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Free courses to improve health and wellbeing in Central Lancashire

Posted on the 12th April 2019

The second phase of free courses being for people in Lancashire to help them keep well, stay well and live well is launching soon, as part of an exciting project that is being run by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust along with their partners.

The second round of courses, which are being run by the Trust’s Lancashire Recovery College, will begin on 24 April with dates available through the spring and summer.

Courses are designed to support your wellbeing with topics including traditional Lancashire cookery, understanding stress, techniques to help you relax and dealing with gambling. One of the courses, Wild Wellbeing, will be held at the picturesque Brockholes Nature Reserve with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to help people connect with nature.

The courses are FREE and available to anyone over the age of 18 with initial venues in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble. Courses will also launch in West Lancashire, East Lancashire, Blackpool and Fylde & Wear in September and then eventually the whole of Lancashire by 2020.

Sue Moore, Director of Strategic Developments, said:

“Anyone can suffer from a mental health issue and we all learn differently, the recovery approach is a well establish method of helping individuals connect with resources that can give them control through learning different techniques that are known to improve mental health and wellbeing.

“Courses have been developed with our partner organisations and stakeholders, and the initial offer has been carefully chosen with Recovery in mind. We aspire to support people to become experts in their own recovery journey by exploring control, choice and opportunity within our courses. By learning together we can make progress in challenging the stigma surrounding mental health.”

The Recovery College courses are a safe and friendly space for people to learn and share, if they wish, without feeling judged. They are also interactive and specially designed to make sure attendees do not feel they are back in school. Participants will be challenged to look inwards, and to reflect on how they perceive the world to enable them to break down barriers.

Booking is easy and can be done via www.eventbrite.co.uk using course codes detailed in the monthly timetables. The second Recovery College Prospectus can be found on the link below, if you would like a copy please get in touch.

For more information visit: www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/lancashire-recovery-college.