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Practical Mindfulness ONLINE 6 week course 22nd April - 27th May

6 May 2021, 10:30 – 12:15

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

 

Yoga For All ONLINE 3 week course 6th May- 20th May

6 May 2021, 13:30 – 14:30

Yoga has many benefits for both our physical health and our overall wellbeing. These sessions will include an exploration of the ‘eight limbs’ of Yoga including; a blend of active and restorative poses, breath work, meditation, contemplation and inner awareness that are suitable for all levels, sizes and abilities. As with all of our courses, this has been co-produced and will be co-delivered with a professional yoga teacher and one of our trainers with lived experience of using yoga to help both their physical and mental wellbeing.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some water. There is the option, if you’d like, to use a cushion or blanket but this isn’t a necessity. We look forward to seeing you there – Namaste.

Craft Your Way to Mindfulness (Meet the Trainers) ONLINE 7th May

7 May 2021, 11:00 – 11:30

Craft for a long time has been a way for us to grab some me time, relax and escape a little. Over the years we have tried lots of different crafts and love spending time with others starting a new project.

All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. 

Developing Compassion for Wellbeing ONLINE 3 week course 10th May - 24th May

10 May 2021, 14:00 – 16:00

Compassion is a relatively new approach in modern mental health, but it has been adapted from ancient Buddhist wisdom. Alongside this, it is based firmly in the scientific theories of human evolution, and can help us make sense of why human beings think and behave the way we do in the modern world.

This course aims to explore these ideas, and use them as a basis for simple exercises that help us to practice kindness to ourselves and others, improving our mental wellbeing and aiding recovery in the process.

Understanding PTSD ONLINE 12th May

12 May 2021, 12:30 – 14:30

Our Understanding…. section of the prospectus is focused on a number of courses which will explore some of the diagnoses that people receive. Each course will look at a range of perspectives surrounding that diagnosis. We will address issues around stigma, myths and explore ways of coping. All of these topics will be facilitated by a trainer with a lived experience of that given diagnosis and a trainer with professional experience.

These courses are open to all. They are particularly relevant to people who may have received one of these diagnosis, friends and family members, staff or anyone who would like to learn more in a shared learning environment.

Practical Mindfulness ONLINE 6 week course 21st April - 26th May

12 May 2021, 14:00 – 15:45

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

 

Practical Mindfulness ONLINE 6 week course 22nd April - 27th May

13 May 2021, 10:30 – 12:15

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

 

Yoga For All ONLINE 3 week course 6th May- 20th May

13 May 2021, 13:30 – 14:30

Yoga has many benefits for both our physical health and our overall wellbeing. These sessions will include an exploration of the ‘eight limbs’ of Yoga including; a blend of active and restorative poses, breath work, meditation, contemplation and inner awareness that are suitable for all levels, sizes and abilities. As with all of our courses, this has been co-produced and will be co-delivered with a professional yoga teacher and one of our trainers with lived experience of using yoga to help both their physical and mental wellbeing.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some water. There is the option, if you’d like, to use a cushion or blanket but this isn’t a necessity. We look forward to seeing you there – Namaste.

Developing Compassion for Wellbeing ONLINE 3 week course 10th May - 24th May

17 May 2021, 14:00 – 16:00

Compassion is a relatively new approach in modern mental health, but it has been adapted from ancient Buddhist wisdom. Alongside this, it is based firmly in the scientific theories of human evolution, and can help us make sense of why human beings think and behave the way we do in the modern world.

This course aims to explore these ideas, and use them as a basis for simple exercises that help us to practice kindness to ourselves and others, improving our mental wellbeing and aiding recovery in the process.

An Introduction to Involvement ONLINE 18th May

18 May 2021, 14:00 – 16:00

Involvement is an opportunity for people who have used our mental/physical health and adult social care services to come alongside others within the Trust to help improve services. There are many ways to get involved such as: Consultation on Service development or Research projects, developing and delivering training, running Service User Forums or being part of an interview panel to recruit new staff members, among others. This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in this area, whether you are looking to get involved yourself or supporting others to get involved.

