Our Courses and Workshops

All courses are run by staff from the partnership organisations and are developed and delivered by professionals, many of whom will have lived experience of mental or physical illness, and/or experience of supporting someone with a mental or physical illness

Some courses may have been co-produced with experts by experience and some courses may have experts by experience co-facilitating the training.

  1. Activate

    • Event TypeWellbeing & Lifestyle
    • VenueMalvern
    • Start20 Jan 2022 14:00
    • End15 Dec 2022 15:30

    Details

    Course Overview: An 8 week activity programme with an emphasis on fun and games rather than a conventional workout. Promoting low levels of movement, activity, flexibility and co-ordination. 

    Course Duration: 8 weekly sessions lasting 1.5hrs -Thursday afternoon. Multiple start dates throughout the year.

    Course Benefits: Increased confidence, co-ordination, balance, flexibility, energy levels, motivation, teamwork, concentration and social skills.

    Course Equipment: All equipment will be provided

    Course Eligibility:  New Opportunities Worcestershire courses/activities are to help Worcestershire adults (18+) in their recovery from severe mental ill health, through engagement in meaningful roles and activities. NOW is open to Worcestershire adults receiving services from the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams who are not yet ready to access mainstream activities due to isolation, and low self-esteem. Helping them to gain confidence, reduce isolation and increase concentration to enable them to move into mainstream activities, or progress into other parts of the pathway. Other criteria may apply.

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    Malvern Cube

     Albert Rd N, Great Malvern, Malvern WR14 2YF

     

  2. Art

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • VenueMuseum of Carpet
    • Address Stour Vale Mill, DY10 1AZ
    • Start05 Jan 2022 13:45
    • End16 Dec 2022 15:30

    Details

    Course Overview: Develop new or existing skills in observation, drawing, painting and printing. Enjoy creating pieces of artwork for yourself, at your own pace.

    Course Duration: 12 weekly sessions lasting 1 hr 45 mins - Wednesday afternoons. Multiple start dates throughout the year.

    Course Benefits: The skills you develop can help you express your sense of self through your own artwork. Creative activity has been shown to increase concentration, self-esteem, provide a sense of purpose and give structure to a day. It can enhance social skills, help people engage in social relationships and improve quality of life. Whilst sessions are led, students will be encouraged to develop their own work. Students will often progress to join other community or local education based art courses. 

    Course Equipment: All resources will be provided, or you can bring your own

    Course Eligibility: New Opportunities Worcestershire courses/activities are to help Worcestershire adults (18+) in their recovery from severe mental ill health, through engagement in meaningful roles and activities. NOW is open to Worcestershire adults receiving services from the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams who are not yet ready to access mainstream activities due to isolation, and low self-esteem. Helping them to gain confidence, reduce isolation and increase concentration to enable them to move into mainstream activities, or progress into other parts of the pathway. Other criteria may apply.

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  3. Art & Self Help

    • Event TypeWellbeing & Lifestyle
    • Start28 Apr 2022 13:00
    • End07 Jul 2022 15:00
    • Total places12

    Details

    Course Overview: Have you considered painting, but felt you could never get in the right head-space to do it?  Do you find yourself overwhelmed by emotions, but even more overwhelmed by the idea of processing them?

    Course Duration: 10 weekly sessions, every Thursday afternoon lasting 2 hours

    Course Benefits: This one-of-a-kind Art & Self-help course teaches you to gain clarity, calmness and decisiveness so that you can thrive, manage your emotions and create beautiful objects.
    Each session we will focus on a different artistic technique and mindfulness practice, that can be adapted to taste

    Course Equipment: Tutor will contact prior start date

    Course Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 19 living in Worcestershire

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    Meet At

    Oasis Warndon Hub

    Edgeworth Close

    Warndon

    Worcester

    Worcestershire

    WR4 9PE

  4. Art - A Night at the Museum - Online

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • Start15 Mar 2022 15:00
    • End20 Dec 2022 16:30

    Details

    Course Overview: This course utilises various online Museum and Gallery tours for inspiration for sessions. We will consider various Artists and Artifacts as a base to create images using various media. 

