As an active user of the Futures in Mind service, you have opportunities to take part in structured training.


Aspire is a peer lead course that encourages and supports clients to build their self-esteem and confidence, along with giving them skills in goal setting and managing triggers. The course is designed to empower and encourage each individual in their continuous journey of recovery.

Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.

Contact us on 01376 316126 or you can email Futures in Mind using

Peer Mentor Programme

As a Peer Mentor you’ll be helping others within our groups and individually. It’s an amazing way to give back and share your journey of recovery, using your experience of addiction and mental health recovery to assist others. The training course teaches everything you need to know about how to work with others confidently and safely, including sessions on Self Esteem, Communications and Safeguarding, Health and Safety plus Mental Health and Inclusion. And you’ll get a certificate when you complete the programme.

Get in touch to be added to the waiting list for future courses. Just call us on 01376 316126 to apply.

John Muir Award

This scheme is designed to raise environmental awareness involvement  in outdoor projects. We aim to help people to connect with nature and to enjoy the outdoors by caring for the space we live in. By engaging in group activities we can learn to be part of something bigger. The whole ethos is based on non-competitive, all inclusive involvement.

There are three levels, each of which is composed of four challenges.

Discover – Achieved over 25 hours of qualifying activity.
Explore – Achieved over 50 hours of qualifying activity.
Conserve – Achieved over 125 hours of qualifying activity.

Each of the levels has 4 challenges which are set by the group and built around an evolving project. Activity is usually conservation based including practical exercises which encourage awareness and team building. An added bonus as they help build confidence and interpersonal skills.

To find out more talk to your Service Coordinator or contact us through the self-referral link.