 On this course, we’ll look at all the practical aspects of participating, and take a brief look at what is involved in the different roles that are available. There is no commitment, this is a chance for you to explore and learn more about involvement and what it means within our Trust. There will be 15 minutes at the end of this course for you to ask any extra questions to the trainers about involvement.

Hidden Nature 19th May

19 May 2021, 11:00 – 13:00

Spending time in nature is known to have many health and wellbeing benefits. How often to do we stop and explore the natural landscapes and what they have to offer? Alongside The Beautiful Burial Ground Project team, we have developed a course that focuses on using nature for wellbeing. This course takes place outdoors in local old cemeteries that are often overlooked areas of natural landscape, a haven for wildlife.  This course is designed to be a fun, enjoyable insight into nature for wellbeing, including small mindful activities that can be incorporated into your daily life while spending time in natural environments. Please wear suitable sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing. Please note that this course running is subject to Government guidelines at the time of the course being due to run.

Practical Mindfulness ONLINE 6 week course 21st April - 26th May

19 May 2021, 14:00 – 15:45

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

 

Rhythm of Rest ONLINE 20th May

20 May 2021, 10:00 – 12:00

Do you find that you or the people around you always feel busy? Never feel rested? What even is rest? Did you know that there are 7 types? In this session we will be looking at these types of rest and thinking about how to use them to create our own rhythm.

Practical Mindfulness ONLINE 6 week course 22nd April - 27th May

20 May 2021, 10:30 – 12:15

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

 

Yoga For All ONLINE 3 week course 6th May- 20th May

20 May 2021, 13:30 – 14:30

Yoga has many benefits for both our physical health and our overall wellbeing. These sessions will include an exploration of the ‘eight limbs’ of Yoga including; a blend of active and restorative poses, breath work, meditation, contemplation and inner awareness that are suitable for all levels, sizes and abilities. As with all of our courses, this has been co-produced and will be co-delivered with a professional yoga teacher and one of our trainers with lived experience of using yoga to help both their physical and mental wellbeing.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring some water. There is the option, if you’d like, to use a cushion or blanket but this isn’t a necessity. We look forward to seeing you there – Namaste.

Craft Your Way to Mindfulness Dry Clay ONLINE 21st May

21 May 2021, 11:00 – 12:30

Craft for a long time has been a way for us to grab some me time, relax and escape a little. Over the years we have tried lots of different crafts and love spending time with others starting a new project.

All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. 

Developing Compassion for Wellbeing ONLINE 3 week course 10th May - 24th May

24 May 2021, 14:00 – 16:00

Compassion is a relatively new approach in modern mental health, but it has been adapted from ancient Buddhist wisdom. Alongside this, it is based firmly in the scientific theories of human evolution, and can help us make sense of why human beings think and behave the way we do in the modern world.

This course aims to explore these ideas, and use them as a basis for simple exercises that help us to practice kindness to ourselves and others, improving our mental wellbeing and aiding recovery in the process.

Hidden Nature 26th May

26 May 2021, 11:00 – 13:00

Spending time in nature is known to have many health and wellbeing benefits. How often to do we stop and explore the natural landscapes and what they have to offer? Alongside The Beautiful Burial Ground Project team, we have developed a course that focuses on using nature for wellbeing. This course takes place outdoors in local old cemeteries that are often overlooked areas of natural landscape, a haven for wildlife.  This course is designed to be a fun, enjoyable insight into nature for wellbeing, including small mindful activities that can be incorporated into your daily life while spending time in natural environments. Please wear suitable sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing. Please note that this course running is subject to Government guidelines at the time of the course being due to run.

Practical Mindfulness ONLINE 6 week course 21st April - 26th May

26 May 2021, 14:00 – 15:45

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

 

Practical Mindfulness ONLINE 6 week course 22nd April - 27th May

27 May 2021, 10:30 – 12:15

Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

 

Yoga for Lifting Mood and Increasing Energy ONLINE 28th May

28 May 2021, 11:30 – 12:30

Everybody from time to time will experience low mood. When we experience states like this, it’s usually accompanied by feelings of low energy as well. Yoga is defined by ‘union of mind, body and breath’ meaning there is no separation between body and mind. In the same way that low mood can lead to negative thinking, moving in a way that energises the body, can raise our energy levels and lift our mood. The aim of this session is to awaken energy within the body to benefit our overall wellbeing.

