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Mindlift courses for adults living with mental health issues

​See what Mindlift courses we offer for adults living with mental health issues.

About our courses

We use computerised technology to support learning and non-verbal self-expression for adults with mental health issues.

We offer a broad range of courses to help you improve your health and wellbeing or gain employment, including:

  • art
  • cookery
  • computing
  • music
  • English
  • maths.

How to enrol

To enrol on some of our courses you need to book a pre-course assessment. You can book an assessment by visiting one of our adult education centres or by calling:

  • Brockley Rise centre on 020 8314 6677
  • Granville Park centre on 020 8314 6666
  • Grove Park centre on 020 8314 7775.

For more information, contact the curriculum leader, Luky Trenchard, on 020 8314 8622 or luky.trenchard@lewisham.gov.uk.

Work-skills taster courses

We offer a range of short courses that could help boost your confidence and prepare you for work. Find out more about our employability courses.

Art - drawing - summer (SML0201GP)
Starts 02 May 2019 at Grove Park Centre – Thursday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Art - drawing - spring (SML0200GP)
Starts 10 January 2019 at Grove Park Centre – Thursday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Art - large images, small print (SML0202GR)
Starts 29 April 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Monday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Art - monoprinting (SML0191GR)
Starts 29 April 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Monday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Art - sculpture (SML0122GR)
Starts 07 January 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Monday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Art - using colour (SML0123GR)
Starts 17 September 2018 at Granville Park Centre – Monday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Communication - part 1 (SML0130GR)
Starts 19 September 2018 at Granville Park Centre – Wednesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Communication - part 2 (SML0131GR)
Starts 09 January 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Wednesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Communication - part 3 (SML0132GR)
Starts 01 May 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Wednesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Communication & numeracy - part 1 (SML0133BR)
Starts 17 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Monday 3.15pm to 5.15pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Communication & numeracy - part 2 (SML0134BR)
Starts 07 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Monday 3.15pm to 5.15pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Communication & numeracy - part 3 (SML0135BR)
Starts 29 April 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Monday 3.15pm to 5.15pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Drumming circle (SML0218BR)
Starts 30 April 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Tuesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Drumming circle (SML0216BR)
Starts 18 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Tuesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Drumming circle (SML0217BR)
Starts 08 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Tuesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Environment and community / communication - part 1 (SML0139BR)
Starts 21 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Friday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Environment and community / communication - part 2 (SML0140BR)
Starts 11 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Friday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Environment and community / communication - part 3 (SML0141BR)
Starts 03 May 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Friday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Home management - cooking for health - spring (SML0149GR)
Starts 08 January 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Tuesday 4pm to 6pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Home management - cooking for health - summer (SML0150GR)
Starts 30 April 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Tuesday 4pm to 6pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Home management - feel good food - part 2 (SML0146GR)
Starts 08 January 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Home management - feel good food - part 1 (SML0145GR)
Starts 18 September 2018 at Granville Park Centre – Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Home management - feel good food - part 3 (SML0147GR)
Starts 30 April 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Home management - food for health - autumn (SML0142GR)
Starts 17 September 2018 at Granville Park Centre – Monday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Home management - food for health - spring (SML0143GR)
Starts 07 January 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Monday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Home management - food for health - summer (SML0144GR)
Starts 29 April 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Monday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Horticulture - caring for plant material (SML0206GR)
Starts 18 September 2018 at Granville Park Centre – Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Horticulture - caring for plant material (SML0221MV)
Starts 18 September 2018 at Deptford Reach – Tuesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Horticulture - insert plant material (SML0222MV)
Starts 30 April 2019 at Deptford Reach – Tuesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Horticulture - insert plant material (SML0208GR)
Starts 30 April 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Horticulture - preparing and planting a site (SML0207GR)
Starts 08 January 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Horticulture - preparing and planting a site (SML0204MV)
Starts 08 January 2019 at Deptford Reach – Tuesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

ICT - communicating information using ICT (SML0158BR)
Starts 20 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

ICT - Exploring and becoming familiar with computing devices (SML0159BR)
Starts 10 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

ICT - practical ICT for living (SML001SBR)
Starts 15 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Tuesday 10am to 12 noon
5 weeks; Fee: £65.00 (full), £65.00 (reduced), £65.00 (concession)

ICT - using a computer for beginners (SML0194GR)
Starts 20 September 2018 at Granville Park Centre – Thursday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

ICT - using ICT applications (SML0160BR)
Starts 02 May 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

ICT - using IT for research and communication in real time (SML0161GR)
Starts 10 January 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Thursday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

ICT - using IT to be creative, research and communicate information (SML0162GR)
Starts 02 May 2019 at Granville Park Centre – Thursday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Manufacturing - pottery - improvers (SML0167BR)
Starts 02 May 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 4pm to 6pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Manufacturing - pottery - intermediate (SML0166BR)
Starts 10 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 4pm to 6pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Manufacturing - pottery - introduction (SML0165BR)
Starts 20 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 4pm to 6pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Music Technology - MIDI - autumn (SML0219BR)
Starts 20 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 4pm to 6pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Music technology - MIDI - spring (SML0163BR)
Starts 10 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 4pm to 6pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Music technology - MIDI - summer (SML0164BR)
Starts 02 May 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 4pm to 6pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Performing arts - band workshop advanced - part 1 (SML0169BR)
Starts 19 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Wednesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Performing arts - band workshop advanced - part 2 (SML0170BR)
Starts 09 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Wednesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Performing arts - band workshop advanced - part 3 (SML0171BR)
Starts 01 May 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Wednesday 10am to 12 noon
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Performing arts - band workshop II - autumn (SML0223BR)
Starts 19 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Wednesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Performing arts - band workshop II - spring (SML0224BR)
Starts 09 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Wednesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Performing arts - band workshop II - summer (SML0225BR)
Starts 01 May 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Wednesday 1pm to 3pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Personal skills - yoga - beginners (SML0195BR)
Starts 18 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Tuesday 3.15pm to 5.15pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Personal skills - yoga - consolidate (SML0196BR)
Starts 08 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Tuesday 3.15pm to 5.15pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Personal skills - yoga - good practice (SML0197BR)
Starts 30 April 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Tuesday 3.15pm to 5.15pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Personal skills - yoga healthy living / developing self - autumn (SML0179BR)
Starts 20 September 2018 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 11.45am to 1.45pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Personal skills - yoga healthy living / developing self - spring (SML0180BR)
Starts 10 January 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 11.45am to 1.45pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

Personal skills - yoga healthy living / developing self - summer (SML0181BR)
Starts 25 April 2019 at Brockley Rise Centre – Thursday 11.45am to 1.45pm
11 weeks; Fee: £75.00 (full), £37.50 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)

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