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Prince's Trust: Get Started with Football in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation

The Prince’s Trust in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation are running our next Get Started with Football programme starting on Monday 14th August 2017.

The programme is available to unemployed young people aged 16 – 25 with an interest in football and learning coaching techniques. Our Get Started programmes aim to develop young people’s skills, helping them overcome barriers and move in to education, training or employment. It is an excellent opportunity for young people to improve their motivation, confidence, communication, teamwork and leadership skills.
During the programme, young people will have the chance to:

 Learn football skills from professional coaches at Newcastle United Foundation
 Develop their own coaching skills under the guidance of professionals
 Meet new people and build their confidence and team working skills
 Gain a Sports Leadership 'Go Lead' Award, FA First Aid and FA Safeguarding Certificates
 Progress on to further courses with Newcastle United Foundation including Premier League Works
 Explore volunteering opportunities with Newcastle United Foundation
 Go on a guided tour of St James’ Park
 Travel expenses and lunch will be provided every day
 Receive up to three months progression support to help them achieve their next steps


 Taster Day: Tuesday 8th August 2017

 Programme Dates: Monday14th August – Friday 18th August 2017

 Venue: St James’s Park and Redheugh Football Club

Further Information

Free Course - Level 2 Award in Business and Enterprise


Ever wanted to know what was involved in setting up your own business?

Being your own boss?

What being self-employed is all about?

Our Business & Enterprise course is designed to help people develop a range of skills and understanding around setting up and running their own business and working for themselves. It also gives you an opportunity to achieve a recognised qualification in business and enterprise.

Topics covered on the course:
Personal abilities & skills needed to run a business
Legal and regulatory requirements for running a business
Different sources of business finance
Selling products or services
Developing a business plan

How long is the course?

10am – 2.30pm and will be held on the following days:
Wednesday 24th May
Wednesday 31st May
Wednesday 7th June
Wednesday 14th June
Wednesday 21st June
Wednesday 28th June
Wednesday 5th July
Wednesday 12th July
Wednesday 19th July
Wednesday 26th July
Wednesday 2nd August
Wednesday 9th August
Lunch and refreshments will be provided on all days.

Where is the course held?

The course will be held at Low Fell Library, Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead.

Do I get a qualification?

On successful completion of the course, participants will achieve a recognised qualification, OCR Level 2 Award in Business and Enterprise.

Am I eligible for the course?

The course is free to anyone who is:
Currently not working
Over the age of 19
Resident in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear or County Durham
Further information contact us on:

Telephone: 0191 440 3360

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

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TEWV Recovery College online launches new website

Providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people with experience of mental illness, from service users to their family, friends and staff - the Recovery College Online website has been developed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) and has two main areas:

  • a public area available to anyone worldwide, providing generic, non-Trust specific information on mental health topics.
  • an e-learning section, which will initially be available to anyone within the TEWV catchment area (by secure login) and provide teaching and learning on a range of mental health topics.

Content on both areas of the website has been co-written from different perspectives and includes overview from those with lived experience. There are service user stories on the site along with site information, views and opinions, as well as the training courses, resources and forums specific to individual logins.

Log on now at or if you have any queries in relation to the site, contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MHNE Campaigning and Lobbying Skills for Mental Health

Seven FREE sessions to develop skills and confidence in mental health campaigning. Guest speakers and trainers will support participants in a workshop setting, this course provides an opportunity to develop your ideas into actions.

Chester le Street and *Durham - Thursdays from 10am until 3pm
26th May to the 22nd July 2016 - it is not necessary to sign up for all 8 sessions.
Lunch will be provided and resonable travel expenses are covered.

To book a place or for more details please contact MHNE Service Users in Action Project Co-ordinator Gareth Cooper - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
While content is tailored to service users and carers in County Durham - if you are outside the area and would still like to attend you are still welcome, so please get in touch.

Follow link to the programme for full details of the sessions and speakers:

MHNE’s award-winning Service Users in Action project is funded by Comic Relief
supported by North East Together (NEt) and Launchpad.