Half Term

31 May 2021 – 4 Jun 2021

Wellbeing Toolkit ONLINE 2 week course 9th - 16th June

9 Jun 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

Looking after your wellbeing is vital in maintaining a healthy and meaningful life. This course will look at the importance of wellbeing and how you can take care of yours and support others to take care of their wellbeing. The session will be run by a professional who has experience of supporting people to take positive steps to look after their wellbeing and by a trainer with lived experience of caring for their own wellbeing whilst coping with mental health problems. This course is suitable for everyone, whether you are a service user, carer, relative of someone with mental health problems, a member of staff or simply interested in learning more about caring for your own wellbeing. We may have different experiences, but everyone’s wellbeing is equally important.

Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management 4 week course ONLINE 10th June - 1st July

10 Jun 2021, 14:00 – 16:15

Our Understanding…. section of the prospectus is focused on a number of courses which will explore some of the diagnoses that people receive. Each course will look at a range of perspectives surrounding that diagnosis. We will address issues around stigma, myths and explore ways of coping. All of these topics will be facilitated by a trainer with a lived experience of that given diagnosis and a trainer with professional experience.

These courses are open to all. They are particularly relevant to people who may have received one of these diagnosis, friends and family members, staff or anyone who would like to learn more in a shared learning environment.

Craft Your Way to Mindfulness Bunting ONLINE - 11th June

11 Jun 2021, 11:00 – 12:30

Craft for a long time has been a way for us to grab some me time, relax and escape a little. Over the years we have tried lots of different crafts and love spending time with others starting a new project.

All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. 

Wellbeing Toolkit ONLINE 2 week course 9th - 16th June

16 Jun 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

Looking after your wellbeing is vital in maintaining a healthy and meaningful life. This course will look at the importance of wellbeing and how you can take care of yours and support others to take care of their wellbeing. The session will be run by a professional who has experience of supporting people to take positive steps to look after their wellbeing and by a trainer with lived experience of caring for their own wellbeing whilst coping with mental health problems. This course is suitable for everyone, whether you are a service user, carer, relative of someone with mental health problems, a member of staff or simply interested in learning more about caring for your own wellbeing. We may have different experiences, but everyone’s wellbeing is equally important.

Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management 4 week course ONLINE 10th June - 1st July

17 Jun 2021, 14:00 – 16:15

Our Understanding…. section of the prospectus is focused on a number of courses which will explore some of the diagnoses that people receive. Each course will look at a range of perspectives surrounding that diagnosis. We will address issues around stigma, myths and explore ways of coping. All of these topics will be facilitated by a trainer with a lived experience of that given diagnosis and a trainer with professional experience.

These courses are open to all. They are particularly relevant to people who may have received one of these diagnosis, friends and family members, staff or anyone who would like to learn more in a shared learning environment.

Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management 4 week course ONLINE 10th June - 1st July

24 Jun 2021, 14:00 – 16:15

Our Understanding…. section of the prospectus is focused on a number of courses which will explore some of the diagnoses that people receive. Each course will look at a range of perspectives surrounding that diagnosis. We will address issues around stigma, myths and explore ways of coping. All of these topics will be facilitated by a trainer with a lived experience of that given diagnosis and a trainer with professional experience.

These courses are open to all. They are particularly relevant to people who may have received one of these diagnosis, friends and family members, staff or anyone who would like to learn more in a shared learning environment.

Craft Your Way to Mindfulness Circle Weaving ONLINE - 25th June

25 Jun 2021, 11:00 – 12:30

Craft for a long time has been a way for us to grab some me time, relax and escape a little. Over the years we have tried lots of different crafts and love spending time with others starting a new project.

All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. 

Restorative Yoga and Deep Relaxation

25 Jun 2021, 11:00 – 12:30

This is an opportunity to totally let go and indulge in a session of pure relaxation. In this class, we will start with a few gentle restorative postures to prepare the body to lie in deep relaxation. Bring pillows, blankets and whatever else you choose to make this a more peaceful experience.

