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Not sure if university is for you? Try our FREE and ONLINE 'JumpStart' taster course!
JumpStart is aimed at adults who would like to find out more about what higher education can offer them. We aim to help people build their confidence in themselves as learners and experience university in a positive, learner-centred way. Impartial, confidential educational advice and guidance is built into the course.
The next JumpStart course starts on Wednesday 4th November and will run from 5.00-6.30pm every Wednesday for six weeks, with two additional sessions on Saturdays.
A recent course participant said:
"This is a great opportunity to rethink where you are and where you’re going with no pressure or expectation. All the tutors and staff were very helpful and couldn’t have been more supportive or understanding."
You can find out more about JumpStart on our website and watch a short video of some participants talking about their experiences of the course on our YouTube channel.
To apply for JumpStart please complete this online form, or alternatively give Greg Elliott a call on 0113 343 1770 to find out more about the course
World Health Organisation’s ten facts about mental health
* Mental, neurological and substance use disorders make up 10% of the global burden of disease and 30% of non-fatal disease burden.
* Around 1 in 5 of the world's children and adolescents have a mental disorder.
* Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, affecting 264 million people.
* About half of mental disorders begin before the age of 14.
* Almost 800 000 people die from suicide per year; 1 person dies from suicide every 40 seconds. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in individuals age 15-29 years.
* Around 1 in 9 people in settings affected by conflict have a moderate or severe mental disorder.
* People with severe mental disorders die 10 to 20 years earlier that the general population.
* Rates of mental health workers vary from below 2 per 100 000 population in low-income countries to over 70 per 100 000 in high-income countries.
* Less than half of the 139 countries that have mental health policies and plans report having these aligned with human rights conventions.
* The global economy loses about US$ 1 trillion per year in productivity due to depression and anxiety.