Courses

We run a range of courses to teach people with learning disabilities about staying healthy, happy and safe.  Learn to live a more healthy life – it is also a great way to meet people and make friends.

Current Courses

Mindfulness for Life

Everyone wants to have a happier and full life.  Sometimes life can make us sad, cross, stressed, worried or tired. Mindfulness is a way to help us to live each moment and cope better with life.

We run courses and practice groups to help people with learning disabilities use Mindfulness in their lives.

For more information please contact Gail Wright or Kathy Steele on 0191 281 8737 or email gail.wright@skillsforpeople.org.uk or kathy.steele@skillsforpeople.org.uk

Sense and Sexuality

We run several Sense and Sexuality courses during the year for people with a learning disability and/or autism.

On the course you can learn about

  • Making Friends
  • Relationships and going on dates
  • Feeling good about our bodies
  • Keeping safe from harm and abuse
  • Safer sex and contraception

For more information please contact Joanna Routledge on 0191 281 8737 or email joannna.routledge@skillsforpeople.org.uk

For upcoming courses see our events page.

Courses Archive

PBS (Positive Behavioural Support)

Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) is a good way of supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism that are at risk of behaviours that challenge. It is a way to help people understand a person’s behaviour and make sure they get the support they really need.

It aims to make people’s lives better.  When a person’s life is good, then they are less likely to communicate with behaviour which challenges other people.

Our team of parents of disabled children will be working with the North East and Cumbria Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) Community of Practice to raise awareness among parents across the region, about PBS and how it can help.

Friendship

We support people with learning disabilities to learn about making friends and building relationships. If you are interested please contact information@skillsforpeople.org.uk

You can find out more about our friends groups on our Social groups page.

Healthy Lifestyles

In Redcar and Cleveland we have supported local people with learning disabilities to create a Healthy Lifestyles project helping people to learn about having a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Keeping Well

Learn about staying healthy, happy and safe.  As well as learning from experts, we help each other to learn and live more healthy lives – it is a great way to meet people, and make friends too.

This is a 10 session course about healthy eating, keeping fit and coping with stress.  Working as a group to support one another.

Speaking up (self advocacy)

We offer regular courses to help people to gain confidence to speak up for themselves, and understand their rights.  Often these courses involve members of our Speaking up groups.


Upcoming Events

  1. Love Life Course – Session 3

    21st November @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  2. Drama

    21st November @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. West End Parent Carer Support Group (Pass it on Parents)

    22nd November @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Men of the North

    25th November @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Positive Behaviour Support workshop – Getting the right support

    26th November @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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