Guidance

Community learning mental health pilot

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This document applies to the 2015 to 2016 financial year.

Following a successful procurement process, the SFA has notified 62 Community learning providers they will receive a contract to pilot adult education courses to help adults recover from mild to moderate mental health problems.

Documents

Community learning mental health pilots – organisations to be awarded a contract

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Community learning mental health pilot: specification

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The Skills Funding Agency will award contracts to 62 organisations across our 6 operational areas.

These organisations, in direct receipt of a Community learning allocation, will work with local mental health partners to pilot adult education Community learning courses in local settings across England.

They will support adults aged 19 and over who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders for the 2015 to 2016 financial year.

Community learning mental health pilot: specification

An invitation to tender (ITT) was issued to support people aged 19 and over who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. The closing date for the receipt of bids was 5.00pm on Friday, 6 February 2015.

The tender was concerned with the development, delivery, evaluation and sharing of educational approaches to support recovery from mental health problems, in order to identify the potential for sustainability and wider dissemination.

Only organisations currently on the Skills Funding Agency’s register of training organisations and in direct receipt of a Community learning allocation were eligible for this this ITT. The ITT specification and details of applicant information sessions were available on the Bravo e-tendering portal.