Wellbeing courses

Our January to April 2018 guide is now available. Please call 01253 478131 or email adult.learning@blackpool.gov.uk (including your full name and postal details) to request your free copy. 

Choosing your course

All our well-being courses are designed to support recovery, build confidence and promote positive self-help while offering social interaction. Explore new ways of coping with everyday situations whether at home or at work and try some of our new taster workshops.

Most of our courses are free of charge and only available to Blackpool residents except where indicated and include any necessary resources etc. These courses are designed for anyone who wants to improve their physical and mental well-being.

You may self-refer or be referred by a GP, a carer or your well-being advisor.  A family member or friend is free to support you on your first session.  For your comfort, courses will commence with a ‘get to know’ both your tutor and the rest of the class and to determine if the course is the correct one for you. 

We are here to support you

We know that when you feel anxious it can be difficult to make the first step into something new - If we can help by arranging for somebody to meet you at the door please let the team know. Confidentiality exists at all times.

Attending a course

Please contact 01253 478131 or 01253 476798 to book your place. Booking is essential.

You are able to attend a maximum of two courses per academic year, 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018.

 

Reducing restlessness taster 

Restless feelings are the mind and body's ways of putting you on alert. It can be tiring and over-whelming. Discover ways to control anxiety inducing situations.

  • Course Code: LH57
  • Start Date: 5 March 2018     Weeks: 2
  • When: Monday     Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • Location: Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX

Managing fatigue taster 

Fatigue affects us in different ways and problems can include abnormal tiredness, muscle pain, headaches, disturbed sleep and poor concentration. This course provides information and strategies for managing symptoms of fatigued for you and also carers.

  • Course Code: LH58
  • Start Date: 13 March 2018     Weeks: 2
  • When: Tuesday     Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • Location: Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX

Healthy eating, healthy body, healthy mind

This new taster course is designed to look at the precise cause and effect the relationship between different foods and moods. Come along and find out how certain foods impact upon feelings and mood.

  • Course Code: LH59
  • Start Date: 15 March 2018     Weeks: 2
  • When: Thursday     Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • Location: Palatine Library and Learning Centre, St. Anne’s Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP

Build a blooming relationship

Do you find yourself not quite 'in tune' with your partner? Do they make you feel frustrated? If the answer is yes, this is the taster course for both you and your partner. We look at how you can strengthen your relationship, build trust and communicate more effectively.

  • Course Code: LH54
  • Start Date: 22 March 2018     Weeks: 2
  • When: Thursday     Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Location: Palatine Library and Learning Centre, St. Anne’s Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP

Workplace well-being

1 in 6 people will be off work through mental health issues including stress, depression and anxiety. If we can be of help in your workplace contact the adult learning team who will be able to offer bespoke courses for your employees. We can also provide resilience and relaxation training to combat people going off sick with a mental health issue. If you would like some sessions for your workforce contact the adult learning team. Courses can be accommodated during the day or an evening.

 

If you have any ideas you wish to discuss, do not hesitate to contact us by calling 01253 478131 or email adult.learning@blackpool.gov.uk

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