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. ...and breathe: Relaxation with Alliyah

    • Event TypeWellbeing & Lifestyle
    • VenueOnline
    • Start05 Oct 2021 13:30
    • End16 Nov 2021 15:00
    • Total places15

    Details

    Course Overview: We all feel overwhelmed at times and sometimes we forget to just be and breathe. In this course we look at why it is important to relax and listen to our bodies and take a step back from busy life to just be and breathe.

    Course Duration: 6 weekly sessions lasting 1.5 hours

    Course Benefits: This course is designed for learners to understand the importance of breathing and making time for themselves to provide themselves with relaxation that is vital for both mental and physical health.

    Course Equipment: Ideally writing equipment to take notes would be useful as well as being open to trying ideas recommended at least once during the course.

    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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  2. 3D Crafted Christmas Cards

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • VenueOnline
    • Start05 Nov 2021 13:15
    • End10 Dec 2021 14:45
    • Total places14

    Details

    Course Overview: Making cards should be fun and never more so that at Christmas time. It is great to try something new and add a little something extra to your greeting card collection of 'go to' ideas. Using nothing more than card, nice papers, scissors, glue and a bit of bling we will be creating some stunning 3D element cards - a great way to add flair for the festive season - though don't tell anyone, some of the designs can also be used for other occasions, simply choose different papers! Please join me for a fun build up to Christmas in an incredibly friendly and supportive group of like minded crafters.

    Course Duration: 6 weekly sessions lasting 1.5 hours

    Course Benefits: Creating Christmas Cards with a 3d element.

    Course Equipment: Yourself and your enthusiasm for crafting. Some greeting card blanks would be great or just some A4 sheets of card. Scissors and glue, wet PVA, glue stick, tape runner or double sided sticky tape, and some decorative papers.

    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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  3. 80s Music & Dance with Di Ricci

    • Event TypeWellbeing & Lifestyle
    • VenueOnline
    • Start16 Sep 2021 09:15
    • End16 Dec 2021 10:45
    • Total places14

    Details

    Course Overview:  Explore in brief the history of the 80s: influential artists and dancers, costumes, trends and so much more! Week by week we will develop our dance routine, adding steps for you to learn. Start the day right, join me to chase away the blues. Seated or standing dance exercise, all are welcome to join our inclusive, fun and sociable group!

    Course Duration: 13 weekly sessions lasting 1.5 hours

    Course Benefits: Have fun as you learn a themed dance routine. Stay fit as we dance and exercise together.

    Course Equipment: Please wear comfortable clothing for exercise and have a drink to hand. Find a safe space to move. 80's styling welcome but not essential! 

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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    Meet At

    The Fairfield Centre, Carnforth Drive Warndon Worcester WR4 9HG

  7. Art - A Night at the Museum - Online

    • Event TypeCreativity
    • Start17 Nov 2021 15:00
    • End22 Dec 2021 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

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

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

    Course Eligibility: This course is open to adults (18+) in Herefordshire and Worcestershire looking to improve their mental health.

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