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short course - Preparing for Ward Visiting Level 2

short course - Preparing for Ward Visiting Level 2

Next course early spring.

A requirement for peer support work with our highly regarded Canerows support service. Application by interview. 4 days over 4…

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Alive at Sound Minds

Alive at Sound Minds

Starts Jan - 8 weeks x 2 hours - Thursdays

Your hosts: Muddy Civilians

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short course - Music Production (AUDIO) Level 2

short course - Music Production (AUDIO) Level 2

Starts February 2018 - 14 weeks x 2 hours, Wednesdays.

Record and process audio with Propellerheads 'Reason 9'. Starts Weds 7th February - 14 weeks x 2 hours, 2.00 -…

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short course - Rap and Lyric writing

short course - Rap and Lyric writing

Mondays from Feb 5th 2018 8 weeks x 2 hours - Mondays.

Ever popular short course presented by rap duo Muddy Civilians. Hone your lyric writing and performance skills. FREE - requires…

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short course - Street Jazz Dance

short course - Street Jazz Dance

2nd February 2018 for 6 weeks 12.00 - 1pm.

1.5 hours a week for 8 weeks. Starts 2nd February  12.00-1.30 p.m. Learn the latest moves to the grooviest tunes,…

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Aims and Objectives.onal aims

Below is a table that outlines some possible objectives to be met by Sound Minds services, offered as an aid to busy professionals. This is by no means a comprehensive list and of course most importantly it's down to the individual to identify their own aims.

arts participation

  • To gain confidence and self esteem through art/music/film/theatre/writing that is valued in a wider community context
  • To advance my work through contact with arts professionals
  • To learn how to work with others and improve my ability to relate to other people
  • To communicate my own experiences through art/film/music/theatre/writing to my peers or the wider public through performances, /events/films
  • To use my art/music to further understanding of the human condition
  • To access the facilities/equipment/materials to practice my skills
  • To enjoy and learn more about myself and my own creativity from others
  • To make friends and improve my social life
  • To identify, use, value and develop my talents and creativity
  • To refine my artistic communication skills
  • To be confident that I can learn new creative skills and techniques at a pace that suits me
  • To use arts activities to help people understand more about mental health
  • To grow within a safe and encouraging context for creativity and interaction
  • To take responsibility for giving support and advice to others.
  • To receive support and understanding from others who accept my experiences and make allowances for times I’m not feeling too great
  • To feel respected and understood.
  • To help me to develop a meaningful structure to my week.
  • To be assured that if things start to go wrong for me, there are people around who can make sure I will receive the help I need.
  • To get more from my life by learning from other people who have been through similar experiences
  • To learn skills I will need for the future beyond Sound Minds
  • To take advantage and enjoy the creative opportunities, events and arts projects  that Sound Minds creates
  • To help me to identify and prepare for  employment/ self employment/ volunteering in the creative industries
  • To be part of the creative and community life of Wandsworth

support for employment or volunteering

(Management Committee, Canerows and Plaits Committee)

  • To gain experience of managing an organisation
  • To learn about budgeting, cash flow, personnel issues and employment law, health and safety etc.
  • To learn how to work under direction and supervision
  • To learn about project management
  • To learn how to run and contribute to a business meeting
  • To feel valued by others
  • To learn how to motivate and communicate with others
  • To learn how to make decisions as part of a team
  • To have the chance to practice my existing skills to the benefit of others
  • To gain the satisfaction of having contributed to the good work of Sound Minds
  • To be valued by wider society through contributing to the greater good.
  • To help me to identify and identify my strengths and talents in this field
  • To help me to prepare for committee work in other fields
  • To help me gain experience that will help me in future employment as a trustee and/or company director
  • To help me to develop a meaningful structure to my week.
  • To make friends and improve my social life
  • To learn skills I will need for the future beyond Sound Minds 
  •  To help me to prepare for  employment in the creative/care/peer support industries

support for employment or volunteering

(Canerows and Plaits Teaching

Teaching assistant, niche volunteering)

  • To learn and practice teaching and training skills
  • To learn about budgeting, cash flow, personnel issues and employment law, health and safety etc.
  • To learn about project management
  • To learn how to work under direction and supervision
  • To learn how to motivate and communicate with others
  • To improve my self esteem and confidence with other people
  • To learn how to make decisions as part of a team
  • To feel valued by others
  • To help me to develop a weekly routine and otherwise organise my time
  • To help me to identify and identify my strengths and talents in this field
  • To prepare for future teaching or training roles
  • To make friends and improve my social life
  • To receive support and understanding from others who accept my experiences and make allowances for times I’m not feeling too great.
  • To gain the satisfaction of having contributed to the good work of Sound Minds
  • To have the chance to practice my existing skills to the benefit of others
  • To learn skills I will need for the future beyond Sound Minds
  • To be rewarded financially for my work 
  • To help me to prepare for  employment in the creative/care/peer support industries

support for employment or volunteering

E.G. Arts volunteering roles

Workshop facilitation

  • To learn and practice teaching and training skills
  • To learn how to work under direction and supervision
  • To improve my self esteem and confidence with other people
  • To learn how to make decisions as part of a team
  • To feel valued by others and those I work with
  • To have the chance to practice my existing skills to the benefit of others
  • To achieve a sense of satisfaction  at having furthered someone else’s creative aspirations.
  • To be rewarded financially for my work
  • To have the satisfaction of having contributed to the good work of Sound Minds
  • To make friends and improve my social life
  • To help me to develop a meaningful structure to my week.
  • To receive support and understanding from others who accept my experiences and make allowances for times I’m not feeling too great
  • To learn skills I will need for the future beyond Sound Minds
  • To help me prepare for  employment in the creative industries/elsewhere

courses

(accredited and unaccredited)

  • To gain confidence and self esteem by learning new skills and techniques
  • To learn how to wrok with others and improve my abilities to relate to people
  • To access the facilities/equipment/materials to practice my skillsTo improve how to communicate my own artistic vision
  • To enjoy my own creativity and that of others
  • To learn skills I will need for the future beyond Sound Minds
  • To make friends and improve my social life
  • To help me to develop a meaningful structure to my week.
  • To identify, use, value and develop my talents and creativity
  • To refine my skills of artistic communication
  • To feel confident learning within a safe and encouraging context that is flexible enough for me when I’m not feeling too great
  • To be assured that if things start to go wrong for me, there are people around who can make sure I will receive the help I need.
  • To get more from my life by learning from other people who have been through similar experiences
  • To help me to identify and prepare for employment/ self employment/ volunteering in the creative industries
  • To gain transferable skills in ICT
general
  • To feel that my culture is accepted, valued and celebrated by people around me
  • To feel safe in a positive and creative environment
  • To make friends and improve my social life
  • To influence how Sound Minds services develop and improve
  • To help influence and  improve people’s experiences of mental health services locally
  • To make a contribution to the success of a user led organisation
  • To help me to develop a meaningful structure to my week.