Skills for Work and Wellbeing

What

Skills-based training for people aged 26-65, delivered in partnership with Midlothian Local Employability Partnership. The focus will be on supporting people with criminal convictions, housing issues and mental health issues, who are from the most deprived communities and backgrounds within Midlothian – Central Dalkeith/Woodburn; Mayfield/Easthouses and Gorebridge.

The aims of the course are to provide weekly sessions on an outreach basis in the three identified communities. The training will be delivered face-to-face and be a mixture of wellbeing and skills-based learning. The team will deliver all the non-accredited training and be present in every session. There is also the opportunity for participants to undertake accredited training which will be delivered by an accredited trainer.

  • Wellbeing sessions will include: confidence building; mood; motivation; positive social connections; meaningful activity; and affirmation.
  • Employability sessions will cover: CV work; advice around Disclosure Letters; mock interview advice; cover letters and application forms.
  • Skills-based and Accredited Training: REHIS Food Hygiene; REHIS First Aid; and REHIS Health and Safety.

Who

Unemployed people aged 26-65 living within Midlothian. Open to all current Midlothian Access to Industry students, as well as new Midlothian clients. Contact us, or speak to your Caseworker for more details.

When

The course runs one day a week for nine months. Upcoming dates: 13 July.

Why

Wellbeing and skills-based training and support for people with criminal convictions, housing issues and mental health issues.

Where

Space will be accessed in Dalkeith, Gorebridge and Mayfield, with the first of the sessions held in the MAEDT Pavilion in Mayfield.