Keep Calm and Carry On Part 1

Ref: C3671142

Learn and practice a variety of techniques to deal with life's challenges including relaxation techniques, mindfulness, activities to improve mood, memory and concentration, challenge negative thinking and increase confidence. Get to know other people and share ideas.

Course aim

To learn practical techniques for dealing with anxiety and low mood and build confidence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Memorize a given list of 7 items to the best of my ability and follow specific instructions to juggle and recall the list.
  • Describe or demonstrate the "rag doll" relaxation technique.
  • Record my response to a given selection of mindful poetry.
  • List 2 things that nourish you and 2 things that deplete you.
  • From the techniques learnt this term give examples of 2 you have found useful.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to discuss ideas with your fellow students. The emphasis will be on learning practical techniques and you will gain more from the course if you practice ideas at home during the week .

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will receive verbal and written feedback from your tutor.

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you could bring something to write with.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • You may wish to explore topics such as mindfulness or meditation further with organizations such as Leeds MIND or via the internet. Appropriate website addresses will be given out during the course.

Download full course outline

Keep Calm and Carry On Part 1 Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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