At our Mansfield Street site we recently completed a course which was provided by West Notts College. The title was ‘Confidence Building’ and the aims of the course were
- Understanding what confidence is
- Developing strategies to help build confidence
- Overcoming some of the barriers to confidence
- Helpful ways to move forward
The tutor, Julie, used different activities and team exercise’s to help the group feel more confident in themselves and when communicating with others. Some of the guys who took part went from not being able to speak about themselves to standing up in front of the whole room and reading something they had written about themselves. Everyone involved benefited in different ways and took part in all the activities even when they might not have felt comfortable to do so.