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What is Mind Field?

Mind Field is a 7-week course, designed to help get people back to work.

It has two specific aims:

  • to help people improve their mental wellbeing
  • to help gain the confidence to return to employment.

Mind Field starts on Thursday 24th March, with enrolment from 11th March.

This course is delivered face-to-face at Dorset Mind’s Office: Ground Floor, 8 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road. Bournemouth. BH8 8JN.

How does the programme work?

Mind Field is a series of weekly sessions over a seven-week period. It comprises workshops and mentoring to gain employability skills alongside mental health support.

Group sessions are held on Thursdays 9.30 – 12.00 (the first group 24th March). 1-2-1 Mentoring times will be arranged individually with Vicky on Fridays.

Six sessions of counselling are also available if required – and you can join other Dorset Mind services, that you can view here.

Topics covered include: CV writing, job searching, applications, interview techniques, coping with anxiety, building confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing strategies.

Who can access Mind Field?

Anyone currently not in employment, who lives in Dorset and is 18+ and experiencing mental wellbeing challenges.

Additionally, you must be able to attend sessions at our Bournemouth office.

Feedback from previous courses:

“When I first joined I was really nervous and I didn’t want to talk, just listen because I felt really uncomfortable. Over time I managed to talk a tiny bit and developed confidence to speak up. I felt supported in the group which helped me.”

Mind Field Client, October 2021.

“It teaches you stuff that you don’t really know. If you have been keeping your anxiety inside for a long time it starts to get very uncontrollable and knowing some techniques, even if it helps a little, is enough to help get control of it and the support is out there.”

Mind Field Client, October 2021.

“I have been able to redo my CV and make me feel more job ready after a successful practise interview with JP Morgan. I would recommend this course to others to build confidence, self esteem and feel more job ready. “

Mind Field Client, October 2021.

How to register

Email our friendly practitioner Vicky at: mindfield@dorsetmind.uk

Thank you for funding…

This programme is kindly funded by ESFA Community Training Grants.

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