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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Managing Stress

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:
Thu 18/04/2024 -
Fri 03/05/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon
Kielder Drive
Trimdon Grange
Trimdon Station
TS29 6PB
Tutor:
Margaret Mordue
Course code:
Q00015122
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20

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 19/04/2024 -
Fri 14/06/2024
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

Ways to Wellbeing: Mindful Relaxation Practice for stress management online

Leading a busy life leaves little room for calm and relaxation. This can make it hard for us to wind down and enjoy the present. But finding these moments of calm is essential for our emotional well-being and mental health. Experiencing stress can cause tension in both body and mind, this course will focus on accessible mindful relaxation practices that support you to relax and better mange stress. This course will introduce you to a range of relaxation techniques and you will encouraged to identify which techniques work best for you as the course progresses. You will be encouraged to develop your practice of these techniques independently using the practice recordings in Canvas. This will help you to implement relaxation tools into your daily life to support stress management.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nicola Bailey
Course code:
Q00014373
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £66.60

Personal Development: Mind@Work

This course is put on in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council and Job Centre Plus. Are you unemployed and looking for work but experiencing mental health issues? These might include, but not be limited to, stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks or post traumatic stress. This free support programme will help you to cope better with these challenges and discover techniques and strategies to use in every day life. There is an information and registration day on Monday, 15 April 10am-12pm. Please bring photo ID. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
24 sessions
Location:
The Old School Building (Wolverhampton)
The Old School
73 Dudley Road
Wolverhampton
WV2 3BY
Tutor:
Jayne Evans
Course code:
Q00014169
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £273.00

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12 months
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Healthy Living: Introduction to Beauty Therapies

This is a beginners course to learn some practical skills in hand and skin care, beauty techniques - basic make up application , providing a basic manicure or pedicure treatment, learn how to follow health and safety and working with others effectively in the beauty sector. The purpose of this course is to provide learners with a sound basic knowledge and understanding of the practical skills outlined & to enable them to Develop their skills through being introduced to the beauty Industry and learn about how you should present a professional image in the salon. It will provide learners with a foundation for further learning.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Bentley Pavillion (Doncaster)
Askern Road
Bentley
Doncaster
DN5 0HU
Tutor:
Rachel Ward
Course code:
Q00014985
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

Healthy Living: Introduction to Holistic Therapies

This is a beginners course to learn some practical skills in hand and skin care, beauty techniques - basic make up application , providing a basic manicure or pedicure treatment, learn how to follow health and safety and working with others effectively in the beauty sector. The purpose of this course is to provide learners with a sound basic knowledge and understanding of the practical skills outlined & to enable them to Develop their skills through being introduced to the beauty Industry and learn about how you should present a professional image in the salon. It will provide learners with a foundation for further learning.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Template
WEA
Tutor:
Rachel Ward
Course code:
Q00014986
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

Personal Development: Nail techniques and Hand Care

The Nail Technology course provides a comprehensive foundation in the art and science of nail care, covering techniques for manicures, , nail enhancements, and nail art. You will learn about nail anatomy, nail diseases, health and safety practices, and client consultation. Hands-on training includes nail shaping, cuticle care, polish application, and various nail enhancement methods such as acrylics, gels, and nail extensions. The course also explores current trends in nail design and customization, equipping students with the skills to create unique and professional nail services. Upon completion, students will be prepared for a career as a nail technician in the beauty industry.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 17/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Face of Beauty Training
66 Westoe Road
South Shields
NE33 4LU
Tutor:
Tracey Carver
Course code:
Q00015052
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

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

Advanced Yoga

If you’re passionate about yoga and would like to take your practice to the next level, this advanced yoga course is ideal for you. Learn complex asanas and delve deeper into meditation and relaxation practices. There are many benefits to yoga. It is a great way to get stronger and improve your mobility and flexibility. It also improves your mental well-being, helping you to release tension and relax.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Thurmaston Community Centre
Silverdale Road
Thurmaston
Leicester
LE4 8NJ
Tutor:
Sukhwinder Garcha
Course code:
Q00014759
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £31.50

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