Health and Well-being for the MS Society

Ref: C3126595

This course is for anyone who has MS and could benefit from our health and well-being program. We will provide learners with topical skills and information to use in their daily lives. We will cover a range of areas including healthy eating, Yoga, better sleep, the importance of exercise and meditation. Every week we will also do a range of chair based gentle exercises to help improve circulation, flexibility and movement, that includes a segment of Tai Chi and we will end with a relaxation exercise.

Course aim

To provide a weekly health and well-being course for people who have MS, that includes gentle, chair based exercise, Tai Chi, relaxation and segments on healthy eating, the importance of exercise and more.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • List ways relaxation can help your physical and mental health.
  • Recap three ideas to help you sleep better.
  • Explain why doing exercise is so importance for the body.
  • Demonstrate the advanced moves of the Tai Chi for Diabetes set seated.
  • Demonstrate four new gentle, chair based exercises that can help improve circulation, flexibility and movement.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and trainers that are suitable to exercise in.

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Health and Well-being for the MS Society

Enrolment 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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