Several MASH members successfully completed the Managing My Money course delivered by Building Bridges Training and sponsored by Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) Community Engagement Team.
This was a three day course accredited with the Open College Network West Midlands, for service users who live independently and manage their own budget.
The course enables learners to identify bills and expenses, to plan spending in order to maintain a home and recognise regular and weekly expenses; understand fixed and variable costs, and long-term expenses.
The course was delivered through fun activities such as using picture cards, quizzes, completing worksheets and role plays.
Tippa Naphtali (project co-ordinator) said; “This was a brilliant 3 days that really helped service users to identify strategies to help them manage their personal finances more effectively which in turn empowers them and helps to reduce stress levels related to money worries.
“I feel strongly that this course and others like it should be adopted mainstream by BSMHFT and other mental health organisations as a practical way of supporting people with a lived experience to build confidence and resilience”
About Building Bridges Training CIC
Building Bridges Training CIC is an independent social enterprise which makes a difference to people’s lives through delivering training, demonstrating how everyone can contribute towards providing better support and improved services and true inclusion for all. Their training is co-delivered with trainers with a learning disability.