Our in-house training centres based in Digbeth, Aston and Solihull offer accredited and unaccredited courses and workshops. All of the vocational courses include the opportunity to gain work experience in our Social Enterprises - putting theory into practice and gaining important work experience.
The benefits of volunteering are well documented; helps to learn new skills, be part of your local community, gain a real sense of achievement, meet new and diverse ranges of people, increase and boosts career options - the list goes on.
All our services & projects support the pathway towards for employment - paid or unpaid. We have a team of specialist learning & work advisers who offer information, advice & guidance (IAG) for everyone who accesses our services as well as two highly skilled Employment Specialists.
Learn more about how we engage with adults experiencing mental health problems on a pathway towards recovery using a person-centred approach through education, volunteering, & employment by reading our Case Studies here.
Good work is good for us...Our five social enterprises are designed to create training and employment pathways for our clients, as well as generating valuable income to help us maintain and expand the services we offer.
BITA Pathways was founded in 1963 and this year celebrates 50 years of helping adults with mental ill health on a pathway towards employment. We have produced a special Golden Jubilee film to commemorate the occasion - we hope you enjoy it.
BITA is an oasis in a world that doesn't understand people like me.
My confidence has increased, I've gained more work experience and made new friends.
I feel more motivated and all of my sewing skills are coming back … at home I was just sleeping all the time and since I've come here, I'm sewing at home again.