Education for recovery

Converge Leeds is your chance to explore new ideas for self-expression and communication, aid recovery and work towards achieving your goals.

In January we are running non-accredited short courses, based at universities in Leeds, for anyone aged 18 or over experiencing mental health difficulties. Courses are provided free of charge.

Converge courses focus on education and building on/learning new skills. Students don’t need to have any previous experience – just a willingness to learn and get involved.

Leeds Trinity University

Sports Journalism

at Leeds Trinity Unversity

This course will cover the basic skills of writing sports articles at a professional level as well as looking at different techniques used for creating entertaining and informative content relating to the world of sport.

When: Wed 2 – 4pm
17, 24, 31 January. 7, 14, 21, 28 February.

Leeds College of Music


at Leeds College of Music

Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced musician and band member this project is offered to anyone who would like to learn or develop instrumental skills and skills in songwriting as part of a band. All abilities welcome.

When: Thurs 5 – 6:30pm
25 Jan. 1, 8,15, 22 Feb. 1, 8 March

Leeds College of Music

Converge Singers

at Leeds College of Music

Whether you enjoy singing for fun or you’re seeking to develop your skills as a singer, or maybe you want to just try singing, come and join us and perform some famous and loved pop standards amongst a group of friendly musicians.

When: Wed 6:30 – 8:30pm
24, 31 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb. 7, 14 March

Drama Programme

at The Unversity of Leeds

In a group setting, we will develop a step-by-step approach to building a believable setting, understanding character through improvisation and concentrating on skills such as listening, acting and reacting.

When: Tues 5:30 ± 7:30pm
13, 20, 27 February. 6, 13, 20, 27 March. 3 April.

Leeds Beckett University

Electronic Music Production

at Leeds Beckett Unversity

This course covers a wide range of musical styles that employ electronic technology ranging from electronic dance music through hip hop.

When: The course will take place at Leeds Beckett University, beginning in February and running for 8 weeks. Dates and times to be confirmed.

Enrolments will take place throughout
November and December 2017 and January 2018.

Download your enrolment form

To enrol by phone, for more information or to request an application form call Karen Pearse on 0113 305 5800

Enrol by post by completing the enrolment for and returning it to Converge, Leeds Mind , Clarence House, 11 Clarence Road , Leeds LS18 4LB

Enrol by email by sending us your completed form to


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