Courses for wellbeing, physical and mental health 

We all could do with living a bit healthier.  Whether it is finding ways to become more active, to improving your mental health.  Our wellbeing courses can help you become happier and healthier. Mindfulness courses can help you manage your day-to-day wellbeing and meditation can help you find your inner calm.  Improve your mental and physical fitness through gentle exercise.

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Healthy body, healthy mind

Our courses can help you find ways to manage anxiety or be kinder to yourself. Learn how to deal with stress and difficult emotions, discover new techniques to find calmness. From trying out a yoga class to dealing with stress and anxiety, find a course for you. Our tutors are friendly and supportive, you’ll find fun new ways to improve your health. 

At a time when the world can feel a bit overwhelming, our courses can help you manage your worries and find a happier you.

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Personal Development: Understanding Common Mental Health Problems

This twelve week course, where you will develop your understanding of the mental health continuum and the characteristics of the common mental health conditions. As well as, where to get signpost people for the appropriate support to support the individual through their mental health needs. Each week we will have a theme, that builds your knowledge around the mental health continuum and the common mental health conditions, for example, stress, anxiety, depression and OCD. At the end of the course, you will have created a poster of where you could signpost individuals who require some support with their mental health.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:15pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Kettering Community Unit
51 Gold Street
Kettering
NN16 8JB
Tutor:
Karren Bennett
Course code:
Q00013382
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £113.40

Personal Development: Introduction to Indian Head Massage

The Indian Head Massage course provides a comprehensive understanding of the traditional Indian practice of head massage, focusing on techniques to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. Students will learn the history and benefits of Indian Head Massage, as well as practical hands-on training in various massage techniques, including pressure points and rhythmic movements. The course covers anatomy and physiology related to the head, neck, and shoulders, as well as contraindications and safety precautions. Upon completion, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform Indian Head Massage professionally and effectively.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Face of Beauty Training
Keir Hardie Avenue
Wardley
NE10 8EJ
Tutor:
Lesley McDonald
Course code:
Q00015033
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Personal Development: Mindfulness Intermediate

During this twelve week mindfulness intermediate course, the learners will have the opportunity to experience to build on their mindful knowledge and techniques to reduce their stress levels and improve their general wellbeing, for example mindful breathing, mindful brain, and mindful activities. A few minutes a day paying attention to yourself and letting yourself have a calming moment within your busy lives and performing everyday tasks in a different mindful way can reduce your stress levels and increase your inner calm state.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:15pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Kettering Community Unit
51 Gold Street
Kettering
NN16 8JB
Tutor:
Karren Bennett
Course code:
Q00013385
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £113.40

Healthy Living: Get started with Journaling - On a Journey with Food

Starting a journal is easier than you think. It’s also a great way to develop your confidence to read, write and communicate effectively. A journal provides a safe place to practice your new skills. This short course with food as a theme will inspire you with ideas and different ways to express yourself through words. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, your tutor will guide you through the process with support, encouragement and practical tips.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/04/2024 -
Thu 23/05/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Sunderland Area Parent Support (Sunderla
Meadow Nurseries
Silksworth Road, Silksworth Ga
Sunderland
SR3 2PE
Tutor:
Jayne Clark
Course code:
Q00015388
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20

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Fitness and Exercise: Tai Chi and Qigong for stress management - Intermediate

Stress is you body’s physical responses to mental emotional pressure, money problems, health issues and unforeseen circumstances can all have an impact. When you are stressed the body goes in to, ‘fight or flight’, mode. When the threat passes, your body usually recovers, but if you are continually under stress it can take longer than normal to recover. The very structure of Qigong and Tai Chi can help. The aim of this course is to help you maintain a stress free life and aid relaxation by continuing to progress with the help of Tai Chi and Qigong. You will continue a more in depth look in how you can harness your inner energy, sooth your emotions, calm your mind, and activate a more balanced healing process toward achieving better health.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Darley Abbey Village Hall (Derby)
Abbey Yard
Darley Abbey
Derby
DE22 1DS
Tutor:
Janette Jackson
Course code:
Q00014432
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £56.70

Care 2: Try Seated Yoga

Would you like to keep fitter and become more flexible in the comfort of your own home? Join me in this relaxed and friendly seated yoga class that combines Pilates and yoga together, designed for all skill levels, ages and abilities. The benefits of this class include relief from back pain, reduction in stress and improved sleeping patterns. Did you know that regular yoga practice can support healing even if you are recovering from an illness?

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 30/04/2024 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Times:
11:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014612
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

Healthy Living: Stress Awareness

Do you find it difficult to wind down? When we’re stressed it’s hard to feel calm and relaxed. But you don’t have to live with constant stress. There are simple techniques you can learn to manage it. This stress awareness course is helpful for anyone who wants to learn to alleviate stress. In this course we will learn how to identify stress risk factors, recognise the symptoms of stress, and apply techniques to reduce it. Depending on your needs, there are various study options after this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 01/05/2024 -
Wed 01/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Camborne Centenary Chapel (Camborne)
Wesley Street
Camborne
TR14 8HS
Tutor:
Pamela Rozentals
Course code:
Q00014574
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20

Ways to Wellbeing: Mental Well Being through Film

Watching films can be good for you. This course will focus on a different film for each session, and we will discuss it in terms of how the story that each film tells focuses on well-being and mindfulness. This course will be supported by discussion, conversation, and encouraging active participation. Each session will focus on a specific film which the students will be encouraged to watch before each class so that discussion about the film can be undertaken. Suggested films: The Wizard of Oz (1939), David Copperfield (2020), and The Truman Show (1999).

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 01/05/2024 -
Wed 15/05/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
James Clarke
Course code:
Q00014919
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £22.20

Ways to Wellbeing: Reflexology of the Hands and Feet for Pain Relief using Essential Oils

Join a group of like-minded people and explore the fascinating subject of reflexology for pain relief. On this course you will learn how you can help alleviate the symptoms of pain and discomfort by using age old techniques that are found on both the hands and the feet. Reflexology is a form of self- massage therapy that focuses on applying pressure over points that directly correlate to all areas of the body. This practice is purported to have a wide range of health benefits and has been cited as being beneficial for those suffering from both chronic and acute pain. Pain can be physical, psychological, pharmacological and procedural. Many individuals across the world manage pain by using a wide range of techniques, this course is very much designed to show people how they can help themselves and loved one’s if in a caring role.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 02/05/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014746
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.80

Healthy Living: Food Matters- Creating a healthy life

“You are what you eat”, as has often been said. But information about food is often conflicting and confusing. Why do I always seem get it wrong and nothing ever changes? Maybe it’s time to look at food in a different way. This course looks at some key elements of nutrition and helps you to design your own plan using the tools provided. It also looks at how mindset affects our relationship with food. The skills learnt will help you create a plan that is realistic and based around the individual. This course is suitable for beginners, those with some knowledge and those that want to recap and remotivate. Food really does matter!

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 03/05/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Matt Doolan
Course code:
Q00013740
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £59.20