Wellbeing courses

Our April to July 2018 course 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. Learners must be over the age of 19 on or before 1 August 2017.

Improve mental  and physical wellbeing

A gentle approach to sharing with others through a variety of activities. This is all about joining in and being active whether mentally or physically. This course will take place inside and out, with a bit of walking therapy.

  • Course Code: LH108
  • Start Date: 12 June 2018     Weeks: 4
  • When: Tuesday     Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • Location: Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX

Assertiveness

Assertiveness is a style of communication in which people clearly state their thoughts, beliefs, needs and opinions to another person, while maintaining respect for that person in interaction. Assertiveness may not come easily to you, but is a skill that can be learned.

  • Course Code: LH109
  • Start Date: 12 June 2018     Weeks: 2
  • When: Tuesday     Time: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
  • Location: Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX

Resilience and relaxation

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to remain calm in the face of disaster while others appear to come undone? This course will help you gain an understanding of how natural resilience is helpful for managing pressure and how relaxation in what ever form, can help you with this.

  • Course Code: LH111
  • Start Date: 9 July 2018     Weeks: 2
  • When: Monday     Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • Location: Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX

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.

 

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 or email adult.learning@blackpool.gov.uk

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