Developing Compassion for Wellbeing 3 week course ONLINE 30th June - 14th July

30 Jun 2021, 11:00 – 13:00

Compassion is a relatively new approach in modern mental health, but it has been adapted from ancient Buddhist wisdom. Alongside this, it is based firmly in the scientific theories of human evolution, and can help us make sense of why human beings think and behave the way we do in the modern world.

This course aims to explore these ideas, and use them as a basis for simple exercises that help us to practice kindness to ourselves and others, improving our mental wellbeing and aiding recovery in the process.

Sleeping Well 2 week course ONLINE 1st - 8th July

1 Jul 2021, 13:00 – 14:30

Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for our physical and mental wellbeing. This short and friendly course will look at the importance of sleep, the sleep cycle, and some practical strategies to improve our chances of getting a good night’s sleep.

 

Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management 4 week course ONLINE 10th June - 1st July

1 Jul 2021, 14:00 – 16:15

Our Understanding…. section of the prospectus is focused on a number of courses which will explore some of the diagnoses that people receive. Each course will look at a range of perspectives surrounding that diagnosis. We will address issues around stigma, myths and explore ways of coping. All of these topics will be facilitated by a trainer with a lived experience of that given diagnosis and a trainer with professional experience.

These courses are open to all. They are particularly relevant to people who may have received one of these diagnosis, friends and family members, staff or anyone who would like to learn more in a shared learning environment.

Developing Compassion for Wellbeing 3 week course ONLINE 30th June - 14th July

7 Jul 2021, 11:00 – 13:00

Compassion is a relatively new approach in modern mental health, but it has been adapted from ancient Buddhist wisdom. Alongside this, it is based firmly in the scientific theories of human evolution, and can help us make sense of why human beings think and behave the way we do in the modern world.

This course aims to explore these ideas, and use them as a basis for simple exercises that help us to practice kindness to ourselves and others, improving our mental wellbeing and aiding recovery in the process.

Understanding Fibromyalgia ONLINE 7th July

7 Jul 2021, 14:00 – 16:00

Our Understanding…. section of the prospectus is focused on a number of courses which will explore some of the diagnoses that people receive. Each course will look at a range of perspectives surrounding that diagnosis. We will address issues around stigma, myths and explore ways of coping. All of these topics will be facilitated by a trainer with a lived experience of that given diagnosis and a trainer with professional experience.

These courses are open to all. They are particularly relevant to people who may have received one of these diagnosis, friends and family members, staff or anyone who would like to learn more in a shared learning environment.

Bird Watching for Wellbeing ONLINE 8th July

8 Jul 2021, 11:00 – 13:00

Bird-watching can be a truly mindful practice when we are actively looking for and listening to birds.  Our wild birds are not only beautiful to see but a great way to improve mental and physical wellbeing.  Bird-watching can be enjoyed both outdoors and from the comfort of our own homes and is a great way to connect with like-minded people.  This course will introduce you to the beauty of bird-watching  and build awareness of how this can be used to practice mindfulness and improve overall wellbeing.

Sleeping Well 2 week course ONLINE 1st - 8th July

8 Jul 2021, 13:00 – 14:30

Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for our physical and mental wellbeing. This short and friendly course will look at the importance of sleep, the sleep cycle, and some practical strategies to improve our chances of getting a good night’s sleep.

 

Craft Your Way to Mindfulness Needle Felting ONLINE - 9th July

9 Jul 2021, 11:00 – 12:30

Craft for a long time has been a way for us to grab some me time, relax and escape a little. Over the years we have tried lots of different crafts and love spending time with others starting a new project.

All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. 

Developing Compassion for Wellbeing 3 week course ONLINE 30th June - 14th July

14 Jul 2021, 11:00 – 13:00

Compassion is a relatively new approach in modern mental health, but it has been adapted from ancient Buddhist wisdom. Alongside this, it is based firmly in the scientific theories of human evolution, and can help us make sense of why human beings think and behave the way we do in the modern world.

This course aims to explore these ideas, and use them as a basis for simple exercises that help us to practice kindness to ourselves and others, improving our mental wellbeing and aiding recovery in the process.

Wellbeing & Recovery College Contact Details


Wellbeing & Recovery College

St. George's Hospital
Corporation Street
Stafford
ST16 3AG

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

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