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02 November 2020

If you're looking for a career change, we can help you reskill and find a new role. 

Free training courses

This is a great way to learn new skills, and achieve new qualifications. 

Here are some courses we're currently offering:
  • Work in the construction industry: CSCS Site Safety certificate
  • Delivery driving: CPC Driving training certificate
  • Start a career in the care industry: Care certificate
  • Become a security guard: SIA badge and licence.
And there's much more! 

Find out how we supported Myles

Start your own business

We can also help you turn your passion into a profession with our free course from Increase VS.

Sessions are currently held online and are guided by industry experts. 

You'll learn:
  • How to start your own business without any money,
  • how to generate sales from social media,
  • how to make a website without any technical skills,
  • and much more!

Our next courses:

  • 8 to 19 February 2021

Email daisy.littlemore@optivo.org.uk or rhys.williams@optivo.org.uk for more information. 

Need financial support?

We’ll talk you through how to apply for Universal Credit and other support you may be eligible for.

We can help you put a budget together too if that would be helpful.

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Need health and wellbeing support?

The pandemic has had a huge impact on our mental health, and, more than ever, it's important to look after yourself. 

We've free courses and sessions to help give you a much-needed boost, including:

  • Wellbeing One-to-One - Share your wellbeing goals with a Health and Wellbeing Officer. Build a stronger, more active, more connected future. There'll be regular check-ins to support and encourage you.
  • 24-hour mental health support - Chat online anonymously to a  mental health service with 24-hour peer support moderated by trained clinicians. 
  • Free courses - learn how to manage your anxiety and cope with stress, build your self esteem, manage your children's behaviour, or encourage more positive communication in your home.
  • Healthy living - Access free exercise classes online, and learn how to improve your diet. 
See our full programme of virtual wellbeing courses and events for December. 

Become a Wellbeing Champion

We're looking for volunteers with an interest in wellbeing to help support our residents in need. If you're interested in hearing more, email us. ​

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