College helps patients build their computer confidence
COMPUTER tutors from Peterborough Regional College have been sharing their expertise with patients at a city mental health unit.
The college provided a free session for patients at the Cavell Centre on May 21, which was national Silver Surfers’ day and also part of Adult Learners’ Week.
The users from the wards run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, who attended the session, had mixed computer ability and were all given the chance to brush up on their skills and develop their knowledge of the internet.
Clinical specialist Sonya McCullough said: “It was an exciting opportunity for our service users to learn more IT skills and to feel comfortable about using computers.
“A wide range of learners came to the session on the wards, some were fairly computer literate and others beginners.
“They said they would like to have more regular IT sessions on the ward as it helped them build their confidence.”
For more information on the courses provided by Peterborough Regional College, visit www.peterborough.ac.uk or call 0845 872 8722.
The college has also recently published its new part-time guide, which gives information on the 100s of part-time courses to choose from, including hairdressing, IT, languages and teaching.