Mental Health Wellbeing & Recovery Programme

We offer a FREE range of courses for anyone wishing to improve their mental wellbeing or recovering from a period of mental ill-health. The programme is also suitable for anyone wishing to gain awareness of mental ill health or those who are supporting or working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. The programme is available for those who live or work in Essex.

The individual courses will offer you the tools and strategies for keeping well with the support of your tutors and peers during class time.

Courses take place as group teaching in 2 ½ hours sessions once a week, facilitated by two qualified specialist tutors who have professional and lived experience and knowledge of mental health.

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Why choose these courses?

  • improve mental health and wellbeing
  • learn to support those experiencing mental health difficulties
  • offers you the tools and strategies for keeping well
  • supported in classroom by tutors and peers
  • co-delivered by two specialist tutors
  • understands your individual needs

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Courses

Most courses are currently held live online; however a limited programme is being reintroduced in some centres, please see all courses list for details.

Click on the course titles below for more information.

2 Week Workshops

Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 2-week course is live online and will help you clarify your goals in any aspect of life, focus and get motivated towards working on a goal of your choice, long or short-term, to enhance your quality of life and gain a sense of achievement.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 2-week course offers an introduction to developing self-resilience. It will look at identifying what resilience is, what the characteristics of a resilient person are, the benefits of practicing resilience in our day to day interactions and offers an introduction to strategies and tools to help you develop your self-resilience.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this course is live online and offers an introduction to the concept of mental wellbeing, the value of keeping well, looking at what it means to have a recovery from mental ill-health and how that journey can be started and achieved.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this course is online and offers an introduction to self-help strategies to manage anxiety, exploring what causes anxiety and tools for self-monitoring and coping with anxiety. The course will take place in an online classroom, with group teaching facilitated by two tutors.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this course is online and offers an introduction to self-help strategies to improve sleep. You will learn how to recognise sleep cycles, routines and environmental factors affecting your sleep and what you can do to achieve better sleep quality.

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Duration: 2 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 2-week course offers an understanding of how to maintain emotional wellbeing when the world around us is changing and unpredictable. Our emotions play havoc during times of change. Learn how to observe and identify your own fears and triggers and ways of managing them for greater levels of emotional wellbeing to help get you through.

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6 Week Courses

Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course offers an introduction to strategies to help build self-confidence, looking at self-awareness, assertiveness, negotiation and personal skills. The course will take place in an online classroom, with group teaching facilitated by two tutors.

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health And Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course is live online and will enable you to develop a positive approach to your health and wellbeing and establish how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, particularly in times of challenge and change.

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health And Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course is live online and offers strategies to understand the mind and body relationship of stress, cognitive distortions, how to engage positive thinking, develop better boundaries and communication.

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health And Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course offers practical advice, tips and strategies to manage and reduce anxiety. It will enable you to develop helpful routines, behaviours and thinking styles in staying healthy.

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Duration: 6 week(s)
Location: Online Live.
Fee: Free

In the ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, this 6-week course will enable you to boost your personal resilience and develop a self-care plan that nurtures and supports your wellbeing, looking at how food can improve mood, the benefits of sleep, exercise and relaxation, and tips and strategies to achieve an optimistic mind set.

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How Will I Learn?

In small groups, taught by 2 tutors who have professional and lived experience of mental health. There will be activities, group work, individual reflection and a chance to ‘check-in’ at each session.

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How to Enrol

View all mental health recovery courses and book now.

You can also view our full range of Mental Health & Wellbeing Courses.

For further information about the courses or to discuss suitability please email Juliet.Gill@essex.gov.uk. You can also call 0345 603 7635 to enrol.