Posted by: North Officer | 07/02/2013

Places on Spring Into Action Course Available

Places are available on a free course in the Northern area. ICDH stands for ‘Introduction to Community Development and Health’.  In the Northern Community Assembly Area the course is better known as ‘Spring Into Action’.

ICDH courses start with a half day Taster session at 9.30 – 12.30.  During the Taster session, you will meet the tutors, find out what the course is about and how the course is delivered.  This is followed by 15 full sessions, one day a week from 9.30 – 2.30.  You will have comfort breaks through out the day and 1 hour for lunch.

Childcare is provided free but you will need to check and book with course provider first.  Availability of childcare places is subject to the capacity and terms and conditions of childcare providers.  Most providers have places for children from 2 years old and special arrangements have to be made with childcare providers for babies from 6 months to 2 years.  We are unable to offer or arrange any childcare for babies under 6 months old.

What will I learn on ICDH?

The 15 weeks course is divided into 5 Topics.

What is Health

– is about what being healthy and well means to you and different people

Power and Powerlessness

– is about how power is used, identify your own strengths as a person and power of a group.

Recognising and Building on the Strengths of Communities

– is about where you live, people and the resources out there that could be accessed improve our health and wellbeing.

Achieving Change for Health

– is about people using their powers together to change situations and develop their community.  Creating opportunities to do activities that raise health and wellbeing.

Skills for working with others

– is about keeping strong, supporting friends and family or getting a group going  requires particular skills.  On this part you will identify and work on yours.

How are these courses delivered?

We’ll get creative using drawings, cutting and pasting magazines and taking photos to explore issues.

You will be guided to reflect and analyse issues in group discussions and journals.

You will be doing individual work as well as group activities during the session.

All the tutors have done the course themselves, made changes in their own personal lives and now have greater involvement in the area where they live.

Is this course for me?

Don’t worry if you have not been in education for sometime or have no formal qualifications.  You will be assisted by supportive tutors and there will be opportunity to discuss with tutors the pace or level that is comfortable for you or if the course suit your needs.  If you wish to chat with someone about the course,

contact  Mai on 0114 2930686 / 0773 6793272



Try the course out and meet the tutor – 11Feb 2013, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Course begins: 25th Feb 2013 (Mondays) , 9.30am – 1.30pm

Venue:   Monteney Primary School

Monteney Crescent

Sheffield S5 9DN

Contact: Diane at Monteney Children Centre on 0114 2467916 or Mai 0773 679 3272 or email


Dates:    14th Jan 2013 – 3rd June 2013 (Mondays) , 9.30am – 2.30pm

Venue:   Shooter’s Grove Children’s Centre

Wood Lane

Sheffield S6 5HN

Contact: Angie 2854519  or email

These courses are open to everyone! Use the contact numbers above to book yourself on the course and to book childcare.



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