ERIC Number: EJ800012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 0
"I Walk with My Head up"
Adults Learning, v19 n3 p14-15 Nov 2007
Hackney Community College's Mental Health Education Project is celebrating a decade of support for students with mental health difficulties. The project was set up 10 years ago to guide and support mental health service users into mainstream education and employment. The author met John McClean, the college's mental health coordinator, and George Llewellyn, one of the project's students and a part-time tutor at the college. McClean offers a flexible service which varies with each student he sees, from providing information, advice and guidance on mental health to supporting a learner throughout their time at college. Llewellyn teaches a course at Lee House employment service for mental health service users. He also teaches two IT courses at the college, including a class for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learners, and is looking to take on more teaching hours. His experience of mental health difficulties means that he has become a role model for other learners.
Descriptors: Health Services, Role Models, Mental Health, Community Colleges, Health Needs, School Health Services, College Students, Profiles, Student Needs, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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