OUR COURSES

Breathe Mental Health

Our bespoke “BREATHE” mental health course has been developed to enhance the health and well-being of the local people in St Helens struggling with mild to moderate mental health issues such as depression, stress and anxiety.

The BREATHE Programme is a free, 8 week course for adults aged over 18. Classes are weekly, delivered in  small groups in a safe and comfortable environment at The Hope Centre. Each session lasts up to 3 hours.

The course covers the following elements:

Here we look to understand what confidence is and where it comes from. How external influences affect self-esteem and confidence. The pace of this session is set to suit the group. We identify fears and work to overcome them and learn and practice confidence, self-esteem building techniques and how to manage and cope in difficult/long-term situations. We also work on how to exercise the mind.

These sessions provide you with the practical and personal applications of setting and achieving your own personal goals.

From this course we aim to identify, relevant opportunities, sources of help and information and any contributing factors that may impact on personal progress. We learn what self-awareness is and an understanding of current situations. We also work to formulate ideas for possible goals and explaining how this relates to personal achievements. Finally, we construct a comprehensive action plan to assist in achieving goals in their everyday lives.

The aim of these sessions is to build effective communication skills helping you be confident in expressing yourself, respond to others and gain a positive outcome.

From this part of the course we look at what assertiveness is and where its purpose and how to choose the right assertive approach when affected by others. We identifying different behavioural types and how to deal with aggressive and abusive people. We also teach how to give and receive compliments and how say “no” assertively to achieve the required outcome. We also learn and practice assertive techniques in all types of situations.

Breathe Employability

The Breathe Employability Course is a 10 week course covering the Mental Health content (6 weeks) with a further 4 weeks IT development as well. 

IT Sessions 


The 4 weekly IT sessions are learner led and support the IT novice to explore the digital world and for those who are more proficient job searches can be made and help given with CVs too

We are here for you, we have time for you, a listening ear for you and we will not judge you.

Vernon Fuller - Breathe Course Tutor

Digital Skills

The UK Online Basics for Employment course is the first step to getting you work ready and more confident online. Course content includes:

Once you’ve got to grips with the basics, you can go even further with our Beyond Basics course.

Beyond Basics

This course is designed to help learners progress beyond the basics, introducing learners to Microsoft Office and it’s packages. It is a 4 week course including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Packages. 

This course is ideal for those wanting to update their skills to be work ready. or to refresh their basic skills in these office standard packages. 

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BEST Work Club

Business Etiquette Sessions for Today (BEST) is a Drop In Session that provides weekly employability support, advice and guidance.

Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the individual from job search through CVs and interview preparation. We’ve created a friendly and encouraging environment where you can get ahead to where you want to be.

Day Time
Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday/Sunday Closed
The Hope Centre, Atherton Street, St Helens, WA10 2DT
Day Time
Monday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1.30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1.30pm
Hope House, 103 Church Street, St Helens, WA10 2DT