Training, Education & Activities

Clients pottery

“The opportunity to do things which I didn’t think were possible in the past” 

O’Hanlon House resident

Getting involved in training, education and other activities can make all the difference to your life. It can help you learn new skills, develop your self-confidence, and improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Our Training, Education & Activities programmes are available to everyone who uses the Emergency Accommodation, Day Services and Resettlement Floor provided by O’Hanlon House.

Ask our Training, Education & Activities Coordinator about the programmes on offer. She will help you to develop your own training, education and activity plan.

What we offer

  • We organise activities designed to motivate you and help you develop your confidence, such as drumming, IT sessions, art groups, acupuncture, museum workshops and photography.
  • We can help you to access courses leading to qualifications, such as first aid, food hygiene and construction.
  • We can help you to find voluntary and paid work in the community. You can get fit by taking part in physical exercise and sports such as rugby, football, gym memberships, indoor climbing.
  • We offer structured learning and personal development work, such as classes on money management, sexual health, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), independent living, and addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
  • We offer a range of projects dedicated to helping people with specific issues. For example, our video diaries project helped clients with entrenched alcohol misuse issues to talk about their drinking habits on camera. Clients then watched their video diaries at a later date and explored their thoughts and feelings, which encouraged them to seek help and advice.
  • You can take part in informal group activities that provide opportunities for you to meet staff and residents at other housing projects.
  • We can organise for you to attend information and advice workshops offered by other housing providers.