Your wellbeing matters

Ref: C2341412

“Your Mental Well Being Matters” is a free 6 week course designed specifically for older people This course will give you the opportunity to explore how to maintain wellbeing in an informal, fun and interactive way. During the course you will learn about common health conditions that may affect us as we age ranging from Diabetes, Stroke,Cardio Vascular Disease,Dementia & other Mental illnesses. You will have the opportunity to try various self care activities and learn coping strategies.

Additional information about this course

Mental Wellbeing course for Leicester Ageing Together project- Big Lottery funded

Course aim

Have a greater understanding of wellness & wellbeing & common health conditions that affect us as we age.Understand the stigma, challenges and barriers that exists around mental health. Gain tools,knowledge & coping strategies to maintain wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Have an increased awareness and understanding of wellbeing and self care
  • Have gained some basic knowledge of mental health and maintaining positive mental health
  • Connect with peers and increase social circle
  • Increased confidence, self esteem and communication skills
  • Have a greater understanding of common health conditions that may affect older people

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

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 with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Your wellbeing matters

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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