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ERIC Number: EJ800013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Getting back on Track
Ringland, Pam
Adults Learning, v19 n3 p12-13 Nov 2007
This September saw the start of Back on Track, a pioneering pilot course for young people with mental health problems who would like to return to learning or work. The course is being run in Portsmouth by local further education (FE) colleges, with Highbury College the main provider, in collaboration with Headspace, the Portsmouth City Mental Health Service Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) team. It is hoped that this groundbreaking partnership will enable learners to achieve both educational and therapeutic goals and maintain their vocational roles and aspirations. In this article, the author sets out the need for early intervention for young people in mental distress, and the barriers they may encounter when trying to access conventional education or training. The author also discusses the role of supported education in recovery and describes how the Back on Track course was developed, including details of the planned format and expected outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A