Surviving the January blues…

The New Year is here, the family time and parties are over, and for many, me included, January feels like an anti-climax following a busy and exciting December. To combat this, I have come up with some great ways to make January that little bit better. Appreciate what you have! [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:31+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Surviving the January blues…

Want less, appreciate more.

My guide to surviving Christmas the fun way! Christmas is approaching again and if you are anything like me you will be frantically putting together Christmas lists; who wants what, how much will it cost, when have I got time to put the tree up, when do I need to post [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:31+00:00December 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Want less, appreciate more.

Why do we think negatively? Surely we know better by now!

Unless you have been living in an area with no access to books, TV or the internet for the last five years, you will be more than familiar with the idea that positive thought promotes positive behaviour. The evidence out there is mind blowing, yet as human beings we continue to think and behave negatively. [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:31+00:00December 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Why do we think negatively? Surely we know better by now!

TNTA’S apprentice George tells his story.

TNTA'S apprentice George tells his story... Hello, I’m George a Digital Marketing Apprentice at The National Training Academy and I’m going to talk about my journey so far, as well as some social media tips that hopefully can help you. I started out as an 18-year-old boy who had no prior [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:32+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on TNTA’S apprentice George tells his story.

Life lessons helping you take the next step.

Life lessons helping you take the next step. Losing a very dear friend at only 19 years of age came as a huge shock. I was unlucky in that I lost my grandparents very young so this was the first time I had experienced death as an adult. At 21 I [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:32+00:00November 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Life lessons helping you take the next step.

I’ve left school, why do i need to learn?

I've left school, why do i have to learn? “I’ve left school, why do I need to learn?” is a question I get asked so many times, and my answer is always the same. We learn every day, without learning we would not engage in or experience life. Learning allows us to develop [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:32+00:00August 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on I’ve left school, why do i need to learn?

No, you can’t take a holiday, we’re a community group!

You can’t take a holiday, we're a community group! Running a community group is hard, especially when you only have one, maybe two members of staff and often rely on volunteers. So what do you do when one of your staff or volunteers utters those dreaded words ‘I need to take some time off, I [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:32+00:00August 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on No, you can’t take a holiday, we’re a community group!

Do I need to engage with communities?

The importance of engaging with communities. When working with communities it is important that you engage with them effectively. People that live in the communities that you serve know their community best. They are your best resource, treat them right and they will be the best asset in your community engagement work [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:33+00:00August 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Do I need to engage with communities?

New apprenticeship Kallum Wood – You’re HIRED!

Kallum Wood shares his story. Just two months ago I was driving to work and feeling a little down. I was on a zero-hour contract and being treated like a low level member of staff, which didn’t motivate me or make me feel valued. I used to dread going in to work. [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:33+00:00July 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on New apprenticeship Kallum Wood – You’re HIRED!

Enhancing the message of Safeguarding

Growth is PANTS! On the 11th July 2016 children were failed again. Five girls who were sexually exploited, intimidated and subjected to "appalling violence" in Coventry were at risk for too long, a review has found. There were "a number of occasions" when the girls made current or historic allegations about sexual [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:33+00:00July 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Enhancing the message of Safeguarding