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Personal Development and Wellbeing Courses

Take part in a number of friendly and informal personal development courses to boost your confidence, self-esteem and take control of your own circumstances. Courses take place two hours per week over ten to twelve weeks. Courses are completed by women of all ages and abilities, including women who may not have taken part in a course before. Some courses also lead to a nationally recognised accredited qualification.

Personal Development CoursesPD&W Course 1


Improve your confidence and get your point over in a more effective manner.

Anxiety, Stress and Low Mood

Gain a greater understanding of what causes anxiety, stress and low moods, how it feels and how you can cope with life’s difficulties.

Dealing with Anger

Whether you have anger management issues or know someone close who is experiencing this emotion, this course will help you to understand and manage anger more effectively.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning

Identify tools and make a place to support you to feel better when experiencing mental health issues.

Support Groups Around Violence and Abuse

Support groups are available addressing different aspects of violence and abuse to enable women to feel safe.


This course considers relationships with partners and children. Learn how you can recognise the signs of an abusive relationship and how you can keep yourself and and your children safe. You will look at ways to build confidence and self-esteem and to make positive choices and changes.


Mindfulness is paying attention, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally. Learn more about this particular meditation technique that can assist us to accept ourselves as we are.

Volunteer Skills

Volunteering can be very rewarding. This course covers a variety of areas that are useful when volunteering and also when looking for routes to employment as it looks at communication skills, assertiveness, mental health, equal opportunities and gender awareness.


Wellbeing CoursesPD&W 2

Art and Wellbeing

Experiment and express yourself without using words, whilst exploring your creative side and having fun.

Basic Listening Skills


Creative Writing

Develop your creative writing skills. Express your thoughts and feelings using the written word.


Learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, understand food labelling, fats, salts and sugars, how to cook on a low budget or simply learn how certain foods can affect how we feel.


Learn how to maintain a garden, whilst meeting like-minded people in a tranquil environment.


For novices and women with a desire to give this a try. The drama group work on developing scripts as well as performing amongst the group.

Singing for Health

Helps to develop confidence and breathing techniques, appropriate for women with asthma, women report it to be very uplifting.

Chronic Ill-Health

Share information to help you manage your condition and the medications you use.

Body Image

Improve your confidence and self esteem with this practical course.

Community Health and Mental Health Matters

Understanding the factors that can affect your mental and physical health, learn the strategies to deal with them, whilst discovering what is available to support you in your local area.

Improving Self-Esteem

Improve your self-esteem to support you to become more confident and take control of your life.


Practice relaxation techniques to help you to improve your feelings of wellbeing.

Specifically Women

Gain a greater understanding of the roles and barriers faced by modern day women, look at how women can support each other, take action, feel positive and access better, more gender informed services.

Women’s Health Issues

Gain a greater understanding of the health issues that affect women including hormonal health, heart disease, diet, exercise, emotional and sexual health.

Theraputic Courses

theraputicLearn the art of practicing complementary therapies to aid your own relaxation. Courses include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • Holistic Health
  • Homeopathy for Beginners
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Introduction to Herbalism

Discover the benefits of using therapies to support and improve your personal and family’s wellbeing. Some courses also lead to a nationally recognised accredited qualification.

For further information or if you would like to become a member to refer to one of our personal development, wellbeing or therapeutic courses, please contact us on 0191 454 6959 or email

Download our Course Guide for 2015.