Mental Health Wellbeing & Recovery Programme

Courses are also open to anyone supporting or working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. The individual courses will offer you the tools and strategies for keeping well with the support of your tutors and peers during class time.

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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 and locations

These courses will be delivered in Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Harlow, Harwich, Maldon and Witham.

Click on the course titles below for more information.

This is an introduction for anyone wishing to engage in the mental health wellbeing and recovery programme. A chance to meet like minded people and explore the concept of mental wellbeing and the value of keeping well. We will also look at what it means to have a recovery from mental ill-health and how that journey can be started and achieved.

During this course, you will be able to learn strategies to help improve self confidence by working on communication skills and assertiveness, picking up tips and techniques from the teaching. You will also find out about positive thinking and goal setting to focus your new skills.

During this course, you will be able to learn strategies to help improve self confidence by working on communication skills and assertiveness, picking up tips and techniques from the teaching. You will also find out about positive thinking and goal setting to focus your new skills.

This course will enable you to take back control of your wellbeing and learn practical techniques to manage any anxieties. By learning about self-care, anxiety triggers and ways to self-monitor, you will start to build up a tool-box of strategies to use in times
of needs. This course will also explore therapeutic practices such as mood boards and grounding.

Lifestyles will help you to explore strategies around everyday living so that you feel more confident about managing day to day. These will include, building routines, identifying how to de-clutter, practice organisational skills and take control of personal finances & budgeting. By being on top of the key areas of your everyday life, you will be able to focus more on your personal wellbeing and the course will also look at how you can engage in the community by finding groups and activities of interest for you.

What are your next steps?

Designed to help you move forwards after completing the previous courses, Next Steps will help guide you to opportunities and engagement in your local community.
This course will explore job searching, volunteering, education and community groups
as potential avenues and the tutors will have local information to share with you.

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What to do next

For further information about the courses or to discuss suitability please email hazel.newton2@essex.gov.uk or loretta.wiltshire@essex.gov.uk. You can also call 0345 603 7635 to enrol.