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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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Meditation and Mindfulness

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. This meditation and mindfulness course is ideal if you want to learn to relax, be present, and alleviate stress in your life. Meditation courses teach us to recognise the importance of conscious thought in our everyday lives. Develop concentration strategies to help focus your mind. Understand the principles of mindfulness. Learn to block out intrusive thoughts and enjoy the present moment.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Mon 18/03/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Horden Youth & Community Centre (Peterle
Eden Street
Horden
Peterlee
SR8 4LH
Tutor:
Janet Ashburner
Course code:
Q00013586
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Healthy Living: Different Perspectives on Mental Health

During this friendly and supportive course you will have the opportunity to explore the meaning and experience of mental distress from four very different viewpoints; the Biological or medical model, various psychological approaches, the societal perspective and a spiritual one. Each has something to offer, but none has the whole story. This is an introductory level course, with no previous knowledge required. It is suitable for those on a recovery journey, for those who care for others who are struggling and for those seeking to use their own experience to help others. This course may not be helpful for someone seeking therapeutic advice or treatment

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 20/02/2024 -
Tue 26/03/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Kennaway House (Sidmouth)
Kennaway House
Coburg Road
Sidmouth
EX10 8NG
Tutor:
Kevin Walker
Course code:
Q00013565
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Care 2: Try Reflexology for Pain Management

This is an online course for Carers, Former Carers and the Cared for, Join a group of like-minded people and explore the fascinating subject of reflexology for pain relief. On this course you will learn how you can help alleviate the symptoms of pain and discomfort by using age old techniques that are found on both the hands and the feet. Reflexology is a form of self- massage therapy that focuses on applying pressure over points that directly correlate to all areas of the body. This practice is purported to have a wide range of health benefits and has been cited as being beneficial for those suffering from both chronic and acute pain.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 26/02/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00013730
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress

Seated Yoga

Did you know yoga can help you get stronger and more flexible, no matter your age or abilities? There are yoga courses for all levels and needs. Even if you can’t take part in a standing class, this beginner’s yoga course can help you gain mobility without taking a toll on your joints. Seated yoga is perfect for you if you’d have difficulty following a regular yoga lesson. Whether you have mobility issues or chronic fatigue, this yoga course can help you reduce stiffness in your joints and learn to relax. Enjoy the practice of yoga from a chair.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 26/02/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
9:00am - 10:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00014234
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £27.75

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Managing Stress and Anxiety

Would you like to learn techniques to relax and wind down? When we’re stressed or anxious it’s hard to feel calm. Anxiety affects over 8 million people in the UK at any time. But you don’t have to live with constant stress or anxiety. There are simple techniques you can learn to manage it. This stress management course is ideal if you want to learn habits to reduce stress and anxiety. It can help you lead a healthier and fuller life

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 29/02/2024 -
Thu 29/02/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 8XS
Tutor:
Julia Charlton
Course code:
Q00014274
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Meditation and Mindfulness

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. This meditation and mindfulness course is ideal if you want to learn to relax, be present, and alleviate stress in your life. Meditation courses teach us to recognise the importance of conscious thought in our everyday lives. Develop concentration strategies to help focus your mind. Understand the principles of mindfulness. Learn to block out intrusive thoughts and enjoy the present moment.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 01/03/2024 -
Fri 22/03/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Marsden Road Community Centre (South She
Marsden Road
South Sheilds
ne34 6re
Tutor:
Janet Ashburner
Course code:
Q00014190
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Fitness and Exercise: Monday Movement this Spring - Basic Jazz and Swing Dance Steps for Everyone

This is a great way to start the week if you like doing exercise, dancing and having fun. Keep fit and exercise with a fun and feelgood hour of music, movement and relaxation. Work at your own pace and level. Each session you will work on: - breathing exercises - simple stretching (to get warmed up & alert) - easy aerobic sequences - basic JAZZ & SWING dance moves (to incorporate into an uplifting song)

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 04/03/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:00am
Duration:
4 sessions
Tutor:
Helen Watson
Course code:
Q00012288
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £18.50

Fitness and Exercise: Mixed Ability Online Yoga

Mixed Ability Yoga online is a friendly course taught by Tamsin. You will learn accessible yoga postures and bring attention to the breath. This will nurture and strengthen your body in different ways so you feel both energised and relaxed. You will learn how you can benefit from a regular yoga practice that incorporates hand mudras and breath awareness techniques into your daily life. You need to be able to easily get down and up from the floor for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 04/03/2024 -
Mon 13/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
9 sessions
Tutor:
Tamsin Williams
Course code:
Q00009932
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £49.95

Holistic Therapy: Menopause- The Holistic Approach

The experience of menopause varies widely from woman to woman and from culture to culture. All women, however, undergo the same basic hormonal changes during menopause. This friendly and relaxed course will look at the symptoms of menopause and how we can use the holistic approach to dealing with the (peri/pre/post)menopause. This course is being delivered as part of the Women's festival as part of Women's history month. So if you are looking at a more holistic way to deal with your menopause or just want more information for a balanced view, sign up today.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 06/03/2024 -
Wed 27/03/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00013432
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £29.60

Meditation and Mindfulness

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. This meditation and mindfulness course is ideal if you want to learn to relax, be present, and alleviate stress in your life. Meditation courses teach us to recognise the importance of conscious thought in our everyday lives. Develop concentration strategies to help focus your mind. Understand the principles of mindfulness. Learn to block out intrusive thoughts and enjoy the present moment.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 07/03/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
St Andrews Community Centre (Spennymoor)
St. Andrews Road
Spennymoor
DL16 6NE
Tutor:
Margaret Mordue
Course code:
Q00013975
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80