Mentor Support for Cancer Patients and Their Families’ is a six-week training programme, accredited by Open College Network. Aimed at previous cancer patients, and those who are or have cared for someone with a cancer diagnosis, the course ensures that mentors who provide support to cancer patients and their families have the necessary skills and abilities to share their experiences in a meaningful way.
The Horticultural Local Training Initiative, based in the Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork is a community-based horticulture training programme which supports socially disadvantaged adults develop their personal wellbeing using nature.
Supporting Communities Digital Inclusion Project, part of the GO ON NI initiative, delivers free digital training in local community centres in Northern Ireland. The training is bespoke, and on completion, participants become ‘Digital Champions’ and go on and further support their own communities to improve their digital skills.
The EPIC Programme supports people from immigrant backgrounds including refugees to help them integrate into Irish society by finding employment or further training.
The Irish Men’s Shed Association promotes learning across the country. It gives men an opportunity to learn new skills and has encouraged others to take up adult learning courses in a range of subjects.
SAOL works with women from Dublin’s North Inner City at all various stages of addiction recovery.