    Course Duration:  6 weekly sessions lasting 1.5 hours - Online. Multiple start dates throughout the year.

    Course Benefits: You will be supported to explore creative, virtual platforms online whilst learning some aspects of Art and Museum history.

    Course Equipment: As well as  a good internet connection and smartphone, PC or Laptop, learners will need some basic art materials at home and a space to create.

    Course Eligibility:New Opportunities Worcestershire courses/activities are to help Worcestershire adults (18+) in their recovery from severe mental ill health, through engagement in meaningful roles and activities. NOW is open to Worcestershire adults receiving services from the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams who are not yet ready to access mainstream activities due to isolation, and low self-esteem. Helping them to gain confidence, reduce isolation and increase concentration to enable them to move into mainstream activities, or progress into other parts of the pathway. Other criteria may apply.

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  5. Art - Sketch Walks in Worcester

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • Start06 Jan 2022 10:30
    • End15 Dec 2022 12:00

    Details

    Course Overview: A small sketching art group, meeting in various locations on Thursday mornings each week. Venues are all based within the Worcester city area including Worcester Cathedral, Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery, various café’s and local popular landmarks. This small, supportive group is for any level of artist and is a weekly opportunity for you to develop your observation, sketching and social skills. 

    Course Duration: 12 weekly sessions lasting 1.5 hours  - Thursday mornings. Multiple start dates throughout the year.

    Course Benefits: Skills you develop can help you express your sense of self through your own artwork. Creative activity has been shown to increase concentration self-esteem, provide a sense of purpose and give structure to a day. It can enhance social skills, help people engage in social relationships and improve quality of life. Whilst sessions are led, learners will be encouraged to develop their own work. Learners often progress to join other community or local education based art courses.. 

    Course Equipment: All resources will be provided, or you can bring your own

    Course Eligibility: New Opportunities Worcestershire courses/activities are to help Worcestershire adults (18+) in their recovery from severe mental ill health, through engagement in meaningful roles and activities. NOW is open to Worcestershire adults receiving services from the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams who are not yet ready to access mainstream activities due to isolation, and low self-esteem. Helping them to gain confidence, reduce isolation and increase concentration to enable them to move into mainstream activities, or progress into other parts of the pathway. Other criteria may apply.

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  6. Basic Food Hygiene & Food Handling Practices

    • Event TypeWellbeing & Lifestyle
    • VenueOnline
    • Start22 Jun 2022 13:00
    • End13 Jul 2022 14:30
    • Total places20

    Details

    Course Overview: Demonstrating your knowledge of safe food handling and kitchen hygiene at interview is key to success. Preparing for that all important job will give you confidence. This course will help students understand the rules and good practice required in a food operation in simple terms. Join Chef Kevin Ashton for a 4 session course which will cover: fridge and freezer storage, temperature requirements, use of cutting boards, safe food handling, personal hygiene, food preparation and storage and the safe storage of chemicals. Students completing this course will receive a WEA certificate of attendance which may be noted on your C.V.

    Course Duration: 4 weekly sessions lasting 1.5 hours

    Course Benefits: To develop your knowledge of food handling practices and kitchen hygiene, preparing you for employment in Hospitality.

    Course Equipment: It is important to bring a note pad and pen to class. You will be expected to take short quizzes based on course material.

    Course Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 19 living in Herefordshire or Worcestershire, who has not accessed a WEA course before.

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  7. Becoming a Volunteer

    • Event TypeWellbeing & Lifestyle
    • Start06 May 2022 10:00
    • End20 May 2022 12:00
    • Total places12

    Details

    Course Overview: Have you thought about being a volunteer?  Do you know how to become one?  This course is for those who would like to do something worthwhile with their time, though unsure exactly what to do

    Course Duration: 3 weekly sessions, every Friday morning lasting 2 hours

    Course Benefits: Over the week you will learn the; What, Where, When and How, of volunteering, as well as why you should get involved and the benefits this will have for you!

    Course Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 19 living in Worcestershire

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    Meet At

    The Pod

    Humphrey Avenue

    Charford

    Worcestershire

    B60 3JB

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