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. Art

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • VenueMuseum of Carpet
    • Address Stour Vale Mill, DY10 1AZ
    • Start06 Oct 2021 13:00
    • End22 Dec 2021 15:00

    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 2 hours - Wednesday afternoons

    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: Worcestershire residents already accessing secondary NHS mental health support services. Please call 01527 488715 if you are unsure. 

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  2. Art

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • VenueOnline
    • Start05 Oct 2021 15:00
    • End21 Dec 2021 16:30

    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 1.5 hours  - Tuesday afternoons

    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 Eligibility: Worcestershire residents already accessing secondary NHS mental health support services. Please call 01527 488715 if you are unsure.

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  3. Art & Self Help

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • Start17 Sep 2021 10:00
    • End22 Oct 2021 12:00
    • Total places14

    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: 6 Weekly Sessions, lasting for 2 hours - Every Friday morning 

    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: Your tutor will be in touch prior to the course starting

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

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    The Fairfield Centre, Carnforth Drive Warndon Worcester WR4 9HG

  4. Art in Worcester

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • Start06 Oct 2021 10:00
    • End22 Oct 2021 12:00

    Details

    Course Overview: Develop new or existing skills in observation, drawing, painting and printing. You will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of art materials.  Enjoy creating pieces of artwork for yourself, at your own pace.

    *The course will take place at a venue in Worcester, which will be confirmed shortly and may include sketch walks"

    Course Duration: 12 weekly sessions lasting 2 hours  - Wednesday mornings

    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, students will be encouraged to develop their own work. Students 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: Worcestershire residents already accessing secondary NHS mental health support services. Please call 01527 488715 if you are unsure. 

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  5. Autumn Leaf Inspired Hand Embroidery

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • VenueOnline
    • Start15 Sep 2021 17:30
    • End20 Oct 2021 19:00
    • Total places14

    Details

    Course Overview: A beginners course where you will learn the art of Hand Embroidery and be guided to combine your stitches to build rich patterns. Ruth will give you live demonstrations and provide help and support as you practice both linear and textured stitches to produce an Autumn Leaf inspired Embroidery. Follow Ruth's work: https://www.rooparkinsontextiles.co.uk or follow  instagram@rooparkinsonartist

    Course Duration: 6 weekly sessions lasting 1.5 hours

    Course Benefits: This is a beginners Hand Embroidery course which will introduce you to the basic fundamentals of Hand Embroidery.

    Course Equipment: You will need a variety of practical materials for Hand Embroidery. A couple of pieces of fabric to fit into a small embroidery hoop. Embroidery needles (Crewel or Chenille)  Autumn Coloured embroidery threads (Pearl and Stranded Cotton) small scissors.

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    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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  6. Challenging Stigma and Discrimination

    • Event TypeWellbeing & Lifestyle
    • Start20 Sep 2021 10:00
    • End20 Sep 2021 12:00
    • Total places12

    Details

    Course Overview: The aim of this workshop is to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence of people who are Time to Change Champions and Experts by Experience to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. 

    Course Duration: One off session lasting 2 hours 

    Course Benefits: Delivered online, learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and interactive activities.  

    Course Eligibility:  This workshop is ideally aimed at people over the aged 18+ with lived experience of mental health problems who want to learn more about how to challenge stigma and discrimination.  It is open to everyone who would like an introduction to challenging stigma and discrimination. 

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  7. Challenging Stigma and Discrimination

    • Event TypeWellbeing & Lifestyle
    • Start20 Sep 2021 14:00
    • End20 Sep 2021 16:00
    • Total places12

    Details

    Course Overview: The aim of this workshop is to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence of people who are Time to Change Champions and Experts by Experience to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. 

    Course Duration: One off session lasting 2 hours 

    Course Benefits: Delivered online, learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and interactive activities.  

    Course Eligibility:  This workshop is ideally aimed at people over the aged 18+ with lived experience of mental health problems who want to learn more about how to challenge stigma and discrimination.  It is open to everyone who would like an introduction to challenging stigma and discrimination. 

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