Reading for Wellbeing

Ref: C3533351

During this course you will be encouraged to read a variety of novels, poems, short stories and memoir, both during sessions and in your own time. You will have the opportunity to share your opinions and experiences of what you read in discussions with the rest of the group, and we will explore how reading can support our wellbeing. For example this might be simply through the joy that comes from being entertained or distracted, or through recognising elements of our own experiences in the stories of the characters. ABOUT YOUR TUTOR: Harula is a published poet, performer and creative facilitator living in Devon. Harula has a wealth of experience in teaching a variety of subjects to adults, including literature, drama and wellbeing. Harula also brings both warmth and wisdom to her teaching and has a passion for people and creativity.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the value of reading as a tool for improving wellbeing by exploring a variety of texts and themes.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Read a variety of texts including novels, poetry and short stories.
  • Identify what I particularly enjoy reading and why.
  • Express how reading can support my wellbeing.
  • Feel part of a reading community that enjoys discussions about books and wellbeing.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You may like to have with you pen and paper for making notes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Reading for Wellbeing

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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