Are you interested in mental health issues?


Many asylum seekers suffer from mental health issues as a result of their experiences in the home country, while travelling or living in the asylum-seeking process for a long time.

Regari Recovery College have kindly offered asylum seekers five free places on their “Understanding Mental Health” program starting in September.

Regari is a mental health, recovery and wellbeing education centre that run modules that are co-produced and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges, family members and/or carers and people working in the area of mental health and related topics.

An open evening  will be on 4 September at 19:30–21:00 in the Earl of Rosse Lecture Theatre Athlone Institute of Technology

  • Meet Ailish the Regari Peer Educator
  • Learn more about REGARI Recovery College
  • Learn about the modules run to promote, mental health, recovery and well being for all through education, conversation and collaboration.






English Language Planning Session


We are holding a planning session  on Tuesday 29th August at 6.00pm in the Education Room to co-ordinate the arrangement of different levels of English classes and to sort out timetables of the other regular sessions we organise.  Your input into this is very important.

Kind regards


Amnesty International Online Course on Refugee Rights

Amnesty International are offering a massive open online course (MOOC) on human rights. It will help you gain the knowledge to defend and promote the rights of refugees across the world.

Places are unlimited on our free online course Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees which will be available for 12 months from 16 November 2016 to 19 November 2017.

Who can take the course?

Everyone with online access can take this course, whether you are in school or college, at university, taking the course as a group, or following it on your own in your free time.

The course will be delivered in English, French and Spanish.

Online Education Review Meeting

The rescheduled online education  progress meeting is now on Wednesday 16th in the education room on site.


  • Check in – Anything interesting happened since the last meeting?
  • What did I plan to do since the last meeting?
  • What did I actually get done?
  • What do I plan for the next two weeks?
  • What helped?
  • What hindered?


Women’s group meet at 13:30

General group meet at 14:00

See you there!

MOOCs starting soon

I’ve just got an email telling me about the number of Business and Management MOOCs that are starting in the next two weeks.

Everything from “Introduction to Bookkeeping” to “Innovation in the Fashion industry” in English, French and Spanish.

Guess how many are offered?  ………………………..

I stopped counting at 150!

It’s way too many to copy into this post but you can get a search engine for courses on


Coursera for Refugees – Universal Access to World-Class Education

An interesting link from the MOOC providers Coursera.

They offer:

Source: Coursera for Refugees – Universal Access to World-Class Education