Learning Area

Welcome to Spark and Co's. Learning Area.

We work with a range of partners and expert trainers or bring you online workshops, videos, guides and resources.

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Wellbeing series: Navigating Your Mental Health During Covid-19

Learn how to navigate your mental health during (and after!) Covid-19 with Inside Out Wellbeing.  

The pandemic has affected all of our lives in many ways - from lockdowns and not being able to see loved ones, to fears and anxieties about the future. 

Inside Out Wellbeing is a social enterprise committed to helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing. Using psychology, education and creativity, these sessions will educate, engage and entertain. 

 

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Wellbeing series: Change Through Art

Join us for this workshop series and tap into the power of poetry to explore your wellbeing. 

Writerz And Scribez is a not for profit creative arts company built on the foundation that art changes and heightens life. 

Join expert facilitator, Desree on a journey with poetry to explore: your name, your shame, family and relationships, and the importance of telling your story. 

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Wellbeing series: Navigating Covid-19 for South Asian Men

This series is designed specifically for South Asian Men in partnership with Expert by Experience and Taraki. 

Research shows that self-identifying men have a strong hesitancy when it comes to seeking help for their mental wellbeing.

Access a safe space, tools and resources in this series.

 

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Change Through Art - Writerz & Scribez

Spark and Co. are excited to partner with Writerz n Scribez to bring you this online learning series which taps into the power of poetry as a tool to explore your wellbeing. Writerz And Scribez is a not for profit creative arts company built on the foundation that art changes and heightens life. They firmly believe that through the use of art, they can change lives. 

Watch videos by Expert facilitator, Desree, who has been running workshops over the last three years, on a journey of sessions using poetry to explore: your name, your shame, family and relationships and the importance of telling your story. 

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Inside Out Wellbeing

Spark and Co. are excited to partner with Inside Out Wellbeing to bring you this information series on navigating your mental health during (and after!) Covid-19.  

The pandemic has affected all of our lives in many ways - from lockdowns and not being able to see loved ones, to fears and anxieties about the future. 

Inside Out Wellbeing is a social enterprise committed to helping people improve their mental health and wellbeing. They believe everyone should have access to mental health education, no matter what stage of the journey they are at. Using psychology, education and creativity, they educate, engage and entertain.

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a complex issue with a lot of shame and stigma attached to it. In this section, we explore what it is and how to get support.  

These pieces were developed by our Community AmbassadorsAmmaarah Zayna. Ammaarah Zayna is a freelance writer and activist who works in the domestic violence sector.

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Riaz Phillipps

Riaz Philips is a food publisher, writer and advocate. In this series, he shares his insights and tips on getting started with a career in the food industry.

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Food & Recipes: Community Comfort

These recipes were collected by one of our Community Ambassadors; food publisher, writer and advocate Riaz Phillips. You can find out more about Riaz here

At the start of the first COVID-19 lockdown when news began to trickle out that the communities that were being negatively impacted the most were the ones closest to Riaz, he wanted to do something positive that helped and shine a positive light on underrepresented food cultures in the UK.


The result was Community Comfort, an incredible array of recipes inspired by a global palette of cuisines. The recipes shared here have been picked due to their ease to make, relatively cheap ingredients and for how long each cook can last especially given these winter days.

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Fuse

Spark and Co. is excited to partner with Fuse Manchester to bring you this guide on Portfolio’s, CV’s and Cover Letters. 

Fuse is an inclusive platform elevating the voices and work from creatives of colour; dedicated to creating change.

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The Other Box: Emotional Bias Series

Join Spark & Co and The Other Box as we support you to develop your emotional intelligence and understand unconscious bias with our 4-webinar bundle.

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Navigating Healthcare

Dr Gayatri Ranjan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. In this series, she shares her top tips on Navigating Healthcare when it comes to the following topics: 

  • Communicating with your Doctor or GP
  • Practical tips and seeking medical support during the pandemic
  • Pregnancy 
  • Endometriosis