Moving Forward


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What is the Moving Forward Project?

Hartlepool Adult Education is part of a national research project enabling adults aged 19+ experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues to take a FREE community learning course. Courses are taught in small friendly groups in welcoming venues.

If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, sleep problems, or prolonged low mood; taking part in a learning programme can help you relax and release tension, improve confidence and raise your self-esteem. It is also a great way to help meet new people and learn something new.

All courses are FREE for those aged 19+ with mild to moderate mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression.

Learners taking part in Hartlepool Moving Forward project can expect:

  • 1:1 support and advice from our friendly and helpful Learning Mentors to choose your course and help decide your learning goals.
  • A FREE community learning course within a supportive, friendly environment.
  • The opportunity to learn new or develop existing skills.
  • Ongoing advice and support from your
  • Learning Mentor to help make the most of your new skills.
  • Access to FREE monthly sessions to learn additional skills and to support your mental wellbeing.
  • Additional learning support such as access to childcare if needed.

To find out more about whether you would be eligible, please contact us to arrange a friendly chat