We offer a space to explore new ways to improve your wellbeing and gain valuable tools to help you navigate your daily life. Our courses help you to understand the effects of nutrition on your wellbeing, manage anxiety, learn techniques on mindful thinking, and will guide you on your journey of personal development. Our expert tutors will be there with you every step of the way for guidance and support.
To participate in these courses, learners will need a laptop or PC with webcam and microphone, internet connection with Google Chrome browser, an email address and be able to access websites.These courses are only available for residents who live or work within Essex.
Mental Health Recovery and Wellbeing courses
We’ve launched a series of FREE online courses to support your wellbeing and mental health. All courses are delivered in Live virtual classrooms where you can connect with other learners and supported by experienced tutors. All courses are available all year round – if you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us.
- Building Self Confidence
- Goal Setting For Wellbeing
- Health And Wellbeing
- Introduction To Building Resilience
- Managing Anxiety
- Managing Sleep For Wellbeing
- Positive Thinking For Stress Reduction
- Reducing Anxiety And Staying Healthy
- Self-Care For Resilience
- Self-Care for Carers
Our Mental Health curriculum is funded by Essex County Council to support its residents to improve their wellbeing. To be eligible for these courses you must reside or work within Essex.
Personal Development courses
Accessing Your Intuition
What if there was a part of you that you could access at any time to give you wisdom and guidance through life, from the smallest to the biggest decisions, directions and dilemmas? In this exciting two part course, we will explore strategies for building up greater access to your intuition.
Boundaries & Assertiveness
Do you find it difficult to say no? Or have a habit of placing other people’s needs before your own? Do you sometimes struggle to get a sense of self and communicate openly with people while keeping healthy boundaries? This is your chance to learn tried and tested strategies to communicate more confidently and effectively and develop your own communication style with respect to yourself as well as others.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Beginners
You will learn concepts and basic techniques in cognitive behavioural therapy and gain an understanding of how CBT can be used to support mental health.
Find Direction & Purpose
An exploration for those who wish to discover a deeper meaning in everyday life and who wish to reconnect with a stronger sense of purpose and direction to act as a guide through uncertain times. Gain a deeper understanding of what inspires and motivates you in life and get clarity on where you want to put your energies for a more fulfilling future.
Healing Our Minds & Emotions
The journey of healing is an ongoing one, as we learn to let go of the past and engage in practices that enable us to move forward with increased energy levels, greater peace of mind and focus. This course offers a range of techniques to soothe the mind and deal with difficult emotions.
Nutrition for Healthy Body & Mind
Understand how nutrition affects body and mind wellbeing, learn about nutrients and the digestive system, learn how to make better food choices and enjoy a healthy balanced diet to feel better and live well. To participate in this course, you will need a laptop or PC with webcam and microphone, internet connection, an email address and be able to access websites.
Personal Development: Be the best you
Imagine having a physical space away from your day to day life, once a week, to step back, review your life’s journey, take stock, reflect, gain insights and identify new ways forward for yourself with a group of like-minded people. The personal development group will provide a space to explore, gain tools and inspiration for application to everyday life and its challenges, as well as your own deeper personal journey.
Rebalancing Your Act
Discover balance in a chaotic world, learn helpful strategies for creating work/life balance. This course will benefit those who wish to create a more balanced everyday life and who want to gain perspective over tasks that may feel overwhelming.
Community & Family Learning Wellbeing Courses
If you are a parent, we also offer Wellbeing classes as part of our Community & Family Learning Programme. These sessions are an opportunity to have guided support and tips on keeping your children emotionally well. You will also develop mindfulness strategies and tools with your family, alongside finding time as a parent to look after your needs.
I feel that the course helped me to cope with the lockdown. I feel more self aware than before and better able to recognise and deal with my own negative thinking patterns. I enjoyed learning new strategies for dealing with unhelpful thinking styles such as by using mindfulness techniques. I have started to keep a journal of positive thoughts and things that I am grateful for and this has helped to improve my mood before bedtime and led to me getting a more restful night’s sleep. The teachers were very good at explaining things and gave learners helpful individual feedback. I liked the useful resources, inspirational quotes and images which I was able to draw upon when I felt anxious. I also thought the teachers made good use of metaphors, particularly the garden metaphor, to convey some of the key messages of the course. Thank you.