Living Well PLUS

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 2 year research project. The project has now come to an end, once we have received the results of the data you have helped us to collect we will share them with you. Please keep visiting our webpage for updates.

Although the research element has come to an end it does not mean the end to our wellbeing courses!

We are continuing with our Living Well PLUS courses. These courses are open to anyone who may be experiencing mild to moderate low mood, anxiety or depression and who would like to learn something new and meet new people in an informal, supportive environment. You don’t need to be referred, you can simply contact us and enrol.

There are no restrictions on how many courses you can enrol on or where you attend them.

If you are new to our Living Well courses or you took part in the first year of the research project (between August 2015 – July 2016) and have not attended a course or workshop since, we would like to invite you to come in for an informal discussion with one of our wellbeing advisers. During the appointment our wellbeing adviser will help you to think about next steps; that may be enrolling on a Living Well PLUS course, other learning opportunities or signposting you to other services who will give you greater support.

All our Living Well PLUS courses are 5 weeks long and cost only £23.00. We have a range of courses including:


Foundation to Wellbeing:

What does Wellbeing Mean for Me

Connecting to self, activity, and others

Take Notice, perception, mindfulness techniques, and beginning process of change Keep Learning and Self Management- coping strategies, asking for help

Give – reconnecting to our values, self-compassion, resilience and self management

Write Well:

Writing has long been used to communicate more difficult sentiments, and has even been used as a therapy. This course offers you the chance to put into words just what you want to say.  In a gentle and nurturing environment, you will explore how to it is to just enjoy writing for your wellbeing.

Textile Art: This course will start at the beginning by looking at the basics of how a sewing machine works and help you to gain confidence in operating a sewing machine successfully. There will opportunity to create a piece of textile art.  Projects are chosen to give you the chance to put into practice the skills and knowledge that you will be taught. You will have the option to adapt choices made to suit your ability and to be able to use any opportunity you may have to carry out additional work on your project.

Have Fun with Flowers:

Learn about the mechanics of floristry and the structure of flowers and foliage as well as some invaluable hints and tips on how to make your arrangements last longer and look fabulous. In an informal supportive setting, get started on learning about the colour wheel, complementing and accenting arrangements and those that draw the eye.


Expressive Drawing & Painting: This course will teach skills of line, tone, form and perspective, using a range of drawing media, therefore building confidence and developing an individual style. Students will make experimental and finished work.


If you would like to find out more, enrol or book an appointment with our wellbeing advisers please call 01202 262300.