Our Trust is committed to up-skilling patients and service users. This page contains details of a number of organisations that are available to support you with digital skills.


Online support and guidance

MPFT service user support videos

Joining Teams meetings

Below are two documents to support you with joining Teams meetings hosted by MPFT


Learn My Way

The Learn My Way website includes courses on the following areas:

  • Using your computer or device
  • Online basics
  • Office programs
  • More Internet Skills
  • Online Safety
  • Finding a Job Online
  • Improving your health online
  • Managing your money online
  • Public Service Online

If you would like to complete any of these courses and save your progress you will need to register. Make sure you use the Centre Number 8004579 when registering.

BT Skills for Tomorrow

BT Skills for Tomorrow offers free courses to feel more confident and develop your digital skills, including

  • Support with using the NHS App
  • Activities for children
  • Digital wellbeing
  • Online safety
  • Digital basics - including using a computer, using public services online, accessing GPs, video calling and more

Get Safe Online

The Get Safe Online website has videos on how to stay safe on line, including:

  • Protecting Your Computer
  • Protecting Yourself
  • Smartphones and Tablets
  • Shopping, Banking and Payments
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Communication and Social Networking


Make it Click

The Make it Click website has over 150 resources to help with digital skills.

Find out about things like:

  • sending emails
  • creating a CV
  • editing photos
  • advice for working from home


Digital Unite

The Digital Unite website has a range of 400+ how-to guides covers a whole host of digital topics.

Written by subject matter experts and updated daily, the guides are perfect for supporting others with digital skills or improving your own knowledge.


Learn for Life

The Learn for Life website has over 30 resources to help with digital skills, organisation and finance.

Find out about things like how to:

  • improve your employability skills
  • stay safe online
  • use office programs, like Microsoft Word
  • work with digital devices
  • improve your CV


The Digital Skills Toolkit

On the Digital Skills Toolkit website you can learn about:

  • practical maths
  • computer essentials
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • business and finance
  • digital design and marketing
  • computer science and coding


Support available in Shropshire

Digital Den (Shrewsbury)

Digital Den deliver internet access and training to local residents as a sustainable enterprise that provides employment opportunities.

The Den provides access to touchscreen computers and affordable 24/7 access to WiFi broadband services for the homes of the surrounding estate on a contract-free basis.

Shropshire Libraries

You can use a computer in all public libraries in Shropshire. Library staff will help where they can, or signpost you to other local services for more help.

Some libraries offer Your Health Admin, a free, flexible short course to help you manage your health online. Or, if you are aged 65+, the Digital Skills programme offers one-to-one support at weekly one-hour sessions. Visit the Digital Support website to find out where you can do this.


Support available in Staffordshire

MHA Digital Communities

MHA Digital Communities are for those aged 55 and over. 

They offer a range of support packages to promote digital inclusion including projects that loan and gift devices such as Chrome Books and Facebook Portals. 

They cover Burntwood, Lichfield and Rugeley and are now branching out to cover the whole of the South Staffordshire area. 

They provide drop-in IT Support on phones and iPads. 

They also have an IT buddy service where someone will go to the persons homes. 

They run befriending services, pen pals, dementia support groups, exercise classes, dance groups, lunch clubs. 

To access the service call or complete a referral form.


Staffordshire Community Learning

Staffordshire Community Learning provides free digital skills courses.


Staffordshire Libraries

You can use a computer in all public libraries in Staffordshire. Some libraries can put you in touch with an IT buddy, who supports you to use a computer. Visit the Staffordshire County Council webpage for more information.

You can also get basic IT support over the phone. The Staffordshire County Council webpage is a good place to find out more and request support.


Useful guides

The information below provides a guide on how to access MPFT Teams meetings as a guest