Centre between 1.30pm-4pm.  There will be a relaxed Information Session with our marketing team, outlining what a Recovery College is, what we do, our philosophy and the student journey.  This is followed by one of our increasing...

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    Life Skills By Barclays

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    Did you know Barclays Bank have two fabulous employment and life skills online training that you can access for free! 1. Life Skills  This is a free employability and financial education programme, to unlock skills and employment opportunities for all ages.   Tools to help young people and adults develop their skills around...

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    Commissioning of Community Sector Training Courses Pilot Project: Second Round

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    The Recovery College for the Black Country is really excited to be able to inform you that "The Commissioning of Community Sector Training Courses Pilot Project" will be continuing and launching a second round!  The Recovery College has been allocated a total of approximately £100K to continue to commission small to large community o...

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    Recovery College Open Afternoon in Walsall on 19th July

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    Come and Join us at The Recovery College for our Open Afternoon in Walsall!  The Open Afternoon is taking place at: YMCA Small Street 1a Small Street Walsall WS1 3PR There will be a relaxed Information Session with our marketing team, outlining what a Recovery College is, what we do, our philosophy and the student journey. This is followed by ...

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    Gardening Updates

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    Look at the hard work our students are doing this term at our Garden patches. They are transforming our gardens spaces across the Black Country Great Job Everyone! Have a look at the images below Gardens can work wonders when we are stressed and under pressure. There are many benefits to Gardening, here are some benefits (Source: VOS: 10 ...

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    Free Summer Holiday's and Food Activities in Sandwell

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    Are you looking for free activities during the Summer Holidays? Holiday Activities are a brilliant way to try new things, make new friends and learn new skills. There is plenty of choice including sports, music, dance, art, drama, cooking, days out and much more. Sandwell Holiday Activities offer exciting opportunities for children who live or go t...

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    YMCA Cycling Club, West Bromwich

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    Move more, meet new people and see a new side to Sandwell with YMCA Cycling Club These will be guided cycling sessions, free of charge.  Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 6pm-7:30pm Starting Location is YMCA West Bromwich, 38 Carters Green, B70 9LG. To Join please visit the YMCA Reception or contact Joy Chatwin on 0121 524 1950 or joy.chatwin@y...

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    Creative Wellbeing Walks in Oldbury

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    Join the Creative Wellbeing Walks at Brandhall Green Space, Oldbury to improve your wellbeing. The workshops focus on mini zine making, and photowalks. You will walk different routes and pathways around Brandhall, Oldbury. All materials will be provided. It is an opportunity to slow down and notice the world aroun...

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    Digi Dudley Project with Just Straight Talk

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    Digi Dudley, a project created by Just Straight Talk aims to increase social connections using technology.  In this project you will be partnered with a  Digital Buddy to support you with your technology and help you connect to others using a digital device. Please call this number if you are interested 07726 175532 or email jim2022.jst@g...

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    Murray Hall 30th Anniversary Community Event

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    The Murray Hall Community Trust are hosting a 30th Anniversary Event There will be a tombola, DJ, games, a raffle and refreshments.The event will take place on Thursday 25th July from 11am to 3pm. They would love to see you there and celebrate the anniversary with them. The address: Murray Hall Community Trust  St Marks Road Tip...

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    Funded Mental Health First Aid Training Places

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    Please find the following information about a funded (free) Mental Health First Aid course (MHFA) that will be delivered in August and available to community sector partners. The course will be delivered digitally via Zoom, over a number of days. The course dates are the 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st August 2024 – 9.30am to 1.30pm each day If your or...

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    Help For Heroes: Veterans Moving Forward Course

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    Help for Heroes: Veterans Moving ForwardsThe Help for Heroes, Veterans Moving Forwards course has been designed by Veterans for Veterans. This course is suitable for all military Veterans, regardless of when or where they served. By the end of the course, students should understand the true impact of their military experience and be equipped with t...

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    Open Morning at The Good Shepherd, Wolverhampton

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    Come and join us for a Drop In Open Morning with the Recovery College on Friday 12th July between 10am-12:30pm. There will be a relaxed Information Session with our marketing team, outlining what a Recovery College is, what we do, our philosophy and the student journey. This is followed by one of our increasingly popular Taster Sessions lifted...

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    Open Morning at Quayside House, Sandwell

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    Come and join us for a Drop In Open Morning with the Recovery College on Friday 5th July between 10am-12:30pm!  There will be a relaxed Information Session with our marketing team, outlining what a Recovery College is, what we do, our philosophy and the student journey. This is followed by one of our increasingly popular Taster Sessions lead b...

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    Walsall College Volunteer Hospitality & Catering Programme

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    Walsall College are offering a *free volunteer programme in Hospitality & Catering taking place at The Link in Walsall Town Centre and Boathouse in Rushall in July, in partnership with Gio's Italian Deli! This five week programme will help people boost their confidence, develop their knowledge and skills for a career in Hospitality & C...

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    Stepping into Work - RC Hub Highlights

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    Next in our RC Hub Highlights series is the category Stepping into Work.  The RC Hub is a mental health, recovery, health and wellbeing resource library, for people living in the Black Country. It is ever-growing with new activities, leaflets, videos and other tools to help you. Access the Recovery College Hub here: The RC Hub  You c...

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    We are hiring! Deadline Friday 28th June

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    Great news! We have several job positions available here at The Recovery College. The deadline is Friday 28th June. 3 x Facilitator Roles (Permanent, Full Time)1 x Facilitator Role (Permanent, Part Time)1 x Facilitator Role (12 Month Fixed Contract) Facilitator Role: The Black Country Recovery College are looking to recruit a number of Fa...

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    Come and Join Us at DY1 Community Centre!

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    Come and join us for a Drop In Open Afternoon with the Recovery College this Friday between 2-4pm. There will be a relaxed Information Session with our marketing team, outlining what a Recovery College is, what we do, our philosophy and the student journey. This is followed by one of our increasingly popular Taster Sessions lifted from our CHIME fr...

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    Fit Baggies Returns June 2024

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     Fit Baggies is a 10-week Health, Fitness and Lifestyle programme for the Sandwell Community run by The Albion Foundation.  The programme started again this month and there is still some spots available.  The Fit Baggies is free to join and is open to Sandwell residents who meet this criteria: - Age 18+ - Body Mass of 25+ Scan the QR...

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    Watch our latest YouTube video...A Day in the Life Of Lisa!

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    The Recovery College are delighted to share our latest YouTube video! Next in our Day in the Life Of series, We interviewed one of our current students Lisa.   We asked her a series of questions about her journey here at the college. She discusses her initial thoughts about the college, her favourite course, and the CH...

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