Collective Encounters is offering a great opportunity for women who are accessing different types of support services to take part in fun online workshops that use creativity to build confidence. CONFIDENCE THROUGH CREATIVITY is a national course for women with an interest in getting creative online, and who could do with a confidence boost due to being out of work, education or training or for some other reason.

Using a variety of fun, creative and arts-based approaches including simple drama, film and radio, participants will have the opportunity to explore themes of female confidence, empowerment and resilience, and will produce creative work including a monologue, a short film and devised drama.

CONFIDENCE THROUGH CREATIVITY builds on a pilot project Collective Encounters delivered in Liverpool, and is now open to women across the country. As well as building confidence through the activities themselves, women will also have a chance to make new connections and grow their social networks.

Sessions are online each Tuesday at 10.30am, starting on 14 September 2021.

The training will be delivered online and participants will be introduced step-by-step to the digital skills needed to take part e.g. using Zoom.

Before the course begins, each participant’s current digital skills and access to IT will be assessed to identify their support needs. Tablets can be provided to enable participation, and participants will be able to keep the tablet on completion.

Previous participants said:

“My mental health has improved greatly, my outlook is no longer stuck on a loop that seemed impossible to break, and I’m excited by technology instead of fearful of it!”

“This course has built my confidence and self-esteem, and it’s really ignited the fire in my belly to go on and do more with my life”

“The close support was amazing – at no point did I feel alone with the challenges & also was empowered to get the most out of each task.”

“I feel confident that I could build on my new skills to move further on in life.”

To find out if CONFIDENCE THROUGH CREATIVITY is for you, come along to an online taster workshop on Wednesday 18 August, 7 – 8:30pm. Email Marianne for full details.

 

If you are interested in finding out more or signing up, please contact Marianne:

email: marianne@collective-encounters.org.uk

call or text: 07933 869 778