Look after yourself and your emotional health

Ref: C3677189

Life can be challenging. Being healthier is not just about doing the right thing, its about making changes that fit your lifestyle and make you feel good. This course will look at how stress can negatively affect our mental & physical health. We will look at steps we can take to improve our emotional wellbeing for positive mental health and also how some foods can affect our mood.

Course aim

To understand stress and how it affects our physical & mental health and to look at strategies for managing stress and increasing resilience.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Understand stress & how it affects our physical & mental health
  • practice some strategies for coping including relaxation techniques and mindfulness
  • understand what foods affect my mood and know how to eat better for positive mental health
  • know how to reduce stress and manage stress
  • know what steps to take to increase my resilience and feel good

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
  • PowerPoint presentation, discussion, question & answers,participation

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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

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Look after yourself and your emotional health

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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 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 2019
  • 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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