Learning Together is a 12-week programme for young people aged 11-16 who are struggling to attend school due to their mental health and/or special educational needs – both diagnosed and undiagnosed.
The programme provides 2 workshops each week at our Rochford site, offering an enriching learning experience focused on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
Each workshop is delivered by our friendly and professional team, sometimes joined by local specialists, with the aim to build confidence, resilience, and increase feelings of positive self-esteem. The workshops will be tailored to meet the individual needs of those attending.
Who can join Learning Together?
All young people of secondary school age who are not currently accessing education (or attending infrequently) and live within the Southend-on-Sea, Rochford and Castle Point areas are eligible to attend Learning Together, and you can make a self-referral or be referred by other professionals.
We want to involve young people and parents in the creation of the workshops by finding out what they want to learn about, what they think would help them the most, and what makes the best learning environment for them. You will have the opportunity to meet with staff in person at our site before sessions begin. It’s a great chance to get familiar with us, and for us to get to know the young person and their needs.
Join Learning Together
Please complete a registration form on our referrals page, and a member of our team will be in contact as soon as possible.
It’s nice to be with others who are also anxious or a bit nervous. It’s nice to come out from a session and feel positive and it carries on through my day. It makes me think about the way I look at myself. I am really enjoying the project –Rory