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Multi session courses

If you are interested in attending any of the workshops below please enrol here. For more information call us on 0117 914 5498 or email bristol.wellbeing.college@second-step.co.uk

You can also download our prospectus here (opens as a PDF).

Assertive Communication

In this course we explore different styles of communication and what we mean by assertive communication. We recognise the bill of assertive rights, how to say ‘No’ and communicate our needs effectively using ‘I’ statements. At the end of this three session course we develop an action plan using the tips and tools we have learnt.

DateVenueTime
Wednesdays
14 - 28 Aug
The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY2pm - 4:30pm

Much of the conversation about mental health focuses on mental ill health, but there's more to mental wellbeing than simply being without mental illness. Within this course we will be seeking to discover what it means to be in good mental health, and what we can do to foster our own mental wellbeing. We will reflect on the areas in our lives which help and hinder our wellness and identify ways in which we can flourish, feel good and work towards a balanced life.

SessionDateVenueTime
Session 1Mon 8 JulWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4:30pm
Session 2Thurs 11 JulWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4:30pm
Session 3Mon 15 JulWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4:30pm

Understanding Trauma

This course identifies what trauma is and how our brain and body respond to it. Recognising how trauma affects our relationships with other people as well as with ourselves, we explore the ‘inner critic’ and focus on compassion as a key element to improving both. We also discover ways in which we can create a sense of safety, developing strategies and tools which can help us reclaim our lives.

DateVenueTime
Tuesdays
13-27 Aug
Course Full

Writing For Wellbeing

This three session course explores creative ways to reflect on your life,  to communicate the story you want to tell, and to connect with and nurture your creative self. This course is good for people who have already begun their recovery journey and are open to/ready for new challenges in discovering new ways to engage with their past and present and express their feelings.

DateVenueTime
Mondays
15 - 29 Jul
Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Easton, BS5 6AW2pm - 4:30pm

Coping With Anxiety

Within these sessions we will explore common causes of anxiety and discover some simple techniques to help relieve the symptoms of anxiety. Learners will be able to share their ideas and identify ways to manage their anxiety in a safe and supportive environment. We will also identify some useful tools and actions for you to take away and try out.

Course to run again Autumn 2019

Discovering Good Mental Health

Much of the conversation about mental health focuses on mental ill health, but there's more to mental wellbeing than simply being without mental illness. Within this course we will be seeking to discover what it means to be in good mental health, and what we can do to foster our own mental wellbeing. We will reflect on the areas in our lives which help and hinder our wellness and identify ways in which we can flourish, feel good and work towards a balanced life.

SessionDateVenueTime
Session 1Mon 8 JulWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4:30pm
Session 2Thurs 11 JulWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4:30pm
Session 3Mon 15 JulWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 4:30pm

Keeping Well (formerly Wellness Planning)

Based on the concepts of WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), we have developed our own keeping well workbook to accompany this three session course. The aim is to help you reflect on your own recovery, identify what works and how to stay well and improve the quality of your life.

Course to run again Winter 2019

 

Managing Depression

A helpful course that looks at the symptoms of depression, the vicious cycle and the Achieve Connect Enjoy (ACE) recovery model. It is suitable for everyone who has suffered with depression, is depressed, or wants to learn strategies for relieving depression.

Course to run again Winter 2019

Me, My Diagnosis and I

This course examines the effects that a mental health diagnosis may have on our identity and sense of who we are. Over the three sessions, we look into loss or changes of roles with a diagnosis, the impact of symptoms and stigma and how we can address these. We explore tools to help us live a more fulfilling life with a mental health diagnosis through self-empowerment and knowledge.

Course to run again in 2020

Shane's story

"I can laugh at myself and with people"

Since getting involved with the Wellbeing College, Shane’s outlook on life has changed dramatically. Watch this short video to find out more.

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