Our new course guide is now available. Please call 01253 478131 or 01253 478032 or email adult.learning@blackpool.gov.uk  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 478032 to book your place. Booking is essential.

Learners must be over the age of 19 on or before 1 August 2019.

Courses

Mindfulness information session

If you are considering an eight week mindfulness course, you will need to attend one of our information sessions. We'll give you a brief overview on how best to learn mindfulness and what to expect over the eight week course.

  • Course Code: HWB001
  • Start Date: 23 August 2019         
  • When: Friday
  • Time: 12.30 pm to 1.30pm
  • Location: @The Grange, Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7RW 

Stress less day workshop

What makes you feel stressed? how do you deal with stressful situations? In this day workshop you will explore ways to combat some of the stress in your life

  • Course Code: HWB018 / HWB0019
  • Start Date: 23 August 2019 OR 20 September 19        
  • When: Friday
  • Time: 10.00 pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: Palatine Library and Learning Centre, St Anne’s Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP 

Aromatherapy for health and well-being

The course aims to explore a variety of essential oils in relation to how they can improve your health and well-being. You will learn how to practice basic relaxation techniques and a range of massage techniques to help relieve stress and tension.

  • Course Code: HWB006
  • Start Date: 27 August 2019          
  • When: Tuesday
  • Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • Location: Palatine Library and Learning Centre, St Anne’s Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP 

Developing personal confidence and self awareness

This course will help you to learn and develop techniques and strategies to raise your confidence and improve your health and well-being. You will also identify triggers that can impact on your well-being and how to respond when things are not going as well as planned.

  • Course Code: HWB012
  • Start Date: 29 August 2019      
  • When: Thursday
  • Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • Location: Palatine Library and Learning Centre, St Anne’s Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP 

Creative writing for well-being

Not only can writing be enjoyable it can also have benefits for our mental health. On this course you will discover different forms of writing including poetry and journaling and learn why writing daily can have a positive effect on your mental health.

  • Course Code: HWB011
  • Start Date: 30 August 2019          
  • When: Friday
  • Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • Location: Palatine Library and Learning Centre, St Anne’s Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP     

Improve your well-being with mindfulness

This eight week course is effective for those people who want to learn how to reduce and manage their levels of stress and improve their physical and psychological health. The course is practical and experiential and involves a range of tools including mindfulness meditation practices, simple mindful exercises, together with discussion and ways to further develop your mindfulness in everyday life.

  • Course Code: HWB003
  • Start Date: 6 September 2019  
  • When: Friday
  • Time: 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm
  • Location: @The Grange, Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7RW 

Using creativity to improve your well-being

Taking time out to be creative can be an ideal way to relax and refocus the mind. This course will give you the opportunity to put all your worries aside and focus on something new - sessions are relaxed and focussed on art and creativity, no prior art experience is required and there is no grading of work. This is an excellent course for anybody who is struggling with stress, anxiety or facing particular life challenges.

  • Course Code: HWB004
  • Start Date: 9 September 2019  
  • When: Monday
  • Time: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • Location: Palatine Library and Learning Centre, St Anne’s Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP

Relaxation for well-being

This course gives you the chance to explore a variety of relaxation techniques for mind and body wellbeing in a stressful world. No previous experience required and is suitable for all learners. Please wear comfy clothes.

  • Course Code: HWB008
  • Start Date: 7 October 2019        
  • When: Monday
  • Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
  • Location: Palatine Library and Learning Centre, St Anne’s Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AP  

Sleep well-being workshops

Are you TIRED of being tired? These workshops will help you understand more about how and why we sleep, and include practical and useful tips for helping you get a better night of zzzzz's.

  • Course Code: HWB007
  • Start Date: 15 October 2019          
  • When: Tuesday
  • Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
  • 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 on 01253 478131/01253 478032 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.

Volunteering with Blackpool Council adult learning

Volunteering can be a very rewarding activity that will utilise and enhance your skills and experience. Volunteers are a valuable resource bringing with them enthusiasm, skills and experiences, flexibility, fresh ideas and new ways of working. Previous experience is not a necessity, but volunteers do need to have patients and empathy. Volunteering is a chance to meet new people and gain vocational experience if you are interested in a career as a Learning Support Assistant or in teaching adults.

Anyone who has good levels of reading, writing and counting can get involved. A regular time commitment is required, because consistency is important to our learners. Classes often take place in the evenings so full time workers are often still able to volunteer with us.

All volunteers are DBS checked and trained before being matched with a learner; you will receive continuous supervision and support. To ensure best practice we have a number of policies and procedures covering areas such as confidentiality and safeguarding. 

Please contact adult.learning@blackpool.gov.uk.

If you have any ideas you wish to discuss, do not hesitate to contact us by calling 01253 478131/01253 478032 or email adult.learning@blackpool.gov.uk.

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