Here are the latest training courses and workshops from our members and partners.

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Prince's Trust Programmes in NEWCASTLE with Places Available - July / Aug


Induction Days: Fri 20th July, Fri 3rd August

For: 16-25s who would benefit from one-to-one mentoring and a confidence boost

Our Fairbridge programme for 16-25s offers a mix of group activities and one-to-one support to develop the skills and confidence the young person needs to move forward. Starting with an induction with a member of our team, the young person will get the chance to do outdoor adventurous activities, as well as the chance to take part in a residential trip. Once the induction is complete, they can choose from lots of different activities from sports, drama and photography to baking in order to develop the skills and build resilience that will support them to achieve their goals, with guidance from a designated key worker.

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Get Started with Robots

Taster Day: Tues 24th July

Course dates: Mon 30th July – Fri 3rd August

For: 16-25s who are unemployed, not in full time education or training and would benefit from a confidence boost (and love robots!)

Delivered in partnership with the team behind Robot Wars! Meet new like-minded people and improve your skills by working on a group challenge to design, test, build and BATTLE your own robot! We will also support you to develop your employability skills and you will benefit from support from our mentors throughout. Please see attached flyer for further details.


Get Started with Football

Taster Day: Tues 14th August

Course dates: Mon 20th – Fri 24th August

For: 16-25s who are unemployed, not in full time education or training and would benefit from a confidence boost (and like football)

Capture the world cup spirit by working on a group challenge to design and coach your own football skills session! Meet new people, improve your skills and boost your confidence! You will be working with professional football coaches at Newcastle United Foundation, and you could also secure a qualification and progress onto further courses. Please see attached flyer for further details.


Get Into Airport Services with The Launch Group

Taster Day: Tues 7th August

Course dates: Mon 13th – Fri 24th August

For: 16-25s who are unemployed, not in full time education or training and are actively seeking employment

The Prince’s Trust and The Launch Group are offering a free two-week training course in customer services. Not only will it boost your confidence and employability, but we’ll help you with your CV and interview technique. Upon completion of the course you’ll have a guaranteed interview with SSP. Please see attached flyer for further details.



Course dates: on-going, speak to someone from the Enterprise team to get signed up!

For: 18-30s who want to explore the idea of setting up their own business

The Enterprise programme supports 18 to 30 year olds to turn big ideas in to a business reality. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we’re with you every step of the way. Further information can be found here here.


Development Awards

For: 16-25s who are unemployed, not in full time education or training

The Development Awards Programme offers cash awards for young people who are struggling to access education, work or training due to a lack of funds. The cash can be used to pay for equipment, course fees etc, that will help a young person to access employment, education or training. Please see attached flyer for further details.



Free over 55's outdoor course 'Pushing the Possibilities'

The next free over 55's outdoor course called 'Pushing the Possibilities' will be starting on 10th July. The course is for adults living in Tyne and Wear aged 55 or over.
The course aims to engage with disadvantaged older people and help improve their physical and emotional well being. The course involves adventurous outdoor activities such as canoeing, rock climbing, hill walking, Forest School and mountain biking. Activities are tailored to suit abilities of applicants.

All outdoor equipment, walking boots, waterproofs, rucksacks, bikes,minibus transport and instruction provided.

8 spaces available.

Courses start and finish from 13 Walker Terrace, Gateshead NE8 1EB 100 metres from Gateshead bus Interchange.

There will be an information drop-in day on Friday 6th July visit anytime between 10am-4pm at
13 Walker Terrace, Gateshead. NE8 1EB

1. Friday 6th July 10am-4pm = Information open drop-in day 13 Walker Terrace.
2. Tuesday 10th July 1pm - 5pm = Team building meet 13 Walker Terrace
3. Wednesday 11th July 10am -5:30pm = Outdoor Activity
4. Tuesday 17th July 10am -5:30pm = Outdoor Activity
5. Wednesday 18th July 10am -5:30pm = Outdoor Activity

Anyone interested should contact me to register their interest.



Kind regards

Nick Coates

Senior Instructor

Working days: 9-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Wayout in Gateshead (WinG)

c/o Newburn Activity Centre
Grange Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8ND

Tel: 0191 267 1579

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


MHNE Horticultural Therapy Sessions - Stanley

Grow your own plants/veg/herbs!

Every Monday (10am – 3pm) 11th June to 16th July at Muddy Boots, Causey near Stanley, County Durham.

Only a limited amount of places so book your space - click here for a flyer for the course and an application form (Word) to return to us.

Greening the Gap’s mission is to encourage people to enjoy the benefits of Muddy Boots, set in beautiful countryside surrounded by a range of fabulous attractions.  Tanfield Steam Railway, Causey Arch (the oldest railway bridge in the world) and the famous Beamish Open Air Museum are short walks away.

Over the summer, discover the delights of creating your own planting area. Learn how to sow and plant seedlings to grow your own vegetables, herbs and vegetables, working in our undercover horticultural therapy centre with our experienced horticulturalists.

Why you should get involved? Participants at our sessions last year said:

“It was great helping each other”

“Learnt so much about wildlife, animals and outdoor stuff”

“Spending time in large groups can be such fun”

“Learnt how to make a planter”

“Reminded that I love nature and enjoy it”

“Cheap and easy to do”

"Didn’t last long enough. Lots of smiley faces at the end of the day."

Free 6 Day Outdoor Health & Well Being course - Gateshead adults only

Please see attached poster with dates for Gateshead adults only in need of benefiting from improving their health and well being.  Information drop-in 'Open Day' Friday 6th July, visit between 10am-3pm at 13 Walker Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1EB
Participants need to do all of the course.

All necessary outdoor equipment provided, plus minibus transport to / from 13 Walker Terrace.
see poster for dates and times.

8 spaces available.  People selected on the Team building day.
Maximum of £5 per person per day available for travel expenses.
Once participants have done the course there will be outdoor progression activity days one per month for 6 months.
To register interest contact:

Nick Coates    Tel. No. 0191 267 1579     email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


MHNE Training

MHNE Training is the training arm of Mental Health North East, a charity that works to improve and protect mental health services in the region.

Our aim - is to educate and inform employers and staff about mental health. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people each year* so most employers can expect to encounter the issue at some point.

Mental Health Training

Our training helps build understanding and awareness of mental health so that employers:

  • can spot the early warning signs;
  • are comfortable talking to people about mental health issues;
  • know how to manage staff mental health appropriately; and can signpost people to additional support if it’s needed.

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