The Wellbeing for Life course is designed to support you to understand and look after your mental and physical health.
The course gives you the opportunity to learn new coping skills to support your wellbeing.
Through attendance at the course, you will be able to develop your own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) that you can take away and continue to use.
How do I know if it is for me?
This course is designed for people who already have a good understanding of their mental and physical wellbeing and be able to put the learning from the course into practice.
If you would like to attend you need to be:
- Willing to try new things in sessions and at home.
- Able to commit to attending all of the sessions.
If you’re not sure if the course is for you, you can speak with one of the team and ask any questions you may have before you agree to be referred. Just give us a call on 0114 226 2660 and ask to speak to a course facilitator.
What should I do if I’m interested in attending?
If you would like to attend the Wellbeing for Life course you need to discuss it with your GP or mental health worker.
They will need to refer you to the course. When we receive your referral we will offer you an enrolment appointment. This will give you an opportunity to meet the team and ask any questions you may have.
Wellbeing for Life
The course runs for seven weeks, with each session lasting around two hours.
Week one - Believing in recovery
The first week will discuss the concept of recovery and explore what recovery means to you. We will also introduce the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and how this could help you moving forward.
Week two - Overcoming low mood
This session looks at what low mood is and how it can affect you. It will support you to learn ways of using simple exercises that can help manage your mood.
Week three - Understanding anxiety
This session will help you to improve your understanding of what anxiety is and to learn simple exercises to help manage anxiety.
Week four - Physical health and wellbeing
This session will help you to develop knowledge and understanding of how eating habits, physical activity and good sleep hygiene can improve your physical and mental health.
Week five - Storying
This session explores the concept of storying and how we all have stories that reflect who we are which are not solely defined by the problems we struggle with.
Week six - Managing emotions
This session will help you to have an understanding of what emotions are, why we have them and develop ways to cope with overwhelming emotions.
Week seven - Stress and self-care
This session will help you to understand how stress affects our mental and physical wellbeing and also looks at tools and ideas that can help you to develop strategies for self-care.
Booking a place on one of our courses
If you feel like you'd benefit from taking this course you need to speak to your GP or health worker to get a referral.
Just ask them about the Short-Term Educational Programme and they can start the referral process.
Find out more
Our courses run at various times throughout the year. If you have any questions or would like to find out more about one of our courses you can speak to one of our facilitators by calling 0114 226 2660.